Data protection rights for jobseekers

From 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation will impose greater data protection obligations on organisations whilst giving more rights to individuals in relation to how their personal data is processed. What is personal data? Personal data is data that can identify you as a living individual. There is general personal data such as…

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Do you know what counts as discrimination?

Sadly, discrimination can still exist when it comes to finding a new job. Although many businesses have taken positive steps towards removing all types of discrimination from their recruitment process, there are still a few businesses who don’t know what counts as discrimination or fully understand that they are unintentionally discriminating against candidates, whether consciously…

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Use our pre-interview checklist to calm night-before nerves

It’s the night before your interview and you’re bound to be feeling a little nervous. After all, the interview marks the final stage of the recruitment process and cumulation of all the hard work you’ve done so far getting your CV fine-tuned to wow the employer. Instead of trawling through Netflix as a distraction from…

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Don’t just interview well – promote 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 people feel very uncomfortable talking about themselves. It’s understandable that for those who consider themselves polite, trying to persuade a stranger that they are the best person for the job can feel…

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How to answer the ‘tell me about yourself’ interview question

It’s probably one of the first things you’ll be asked, but the ‘tell me about yourself’ interview question isn’t just the employer exchanging pleasantries and trying to get to know you. This particular interview question can tell the interviewer an awful lot about the person sitting across the desk from them, and like all interview…

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Top 5 biggest CV mistakes

You might have all the right skills and experiences to land the job, but if you fall into the trap of making avoidable CV mistakes then you might find that your application won’t go as far as it should have. Employers expect all applicants to make an effort with their CV’s, so check out our…

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Questions you shouldn’t ask at interview

You’ll find plenty of advice out there on what you should be asking an employer, but what about the questions you shouldn’t ask at interview? Most interviewers will offer you the opportunity to ask questions on various elements of the company or the role itself, but just because this usually happens at the end of…

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How to answer salary expectation questions at interview

There’s simply no avoiding it – during most interviews you’re more than likely to be asked salary expectation questions. Given that this is one of the most sensitive subjects of any interview, you need to be careful that you don’t price yourself to highly and out of the job, nor sell yourself short when it…

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Using the STAR interview technique to get the job

Interviews can be tricky to prepare for, especially when you consider the fact that you just don’t know what the employer is going to be asking you. Given that none of us has a crystal ball and that every interview is different, I’m going to introduce you to the STAR interview technique which regardless of…

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4 top tips to get your CV shortlisted

If you’re still pulling your hair out wondering why you never get called in for an interview, then you need to take a look at our 4 top tips to get your CV shortlisted. Employers can end up with piles of CV’s that they need to sift through for any one vacancy, so to ensure yours…

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