Tips to prepare for a Psychometric test

psychometric testing provides in depth information to make informed hiring decisions

Psychometric tests: how to prepare We have lots of candidates asking us about psychometric tests, whether it’s possible to prepare for them and how they can prepare. Many employers use psychometric tests as part of their recruitment process. They’re used commonly in graduate jobs, work placements and internships but psychometric tests are used across all…

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Struggling to get to work because of the snow?

Will I get paid if snow makes it difficult to get into work?

If I can’t get to work because of the snow, will it reduce my pay? Let’s get the bad news out of the way first – if your workplace is open and you can’t get in, your employer doesn’t necessarily have to pay you, according to workplace relations body the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service…

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Advice for the over 50s looking for work

Support for over 50 looking to return to work

We’re living longer, healthier lives and have the opportunity to think differently about working as we get older. In recent years we’ve seen more older people in employment than ever before, but many people over 50 are at risk of leaving the workforce early, and not necessarily because they want to. Staying in work and…

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6 reasons to change your career

If “everyday feels like groundhog day” then a career change can provide you with the change you crave. If you haven’t heard the phrase before it was coined from an old film in which a TV weatherman played by Bill Murray, kept reliving the same day over and over again. So if this is how…

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How confident are you when asking for a pay rise?

How to negotiate a pay rise successfully

With the cost of living crises hitting household budgets as energy and food prices increase, 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 rise can be a nerve wracking experience, but if you can back…

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How to write a great CV

Does your CV pass the 6 second filter

Getting your CV noticed in 6 seconds  Many employers are inundated with CVs, so it’s not surprising that they have very little time to spend on each CV when they’re shortlisting candidates for new jobs.  It might come as a bit of a shock, but the time spent looking at applications and CVs can be…

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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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12 Tips on finding a new job quickly

Tips to find a new job

Have you decided it’s time to start looking for a new job in the New Year?  As inflation puts a squeeze on household finances, many are looking at moving to a new job with a better salary. The labour market continues to see businesses recruiting and a shortage of candidates has seen companies offering new…

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What to do if you’ve missed your perfect job opportunity

You’ve finally found your perfect job opportunity, it’s got the perks, salary package and career progression you’ve always dreamed about. Problem is you’ve missed the application date or simply don’t have the time to spring clean your CV before the deadline. Before you start beating yourself up on missing out on the job you’ve been…

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