Understanding your contract of employment

Everyone has a contract of employment, many of us will have a printed version whilst some may never have actually been given a paper version. Regardless of if you have a verbal or written contract of employment, they are still a binding agreement between yourself and your employer. Your contract of employment can be tricky…

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How to write the ultimate covering letter

Although their popularity has waned in recent years, some employers still insist that candidates provide a covering letter or email when submitting a job application. By ignoring their request and just applying without one, you run the risk of being perceived as someone who can’t follow simple instructions, are unable to create a basic letter…

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Do you know what counts as discrimination?

Sadly, discrimination can still exist when it comes to finding a new job. Although many businesses have taken positive steps towards removing all types of discrimination from their recruitment process, there are still a few businesses who don’t know what counts as discrimination or fully understand that they are unintentionally discriminating against candidates, whether consciously…

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Job Search Etiquette

Like many social situations, there’s a list of unwritten rules of how to behave. Job search etiquette follows similar guidelines, and it pays to be aware of what’s expected to give your application the best possible chance of being viewed in a favourable light. Here’s our four top tips on job search etiquette when looking…

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Does your CV pass the 6 second test?

With many employers being inundated with CV’s, it’s not surprising that they have very little time to spend on each CV. But it might come as a bit of a shock if I told you that the time spent looking at applications can be as little as just six seconds! How on earth do you…

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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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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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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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How to answer the ‘tell me about yourself’ interview question

It’s probably one of the first things you’ll be asked, but the ‘tell me about yourself’ interview question isn’t just the employer exchanging pleasantries and trying to get to know you. This particular interview question can tell the interviewer an awful lot about the person sitting across the desk from them, and like all interview…

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Top 5 biggest CV mistakes

You might have all the right skills and experiences to land the job, but if you fall into the trap of making avoidable CV mistakes then you might find that your application won’t go as far as it should have. Employers expect all applicants to make an effort with their CV’s, so check out our…

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