CV fibs (and how to avoid them)

We’re all guilty about telling the odd white lie, but CV fibs are an area where even the smallest of lies can end up in total disaster. Sure, you might think that it’s a way of getting your foot in the door, but take it from someone that’s been working in the recruitment industry for…

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Job search getting stale? Here’s what to do about it

Is your job search getting you nowhere? Are you constantly checking dozens of websites for new opportunities to be added every hour in the hope that your dream job will suddenly appear? All this can get pretty tiresome very quickly and you’ll begin to feel like you’re a slave to jobs boards and email alerts.…

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Getting your first step on the career ladder

If you’ve recently left college or university, then getting your first step on the career ladder can seem like a daunting prospect. For many leaving some form of full-time education, their lack of experience in paid employment, bare-minimum CV’s and poor interviewing skills is leading them being overlooked for many roles where they could perform…

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Do you have the perfect job?

A recent survey of UK employees has unveiled the qualities that jobseekers value most and have complied a shortlist of what makes the perfect job in the eyes of the British workforce. As candidates, we’re becoming more and more discerning when looking for a new role. After all, with so many great opportunities available, why…

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Sick leave guilt

Feeling under the weather but still stuck at your desk? You’re not alone as figures have suggested that many of us drag ourselves into the office when we are genuinely unwell rather than take sick leave due to pressure from our boss or because we feel guilty about letting the rest of the team down.…

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Post Brexit labour market figures give jobseekers reason to be optimistic

Many jobseekers and workers held their breath after the UK made the decision to leave the EU back in June this year, but the UK labour market outlook still continues to look rosy for candidates seeking new job opportunities. The Office of National Statistics data actually showed a reduction in unemployment in July where unemployment…

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3 most ignored (but useful) job search tips

When you’re looking for a new job opportunity, you’ll often find that literally everyone has some piece of job search advice for you. Welcome or not, most candidates will nod politely and then totally discard these job search tips – after all, you’ve been here before and managed to land a job perfectly well without…

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Don’t just interview well – market yourself!

Here at Appointments, we conduct many interviews on a daily basis and the one thing I’ve noticed over the years is that most candidates feel very uncomfortable about taking the opportunity to market yourself at interview. It’s understandable that for those who consider themselves polite, trying to persuade a stranger that they are the best…

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Revealing company interview questions for candidates

During any interview, you’ll be asked if you have any questions that you’d like to put forward about the role or company. Remember, interviews are an opportunity for both parties to find out more so use this time wisely to get as much information as you can and by asking the right company interview questions,…

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