Biggest interview fears (and how to overcome them)

You’ve experienced it before, that gut wrenching nervousness as the days pass and your interview date slowly creeps closer and closer. Interview fears and mild anxiety are very common for jobseekers and you’re far from alone in experiencing them. A recent survey posted on Facebook asked jobseekers what their biggest interview fears were and the…

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Expect the unexpected: interview tests

Have you ever turned up for an interview only to be completely put on the back foot by being told that interview tests are part of the process? Thought so. This is becoming a far more common occurrence with many candidates getting told about these interview tests only after they’ve turned up for their interview.…

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Is there such a thing as being overqualified for the job?

Something I’m frequently asked by some of our more experienced candidates is ‘am I overqualified for the job?’. Often, they’ve seen a vacancy advertised that ticks all the right boxes, but are put off by the job title, especially if it gives the impression that it’s a more junior position to ones that they’ve previously…

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Why ‘blaze of glory’ resignations aren’t a wise career move

We’ve all done it at some time or another, sat there day dreaming about how we’d love to tell the boss exactly where to stick their job – but in the real world these ‘blaze of glory’ resignations are seldom a good career move. Occasionally, workplace relations can get so bad that the feeling of…

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Temp jobs soar in the run up to Christmas

Once seen as a stop gap between gaining a permanent position, the amount of candidates benefitting from the rising number of temp jobs has increased dramatically over the past three years. Temp jobs offer greater flexibility, a foot in the door to new industries or the chance to try something completely different for jobseekers who…

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Are you earning the right salary for your age?

There’s no denying that there’s a direct link between age, experience and earnings. As we get older, we learn new skills, become more experienced in our field and command a bigger pay packet – but can you be certain that you’re earning the right salary for your age? Of course, the average UK salary does…

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Is your email address damaging your job search?

You’ve tweaked, tailored and rewritten your CV until it virtually sparkles with star quality – yet your job search hasn’t yielded any actual results. But could something as straight forward as your email address damaging your job search? You’ve probably had it for years and never once thought to change it, but is it your…

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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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