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Top Tips for a Second Interview

Firstly, if you are reading this having just invited for a second interview, may we say Congratulations! You have done really well to pass the first interview and thereby overcome the first hurdle – now it’s a case of leaving the interviewer in no uncertain doubt that you are the best person for this job. […]

Handling Internal Interviews – Basic Tips

As we all know, interviews can be pretty daunting affairs. After all, they’re your one shot at impressing an employer. However it can be a different story altogether when the employer you are trying to impress is your current one! So if you’re thinking of applying for a new role with your existing company, whether […]

Networking Tips for your Job Search

If you’re looking for a job, you’ve got to look in as many places and in as many ways as possible. It might have been acceptable at one time to simply look at the ads in your local paper or jobcentre, however these days it’s essential to do so much more. With fewer jobs around […]

How to Handle Multiple Job Offers

Let’s face it. After all that hard work creating the perfect CV and preparing for interview, it’s a pretty good feeling when the end result is you being offered the job. It’s the goal you had in mind the whole way through after all. However, what happens if you get another job offer, or better […]

3 Awesome Questions to Ask the Interviewer – A Guest post by Aimee Bateman of careercake.com

You have (hopefully) answered all the interviewers’ questions perfectly and it’s your chance to ask the questions. I have spent nearly every day, of the last 10 years, interviewing people for various clients. I promised I would eventually write a book which includes all the random/funny/crazy questions I get asked, but for now I am […]

Preparing for Interview – Top Tips for Researching a Company

“ So then, what do you know about us….” At most interviews I have ever been involved in, either as the interviewer or the interviewee, this question generally features at some point. It is virtually a given that it will be asked. Which is why it always puzzles me why people don’t always pay attention […]

5 Ways to use Social Media to find a Job

There can be no denying that social media and networking has had an impact on virtually every aspect of our lives and that includes searching for a job. Traditional job search methods like newspaper ads, recruitment agencies and the like still count too of course but they ought to be used in conjunction with other things. […]

Basic Tips for Finding your First Job

It’s that time of year again – exam results are upon us and it’s time to consider all the options. Whilst further study might be on the horizon for many, for others finding employment will be the number one priority. It’s never a particularly easy task but if you’ve never worked before, it can appear […]

Top Tips for Choosing a Recruitment Agency

Recruitment agencies may get a lot of bad press at times but they still can play a vital and important role to anyone actively looking for a job. They often tend to be criticised for registering candidates and then those same candidates never hearing from them again. Choosing the right recruitment agency and also the […]

Speculative Job Applications – Basic Top Tips…

What are Speculative Job Applications? Well, like it or not, not every job vacancy gets advertised. Many positions get filled every day by people who take the initiative and apply directly to the company in the hope that there is a suitable vacancy for them. Although sometimes there is an element of luck in this; […]

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