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  • 6 Reasons to Head Out for Lunch

    11 Jul 2019

    For us, lunch breaks are vital, and every employee should take advantage of the time they can take away from their desk / the office. Here are some reasons why:

  • Your CV: a Record of Achievement, not a List of Duties

    11 Jul 2019

    We still see many people thinking their CV should be a long list of their past jobs, and the duties those jobs involved. As far as content goes, an element of your previous job detail is important, but more important is what you achieved in those jobs.

  • Removing your Age from your CV

    11 Jul 2019

    Since age became a protected characteristic, employers know that they can’t take it into account when recruiting unless there are ‘objectively justifiable’ reasons (which are actually quite hard to find!). Saying that, some of us think age is a factor employers still consider (even if it’s subconsciously) when deciding who to interview. If you think the same, here are four tips to hiding your age on your CV:

  • Updating your CV when you want a Career Change

    10 Jul 2019

    If you’ve decided you want your career to take a different route, and are now applying for jobs which are nothing like those you’ve been doing in the past, have a read of our advice for changing your CV to increase your chances of success.

  • Been Sacked? How will you get a new job?

    10 Jul 2019

    A small minority of us will have, at some point, been dismissed from a job and will have to admit, it was our fault. But, we have to / want to / need to work, so what do you do about getting another job when your last employer gave you the boot? Here are a few things to think about:

  • You've seen your ideal job, but you're missing a skill. What to do?

    10 Jul 2019

    So you've just seen your dream job advertised online.  Reading through the job spec, you realise there is one essential skill you can't demonstrate. Should you apply and hope for the best? 

  • Experience required? How to get a foot in the door

    10 Jul 2019

    The majority of employers advertise their jobs with that age-old phrase ‘experience required’. Not surprisingly, they want people who can hit the ground running and perform well from day one in the job

  • What to wear for your next Interview

    10 Jul 2019

    Your interview is your one and only chance to make a fantastic first impression, so you need to make sure you hit the mark with your apparel.

  • CV Frequently Asked Questions

    10 Jul 2019

    Want a quick summary of what should go in a CV? Read on for some handy hints and advice, to help you give your career a boost.

  • Do Recruiters lie to their Candidates?

    10 Jul 2019

    We are regularly asked by candidates about statements recruiters make, i.e. employers and recruitment agencies, and whether there is any truth to them.