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Healthy Job-Seeking Habits – 5 Tips from our Team

Job-seeking can be a bit of a rollercoaster. One day you're super-motivated and the very next, you're wallowing in self-pity. It can be easy to fall prey to the ups and downs of the job-seeker life, but there are ways to keep yourself on that even keel. Namely,...

Don’t burn your bridges: The importance of keeping in touch

As recruitment consultants, it's our job to overcome the challenges that come with finding and placing the right candidate in the perfect role for both themselves and the client. There's an awful lot we are able to help with, or at the very least, provide guidance...

Winning over your interviewer

In any interview situation, your goal is of course, to wow your interviewer with your impressive CV, work history and achievements to date. However, it often takes more than the 'technicalities' to win over the person, or panel interviewing you.  You have to connect...

Mastering the Telephone Interview

  For some companies, a telephone interview is the first stage of the recruitment process. This type of interview tends to be one that you either love or hate. On the plus side, you don't have to worry about finding the place, turning up late, over-dressing,...

Getting the most from Recruitment Agencies

This week's blog focuses on getting the most out of the relationship you have with your recruiter as a job-seeker. It's important to first understand how recruitment agencies work. Essentially, we exist to assist our clients in finding the right people for the roles...

Attention to Detail – What Does your CV Really Say About You?

Your CV is almost invariably the first point of contact when job hunting. Getting it right is more than making sure you've accurately and chronologically listed your education and employment history, and have the right references. Getting your CV right is about...

Presenting your Personal Brand on Social Media

                  With the dawn of social media, building a personal brand become something of a pastime. More recently, however, since social media has taken centre-stage in recruitment, building your personal brand has...

Didn’t get the job? Handle it like a pro.

                          So, that's it. The interview is over. It could not have gone any better. You had great answers for all the questions. You had a fantastic rapport with your interviewers and you...

Leaving your job: How serious are you?

                    We've all done it. Had a bad day/week/month, and decided "that's it, I need a new job". For some, the whim passes quickly and life goes back to normal, but for others, the idea lingers. Not a...

4 Networking tips for people who hate networking

Networking is important, but not all of us are as adept at it as others. Some relish networking events, while others dread them. If your situation is the latter, we've got some tips to help you out.   1 - Equip yourself Make sure you have a great business card....

6 Body Language Mistakes You Need To Stop Making Now

Being aware of your body language is crucial in almost every social or professional situation you will find yourself in. Of course, we know the basics - don't fold your arms, don't avoid eye contact and so on, but what other body language mistakes might you be making...

Following up after an interview

Following up after an interview is a really good move, and in general, it's expected, but there are right and wrong ways to go about it. Contract Accountants has some advice to offer about approaching this part of the job-seeking process in the right manner. Ask about...

Boosting your Brand

Job search in the social media age is more complex than it has ever been. It's not simply a case of your CV being better than any others (though it helps!). It's also about how you present yourself in other areas, such as online. Your 'personal brand' is now more...

I Quit! How to resign the right way

Leaving a job, especially one you've been doing for a while, can be incredibly daunting. It's an odd time, where mixed emotions abound, and you feel anxious, excited, tense and even cautious. For some, leaving one job for another is simply a smart career move, for...

Top of the Pile – Getting Your CV Noticed

These days, competition for jobs is fiercer than ever and to be able to compete you seriously have to up your game. By far, one of the most frustrating things about going for a job is not even getting as far as the interview. Your CV is more than a mere stepping-stone...

It’s all in the details – getting your CV just right

Creating a knock-out CV takes time. There is a number of aspects you have to consider in order to give yours the best shot at being considered over others. You’re up against countless other candidates so making sure you have the best CV in the pile is crucial to any...

First Impressions Last

Creating a great, nay, fantastic first impression when you go to a job interview is crucial. You rarely get a second chance, so making sure you knock ‘em dead off the bat is a must. First impressions are made based on a variety of factors but the one that will hit...

Conquering Career Fear

While you may have everything going for you in your professional life, fear can be the one chink in your armour that means failure rather than success. Of course, fear isn’t always a bad thing. It’s that which keeps us on our toes in many situations that require us to...

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