The key facts recruiters and clients look for in a CV

Most business decisions are based on hard cold facts, and hiring decisions are no different. If an organisation is going to invest time and money into employing you; they will need to see evidence that you can perform. Whilst clichés and buzzwords do nothing to impress recruiters or clients, many candidates do not fully understand […]

30th June 2017

5 on-boarding mistakes that drive away new staff

1. Failing to prepare for their arrival “First impressions are everything, and ensuring that you are prepared sets your new employee up for success – mentally and physically,” Schneider explains. “The one question that has guided me: How do you want the dinner conversation to go after your new hire’s first day?” He says that […]

30th June 2017

7 compelling reasons why you should attend business events

Business events offer a whole host of different benefits to savvy business owners, from keeping up to date with the latest industry news to providing the opportunity to win new business. Many companies don’t realise the number of opportunities that come with meeting other like-minded business professionals. The truth is that networking is a simple […]

27th January 2017

Telephone Interviews

Although you might think a telephone interview is easier than a face-to-face interview, it is still important to prepare in the same way. This is a chance for you to make a good first impression and also your chance to find out more about the opportunity and the company. You need to be as organised […]

6th September 2016

Asking questions in an interview

Below is a list of some example questions you could ask at your interview. When asking questions, be sure to consider the interviewer/s, the position on offer and the organisation. The questions you ask should reflect your enthusiasm for the role and convey you in a positive light. You should also bear in mind that […]

6th September 2016

Researching for an interview

In today’s competitive marketplace, it is imperative that you do your homework before going in to interview to ensure you have a good understanding of the company, the role and what they are looking for. Researching the company is a must if you want to stand out from the crowd. It will help you talk […]

6th September 2016

Body language

With only a certain amount of time to make an impression at an interview, body language plays a bigger part in the process than what you probably think. First impressions count and usually interviewer/s have made up their mind about you within the first 5 minutes of the interview. It’s a good idea to practise […]

6th September 2016

The STAR technique

Everyone has been there. You are in an interview and get asked a question and you freeze….’how do I answer this?’. It is probably safe to say a competency based question was at the heart of your panic. Competency based questions require the interviewee to demonstrate their skills for a role by taking the interviewer/s […]

6th September 2016

Getting through the second interview

Congratulations! You got through the first round and have been invited back for a second interview. Here are a few tips to help you get a little closer to getting that offer. You need to remember that the second interview could be very different to the first. Every candidate that they are asking back will […]

6th September 2016

Skype/Video interviews

Skype interviews are on the rise and we expect them to continue to grow in popularity. Although you may be used to using video with friends and family, with a potential employer on the other end there are a few things to consider. Visual considerations Make sure you take lighting and surrounds into consideration. Set […]

6th September 2016

Interview mistakes…

Getting an interview can be hard enough, particularly in a competitive market. Making a good first impression is the key to getting the job as research has shown that most interviews are decided within the first 5 minutes. Have a firm handshake, smile and be confident (without being arrogant). Use good body language, adopt an […]

6th September 2016

The key to a successful job interview

If you’ve been lucky enough to secure a job interview, make sure you give yourself the best chance of success. Below is our top do’s and don’ts for interview success. Do Prepare thorough answers Make sure you link your answers back to the job description in line with your relevant experience. Think about what you […]

6th September 2016

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