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Looking for a new job? A word of caution about handing out your CV

If you are looking for work it’s natural that you would upload your CV to job boards and email it/hand it out to recruiters in a bid to find suitable vacancies –but how do you know what they are going … Continue reading

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Interview tips: How to approach a Skype interview.

  More and more companies are using Skype as an alternative way to interview candidates. The technology is pretty reliable so it’s a great, and free, way to hold a meeting over the internet. It means that distance and work … Continue reading

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Working with you to shortlist the right candidates….

There have been 2 clients this week that we have had to firmly persuade to interview applicants that we have recommended. The candidates been overlooked for interview initially and so we’ve had to challenge our client’s decision, put our reputation … Continue reading

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Interviewers: Make sure you’re asking the right questions

Unless you have gone through a structured interview process how do you know that you have found someone who is right for the job and for the company – as opposed to hiring someone you like? Don’t fall into the … Continue reading

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Finding a new job, how your hobbies and interests can help.

  At the end of any CV there should be a section headed ‘Hobbies and Interests.’ As well as being a conversation starter during an interview its purpose is to give a hiring manager or recruiter more of an insight … Continue reading

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Dealing with an increase of ‘sickies’ as the Olympics and Diamond Jubilee approach!

Thanks to Belinda Newton of the HR Department for this information! Last year businesses had to deal with workplace absence that cost a staggering £17 billion and £2.7 billion of this was thanks to employees pulling ‘sickies’. This year, employers … Continue reading

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Interview dresscode..check list

Interview dress-code You never get a second chance to make a first impression, how often have we all heard that? When you walk into an interview for an office based position, rightly or wrongly, the interviewers will make many judgements … Continue reading

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Would you hand over your Facebook password in an interview?

There have been several cases reported in the US of people being asked for their Facebook passwords during an interview. Justin Bassett, a New York-based statistician, had just finished answering some standard character questions in a job interview, when he … Continue reading

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Who owns your employee’s LinkedIn account?

  Business owners are being warned to perform checks on who their employees connect with on social media sites like LinkedIn and Twitter, as asking an employee to delete or hand over their connections upon termination of employment is a … Continue reading

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Youth unemployment – what, as a community, can we be doing to help?

Sadly, when recession takes a grip on the country, statistics show that employers opt for experience over qualifications as training and budgets are cut and companies focus on costs and profits. The young are often passed over for applicants that … Continue reading

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