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How to Handle Unusual Interview Questions

As we all know, job interviews generally follow a fairly standard format. There are the usual questions about your experience to date, your strengths and weaknesses and of course what you can bring to the role that another candidate cannot. Sometimes however interviewers like to mix things up a little by asking questions that are […]

Top Employer Review Sites

It’d be fair to say that these days most of us are pretty familiar with online review sites – whether we’re checking out a restaurant or deciding what movie to watch! Whilst these reviews can’t be relied on entirely, they do still go some way to helping us form an opinion when a little research […]

Job Search Tips for the Older Jobseeker

The job market is challenging for everyone at the moment, but if you are of a shall we say more ‘mature’ disposition, it is particularly so. Press attention and column inches seem to be focused on the unemployed graduates, the so called ‘Neet’ generation. But what of the older job seekers who have found themselves […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top tips for your Singapore job hunt

Singapore – home to wealthy elites and expats looking to hit big. Yet, as more people settle down in the sovereign city-state, so too does competition for jobs grow fiercer. If you’re moving to the region, it’s a good idea to know exactly what kind of job market you’re walking into. As the markets shift […]

The Power of ‘Thank You’ – Networking to find a job – a guest post by Robin McKay Bell….

Guest writer Robin McKay Bell returns with a piece he has written on the power of saying ‘thank  You.’ We certainly appreciate Robin’s involvement in sharing his articles with TheEmployable…’Thank you Robin, and keep empowering!” Over to you Robin…. “….Networking is a hot topic, and for good reasons. There is anecdotal evidence that around 70 […]

Top 5 CV Mistakes

As we all know, a CV’s primary purpose is to sell you to an employer or recruiter. A well crafted CV is therefore an absolute essential if you are to be shortlisted for interview. However many candidates fall at that first hurdle and make some basic errors on their CVs which prevent that ever happening. […]

Social Media; the New Reckoning of Recruitment

Social Media; the New Reckoning of Recruitment… Worth billions of pounds worldwide; infringing evermore upon the everyday world, social media is getting more and more powerful with new consequences being sought and exposed with every continuing day. Whereas once social media networks were used primarily as a tool to communicate with lost friends, the world […]

Not getting to interview stage? TheEmployable’s Top Tips to change that…

Not getting to interview stage? TheEmployable’s Top Tips to change that… In the last few years in particular, when working in commercial recruitment, we often spoke to candidates who said: “ I’ve applied for loads of jobs and haven’t even had one interview.” They told stories of sending off sometimes hundreds of CVs and application […]

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