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Top 5 mistakes that can cost you an interview for a job…

Most people are aware that silly CV or application mistakes can cost them an interview for a job. However apart from the CV and the application form, candidates make common mistakes that can seriously cost you an interview for a job… I call them the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ mistakes, as, as much as they are […]

5 of the Most Creative CVs Ever

We all know that the jobs market is pretty challenging and competitive at the moment and that there are hundreds, in fact sometimes thousands of people all vying for the same jobs. Ensuring that your CV gets noticed by the employer or recruiter is an absolute must. In fact we’ve covered all sorts of ways […]

Back to School for Business Administration

Back to School for Business Administration In today’s job market, it can be difficult to find a good career that is rewarding and makes a decent salary. If you are struggling in your current job, considering a career in upper-level executive administration may be perfect for you. Working as an executive administrator can provide you […]

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 […]

Top CV Tips for “Older Jobseekers.”

There can be no denying that the economic situation has had an extremely detrimental impact on the ability of younger people and graduates to get jobs.  It’s difficult all round – they may have the qualifications but not the required work experience and proven abilities in a commercial working environment. But what about those who […]

Evening Classes – A Good Idea? A Guest Post….

It used to be that when a working adult, or a career-changer, wanted to further his or her education, there were only a few options. You could quit your job and go back to school full-time, or go to night school or Evening classes, which generally meant taking classes at the community college or through […]

Networking secrets & pitfalls… A guest post by Author & Entrepreneur Patrick Powers…

Networking is probably one of the most misunderstood and underrated skills. Some people think it’s just about mingling and some people think it’s about getting a chance to get in front of someone they can sell to. But this completely wrong and the latter is extremely counter productive. Done the correct way networking is probably […]

Job Applications – the details matter

Job Applications – the details matter! If your experience of applying for a job has generally involved sending a CV to the recruiter or employer, the whole process of completing application forms may seem somewhat alien and daunting. However, like with every stage of the job search process, it doesn’t have to be like that. Every […]

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 […]

Top Tips on How to ‘Perform’ in an Interview Role Play…

Why do Companies use the ‘role play’ in an interview? Well, it is argued that the combination of both a face-to-face interview and a ‘role play’ helps a company find the right person for the job in hand. A face-to-face interview helps to highlight your communication skills and capabilities and experience, but a ‘role play’ […]

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