Nailing your CV is the first crucial step in your job search, as it’s the first chance you get to make a good impression on an employer and stand out from the crowd - which is now more important than ever. Here’s our top tips to get you started:
Being made redundant is one of the toughest challenges to face in this current climate and although losing your job is hard to handle, it’s important to try and remain proactive. A redundancy can be a key turning point in your life and here’s our step by step guide on what to do next:
Savvy hiring managers can glean a great of information from candidates by asking just a few carefully chosen questions. If you want to make a great first impression, here are some tricky interview questions to expect and expertly answer…
In today’s competitive market, it’s important to continue to learn and grow in order to stand out from the crowd. Not only this, but by developing your personal development skills, you’re more likely to feel a sense of fulfilment in your personal and professional life as you grow and progress. Here’s everything you need to get you started on your journey.
As a job seeker, we understand you’re stepping out of your comfort zone during these unprecedented times. To put your best foot forward, here’s what you need to know about the remote hiring process:
When it comes to job applications, often candidates are confident that their CV is the focal point, but a strong covering letter could give you the competitive edge and even a job offer. We’ve provided tips to boost your covering letter but here’s five common mistakes and how to fix them.
Looking for a new home hobby that excites you? Find a passion without breaking the bank.
Degrees were once considered to be the best way to land a successful career, however apprenticeships allow you to earn and learn which also open doors to prosperous jobs. Both further education routes have their pros and cons, but which is right for you?
Body language can convey what you are thinking and feeling before you have even said a word. We are all able to pick up on nonverbal cues and it’s important to make sure your body language is selling, not sinking your chance of success in an interview!
Interviews can be a nerve-racking experience. Being exposed to a 60-minute, high-pressure meeting can be intense, without knowing what to expect or what they’ll ask. But rest assured it can be just as stressful for interviewers, not just you in the hot seat.
It’s no longer a simple case of someone asking you questions face to face. Interviews have varied in structure and setting to the point you could have three interviewers, a Skype interview or a group assessment.
As 2019 draws to an end, what better way to welcome a new year than to set new goals and reflect on how the last twelve months have played out. Use the Christmas break to create the ultimate plan of attack to start 2020 on the right path.
For many of us anxiety is situational and temporary, however anxiety can impact a person’s daily routine. An interview can be a daunting time for anyone but if you suffer from anxiety, we have some tips for you!
An exit interview is a great opportunity to give and receive feedback once you’ve handed in your notice. It can be used to discuss how you can strengthen your skills, while also allowing the business you’re leaving to find out how they can improve. Here’s five common questions to prepare for:
When an interviewer asks you to 'tell me a bit about yourself', what are they actually looking for? We talk about hard skills and softs skills. What are they, and which do you need to have under your belt to turn pro?
A lack of self-belief is listed as one of the biggest factors that holds people back in their career. Don’t let this be the reason you won’t ask for a pay rise or put yourself forward to lead on a project!
Locking eyes with someone across the room and thinking of the words you might fumble over can be a nerve racking experience. Some people can sail through the small talk, while others need a little helping hand. But’s that okay, it’s a skill that needs fine tuning, practicing and perfecting, so don’t beat yourself up if you’re not the best right now.
Have you ever considered volunteering? It could be just the ticket not only for local causes but also for you as an individual...
Searching for a job or wanting to change your career can feel like a steep up-hill climb, especially when you have very little experience to offer. However, there are a number of roles out there that simply require a hardworking, flexible and keen individual to join their ranks!
As a necessary part of lots of employer's recruitment procedures, you'll probably come across a psychometric test at some point when you're applying for jobs. Whether you love them or hate them, psychometric tests are an inevitable part of finding a new role and doing well in one can drastically increase your chances of bagging the job.
Are you the type to cower from the phone as soon as it lights up with an unknown number? Yes? In that case, the idea of a telephone interview may just send you into hiding. However; with our guide, you can tackle telephone interviews with confidence!
All eyes will be on Cheltenham Festival this week as the UK's premier hurdle event attracts crowds from far and wide. As well as winning (or losing) a few quid at the bookies, there's also plenty of ways in which you can pick up a few tips that can help you become a better manager in your workplace.
When writing a CV, people can be so focused on the message they are trying to convey that often the words you use are overlooked. It's important to go back to basics and work on your craft. When deciding who to interview, employers are looking for individuals that stand out from the pool of applications they receive.
Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution and failed to follow through? Us too. Don’t beat yourself up about it! Everyone is keen to reinvent themselves in some way in the New Year as it brings new energy and promise. Whether your goal is to start a new job, get a promotion, have more responsibility or perhaps socialise more with work colleagues, we’re here to help you stick to those resolutions and make the most of 2018.
Whether you’re looking for seasonal work, on the hunt for a permanent role or searching for contract work with some of the biggest names in the industry – your next big opportunity could be around the corner. Here’s how:
Trying to save money before the inevitable Christmas party period? December is a busy month for most, with family gatherings and work do’s galore, it’s a time for celebration and festivity. However, it’s not such a great time for your bank account. If you’re worried you won’t have the money to get through the month, fear not. We’ve got some tips on saving that should keep you afloat over the festive period.
Stuck in a job that leaves you feeling down in the dumps? Ready for a career change but aren’t sure where to start? Don’t fret! Although it’s a daunting thought, taking the leap and potentially finding a job that you love is worth the risk...
As we approach autumn, with it brings thoughts of the New Year and new beginnings. Many of us feel the need for a fresh start – and why not? A change of career could be just the thing you need to motivate and challenge you. But why wait until next year to make a new job a reality?
After months of studying and spending long nights revising, students were out in force today nervously collecting their A-Level results. But what next? After years spent in education, it can be daunting thinking of life in the adult world.
We’re set for a scorching summer and it’s hard not to dream of a job on the road, right? If you have a case of wanderlust, bagging a job that allows you to travel and get paid is the best of both worlds. We’ve rounded up six career options that may be the perfect fit for you and your overnight bag:
You’re nearly there! Congratulations on passing the first interview with flying colours. It’s the second round and you’re one step closer to bagging that job offer. First things first, let’s get clued up about the second interview progress:
We all know the job market is fraught with competition so huge congratulations to you on landing an interview! However, when it goes well it’s very tempting to sit and wait with baited breath. Why not try using your time more constructively by crafting the perfect email that will help seal the deal? Here’s our guide to nailing the basics:
Whether you’ve been invited to an interview, joining a networking event or attending a business meeting with people that could help you take your company to the next level, you'll be asked one of the most common questions, "what do you do for a living?” In these types of situations, a little thing called an elevator pitch comes in handy, which in a nutshell, is a pre-prepared speech that explains who you are and what you can offer.
Congratulations on securing your interview – now it’s time to seal the deal! We know interviews are nerve-racking for anyone, particularly if you have trouble communicating with other people. But don’t worry, there are many ways to prepare for the unexpected. Here’s our guide to help you:
When it comes to interviews, there are certain issues that are a little tricky to discuss openly and it can make the process a lot more stressful than it needs to be. We’ve provided answers to some of the more awkward questions to help you in your search.
The Recording Academy is announcing the nominees for the 60th Grammy Awards today and we thought we'd take a look at how you could also be an award-winning candidate when attending your own interview. Get your best show-stopping smile at the ready!
From data gathered from the Employment Trends Survey, we take a look at how the respondents across the UK answered. How does your area rate? See the full infographic here...
Office job vs physical job - which is better? The common perception is that an office job is easier and takes less of a toll on your body. However, research has revealed that in fact, sitting down at a desk all day can be more stressful and unhealthy for you (reaching for that pack of Hobnobs every hour probably doesn’t help either).
If you're looking for a job, we have the experience, advice and contacts you need.
It’s a tough world out there for a job hunter, especially when it seems every role you’re interested in requires a person educated to degree level. However, there are plenty of jobs out there that don’t list a degree as a necessity.
Being dismissed can feel completely overwhelming – what do you do now? You may feel like your confidence has hit a low point or you’re feeling totally underprepared to look for a new job. It’s important to keep a level head, here’s what to do when you’ve been dismissed.
Having a presence in the online world is a true asset. It shows that you are connected to your digital environment, which is a valuable aptitude for an employer. But are your social media accounts having a negative impact on your job success?
Your CV is complete and you’ve decided on a job type, so now all you have to do is find something that suits your lifestyle. Will that be a permanent position or something on a temporary basis? Still unsure? Here’s an outline of some of the benefits associated with each option.
Interviews are daunting for many people but if you are well prepared you can improve your chances of landing that dream job.
We understand the importance of getting your CV right. Here’s 7 essential steps you can follow to ensure your CV is successful.