Talent Acquisition Coordinator

Stoke-on-Trent or Work from Home, Part-Time or Full Time Salary £19,000 to £23,000 per annum pro rata Are you looking to work for a company that truly cares about you, one where you can flourish and be a part of a small but perfectly formed team?  Appointments are an established independent Recruitment Consultancy with a…

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How to survive redundancy

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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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 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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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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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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