Typical interview questions: Some useful tips

Where do you see yourself in five years? This is your chance to articulate your career aspirations and relate them to the industry and company you are interviewing for. Research the common career path for your chosen sector, thinking about the relevant skills and qualities you have that could be enhanced and developed within the […]

These Are The Questions That Candidates Should Be Asking In An Interview

Often is the case that we view the interview process from the wrong perspective. Cue a heady mix of excitement and nervousness, often underpinned by standard interview preparation that includes researching the firm, along with the person who will be conducting the interview. However, instead of letting the interview nerves get to you, and perceiving […]

Downloadable job search tracker

Managing a job search can feel like a job in itself. That’s why we’ve created a simple, easy to use, downloadable and free job search tracker to help you stay on top of your applications, interviews and – fingers crossed – job offers! Working with a recruitment agency, like ourselves, will help to make your job […]

CV Tips

Your CV is likely to be the first chance to make an impression on potential employers, so it’s vital yours is a good one. Over the years Anne Corder Recruitment has offered a great deal of CV advice, which is why we have put together all of our CV tips onto one handy resource page […]

Benefits of using a recruitment agency

Looking for a job is a full-time job in itself. Trawling through job vacancies, tailoring your CV, writing cover letters, filling out application forms, phone interviews, face-to-face interviews…there’s a lot to do. That’s where a recruitment agency can help. Not only helping you to manage the ‘workload’ of a job hunt, the benefits of a […]

Excel Flexi-Time Calculator: Make sure you keep track of flexible working hours

We all know that the laws and expectations surrounding flexible working are changing dramatically since the pandemic. And we know, from a show of hands at our employment law seminar, that some businesses are inundated with requests for working hours to change and flexible working to be considered. For HR managers, especially in smaller businesses, […]

Staff Appraisal Form: Free Download

Staff appraisals are a vital tool for line managers and HR departments. If they’re done well, appraisals prove invaluable to both employers and employees. Appraisals are an opportunity to identify training needs and areas for personal and professional growth, realigning career paths. That’s why we’ve produced an appraisal toolkit, complete with staff appraisal forms and […]

A Guide to Interview Techniques for Employers

You and your colleagues are sitting opposite a candidate who has stood out through your recruitment agency’s checks and the initial ‘CV sifts’. But now you’re at the interview stage how do you decide if they really are right for the job? …With targeted interview techniques and questions of course. It’s the old HR saying […]

Anatomy of the Perfect Employer

As societal trends, values and outlook change with the ebb and flow of generations, so do the wants and needs of the workforce. Google has a lot to answer for when it comes to trendy, enviable office spaces and perks, but is this really what attracts and retains top candidates? The main reason people work […]


Alex Smith

Recruitment Specialist

I’ve worked in recruitment for the same agency for over 12 years, covering finance, office support, construction, and engineering. Temp and perm. Previously, my line of work was within banking and estate agency.
Favourite food: “Curry (Hot)”
Favourite film: “Heat”

Outside of work

“Gym 5 days a week. Home life consists mostly of entertaining a 3 year old! (for clarification – my son)”

Alex on ACR

“Very refreshing to work for a recruitment agency that genuinely care for their candidates and clients”

E: alex@annecorder.co.uk
T: 01733 235298

Sarah-Jane Bond

Recruitment Specialist

I have spent the majority of my career working in Operational and Project Management roles. I first worked with ACR about 25 years ago as a candidate. ACR secured me a role at RNIB, where I stayed for 15 years, finishing as Head of Operations. Recruitment has always been a big part of the roles I have undertaken and is something that I really enjoy. When you match a fantastic candidate with the right client there is no better feeling!
Favourite food: “Has to be any dish from the Mediterranean”
Favourite film: “There are many, love a chick flick, especially ‘The Holiday at Christmas”

Outside of work

“I love socialising with friends, can always squeeze a bit of retail therapy in around volunteering at Deeping Rangers FC, running their hospitality on match days.”

Sarah-Jane on ACR

“I couldn’t have been more delighted when Nel asked me to join the company and have felt at home since day one. They really do care about providing the best service for their clients and candidates, building genuine relationships with both. The team culture is second to none, everyone supporting and looking out for each other. It is a pleasure to come to work every day.”

E: sarah-jane@annecorder.co.uk
T: 01733 235298

Emily Roach

Recruitment Specialist

Emily was a Primary School Teacher for 10 years, before moving into the EdTech space, as a Relationship Specialist for MATs. She joined ACR in July 2023 and particularly thrives when recruiting for Account Management, Customer Service and Sales roles.
Favourite food:
“Spag bol or pizza”
Favourite film:
“The Notebook – or any romantic chick flick really!”
Outside of work
“I have a 1-year-old, so love fun family weekends with my fiancé and son more than anything. Time socialising with friends and family is where I’m happiest.”
Emily on ACR
“The unique culture, values, and style at ACR is polar opposite to other recruitment agencies and what I believed recruitment was. Having previously been a Relationship Specialist, I feel I’m doing the same thing! No hard sell, we truly care about our candidates and clients, and the team culture is 2nd to none!”
E: emily@annecorder.co.uk
T: 01733 235298

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