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What I’m presenting at UK Northwest VMUG – Weds 12th Nov – Manchester

1 hour covering the following:

  • Hot IT skills for the next few years
  • How to supercharge your CV
  • Interview do’s and dont’s

  • How to play the agency game
  • ‘Bash the agent’ – 20 mins to ask me anything

For venue details see – 

Neil Mills

MillsHill – http://www.millshill.co.uk



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Words to the wise – ‘old skool work is dead & you have no choice’ – please RT

….the old arrangement that we’d like to believe in — get a good education at a good school, find a good job at a good company, work hard for many years, and be rewarded with a secure financial future — is dead. Trading conformity for loyalty is no longer an option. Therefore, we are all free agents now, whether we want to be or not.

Those words, in my humble opinion, are the most powerful words you’ll read this year.

See below link for full article:


As a recruiter I get those words – I ‘see’ it everyday & have done for several years.

The pace of change in the current world of work is breath taking – its even accelerating. Yup, the 1960’s ‘social contract’ of working 45-50 years at British Gas and then getting a pension, gold watch, warm handshakes all round and a pat on the back when you retire, yup dead as a dodo. Gone – ceases to exist. Never coming back.

…but knowing this and deeply understanding & accepting it is very powerful – knowing the game means you can play the game better.

Playing the game means being better at ‘career management’, e.g. knowing the job you do currently will directly affect the jobs you can do in the future, how to write a killer CV, ‘playing’ your social media profiles, building your ‘career community’, how to ace an interview, how to play agents, etc etc.

Being better at career management means having & working with someone on your side, i.e. a coach, an aide.

So from now on I am no longer just an IT recruiter – I am also a career management coach and I’ll show you how to play the game better.

Neil Mills – MillsHill – 01803 321233

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15,840 reasons to use MillsHill for #virtualisation or #cloud IT recruitment

Apparently you need 10,000 hours of experience in a subject to be competent at it. Using that thought here’s two reasons why you should utilise MillsHill.

Reason #1

I’ve been in recruitment since 1999. Let me work it out for you:

15 yrs x 220 working days per year x 8 hrs per working day = 26,400 hours

26,400 hours of recruitment experience available for you. Fair to say I can give you a few tips if your hiring or moving, you think?!

Reason #2

MillsHill have focused on virtualisation & cloud IT technology recruitment since 2005 – that’s 9 yrs of ‘solid gold’ client, contact & candidate information. Again let me work it out for you:

9 yrs x 220 working days per year x 8 hrs per working day = 15,840 hours

So, if your hiring or you’re looking for a new role in the virtualisation/cloud space then get in contact.

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