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Hey Recruiter, what’s going on with my job application?

  •  Posted on Mar 21, 2017  by  | No Comments
Your career is important. The recruiter knows that. If they thought you weren’t serious about your search, they wouldn’t have put you forward for that role in the first place. Trust me – the last thing they want to do is waste their client’s time, or yours! The recruiter takes time to meet with their client to understand what they are looking for in their ideal candidate, then they have to search through hundreds of CVs on their system to find the perfect matches. Once they find a handful of CVs, they have to get through a few stages of interviews with the candidates before presenting them to their client. This is a long process! If you are someone who has been selected to be put forward for a role – then pat yourself on the back. Your CV matches the criteria and you are being considered for an interview. That’s great! Now what? Well, now you need to be patient. Remember that you are being considered for a role and you are not being ignored. Is it okay to contact the recruiter to see how the process is going? Answer: Yes, here is how: ·  If they miss your call, E-mail them – Recruiters are always on the phone pre-screening candidates or in meetings preparing candidates for their interviews. An email is more effective than a phone call as they can respond to you when they are back at their desks and can answer your questions thoroughly. They will be able to pull up your application or even chase up their clients prior to emailing you back. ·  Be patient – 9 times out of 10, the client has not yet responded to the recruiter yet about your application, which is why you haven’t yet had any updates from the recruiter. The recruiter wants to place you in a role ASAP, so don’t assume that you have been forgotten about. · Politely nudge them - Something like this: “Hi Linda, how are you? Just wondered if you heard back from <company name> yet. Let me know if you require any more information from me for this role. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks”. Just don’t be aggressive. You have to impress the recruiter to be put forward for the role after all! ·  Be proactive – Ask the recruiter if they have other roles available that you could be put forward for. Ask them if they think you need to gain more skills to achieve your career goals. Ask them for advice on how to better your CV. They are there to help you after all. If you are looking for a role and you have multilingual skills, please contact us: jobs@eurolondon.com or call us: 020 7029 3799

What I’ve learnt at Euro London

  •  Posted on Jan 22, 2016  by  | No Comments

-2-300x169I joined over 4 years ago in Windsor, as a recruitment consultant in Windsor and I am leaving as Associate Manager in London. I joined after going travelling to South East Asia and Australasia and I am leaving to move to Australia. So I guess I've come full circle. (more…)


Solving the Challenges of Learning a New Language

  •  Posted on Jan 15, 2016  by  | No Comments

World.FlagsAnybody who learned to speak multiple languages as an older child or adult will vividly remember the frustrations of studying an entirely alien method of communication. The rules of grammar in your second language may not function in the same way as your mother tongue, the new pronunciations seem near-impossible, and your two languages may be as foreign to one another as Mandarin is to English. (more…)


How to make the most of a deployment working abroad

  •  Posted on Jan 07, 2016  by  | No Comments

Working_abroadForeign deployments are becoming a highlight of many professionals careers and increased mobility within the EU enables many thousands of fellow Europeans every year to enjoy working in another country and culture with relative ease, moving between offices and countries to meet their counterparts, improve commercial skills in a new linguistic and cultural context and return to their home country months or years later with improved understanding of how their business operates in another country , a more open-minded approach and even new hobbies or interests developed abroad. (more…)


Why is Europe so important for Businesses with Language needs?

  •  Posted on Dec 10, 2015  by  | No Comments

EU-flagFollowing the result of the General Election in May, our relationship with our European cousins will over the next couple of years be one of the most critical political discussions. (more…)


Interview with Steve and David Shacklock: 25 years of Euro London Appointments (PART 6)

  •  Posted on Nov 20, 2015  by  | No Comments
2015-ELA25_2-PNGOver the past five weeks, we have covered the past, present and future of Euro London. To finish our series of insightful interviews with Steve and David, it’s time to share a bit of their fun sides! (more…)

Interview with Steve and David Shacklock: 25 years of Euro London Appointments (PART 5)

  •  Posted on Nov 13, 2015  by  | No Comments
IMG_9319 (1)We’ve covered quite a lot over the past few weeks, and learnt a lot about the changes and development of Euro London over the past 25 years. Now I’m going to share Steve and David’s thoughts on the future of Euro London and the recruitment industry... (more…)

