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Check out our latest job seeker career tips and guides.

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  • Struggling with work this summer more than usual?

    08 Aug 2019

    We’re currently going through a bit of a shift; many of us can feel it. We can see the turmoil the world is facing with ongoing tensions, and the change in weather can affect us as a collective without us actually realising. When it comes to work, we may feel less motivated and slightly down in the dumps, but this change comes with it’s own benefits.

  • Flexible Working

    29 Jul 2019

    As the weather heats up, bosses in the UK have been urged to let staff work flexible hours. As TUC boss Frances O’Grady said: 'Nobody should be made to suffer in the heat for the sake of keeping up appearances.”

  • Mental Health in the Workplace

    19 Jul 2019

    Understanding mental health is difficult, there are many levels of different of emotions, and in work, if you’re not enjoying your job or not using your skills to your full potential, you’re never going to enjoy it fully.

  • Getting your Body Language Right in Interviews

    16 Jul 2019

    Interviews can be stressful situations for many of us. Facing a barrage of difficult questions can cause all sorts of emotions, but can also mean we forget how we appear to our interviewers as we formulate our answers. Here are a few tips to remember when you’re approaching, or sat in the hot-seat.

  • What’s a Competency Based Interview?

    16 Jul 2019

    An important element of any interview is where the recruiter has the opportunity to listen to the candidate explain what they can do, or have done in the past, which makes them ultimately suitable for the job. Techniques for doing this will differ according to the type of organisation and recruiter involved. Tae a look at our guidance and advice here:

  • Some "Don’t"s and "Do"s for your CV

    16 Jul 2019

    There are always lots of different opinions about what you should and shouldn’t include on your new CV. We have a few more thoughts to share:

  • Are Recruiters really watching you on Social Media?

    16 Jul 2019

    The short answer? Yes!  Research proves that recruiters, whether that's recruitment consultants, agencies, or direct employers are more than happy to search you out on Social Media and cast judgement before they make a selection decision. 

  • Finding a Decent Recruitment Agency

    16 Jul 2019

    Many recruitment agencies receive bad press, for many different reasons. There are large numbers of agencies operating in the UK, and with varying degrees of candidate care. As a candidate approaching an agency to register your details, here are some of the things you should be looking out for:

  • The 3 Interview Questions you should prepare for….

    16 Jul 2019

    It’s very rare that you’ll know what you are going to be asked at an interview. But, there are some questions which, if asked, you need to make sure you answer in the best possible way, otherwise your chances of success will be greatly diminished.  Here at Our Bob, we’ve all seen candidates scoring badly simply because they were lost for words, or fudged their answers so badly they didn’t stand a chance of getting the job. Here are the ones you really need to think about beforehand:

  • How to write a Student CV

    16 Jul 2019

    Many students struggle when it comes to writing their first CV. They might never have worked in any paid positions, but still need to reflect on paper their skills and experience so that employers can assess their suitability for a job. If you’ve been studying, and are hoping to enter the jobs market pretty soon, here are a few handy tips on how best to write your first CV: