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  • Do Recruiters Lie to their Candidates?

    02 Jun 2023

    We are regularly asked by candidates about statements recruiters make, i.e. employers and recruitment agencies, and whether there is any truth to them. Firstly we should point out that recruiters generally want to do their best for the hiring managers, whilst also remaining professional and polite towards candidates, so 99% of the time there is a genuine and supportive reason why white lies are told.

  • Practicing for your Job Interview

    01 Jun 2023

    Practice makes perfect! You should know that the more practice you can build in before an interview, the better chance you are giving yourself of a positive result. Here’s how you can do this in a D-I-Y way:

  • Top 5 Tips and Tricks for Writing a CV

    01 Jun 2023

    A CV is an essential part of any job search and a great way to put all your skills, qualifications and experience in one place. It can also be a daunting place to start, as most people aren’t very good at talking up their own skills and abilities. This is a very human failing and most of us suffer from it, so don’t think you are the only person who has been struggling on this front.

  • 5 Great Interview Tips

    30 May 2023

    Getting a job interview is an exciting time, but it can also result in nerves and pressure. Once you get a job interview, the next best thing to do is prepare, we’ve put together tips for making your next job interview great.

  • 6 Common Interview Mistakes

    30 May 2023

    There are some things you always have to remember when you're heading into an interview, and some things you can't afford to get wrong.  Here are some of the most common issues we hear about, and sometimes too regularly:

  • 7 Great Interview Tips

    23 May 2023

    We want you to stand a great chance of getting the job you want, so we thought a few basic tips on handling your next interview would be useful. These will be especially useful for those of you who may be out of practice in the interview world, or those who may have had limited interview exposure.

  • Competency Based Interviews

    23 May 2023

    During a Competency based interview, you will be asked to answer a number of different questions in a way which enables you to demonstrate which skills you possess. You would normally be asked to provide examples of when a given skill was put to good use in the past. (Questions used can also be known as Behavioural or Situational.)

  • What is a Graduate Scheme?

    22 May 2023

    Graduate Schemes are a great way to kick-start your career. Schemes can vary a lot from organisation to organisation but all will have a period of training and development which will often (but not always) lead to a full time role.

  • Video Interview Tips

    22 May 2023

    Video interviews are a growing trend in the recruitment world. Just as the name suggests, a video interview is a face to face interview, but generally where the candidate is at their own home or office. Video interviews can make recruitment much easier for employers, meaning they can schedule interviews much quicker and interview a larger number of people without worries about travel and other commitments.

  • Interview Tips for Introverts

    19 May 2023

    Whilst few people enjoy interviews, they can be particularly difficult for people who might consider themselves introverts. Unfortunately, interviews are usually unavoidable when it comes to looking for a new job so it’s important that you do all the preparation you can. With any luck, the following tips might just give you the edge you need to be successful in your next interview.