Is your marketing future doomed?

Plan Now – Profit Later. Rest Now – Regret Later. We are remaining positive at Appointments and can see that several of our clients have chosen to plan now and profit later. Planning, preparing and promoting are all part of the marketing cycle and as we all know create results, but as many people want…

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How does your salary measure up? Complete our Salary Survey to find out!

Are you earning enough for your job role? We’re asking employees and jobseekers Staffordshire & Cheshire regions to help us compile our 2018 Salary Survey and Recruitment Outlook Report and give us your thoughts on your current salary, opinions on your position, job perks and attitudes towards your role in general. Surveying a wide range…

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Get job search ready for 2018

Your probably up to your neck in wrapping paper and Christmas party invites right now, so starting a new job search is probably right at the bottom of your to do list. But like many employers throughout the UK, you can see yourself changing jobs in 2018 – so it’s essential that you start to…

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Christmas holidays and the workplace

The Christmas holidays are fast approaching, with many of us looking forward to a few well-deserved days of from the workplace to enjoy with our nearest and dearest. However, the Christmas season has a big impact on most businesses and employees in the UK. It will be a time when there is likely to be…

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Lost your job? Social media can help

The moment you get the news that you’ve lost your job, regardless of if its due to redundancy or any other reason, it can send you into complete freefall. After the initial shock passes and the news sets in, it’s a completely natural reaction to panic about who’s going to be paying the bills now…

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How to write the ultimate covering letter

Although their popularity has waned in recent years, some employers still insist that candidates provide a covering letter or email when submitting a job application. By ignoring their request and just applying without one, you run the risk of being perceived as someone who can’t follow simple instructions, are unable to create a basic letter…

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Job Search Etiquette

Like many social situations, there’s a list of unwritten rules of how to behave. Job search etiquette follows similar guidelines, and it pays to be aware of what’s expected to give your application the best possible chance of being viewed in a favourable light. Here’s our four top tips on job search etiquette when looking…

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How to spot a recruitment scam

During an online search or sneaky peek at what’s around job-wise during your lunch break, you can occasionally come across a vacancy that sounds too good to pass up. But beware – not all vacancies are what they seem and you could be playing straight into the hands of the increasing amounts of unscrupulous individuals operating…

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Are you a ‘job jumper’?

It might seem like a strange term, but a ‘job jumper’ refers to someone who during their working life has had a multitude of different positions with various employers. And what’s wrong with that, I hear you ask? From an employer perspective it can bring about an assumption that you get bored easily, have no…

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Returning to work after a career break

Returning to work after a career break can seem like an overwhelming and daunting experience to a lot of people. Your confidence might not be what it once was, some aspects of your previous role might have changed or your skills could use an update – but that doesn’t mean that your experience and knowledge…

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