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

  • “Be tough on issues, but kind to people”. This was one of Nina Bhatia’s key messages at REED’s first Women in Leadership event of 2019. Nina was responding to a question from the audience about the pitfalls of being perceived to be “too nice” in the workplace.   This well attended event was held at the […]

  • It takes a recruiter just seven seconds to save or reject a job applicant’s CV – less time than it takes for a kettle to boil.  So what does it take to ensure that your CV makes it onto the recruiter’s ‘interview’ rather than ‘reject’ pile? My new book The 7 Second CV gives you […]

  • Today is Giving Tuesday.  And at midday the Big Give launched its 10th annual Christmas Challenge fundraising campaign. The Big Give (charity no: 1136547) was set up by Sir Alec Reed, the founder of REED.  The Big Give runs a number of match funding campaigns where philanthropists, companies and foundations offer to double public donations […]

  • Last week I visited the great trading city of Izmir in Turkey to give a talk at the Chamber of Commerce there about the impact of temporary work and technology on the future of work. At the end of 2016, the Turkish government announced that temporary work would be legalised in Turkey. Having worked in […]

  • Last week the nation eagerly waited to see if the Chancellor’s little red box contained a trick or a treat – as the Autumn Budget moved from its usual Wednesday slot to Monday to avoid Halloween and the inevitable horror headlines. Bold messages about austerity coming to an end and the continuation of the jobs […]


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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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