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Why you shouldn’t give up your job search in the summer…

The school holidays are fast approaching, or already here for those in Scotland. Rush hour will be slightly less hectic as large chunks of workers head off on their summer holidays. But if you’re looking for a new job it can feel like the whole country has gone on a go-slow… Emails are met with Read more about Why you shouldn’t give up your job search in the summer…[…]

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How to stay productive in the heat….

The sun is shining and for once it seems that Mother Nature is listening to the calendar and we’re getting a bit of a summer (fingers crossed I’ve not jinxed it now). The sun works wonders, puts a spring in your step, a smile on your face… That is until you’re sat at a desk Read more about How to stay productive in the heat….[…]

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Why looking for a job is like looking for love….

Looking for love and looking for a job have a lot more in common than you might first think. Most people don’t enjoy the process, it’s something they do to reach their goal of a new job/relationship… So how can lessons in love help you with your job search… 1. Get ready for rejection – Read more about Why looking for a job is like looking for love….[…]

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Are cover letters a thing of the past?

When collating some of our previous articles on career and job seeking advice, I realised that we’d not written anything about cover letters. No advice on what to put in them, what to leave out etc. It got me thinking about whether they still formed a part of the job seeking process or whether they’d Read more about Are cover letters a thing of the past?[…]

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What’s with the profile photographs on LinkedIn?

Many years ago, when I worked as a head-hunter, I did several campaigns in the US. One of the differences I noticed immediately was that CVs usually carried photographs of the candidates – something you rarely saw at that time in the UK. What had us all bemused was that most of the ‘snaps’ were Read more about What’s with the profile photographs on LinkedIn?[…]

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Top tips for a successful job search…

Over the past year, along with our sister company Chiumento Recruitment, we’ve published many a piece of help and advice on how to successfully look for a new role.  We’ve covered the full job seeking process from updating your CV, presenting at interview and negotiating your starting salary to how to impress on your first Read more about Top tips for a successful job search…[…]

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5 ways you can give your executive-level CV the edge

Guest Blog by: As any executive who has had to write a CV will tell you, an executive-level CV requires more work than any previous CVs you have written. You have to demonstrate reflective thinking and plan strategically, all of which requires you to put in extra time and effort. But it will pay off. Read more about 5 ways you can give your executive-level CV the edge[…]