CV gaps

How to acknowledge career gaps

There has been a very welcomed increase in the number of returnships available by companies and organisations.  These are designed to act as a bridge back into work for experienced professionals who have taken an extended career break. However, many returners are still apprehensive of how to document their career gap in their CV.  Whether you have taken time out to have …

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CV vs LinkedIn

There has been an increasing debate over if you should use your LinkedIn profile to apply for jobs and whether CVs are now becoming outdated and no longer relevant. For the avoidance of doubt, we provide both CVs and LinkedIn profiles, and therefore I have sought to be unbiased in my opinion. Firstly, I think both CVs and LinkedIn profiles …

networking

How to effectively network to increase opportunities for yourself

If you want to be recognised within your industry, then networking is a very successful way in doing so. However, it takes commitment and rarely does something happen overnight. It is a slow but successful process. You need to build your network by demonstrating your creditability and reliability. When people like and trust you that is when they will get …

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How to get ready for a Video Interview

With remote working, flexible working, international hubs and bases, conducting interviews over video is becoming increasing popular. Therefore, it is important to prepare yourself for this possibility and this can be something that many people find dreadfully uncomfortable. We are used to telephone interviews, but video interviews are relatively new. Why are they being used? It helps accelerate recruitment processes …

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How can you measure if your LinkedIn is making an impact?

LinkedIn is a continually growing platform and if you are looking to build your professional network to enhance business results this is regarded as one of the most effective ways to do so. To give you a deeper understanding as to how influential LinkedIn is it now has 590 million members worldwide (LinkedIn 2018) and 260 million users are logging in …

job search

Tips to keep a healthy mind-set when job searching

Job searching is an intense process where you can experience a wide range of feelings. There c  an be feelings of frustration, excitement, disappointment, hope and rejection. However, while you are job searching it is important to remember that it is NOT personal. Many people feel like they are never going to find a job and feel like there is not much out …

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Should you use a Recruitment Agency? We speak to two recruiters on how they can help

Following on from our last blog article regarding How to work effectively with recruitment agencies, we arranged to discuss this with James Peters, the Founder and Director of recruitment agency JustRecruit.  James kindly provided us an insight into recruitment agencies and how you should approach them when looking for your next career move. See our interview with him below. Can …

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How to work effectively with recruitment agencies

Some people can be wary of recruitment agencies or may be unsure of what to expect and how to work well alongside them. Recruitment agencies are a great way to secure employment and is another way of tackling the hidden job market. Some employers only use recruitment agencies due to their lack of time so they are definitely worth striking …