COVID-19 Update:

The way we work is changing as we take necessary steps to protect ourselves and others

Read Statement

Recruiting in Manchester, Stockport, Trafford Park, Bury, Warrington and the Greater Manchester area



industry 4.0

What skills are needed for Industry 4.0? Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

We are on the cusp of what’s being billed as the fourth Industrial Revolution – or in 21st century parlance, Industry 4.0 – so what skills are required to climb the career ladder to boardroomRead More

2020 job hiring

What roles are companies hiring for in 2020? Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Getting the job of your dreams depends on suitable vacancies being available to apply for, and this holds true from entry-level jobs right up to executive roles. Of course some entrepreneurs build their own businessRead More

Alexander Hancock chief executive roles

The winding road to chief executive roles Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Chief executive roles are some of the most prized positions in any organisation, and getting your name on the door of the CEO’s office is a long-term ambition for many people. But how you getRead More

Your 5-year route into executive roles

Your 5-year route into executive roles Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

You’ve probably been asked by an interviewer “where do you see yourself in five years’ time?” but you might not realise that this is a question that is worth asking yourself, especially if you haveRead More

Alexander Hancock are rated among the top 3 recruitment agencies in Trafford

Alexander Hancock are rated among the top 3 recruitment agencies in Trafford Friday, February 7th, 2020

The team at Alexander Hancock got an early Christmas present at the end of 2019 when we were listed in the top three recruitment agencies in Trafford. It’s an area that spans from Old TraffordRead More

Why recruitment agencies are like coffees

Jobs and java: Why recruitment agencies are like a quality cup of coffee Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Coffee is a wonderful thing. For many of us it’s a welcome caffeine hit on a low-energy, high-stress day. But there’s a reason why its nicknames include ‘mud’ and ‘dirt’, and it’s not just theRead More

Build your CV to beat applicant tracking systems

Build your CV to beat applicant tracking systems Friday, October 4th, 2019

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) are the first obstacle you have to clear when applying for a job, and building your CV can help you to do this. The primary purpose of an ATS is toRead More

cv revamp steps

Five easy steps to a CV revamp Friday, September 27th, 2019

You’re likely to be decades into your career before the several-page CV becomes a necessity. For most roles, it’s best to keep it to two sides of A4 at the most. That means when youRead More

Social media job search

How to find a job using social media Thursday, September 19th, 2019

The different social media sites each have their own possibilities when it comes to finding a job. While the obvious social network for job seekers is LinkedIn with its CV-style profiles and networking opportunities, othersRead More

daily personal assistant tasks

PA Prep: What to expect day to day in your new PA job Friday, September 6th, 2019

The first day at work in any new job can be challenging as you try to learn the ropes as quickly as possible, but when you’re a personal assistant it’s even more important to hitRead More


PA Prep: How to smash the PA interview Friday, August 30th, 2019

You’ve landed an interview for that PA role you’ve been chasing – now how do you make sure you get the job? Like the role itself, a PA interview is well worth preparing for. PeopleRead More


Your Interview Timeline Friday, August 23rd, 2019

What to do the night before, the morning of, immediately after and 1 week later… Saying the right things and impressing the interviewers is pretty much a necessary part of getting any position. But manyRead More

“Thank you for finding me a job”- just finished my 2 weeks induction training. The way you operate your recruitment service is very professional/efficient and to be highly recommended…”Recruitment as it should be”- I couldn’t phrase it better..I am sure you will go from strength to strength! Having contacted several agencies before I came across Alexander Hancock, I know from first hand experience that many other agencies do NOT operate in a similar manner! Best Wishes