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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 […]

Basic Tips on Using Jobs Boards Properly

Although online jobs boards are convenient and an absolute must these days, many jobseekers do not use them as well as they possibly could. Rather than bombard you all with examples of how, we’ve instead put together some basic tips on using jobs boards properly that should hopefully help. Choose the right boards Let’s face […]

5 Ways to fill Gaps on your CV

If you’ve been looking for a job for a while, chances are you are starting to build a sizeable gap on your CV. You may be treating your job search as a job in itself but that really can’t be added to your CV as an explanation of what you’ve been doing since you last […]

Dealing with Gaps on your CV

In an ideal world our CVs would all be seamless and straightforward. We would leave school or college, immediately find a job and continue our careers by going from job to job with no gaps in between. The reality though is very different. All sorts of things can get in the way and we can […]

How to become a Personal Trainer

How to become a Personal Trainer If you have a passion for personal health, sport and have always loved keeping kit, then a role as a Personal Trainer may seem like a dream come true – after all you’d be working in an environment that encompasses all of the above. However be prepared that this […]

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. […]

Having a Mid-Career Crisis? Here’s some things to consider

Having a mid-career crisis? Life must have been a lot simpler in the old days. Once upon a time, if your dad was a Bricklayer, or an Accountant, there was a good chance that is what you became. Really you had very few career choices to make. Women had even fewer choices to make (not […]

Planning a Career Change – Basic Tips

There are many reasons why people choose to change careers. For some, it’s simply in order to try something new; for others, it’s borne out of necessity – for instance as a result of redundancy. Whatever the reason for the change, it’s important to make the transition as smooth as possible. If you’re planning a […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Career

It can happen any one of us. Complacency can set in and all of a sudden we’re seemingly stuck in a career rut. Work no longer motivates us and even though we might be thankful that we actually have a job in the current economic climate, it all can seem like a chore – any […]

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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