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5 Trends Candidates Should Consider in 2018

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Published on 08 January 2018

Video interviews and recommend a friend schemes are on the up! Here are 5 recruitment trends every candidate should consider for 2018.

A good way to look at your job search is to treat looking for a job like a job.  It really is about making an effort and committing to the process.  So, although it sounds basic, revisiting your CV, evaluating your social media profiles from an employer’s perspective and researching the role and industry requirements will provide a solid start in helping you to stand out as a candidate.  For more job hunting advice, take a look at our short series of candidate videos here.



Video interviews are becoming an increasingly popular method when screening applicants and it’s important to be aware that the interview process is starting to evolve.  With the access we have to technology and advancements in computer software, it’s no surprise that we are making more and more use of digital resources as part of the hiring process.  With this in mind, look out for our video interview guide coming soon!


In today’s world, more and more people are looking to find a flexible approach when it comes to achieving the work life balance.  According to the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) more than one in three people in Great Britain has worked as a temporary worker at some point in their life*.  From childcare and family commitments to gaining experience in a new area of work or supplementing regular income, there are many motivations for choosing temporary work and it's worth a consideration as part of any job search. 


With many companies recognising that employee recommendations are a great source for hiring, now is the time to use your social and professional network as part of your job search.   Recommendation schemes usually incorporate an incentive for those introducing new recruits into the company, so it could be  a win-win situation for you and a friend! 

If you'd like to recommend a friend to Berry Recruitment, please visit here.


Working with a good recruitment agency during your job search can not only help you reach new companies and people but also provide insight and advice on best fit and approach when searching for your next role.  It's always advisable to look for an agency registered with the REC , a professional body in the recruitment industry that provides a code of conduct by which members must abide.

Source: * - flex appeal Why freelancers, contractors and agency workers choose to work this way
5 Trends Candidates Should Consider in 2018