Interview with Steve and David Shacklock: 25 years of Euro London Appointments (PART 4)

  •  Posted on Nov 06, 2015  by  | No Comments
P1010427Last week Steve and David talked to me about the effect technology and social media has had on the recruitment industry. This week I’ll be sharing their stories about the growth in charitable events we’ve been involved with at ELA… (more…)

Interview with Steve and David Shacklock: 25 years of Euro London Appointments (PART 2)

  •  Posted on Oct 22, 2015  by  | No Comments
IMG_9295Last week we had the first snippet of the interview with entrepreneurs David and Steve Shacklock, looking back on how it all started at Euro London Appointments 25 years ago. Now we’re going to find out about what makes the ELA culture we see today! (more…)

An Englishman in Munich – adapting to Cultural Differences

  •  Posted on Oct 05, 2015  by  | No Comments
Ball of flags Since moving to Munich in August, I have been able to enjoy this beautiful city during one of the hottest summers on record, with weekends spent relaxing by the Isar and in the English gardens.I am having a brilliant time here but I’ve had to adjust to a few important cultural differences in the last few months ;   Where is my English tea? – After trawling the supermarkets for a box of PG tips or Yorkshire Gold, I reluctantly had to buy some fruity tea as a substitute for a good old cuppa. Here you can buy green tea, fruit tea, black tea, every kind of tea except for regular English(yes I want milk in my tea). I was forced to go to a specialist tea shop to buy a small box of PG tips for 6 euros just to make it through the day. Needless to say I’ll be stocking up next time I’m home.   Illness – After being brought up to expect to go to work unless you physically can’t move to get there, the attitude to illness here has been somewhat surprising. After coming home from work with a cold and a sore throat my landlady was shocked that I’d even left the house and demanded that I go to the doctors immediately. After being mocked for having ‘manflu’ throughout the winter months in England, its refreshing to be treated with such sympathy, with colleagues suggesting that I go home to keep the rest of the office healthy!   Stop apologising – ‘I’m sorry’ is probably the most commonly used phrase in the English language, highlighted on a recent trip back to England where I apologised to the server in Tesco for not having a Tesco Clubcard.But as an Englishman abroad here in Munich, I’ve had to keep my ‘I’m sorry’s’ to myself. No longer do I apologise for wanting to take a spare seat on the train or to ask someone to pass the salt across the table. And it feels great.   Obey the red man- The way I see it, the red man at traffic lights in England is more of a suggestion, a polite reminder that cars might be coming your way and to proceed with caution. Yet here in Germany, the red man is the law, and anybody daring to cross the road on red will be met with disapproval from all sides. I now find myself standing like everybody else at a crossing with no traffic, waiting valuable minutes for the green man to let me carry on with my day.   Why are you in my bike lane? - The transport for bikes here in Munich is fantastic, with the entire city accessible and safe on two wheels. Yet beware the unknowing pedestrian who wanders into the bike lane. During my first few weeks here I was subject to the common cry ‘This lane is for bikes only’ and now proceed with extreme caution everywhere I walk, to avoid a cyclist giving me my first experience in a German hospital.   Where does everybody go on Sundays? - Having been pre-warned by family members about Sundays here in Germany, I was sensible enough to buy my food on a Saturday. Yet I was still shocked on a Sunday to look out of my window and see no cars or people, just peace and quiet. Where does everybody go? What do you do on a Sunday when everything’s shut? I still haven’t quite got my head around this one yet, and it still makes me sad every Sunday when I can’t go to Tesco and buy some chocolate. But I’ll get there.   As well as adapting to these cultural differences I am really enjoying my time working at Euro London here in Munich and am looking forward to attending Oktoberfest in the next few days !   Author: James Bratton - Munich Office. Speaks German, Spanish & English

In love with French Cuisine? Who isn’t!

  •  Posted on Sep 11, 2015  by  | No Comments


I’m half French and I’ve lived for 22 years in France. Living here makes me realise how much I miss French food. Here are a few typical French dishes I really enjoy eating. (more…)

Recruitment Is Like A Roller Coaster!

  •  Posted on Jul 10, 2015  by  | No Comments
  93-300x201 Recruitment is like a roller coaster ride, it has its ups and downs. But it is your choice to let your hair loose and enjoy the ride. (more…)