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  • Should I Include Personal Interests On My CV?

    01 May 2023

    We’ve had a number of questions about this very topic recently, i.e. what to include or leave out. Whether we should include our hobbies or interests just because we might appear to be interesting / active / social / successful. Here are our thoughts:

  • What Questions Should I Ask at Interview?

    28 Apr 2023

    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?'. The important thing to remember, for any interview, is that you want to appear prepared. On that basis, you should be asking questions that make the interviewers feel you've done some homework.

  • Answering an Interview Question When You Don't Know the Answer

    28 Apr 2023

    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. It is a horrible feeling, you feel like you have been caught on the hop and that the temperature in the room has perhaps started to rise a little. Don't panic! We've a few useful tips for handling these sorts of interview questions without blowing your chances: 

  • The Perils of CV Lies

    27 Apr 2023

    I’m sure we’ve all, at some point, taken steps to embellish our CV so that it makes us sound at least a little bit more attractive to potential new employers. Using words which might put us up a notch above other applicants such as ‘leadership of a team’ instead of ‘informal supervision’, These types of white lies might be manageable when making your way through an interview, but what about the totally fabricated statements some people try to get away with?

  • 5 Top Tips For Reducing Interview Nerves

    27 Apr 2023

    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:

  • How to get Promoted - 4 Successful Strategies

    26 Apr 2023

    If rapid career progression is important to you, developing a career plan is definitely a good way to proceed toward it. There are a number of strategies you could incorporate into your career plan – but here are the four we think are the most useful.

  • How to Write a Student CV

    26 Apr 2023

    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:

  • The 3 Interview Questions You Should Prepare For

    25 Apr 2023

    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.

  • Are Recruiters Really Watching you on Social Media?

    25 Apr 2023

    The short answer to this question is 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.

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

    24 Apr 2023

    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: