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How to Answer “What is your Greatest Weakness? TheEmployable Interview Tips

How to Answer “What is your Greatest Weakness?… One of the more predictable interview questions that is often asked at interview is also one of the most dreaded by every interviewee. Yes, that old chestnut “ So can you tell me / us what is your greatest weakness? ” As a question it is asked primarily […]

How to Stay Positive when Job Searching

We all know that looking for a job in the current “challenging” economic times can be a pretty difficult task. The media is filled with gloom and doom stories – from the increases in the numbers of people claiming unemployment benefit through to the increases in the numbers of people applying for every job that […]

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 […]

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