Friday, 1 April 2011

Talent Tweet Tuesday

Regular Talent Emporium customer or not, we want to pass on our passion for UK talent and demonstrate our aim of lowering recruitment costs!

If you have a job to fill, we will ReTweet it free of charge just Tweet the job and link @TalentEmporium, but only on a Tuesday!

Talent Emporium provide, Risk Free, Low Cost and Fixed Price Recuitment solutions.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Risk Free Recruitment-Our Guarantee!

What are you recruiting for at the moment? A sales executive, officer administrator, mortgage advisor or maybe you need a HR professional to join your team? How does a low cost, fixed price and RISK FREE recruitment solutions sound?

We are helping companies hire the staff they need from £500+VAT, no matter what salary, position or location, so for just £500 you can start to grow your company.

How is Talent Emporium a risk free recruitment solution? Simple, if we don’t fill your vacancy within a 4-week period, we will continue to recruit until we do ABSOLUTELY FREE! Alternatively we will credit your account, so you can use us to fill an alternative position within your company, free of charge!

Like the sound of low cost, fixed price recruitment with no risk? Then contact us today

Friday, 2 July 2010

Low Cost, Flat Fee Recruitment

Low Cost Fixed Fee Recruitment

No exclusivity agreements or lengthy contractual tie-in’s, just one low cost, fixed price to hire the staff you need!

A cost effective and efficient way to recruit, a real alternative to advertising and hiring direct, as we expose your vacancies to a wealth of online material including major and niche job boards and social media and networking sites.

Whether you want to promote your vacancy online ensuring it gains maximum exposure for just one fixed fee of £500 + VAT or you want us to free up your time and manage the full recruitment life cycle, we can screen candidates, shortlist CVs and arrange interviews for just one low cost of £750 + VAT.

As with all our 4-week recruitment campaigns we are happy for you to hire multiple candidates for the same role for just one low cost, flat fee!

Use Recruitment Agencies, Why?

Why pay extortionate fees of between 10-25% of a candidate’s first year total remuneration to make a hire? We can hire the staff you need whether you are a hiring an officer administrator, hr professional, digital project manager, software developer or structural engineer. Our team of e-recruiters have a wealth of experience recruiting high caliber professionals for niche and hard to fill vacancies.

For £1250 + VAT our team of e-recruiters will carry out candidate searches on job board databases, data mine major search engines such as Google, yahoo, MSN and Bing and carry out passive candidates searches on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to deliver the high caliber staff you need to grow your company.

We carry out an in-depth and detailed passive candidate search for just £1250+VAT a fraction of the cost of employing a recruitment agency or specialist recruiter and once again hire multiple candidates for the same role for one low cost, fixed price!

Risk Free Recruitment

We are so confident in our ability to deliver the staff you need we offer a 100% risk free recruitment solution. If we don't fill your vacancy within 4 weeks, we will continue until we do, free of charge or credit your account to use on an alternative vacancy.

To find out more about our low cost, fixed price and flat fee recruitment solutions why not visit our website

Or Contact Talent Emporium directly

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Executive Job Seekers' Biggest Mistakes

With the UK economy showing little sign of emerging from recession in 2009 the job market is still tough going especially for high earning executives as companies are becoming increasingly selective when making executive level hires and the interview process becomes ever more intense and prolonged.
When we recently helped a senior IT professional back into the work place we found that an article posted on proved a real help

Executive Job Seekers’ Biggest Mistakes

The main points highlighted in this article are extremely helpful and should be adopted when conducting your job search whether you are embarking on your first role since leaving university or seasoned campaigner within your industry sector.

For reference keep these points in mind when conducting your job search:

1. Candidates are poorly prepared, ensure thorough interview preparation

2. Ensure your CV is well constructed, develop a strong brand identity and USP

3. Don’t not appear desperate

4. Keep answers to questions concise and to the point

5. Pay attention to information covered in the interview, try not to keep going over “old ground”

6. Don’t apply for roles you are over qualified for

7. Follow up interviews with a thank you email and letter

For more helpful information to help you succeed in your job search then visit

The Talent Emporium Blog

or visit

Talent Emporium Jobs

to view our latest list of vacancies.

Talent Emporium provides transparent, low cost flat fee and fixed price recruitment solutions enabling companies to make multiple hires for the same role from a 4 week recruitment campaign. With our entry level recruitment solution starting at just £500+VAT we are guaranteed to slash you recruitment costs by thousands, the first time you use us.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Tell me about yourself? The most frquently asked interview question

“Tell me about yourself?” The most frequently asked question at interview and often the first to be asked, setting the tone and direction of the interview process.

Another one of those make or break interview questions that employers use to separate the men from the boys. But, once again by taking some time to prepare before your interview, researching the company you have applied for then a great opportunity to separate you from the competition and an bring that offer of your dream job closer.

As this is such an important interview questions I have put together some useful links so you can gain a cross section of views and examples on how this question should be answered:

Talent Emporium offers transparent, low cost flat fee recruitment services matching talented individuals with dynamic organisations. To find out how we can help your organisation acquire the talent they need to move forward visit to view our fixed fee recruitment services.

If you are looking for a career move view our job vacancies at

or if you have any questions relating to your CV or the interview process email your questions to Interview Questions

Flat Fee Recruitment: Transparent, low cost recruitment

We all know that companies are built on their staff and talent acquisition is key to a company’s success, but does it really have to be so expensive? Especially in today’s tough economic times when organisations are looking to cut costs to increase their bottom line do you really want to be presented with a bill from a recruitment consultant (the emphasis on con in many cases!) for more than you were expecting? Talent Emporium’s transparent, low cost, fixed fee recruitment offering guarantees that this is not the case.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to work out that reducing recruitment and advertising costs when hiring is key for most businesses, irrelevant of size or sector and Talent Emporium is ideally placed to help your company acquire the talent you require to drive your organisation forward often 95% cheaper than using a contingency based recruitment model.

