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How to deal with being made redundant…

Being made redundant, whether you’re expecting it or not can be a testing time. It can knock your confidence and be emotionally overwhelming. While it is never easy, there are things you can do to help ease the process. Don’t take it personally – while it’s hard not to take it as a personal insult, Read more about How to deal with being made redundant…[…]

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How to deal with bullying in the workplace…

Unfortunately bullying isn’t just confined to the school playground. For many bullying in the workplace is a reality and something they have to endure on a daily basis.  As the recent expose of Harvey Weinstein has shown someone in a position of power has the ability to use that power to their advantage, to bully Read more about How to deal with bullying in the workplace…[…]

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Personal branding: will social media come back to haunt me?

In the age of the internet you can’t afford to forget about personal branding when job hunting. I was listening to the radio the other day and heard a really interesting statistic: apparently over 50% of employers in London openly admit to checking potential recruits’ social media activities before making hiring decisions. As I’ve subsequently Read more about Personal branding: will social media come back to haunt me?[…]

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Making first impressions count

Making first impressions count is vital when looking for a new role. Before they meet you most employers will take have built a picture of you from a variety of sources. They will have looked at your CV and probably your LinkedIn profile. They may have received a summary from a recruitment agent.  Of course Read more about Making first impressions count[…]

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Networking for job seekers – top 5 tips 

Networking is one of the most effective activities if you are looking a new role and is a skill every job seeker should develop.  Networking has a number of advantages. It can help you find out about jobs before they are widely advertised. Often jobs aren’t advertised at all and networking is an effective way Read more about Networking for job seekers – top 5 tips […]

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How to negotiate your starting salary

Discussing money is always a delicate matter. As the recent gender pay gap revelations at the BBC shows, salaries can vary a great deal between two very similar roles. This variance is prevalent across all sectors and professions. To keep the salary for new positions ‘hush hush’ it’s not uncommon for job adverts to state Read more about How to negotiate your starting salary[…]

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I’ve got a job offer. Now what?

It is nice to be wanted. And career-wise nothing sends a stronger message than a job offer. Getting an offer is to be celebrated. There may have been hundreds of applicants and you’re the one who has been chosen. It tells you your CV was pretty impressive and your interview skills were better than others. Read more about I’ve got a job offer. Now what?[…]

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Top 3 tips to survive when hiring decisions dry up

I’ve spoken to a number of senior execs over the last few weeks and they’ve all told me the same thing. Hiring decisions have slowed dramatically. Things seem to be following a typical pattern, during times of uncertainty things slow down. More than a year on and Brexit, in whatever form it takes, is with Read more about Top 3 tips to survive when hiring decisions dry up[…]