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Woman in a job interview
05
Apr

Never say these things in a job interview!

Even experienced professionals get nervous during interviews – if there’s a role that you’re keen to secure it’s natural to feel under pressure. When you feel apprehensive, keep calm and remember that this is your chance to make an impression. Most interviews are straightforward, as long as you’re prepared and steer clear of potential pitfalls....
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Social media featured
28
Mar

How to use social media | The ‘must-have’ tool in your job hunt

Finding a job takes a significant proportion of candidates’ time and energy but utilising social media networks is a good way to significantly reduce that admin time. Sit back and let your admirers come to you with armfuls of interviews and opportunities instead. According to recent research, over 80 per cent of the adult population regularly...
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muslim woman working on the computer featured
19
Mar

Don’t get downtrodden during the job hunt with these motivators

For most of us, looking for a job can be a stressful. It might be that you’ve been made redundant, you’re not happy in your current workplace or that you’ve had a change in circumstances. Whatever your situation, it’s important to stay positive and remember that your situation is only temporary. For those of you...
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robot arm, AI, automation featured
14
Mar

Will your job be around in 20 years?

It has been reported that as many as one in three jobs in London will be lost to automation by 2038. That’s a shocking statistic, but what does this really mean – should candidates fear for their future, or recognise the opportunities that technology will present? According to research conducted by Gartner, as many as...
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CV
05
Mar

No clichés here! These are the top five words to include on your CV this year

Ah, the CV. Talked about as you reach school leaving age, the magnitude of it doesn’t really impact you until you are facing your first day of job hunting, aiming to secure the job that will challenge, motivate and enrich you. The CV is undoubtedly the hardest part of any job hunt. Get it right,...
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Job interview feature
28
Feb

Maximise your business potential by hiring temporary workers

What usually starts as a search for someone with the specialist skills necessary to meet current demand, inevitably evolves into the hunt for the purple squirrel, once factors such as culture-fit and long-term career aspirations are considered. Having spent several weeks screening candidates and several more waiting for the successful applicant to arrive, the prospect...
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Get Social for Business Success2
22
Feb

In the eyes of a recruiter: what does your social media profile say about you?

We’ve all seen the nightmare stories and the newspaper headlines about people who’ve been fired for posting something questionable on social media. Take for example the journalist Toby Young, who resigned from his new role at the Office of Students last year after critics picked up on comments he’d made on Twitter. With more and...
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job interview featured
04
Jan

How to know if you’ve made the right hire

No business sets out to make a bad hire. However, between the first application and the last interview, it’s extraordinarily easy to make a mistake. Whether interactions with Candidates start to shift the original requirements or you have so much on your plate that you rush through the process, it’s not uncommon for managers to...
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