Dear Candidates, do you really want this job?

Uncommitted and time-wasting job candidates. Really? When there are so many people looking for and wanting to work? Yes, unfortunately they do exist. You know who we mean; the ones that seem really interested in the role, say all of the right things and then at the last moment, when you offer them the job,

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Does your accent affect your chances of getting the job?

Everyone knows it’s illegal for an employer to discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity and national origin. But what about how you sound? From Geordie to Scouse, Cockney to West Country; Britain has a plethora of proud accents, and there has been some discussion lately as to whether an accent can help or hinder your chances of getting

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How To Make Sure You Have A Successful Job Interview

Congrats! You’ve managed to secure an interview so you have stood out from other candidates; that’s round 1 to you. The time in the job interview alone won’t determine your success, there’s more to it than that; like preparation and follow up. Many people think that the interview process is just about the time you’re

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Is Self Sabotage Affecting Your Job Search?

Self sabotage… We’ve seen it so often. People getting so close to their goals then putting self imposed barriers in the way as to why it can’t be completed or reached. Lots of what ifs and buts…. People spend their lives trying to be accepted by their peers and society. The job, the car, the

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Don’t overlook the importance of SOFT SKILLS!

You’ve got the best grades; great! So why are Graduates and generation Y finding it so difficult to impress employers? Because today, you need something far more intangible to get ahead… soft skills! What Are Soft Skills? “Soft skills”: the talents that businesses have pinpointed as the modern workplace’s most sought-after qualities. These include intangible

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3 Top Job Search Tips To Get You Hired!

Job searching is hard. Make no bones about it, it really doesn’t matter whether you’re searching for your first job, a change of roles, a new career entirely, you’re a graduate or you’ve been made redundant. A job isn’t and should be just a job. You spend much of your life at work so you

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Over 50 & Struggling to Find a Job? We Can help…

Job hunters over-50 feel they’re being discriminated against with regards to finding a job because of their age. Many people we speak to when recruiting feel they are being overlooked, sometimes because of a lack of online presence on social networking sites, which increases the chance of being spotted by headhunters and recruiters. Another issue

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Competency Based Interviews

Competency based interviews are now common place in the recruitment process. In these interviews the questions focus on real (your past experience) and – importantly – theoretical situations in order to determine your ‘key competences’. Don’t let this concern you, it is simply a tool that your interviewer will use to access your suitability to

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Preparation for the Interview

Great news! You have an interview! Give yourself a pat on the back and tell yourself “well done”. You have impressed your future potential employer with your brilliant CV or application form. You have probably beaten many other applicants because something in your application has made you stand out from the other candidates. Your prospective

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