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For Candidates

Check out our latest job seeker career tips and guides.

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  • Presentations During Your Interview

    12 May 2023

    Here are some top tips to help you produce the perfect presentation to help you show your potential future employer exactly what you can do.

  • Is Rejection Good For You?

    11 May 2023

    Applying for jobs gives you an excellent opportunity to reflect on your career so far, think about how to succinctly describe it in a meaningful way on your CV, and how best to position yourself in relation to the jobs you want to go for. Many people take a very relaxed approach to applying for jobs, and constant rejection should provide the wake-up call that is needed to take some positive action the next time.

  • What are My Chances of Getting an Interview?

    11 May 2023

    We’ve been doing some work recently to look at statistics. Now stats aren’t our favourite topic, but we’ve found some useful data that can help you understand your chances when applying for jobs online.

  • What to Take to a Job Interview

    10 May 2023

    We’ve been asked by a number of candidates whether they should take anything with them to their job interviews, so we thought a quick list of what you should and shouldn’t take might be helpful

  • How Long Should a CV Be?

    10 May 2023

    CVs are our opportunity to give an excellent first impression to the people shortlisting for a job. The overall appearance of your CV is vitally important, as the content and layout of the front page at least can put your recruiter off you in the first few seconds. Aside from content, an essential dimension of your CV is its size.

  • 4 Ways to Improve Your Odds of Getting the Job

    09 May 2023

    If you're struggling to get the job you really want, whether it's a promotion, a career change or a simple side-step, we have a few sure-fire tips to help increase your chances:

  • Watching Out For Job Scams

    09 May 2023

    Ministers have reported that UK Jobseekers are being conned out of a small fortune by scammers who are taking money for fake security checks and training. Our Job Board at  is a member of the Saferjobs website, which provides advice and support for job seekers faced with situations like this. 

  • Competency and Skill / Knowledge-Based Interviews

    08 May 2023

    We've been asked to provide more helpful advice for candidates going to recruitment interviews, specifically around the types of questions they could be asked. So, we've set out below some helpful insights into the different types of questions interviewers could ask, with examples of well-structured answers:

  • The Hours that Change Your Life

    08 May 2023

    Have you ever stopped to think how much of our lives depend on how we perform in a relatively short time? Academic exams, driving tests, and job interviews are all potentially significant events that last an hour, maybe two. Once you’ve considered that, then consider how much of an impact what you achieve in that small amount of time can have on your future:

  • Don't Send Your CV to a Stranger!

    05 May 2023

    There are many job hunters out there keen to get a foot on the ladder with an employer they really want to work for. The aim of candidates in recruitment is to be noticed and remembered for the right reasons.  This is why we believe you need to take a different approach when sending your CV to an employer without responding to a vacancy advert. Instead of sending your CV to a total stranger or to the 'HR Team'.