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We know that a piece of paper doesn’t tell the whole story about a person, some of the best candidates that we have worked with were placed on the back on an initial CV that would not have got them through the front door in normal circumstances. This isn’t anyone’s fault, how can you the jobseeker know what an employer is looking for in a CV? How do you know that you haven’t got a piece of experience hiding in your background that could be the difference between an interview or not? You don’t and you can’t – it’s impossible.

That is why we work hard to build client relationships which earn us enough credibility that when the time comes to say to a client “you have to see this person” we can make that happen; the rest is up to you. We only work with clients where we have direct access to the decision makers in the hiring process, that means no grey areas, no waiting around and no false hope.
This is the value that we bring to the process and the reason you should choose to be represented by Bristow Holland first. This is a key point, as a candidate you can choose who represents you in the market, no-one owns you and no agency has any rights over you. Even though the service we provide to candidates is free of charge, we recognise that you are the lifeblood of our business and the only reason we can be successful in helping so many clients populate their teams.

We can’t help everyone, every time – no agency can, but we will treat you with respect, give you straight answers and clear advice and hopefully if we can’t help this time we will be able to next time or even help the friend you have chosen to refer to us.
Please get in touch with one of the team to see how we can help you move your career forward, we'll invite you in to discuss your details and agree the best way forward. We are available on 01473 722944 or email

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  • Systems Analyst - SQL
    This is your chance to move from a general infrastructure support role into taking the first steps to specialisation, a logical career progression choice for more experienced infrastructure specialists with a good all round knowledge of systems analysis. By starting the journey towards specialisation you will be putting yourself in a strong position and ensuring that your career is accurately tracking the trends in the market. This role is offering the opportunity for an experienced support analyst with some knowledge of database monitoring and performing to start to move towards an SQL DBA role.
    Job Details
    • Job Type Permanent
    • Location Ipswich
    • Salary £35000
    • Reference AB - 43
    • Contact Andy Bristow
    • Phone 01473 550780
    • Graduate No
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Latest Blog

11 December 2017
Business News

Andy Bristow of Bristow Holland discusses how our social media profile can impact our employment prospects.

There have been a number of news stories over the last couple of months concerning people in the public eye who have lost their jobs or missed out on pending employment opportunities because of something they have posted on social media in the past.   The media has been full of stores this year about high profile individuals making many a faux pas on social media.  From Donald Trump’s plethora of ill thought out, aggressive tweets and Prue Leith mistakenly announcing the winner of Bake Off 2017 before the final episode was aired, to Jack Maynard being pulled out of the jungle and axed from this year’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! because of his past racist and homophobic tweets.  Whenever I hear of these stories, it astounds me that people in the public eye don’t think more before they put these things out into the public domain.  These people, whose business is their public persona, seem not to give a second thought to how they are representing themselves publicly through the opinions and images they share online.  I am sure that their management teams and PR people have advised them accordingly about protecting their reputation on social media yet, many still seem to post without considering the impact it will have on how they are perceived in the future.

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