Employee Christmas party pitfalls

For those of us lucky enough to have a Christmas party to attend this year, it offers one of the best opportunities for us to celebrate the past 12 months with colleagues and really let our hair down. However, occasionally some of us can take things a little too far and our actions at the…

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Thanks, but no thanks: How to overcome job rejection

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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How to survive redundancy

Facing the prospect of redundancy can be one of the most difficult things you can encounter during your working career. Knowing where to turn for help and advice, worrying about the financial side of things and the knock to your confidence can all take their toll. But you’re not alone, many employees come through redundancy…

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How confident are you when asking for a pay rise?

With statistics showing that women are still financially worse off than their male counterparts due to salary figures being bought to light by gender pay gap reporting, 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…

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Is January really the best time to start your job search?

With many of us looking forward to the Christmas break, the prospect of starting a new job search couldn’t be further from our minds. For those thinking that they might test the job market waters in the new year, statistics show that year after year many employees flock to jobs boards and start polishing up…

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Job hunting 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 your 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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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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What’s the perfect length for a CV?

There’s a lot of discussion going on at the moment about the perfect length for a CV. Some employers have requested that candidates submit a CV of only one page, where others expect to see an overview of your skills and experience in no more than two pages. One things for sure, no employer is…

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25% of businesses still hiring post-Brexit

Despite the decision to leave the EU and the amount of slightly worrying headlines plastered all over the media, almost a quarter of UK businesses are still hiring post-Brexit. 23 percent of employers are planning to increase their workforce and take on more permanent employees in the next three months whereas only a very small…

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