Joanne Caine

Joanne Caine
Joanne Caine
Managing Director

I joined Cathedral Appointments in 1998 to cover a maternity leave and never left. I now co own the business and love my job. I've a great team of consultants who work with me in ensuring that Cathedral Appointments provide an excellent service to candidates and clients alike.

I've gained an excellent knowledge of the local employment market and have long established relationships with many leading employers in the area. I recruit for a number of commercial organisations as well as the public and not for profit sectors and have a strong network of Human Resource contacts in the region.

My recruitment specialities include:

  • Search and Selection
  • Executive Recruitment - CEO, COO, Director, Senior Management and Leadership roles
  • HR Recruitment - HR Directors, HRBP's, Head of HR, HR Managers, Learning & Development, Resourcing, Talent Acquisition 
  • Senior Marketing and Commercial Recruitment - Marketing Directors, Head of Marketing, Head of Departments, Commercial  Directors
  • Salary Advice and Salary Benchmarking
  • Specialist Advertising, Talent Attraction Knowledge
  • Local Job Market Information
How to get the best HR Jobs in Devon and beyond

How to get the best HR Jobs in Devon and beyond

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Looking for a HR position? It’s a crucial role. In many ways your job is to reconcile the needs of the business with the needs of the employees; to create harmony and deliver business goals

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How to optimise your LinkedIn Profile

How to optimise your LinkedIn Profile

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 July, 2018

It’s time to face facts. You need to show your LinkedIn profile some love. The good news is that transforming your profile into something that knocks spots off the competition and wows new connections needn’t take all night. Here are simple, effective ways to optimise your profile to help it stand out in a crowd of 430 million.

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Want Career Happiness? Don’t Follow Your Passion…

Want Career Happiness? Don’t Follow Your Passion…

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 July, 2018

You spend more time doing your job than anything else - with the possible exception of sleeping, if you are one of the lucky ones. Either way, your career is a major part of your life. So you should make sure it’s fulfilling, right? Exactly. So why are so many people shooting themselves in the foot when it comes to career happiness?

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5 Interview Questions that aren’t as scary as you thought

5 Interview Questions that aren’t as scary as you thought

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Congrats on scoring an interview. Now, just in case you weren’t in the guides or scouts as a kid, let us remind you that it’s important to be prepared. Why? Because preparation has the power to turn fear into confidence; doubt into assurance. It’s true for everything from hosting a dinner party to taking your driving test. And it’s definitely true for interviews.

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8 Business Benefits of allowing your staff to work remotely

8 Business Benefits of allowing your staff to work remotely

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 July, 2018

This remote working malarkey is increasingly common - and not just for freelancers. Should your business offer your staff the opportunity to undock from the desk? That’s your decision. It’s okay if you’d rather keep your staff on-site. But with the growing clamour for remote working, you need to be able to explain why.

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The best reference check questions

The best reference check questions

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 July, 2018

Welcoming someone new to your team is always exciting. But it’s not without risks. Hiring the wrong person is an expensive mistake. That’s why it pays to find out as much as possible about a candidate before you commit.

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The corporate countryside: why executives swap the City for Devon

The corporate countryside: why executives swap the City for Devon

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 July, 2018

There’s more to Devon than rural charm. With more organisations choosing the South West as their home, there is steady demand for executive talent. (We know because we help hire the best.)

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15 body language tips to ace your interview

15 body language tips to ace your interview

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 July, 2018

Like it or not, your body language says a lot about you. It’s no exaggeration to say that things like posture, gestures and facial expressions can make or break your interview performance.

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Inside the interview: business leaders reveal their favourite questions

Inside the interview: business leaders reveal their favourite questions

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Enough theory. We asked seven business leaders their favourite questions to ask when interviewing candidates. From the comical to the canny, what they told us proves that - apart from being an oddly British obsession - each interview is unique for all involved.

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Exeter: unexpectedly, unashamedly fantastic for digital careers

Exeter: unexpectedly, unashamedly fantastic for digital careers

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Grab your wi-fi routers and americanos, it’s time to head for Exeter. It just so happens that Devon’s capital is asserting itself as a digital hub - and is one of the best cities in the UK to start or grow your digital career.

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Business Leaders reveal what’s best about work and play in Devon

Business Leaders reveal what’s best about work and play in Devon

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

Forget your scone-based food fantasies. There’s more to Devon than jam and cream. With excellent digital infrastructure, convenient travel links with London and Birmingham, a top university supplying a steady flow of bright-eyed graduates and some of the most beautiful coastal and countryside scenery in the UK, it’s little wonder local business leaders are so proud to call this part of the West Country home.

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Can technology really replace the human touch?

Can technology really replace the human touch?

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 July, 2018

With 56% of employers saying that they lack access to relevant candidates, the ongoing challenge of volume versus quality remains. In trying to tackle this problem, the rise of virtual recruiters and video interviewing has surfaced.

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