How confident are you when asking for a pay rise?

How to negotiate a pay rise successfully

With the cost of living crises hitting household budgets as energy and food prices increase, asking for a pay rise is fast becoming a leading concern for employees who feel that their efforts are worthy of an increased salary. Asking for a pay rise can be a nerve wracking experience, but if you can back…

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Why ‘blaze of glory’ resignations aren’t a wise career move

Don't burn your bridges when you offer your resignation

We’ve all done it at some time or another, sat there day dreaming about how we’d love to tell the boss exactly where to stick their job – but in the real world these ‘blaze of glory’ resignations are seldom a good career move. Occasionally, workplace relations can get so bad that the feeling of…

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Top tips for interview success

It’s ok to feel nervous about your interview, but with some simple prep work you’ll be able to step into that room with total confidence and show the employer that you’re the one for the job. Here are some of the most widely used interview questions to give you a fantastic head start and give…

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Job hunting under the radar

Finding a new job under the radar

So, you’ve finally decided that the time has come for you to move on from your current employer to find pastures new – but you’re worried that your job hunting will somehow be detected by your current employer. Now I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how awkward it would be if your employer…

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Is there such a thing as being overqualified for the job?

Does it matter if you're overqualified?

Something I’m frequently asked by some of our more experienced candidates is ‘am I overqualified for the job?’. Often, they’ve seen a vacancy advertised that ticks all the right boxes, but are put off by the job title, especially if it gives the impression that it’s a more junior position to ones that they’ve previously…

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Thanks, but no thanks: How to overcome job rejection

If you're rejected find out why you didn't get the job

Let’s face it, no one likes receiving a job rejection email, letter or phone call. You’ve worked hard getting your CV polished up and made a real effort to make a great impression at interview, so getting a standard email template saying that they won’t be taking your application any further can come as a…

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3 of the worst job search tips you’ll want to avoid

Job search tips are everywhere nowadays. The internet, friends, even someone you hardly know will try and give you some kind of advice when they find out that you’re looking for a new job. You’ll probably listen and smile politely while they reel off their job search pearls of wisdom, and some may even offer…

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How to pass your probationary period with flying colours

You’ve landed your dream job – well done! But now you’re faced with the prospect of having to prove to your new employer that you’re every bit as good as you said you were at interview during the probationary period. Probationary periods are nothing new, however in the past five years we’ve seen an increase…

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Expect the unexpected: interview tests

Have you ever turned up for an interview only to be completely put on the back foot by being told that interview tests are part of the process? Thought so. This is becoming a far more common occurrence with many candidates getting told about these interview tests only after they’ve turned up for their interview.…

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Are you earning the right salary for your age?

There’s no denying that there’s a direct link between age, experience and earnings. As we get older, we learn new skills, become more experienced in our field and command a bigger pay packet – but can you be certain that you’re earning the right salary for your age? Of course, the average UK salary does…

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