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  • 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:

  • How to get Promoted – 4 Successful Strategies

    16 Jul 2019

    Some experts say that the day you start a new job, you should start to plan for your next career move. That really is a good piece of advice.  Thinking and planning ahead in today’s business world is the best way of increasing your chances of taking that next step up the career ladder. There are a number of strategies you could incorporate into your career plan – but here are the four we think are the most useful

  • 5 Top Tips for Reducing Interview Nerves

    16 Jul 2019

    Nerves affect even the best of us. Some of the most successful business professionals have experienced some sort of anxiety in their lives, so don’t beat yourself up too much if you feel extremely nervous before or during a job interview, it’s completely normal. Here are our top 5 strategies for dealing with nerves:

  • The Perils of CV Lies

    16 Jul 2019

    Colleagues here have seen some foolish examples of ‘achievements’ which sound great, but have absolutely no substance to them whatsoever, and for the most part, they’ve only been picked up at interview. Some white lies might be manageable when it comes to making your way through an interview, but what about the totally fabricated statements some people try and get away with?

  • What questions should you ask at your Interview?

    11 Jul 2019

    We've all been there - the point near the end of the interview when, across the table, one of the interviewers looks you in the eye and asks 'So, what questions do you have for us?'. 

  • Answering an Interview Question when you don't know the Answer

    11 Jul 2019

    Lots of us have been in that delightful situation where the interviewer asks a question, and for whatever reason, you know you're stuck for a good answer.  Don't panic! We've a few useful tips for handling these sorts of interview questions without blowing your chances: 

  • Should I include personal interests on my CV?

    11 Jul 2019

    We’ve had a number of questions about this very topic recently, i.e. what to include or not. Whether we should include our hobbies or interests just because we might appear to be interesting / active / social / successful.  Here are our thoughts:

  • Starting your First Job Search?

    11 Jul 2019

    Here are a few pointers for those of you about to enter the world of employment, and needing some basic idea of how it all works: