James Reed

James Reed

James Reed

James Reed, Chairman of REED, lives and breathes all things jobs, work and careers. James shares his expert career advice and answers your queries in his monthly Ask James column.

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James is a regular media commentator with recent appearances including BBC News, Sky News and The Apprentice. Click here to find all his latest press appearances.

About James

James Reed is the Chairman of REED - Britain's biggest and best-known recruitment brand and the largest family-owned recruitment company in the world. Learn more about James here.

Press enquiries

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Latest blog posts

Latest blog posts

  • It’s one of the most common sporting clichés: 10% of performance is physical and 90% is mental. But, having watched the latest Wimbledon Championships, perhaps there’s an element of truth in that. All of the top 10 women’s seeds crashed out of the tournament in the first week, proving the competition is not just about […]

  • Imagine facing your biggest leadership challenge at work. You’re under immense pressure, and after months of preparation it’s time for you to deliver.   Now put yourself in Gareth Southgate’s shoes, working under the scrutiny of 24 million people. England’s World Cup match against Colombia this week was an intense two-hour game that ended our […]

  • How do you get your career off to a flying start after you graduate? This isn’t always easy, the options are many and the competition is fierce. Today, we have over 20,000 graduate roles advertised on reed.co.uk, and as more and more companies launch their own graduate programmes finding the right job after finishing university […]

  • It is a startling fact that in 2018 there is still such a low representation of women in leadership positions – according to Grant Thornton’s recent Women in Business report, this currently stands at just 22% in the UK. What’s more, it’s no secret that women are underrepresented in the technology sector in particular – […]

  • Everyone seems to know the score… we’ve seen it all before. We’re a likeable bunch of tryers who will put in a shift, but then watch depressed as the organised and efficient Germans prove too much for us. A World Cup prophecy? No, actually… an analysis of European productivity rates. The characteristics of Germany’s first […]


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James's books

James is the author of two best-selling books, Why You? 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again and Put Your Mindset to Work, which he co-authored with Dr. Paul Stoltz.

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