There are many things you can do to improve your chances whilst looking for a job and here are a few things that we believe will have an instant impact.
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Let’s not pretend, making the decision to return to work is a tough one. You are taking a step into the unknown and there are so many different things to think about and to take into consideration, let alone the niggling self-doubt about whether you have made the right decision for you and your family.
Life as a working parent could mean being stuck in a cycle of guilt, lateness, exhaustion and always feeling like you’re living life on the back foot. Or with a bit of thought, intention and planning, you could feel more in control, organised and positive.
Confidence is a delicate thing, it can be hard to build and easy to break. So how do you build your confidence and self-belief so that you can, with confidence, turn down the job you know isn’t right for you and impress at interview for that dream job? Here are our top tips!
Ever had a recruiter you’ve never spoken to before call you and say “We’ve never spoken before but I have the perfect opportunity for you!” Initially, you might think ‘Great!’ but before you get too excited think about this. How does the recruiter know it’s the perfect opportunity for YOU?
An issue candidates come to me with again and again is the fact that they feel their job applications are automatically being put on the REJECT pile because they haven't worked in a while, but can volunteering help bridge this gap?
Returning to work can be a stressful experience, but it can also be a fantastic opportunity to change direction in your career, try a new industry or find a role closer to home. With all this in mind, here are our top tips for parents returning to work.
You have just accepted a great new job, congratulations, and now you have to resign… but how is your boss going to react?Don’t worry, resigning is not as painful as people think. Here’s how to do it without burning any bridges.
It is the day of the job interview, you have done all your prep and you are beginning to feel a little nervous… but how do you make sure you nail the interview? Follow these top tips and you will be one step closer to landing your dream job.
Congratulations! You have been invited to attend an interview! But how do you make sure you impress? What do you need to prepare so that you can demonstrate you are the right person for the job? Here are our top tips to help you be as prepared as possible.
Writing a cover letter is not easy, but a well-written letter can put one step ahead of the competition and help land that dream job. Here are our top tips to writing a great cover letter.
Writing a CV can be a difficult task, especially with so many things to consider. Follow these top tips and you will start to get more interviews in no time!
Congratulations! You have been offered a new opportunity and now you want to make sure you get the best package you can. Negotiating a salary can be nerve-racking and it may make you uncomfortable but don’t be put off. Here's how to get what the salary you want.
Flexible working seems to be a definite trend of 2017, and as I wrote in my last blog, certain employers are starting to listen, take note and offer it as standard. However, what do we actually mean by ‘flexible working’ and what would work for you personally?
Deciding to go back to work is only a small part of the picture – a bigger issue for people is then deciding what sort of job that they should be searching for. So how do you decide what to do?
I sometimes think that the most painful part of job search is writing a CV, especially after a career break. Let’s face it, it’s a pain to do but a necessary evil! When you also take into account that you have been on a career break for however long, it can make the whole process quite daunting. But fear not, we’re here to help!
Quite often, it is not the person who fits the team the best or has the most relevant skills and experience that gets the job offer, but the one who sells themselves the most effectively. So how do you make sure you impress? Here are our top 7 ways to stand out.
Presentations are becoming more and more common as part of the interview process as companies recognise that they are a simple way to assess your ability to communicate effectively, your level of expertise in a particular subject and, in short, to see how much you want the job.
Cover letters are one of those things that nobody enjoys writing or, in some cases, reading and depending on where you look you will be told that they are more important than your CV or that they are pointless, so should you even bother writing one? Find out here.
The top 5 New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight, join a gym, spend less and save more, be healthier and get a new job. So unsurprisingly January is typically a busy time of year for recruiters but is it the right time for you?
You’re busy at work, a hectic end to a hectic a week and then you get the call from an over-enthusiastic recruiter. Why bother taking the call? Find out here.
Interviews can be stressful events and the more you want the job, the more stressful they can be. Yet with the right preparation and approach, what can feel like a mountain can quickly become a very manageable molehill.
Write a CV that truly represents you, your skills, experience and acheivements.