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.

In the news

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

  • Everyone should have a mentor. You are never too powerful or successful to have one and they can benefit you at any age. Oprah Winfrey named a childhood teacher called Mrs Duncan as one of her most important mentors. She explained how Mrs Duncan encouraged her to embrace her intelligence and not be afraid of […]

  • Today marks the start of Prisons Week, a longstanding calendar event that raises awareness of the victims and communities affected by crime, those working in the criminal justice system and their families. It is also a call to action for those of us who can play a part in supporting prisoners and ex-offenders to turn their lives around.

  • The Apprentice isn’t one of the most popular shows on British television for no reason. Watching candidates make seemingly stupid and obvious mistakes, embarrassing themselves and receiving a dressing down from Lord Sugar all provide gripping entertainment. However, the show has also produced several very successful business people including Mark Wright, who is the only […]

  • When three-year-old Lily Robinson wrote to staff at Sainsbury’s asking to rename their Tiger bread to Giraffe bread, she probably didn’t expect a reply from such a big firm. But the customer service team who received Lily’s query about why their distinctive bread wasn’t named after giraffes, saw a valuable chance to engage and make […]

  • When it comes to weighing up the negative impact tech will have and the benefits it will bring, The Governor of the Bank of England may be way off the mark.


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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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