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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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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[…]

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5 steps to writing a stand-out CV

Write a great CV and it opens doors. It is a document that gets you the opportunity of an interview.  It doesn’t get you a job, but it gets you on the road towards it, and is therefore vital and well worth spending time on. Don’t think of it as chore – see it as Read more about 5 steps to writing a stand-out CV[…]

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5 quick tips for the January jobseeker

It’s the first working day of 2017 for many of us. And I suspect it will seem like hard work. After a fun break with friends and family, today we hit the “real world” head on. Whether it’s the realisation of just how much you really did spend on your credit card or the pain Read more about 5 quick tips for the January jobseeker[…]