Although there are other flat fee or fixed fee recruitment services out there, we operate differently. Talent Emporium’s three distinct offerings enable clients to pay per 4 week recruitment campaign enabling clients to take ownership of the candidate applications received during that 4 week period. Our transparent, low cost, flat fee recruitment services ensure organisations maximise their ROI by enabling multiple personnel to be hired for similar positions from a 4 week recruitment campaign all for a fixed fee, starting at just £500. Surely this is a no brainer for any company, large or small as the cost of advertising across a network of job boards would far exceed our one off flat fee never mind the time of expense needed to manage the full recruitment process.

At Talent Emporium we differ from our competitors as the internet and social media plays a big part in our 4 week recruitment campaigns. We proactively employ the use of social networking sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to ensure our recruitment campaigns gain maximum online exposure and your vacancy is marketed to both active and passive candidates. Our use of online databases, social media and data mining of the major search engines such as Google, Yahoo and MSN ensure we explore every avenue to ensure we deliver the talent your organisation requires.

Talent Emporium’s recruitment credits will never expire, allowing companies to purchase credits in bulk and receive even bigger savings on their recruitment spend. As you can see, for a one off fixed fee Talent Emporium provides a more thorough and deep rooted search than many contingency or retained recruitment services, saving our clients both time and money. In fact we are guaranteed to save you thousands of pounds on contingency based recruitment models, who charge a percentage fee of the candidate’s first year salary and benefits, from the first time you use us. There are no hidden costs, just a low cost, fixed fee to take away the administration and financial strain that often puts pressure on firms when recruiting.

For more information on our transparent, low cost, flat fee recruitment solutions visit

to find out how you can start recruiting for a one off fixed fee.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Mickey Mouse Tie = Mickey Mouse Interview

Interview feedback from earlier in the week has promoted me to publish this post. A talented software developer with great references and an excellent academic background has turned up to an interview with a cartoon tie! What on earth possesses these people to opt for a cartoon character tie when getting ready for an interview?

When has business and interview attire included a tie with a cartoon character plastered all over it? Is the latest fashion accessory to a Savile Row suit a daffy duck or Mickey Mouse tie? I have just checked the website of the Savile Row Bespoke Association and I can’t find any evidence.

Without sounding sexist men are normally main the culprits, committing the worst interview fashion sins, but micro mini skirts are definitely an interview no go for women and especially men! To ensure you don’t make any interview fashion mistakes we have made a list of what not to wear to an interview:

1. Heavy use of make-up on women (or any makeup on a man)

2. Briefcases: A small leather briefcase or portfolio is recommended to carry your notebook and resume. Do not bring a large briefcase or bag with you.

3. The wrong tie: Wear a tie between 2 ¾ and 3 ½ inches wide. They should have a traditional pattern and be made of pure silk. No "trendy" ties or anything made of something besides 100% silk. Your tie should reach, but not exceed, the top of your belt buckle. Do not wear a bow-tie to an interview.

4. Overly bright or large-patterned clothing: it's best to stick with navy, black or grey.

5. Earrings on men: In fact, men should avoid wearing any jewelry unless it is a wedding ring, class ring or metal watch.

6. More than one set of earrings on women

7. Facial piercings, tongue jewellery or visible tattoos

8. Ill-fitting clothes. Few people can wear things straight off the rack. Spending a little extra to have your garments tailored is a worthwhile investment.

9. Long fingernails, especially with bright or specialty polishes. Nails should look clean and be trimmed to a length that doesn't leave an observer wondering how you keep from stabbing yourself.

10. Unnatural hair colours or styles

11. Short-sleeved shirts, even worse when worn with a tie

12. Fishnets, patterned hosiery or bare legs, women should stick with neutral colour hosiery that complements their suit.

13. Men whose socks don't match their shoes, or whose socks are too short and leave a gap of flesh when they are seated. Socks should be dark and coordinate with your suit.

14. Rumpled or stained clothing: If interviewing late in the day, try to change to a fresh suit beforehand.

15. Scuffed or inappropriate footwear, including trainers, stilettos, open-toed shoes and sandals

16. Strong aftershaves, perfumes or colognes: Many people are allergic to certain scents. For a subtle fragrance, use good quality bath soap.

17. Belts and shoes that don't match: Shoes and belts should be made of leather or leather-like materials

18. Telltale signs that you’re wearing a new suit, remove all tags and extra buttons -- and remember to cut off the zigzag thread that keeps pockets and slits closed!

Don't be a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen. Plan and lay out what you're going to wear several days before the interview, so you'll have time to shop or get garments pressed and cleaned.

Save "innovative" or revealing garb for the club (or your couch) and strive for crisp, clean and professional. Remember, you want the interviewer to be listening to what you're saying, not critiquing what you're wearing.

Talent Emporium is a transparent, low cost, flat fee recruitment solution providing helpful resources to help job seekers into the work place as well as providing companies with a opportunity to hire multiple candidates from a 4-week, low cost, fixed fee recruitment cycle.

Talent Emporium’s unique transparent, low cost, flat fee recruitment solution enables companies to hire multiple candidates across Admin & Secretarial, Banking & Finance, Construction & Engineering, Energy & Utilities, HR & Recruitment, IT & Communications, Logistics & Transport, Media, Oil & Gas, Production & Operations, Public Sector, Sales & Marketing, and Warehouse & Distribution.

To find out about how we can provide your company with a transparent, low cost flat fee recruitment solution visit