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getting women into senior positions, woman shaking hands, handshake featured
12
Jul

If you aren’t doing these five things, you may be losing new hires to your competition

Hiring can be a costly process, but the end result pays dividends, which is why it’s so important to close the deal and come to an agreement with your top candidate. Today’s skill shortage makes it even more crucial to avoid losing a good potential employee who has expressed an interest in joining you. A...
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03
Jul

How to build your dream team in your business

If you’re a successful executive or business owner, you’ll know that your employees are your most valuable assets. When you’re a growing company, it’s not possible to do everything yourself and you rely on the efforts of a dedicated, committed team to take your ideas forward. Without a good team behind you, everything is even...
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Job interview feature
28
Jun

Don’t get caught out with these tricky interview questions

Attending an interview can be a stressful situation – after all, this is a big opportunity. However, practice makes perfect and after just a few interviews you’ll have a good idea of what to prepare for. The trickiest questions are those which put you on the spot by asking for an insight into your personality,...
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marketable-skills[9]
12
Jun

Are transferrable skills key to getting you the job you want?

Looking back ten years, the workplace was a completely different place. There are many things that we’re discussing now – from remote working to employee wellbeing and engagement – that simply didn’t exist in the public consciousness just a short while ago. Given these changes, it’s unsurprising to find that candidates and recruiters have a...
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Networking
29
May

The value of networking: How you can make the most of business opportunities

When you’re just starting to build your career or your company, networking can seem daunting. However, plucking up the courage to walk into a room of professionals on your own can be so worthwhile. According to LinkedIn, 80 per cent of professionals believe the ability to make contacts is key to career success and 85 per cent of...
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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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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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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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