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Updating your CV – Basic Tips

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get a new job, then ensuring your CV is at its best ought to be one of your first priorities. Whilst it is always advisable to tailor your CV for every individual job that you apply for, it is still important to get your core basic […]

How to write a CV – some top-tips on what your CV really says about you…

How to write a CV –  some top-tips on what your CV really says about you… If your CV is your shop window, then the obvious question is ‘what are you selling’ and ‘are your products on display?’ A little suggestive perhaps, but the truth is that as a recruiter, you spend no more than […]

The Importance of Business Language Skills in Employment

The Importance of Business Language Skills in Employment One of the main reasons that many people decide to learn a new language is that they want to have a new skill to help them widen their career avenues and give them an advantage when it comes to securing new opportunities. The international nature of the modern […]

5 Ways to Research a Company

There is one question which is asked at virtually every job interview and which if answered badly can leave a particularly poor impression with the interviewer. That question? The old chestnut – “What do you know about us?” Answering this with a “Not a lot” type response conveys a real lack of care, disinterest and […]

How to become an estate agent

Are you a highly motivated, target driven individual with a head for business and a passion for property?  If so, then becoming an estate agent could be the perfect career for you! It’s a popular job that almost everyone will come in contact with at some point in their life, but what exactly is an […]

Job Search Time Wasters

You may be absolutely desperate to get a job and to all intents and purposes feel that you are doing everything possible to get that seemingly elusive role. The reality is however that you may be actually wasting your time. No – we aren’t suggesting that your job search is pointless. What we mean is […]

Exploring a route into an actuary role

Individuals looking for jobs often find it a lot easier to find a position if they know where to look, but just as often, there are sectors and industries that can be a little confusing as to where the jobs are. Anybody with a mathematics or a statistical background may be looking how to get […]

Improve your Employability – Learn a Language

Improve your Employability – Learn a Language!! In the global marketplace in which we live, the ability to speak another language is a skill which can certainly go some way towards improving your employability. In fact, when working in recruitment, we often found that sourcing candidates with proven abilities in a second language was one […]

Filling a Gap Year – Basic Tips

If you’re at the stage in your career where a Gap Year is an appealing prospect, then it’d be fair to say that planning and preparation is key. There is no sense in taking deliberate time out if you don’t actually have a clue how you will spend it. Since employers will expect you to […]

5 Ways to make your CV stand out

5 Ways to make your CV stand out Getting a job these days isn’t always easy – in fact it isn’t ever easy! When jobs get advertised, employers and recruiters alike generally get inundated with CVs and applications so it stands to reason then that if you are to give yourself the best opportunity of […]

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