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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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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Are your skills in demand by local employers?

Recruitment trends are subject to continual change and depend on a number of various factors, so how do you know if your skills are in demand by local employers? Surveys are often carried out nationally that give an overall picture of which skills employers are desperate to attract to their businesses, but as this takes into…

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Are you earning enough? Find out in our latest local salary survey

Ever wondered if your earning enough for your job role? Well thanks to employees across the Staffordshire & Cheshire regions we can now reveal our latest local salary survey results. Surveying a wide range of roles, our latest survey has gathered responses from local employees across a wide range of office support, administration, managerial and…

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How to be sure it’s the right job for you

Like many candidates I speak to on a daily basis, you’re probably casting your net far and wide to find the right job for you. You might have several interviews lined up already, and that’s why it’s important that you get the most out of your up and coming meetings to be 100% certain that…

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Understanding the national living wage

Last week saw the first increase of the national living wage since its introduction back in 2016. Speaking to candidates, it seems that there’s quite a bit of confusion between the national minimum wage and the national living wage and many workers are unsure which minimum pay they are entitled to per hour. I thought…

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How to nail that final interview

When you reach that final interview stage, you might feel that you’ve covered everything that the employer needs to make a decision on whether you’re the perfect candidate for the job – but you’ve not crossed the finish line just yet. But once you’ve fought off the competition to reach the final interview stage, it’s worth remembering…

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Top 3 salary negotiation tips

With many workers across Staffordshire and Cheshire thinking of asking for a pay rise in 2017, you’ll want to make sure that you give yourself the best opportunity to land an increase with some of our top salary negotiation tips. Asking your boss to bump up your pay can be pretty nerve wracking, but if…

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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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