Will popular dating platform Bumble succeed as a business app?

Posted: Oct 30, 2017

Dating app Bumble will roll out networking functionality this fall.

Called BumbleBizz, the networking feature will work just like the dating app and Bumble's friend-finding functionality, BumbleBFF. Users will swipe right or left on potential networking connections. If it's a match, a woman in the pairing will have to reach out within 24 hours, or the match will expire.

Users will, however, be able to create professionally-geared profiles on BumbleBizz that are kept distinct from their dating profiles.  

Avoid the 7 most common CV mistakes

Posted: Jun 13, 2017

Your CV is your ticket to interviews and job offers, so it needs to be immaculate from start to finish. It only takes one mistake for a recruiter to start doubting your credibility, so you must ensure that your CV is error-free. Here are the most common mistakes recruiters see, and how to fix them:

Not Doing your research

Potentially one of the worst CV's I have seen!

Posted: Oct 05, 2015

I was sorting some paperwork out at home the other day and came across my CV. I took some time to read through it and was mortified at the quality of it! It was woeful and potentially one of the worst CV’s I have seen, with two and a half years of working in recruitment I can tell you exactly why; terribly laid out, poor choice of font, far too much information on subjects a potential employer would have absolutely no interest in, the list goes on.

Finding the balance

Posted: Aug 25, 2015

With the new academic year just around the corner have you considered studying whilst working?

Jason from the Reading office has written about his experience when it comes to juggling his time between his career and studying.

The benefits of volunteering

Posted: Jun 02, 2015

Aside from the obvious feel-good factor from giving your time to a worthy cause, volunteering has a number of key benefits for your career which make it well worth considering.

Not only is it a great way to gain practical experience (something which can be extremely frustrating when lacking from your CV), volunteering can also help you stand out from the crowd and learn practical skills which will make you more desirable for prospective employers.

Maximising your LinkedIn Status

Posted: Apr 07, 2015

Why do some status updates get significantly better engagement than others? That’s one of the main questions LinkedIn were asking on their Talent Blog last week in a bid to discover what you can do to maximise the engagement of your own Company or Career Page status updates.

The top 10 toughest interview questions

Posted: Mar 19, 2015

Can you calculate how many tennis balls are used during the course of Wimbledon? Can you estimate the total number of cars in the UK?

If so, you may have just helped yourself get a new job.

First Impressions Count!

Posted: Sep 24, 2013

There are many good sources of information for interview tips and guidelines available on the internet. However, this guideline has been compiled from both the experience of the recruitment staff at Orion Electrotech and the analysis of feedback from our clients. It is designed to assist you in both your preparation and the presentation for your next interview. We believe that both you and Orion have put a lot of background work into securing an interview and by following some of the advice in this guideline each interview opportunity will be maximised.