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.

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Latest blog posts

Latest blog posts

  • This January, 12 of my REED colleagues went to Postalm in Austria to participate in a unique leadership course, our Alpine Leadership Challenge. This is experiential learning with a difference. It takes “going outside of your comfort zone” to a whole new level. We like to call it “learning without limits”. The participants go into […]

  • I was really pleased to learn at the weekend that REED Scotland won S1 Jobs’ ‘Best Large Recruitment Consultancy’ award for the 6th year in a row. This is what the judges had to say… “One of the challenges facing a national or international recruitment business is ensuring that the values and vision of the […]

  • When I left school in 1980, TV viewers had a choice of three channels, Brian Clough had just led Nottingham Forest to a second consecutive European Cup, inflation had hit 21.8 per cent and unemployment stood at 2 million – and rising. Fast-forward 38 years: telly addicts have unlimited choice with on-demand entertainment; Forest fans […]

  • Today I set out three pledges to help encourage the women who work at REED. One: I pledge to introduce talks, seminars and webinars once a quarter, which will be run by successful women, to encourage and inspire the women in the business. Two: I pledge to grow and sustain a female mentoring system to […]

  • I would like to thank everyone who braved the weather to come to Bush Hall in Shepherd’s Bush, London, earlier this week for Ethiopiaid’s fundraising concert, which was headlined by Natalie Imbruglia.  The event, which was sold out, also featured Joy Crookes (who sings ‘It Must Be Love’ so beautifully in the REED TV commercials), Eli […]


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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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