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The importance of not lying on your CV

Many people don't know that a simple lie on your CV can have massive repercussions on your career.
April 13th, 2017|Helpful Tips, Industry News|

GCSE’ Results

What do your GCSE results mean for you?

Accountants close pay gap on lawyers

Accountants are closing the pay gap on lawyers as the growing use of paralegals and oversupply depress salaries in the legal sector, latest research suggests.

Body language: interview dos & don’ts

First impressions are not only vital to the success of your interview, they’re also nearly impossible to change
May 26th, 2016|Helpful Tips|

10 most frequently asked interview questions

Interview questions and styles may change from business to business, however, there are questions that are commonly known to be asked at interview. We have complied a list of questions, that an interview may ask.
May 10th, 2016|Helpful Tips|

Interview questions for employers: What you should be asking!!

Ever wondered or panicking about what to ask at the end of your interview, We have complied a list of questions that may help...

Advice for young people – Richard Branson

‘This may not be legally orientated, however, I thought that the meaning behind this applied to any student regardless of their dreams.’  

“Find one person younger than you were when you started, and offer them non-monetary support to help them find success.” I love this #ChallengeRichard that came in via Twitter. It epitomises the spirit of business and my belief that you’re never too young to be an entrepreneur.

I recently received the wonderful letter below from nine-year-old Annie Spicer-Jones of Kent. Accompanying her letter, Annie sent me some designs of an aircraft that she invented. I thought I’d address the #ChallengeRichard by replying to Annie with some tips to help her succeed in achieving her dreams.

Dear Annie

Thank you for your letter, your creativity is inspiring. I enjoy talking to young people about their dreams. Too often children are told that they cannot do this, and they shouldn’t do that – but that just restricts their imagination. Don’t ever let anyone prevent you from dreaming. Imagination is one of our greatest gifts. Without it we would never make the changes that make the world a better place.

I love your designs for your airplane, but more importantly, I love that you [...]

UK unemployment drops to seven-year low

Britain's job-rich recovery continues as unemployment rate drops to seven-year low in August

The 10 most difficult job interview questions (and how to answer them correctly)

Business brains, recruiters and top career experts from around the country have put together the most bizarre questions that have been asked in real interviews - and how to handle them if one is thrown your way.
August 21st, 2015|Helpful Tips|

Five questions you should never ask at an interview

There’s nothing worse than having no questions to ask at the end of an interview…
June 9th, 2015|Helpful Tips|

Need help with your CV? Here’s a little head start …

Need a little help with your Cv? ... We can help with that, Just follow our simple steps for a successful Cv.
May 5th, 2015|Helpful Tips|

How to: make yourself available for temporary work

Need work now?

If you’re looking for something that starts straight away, temporary work could be the ideal solution. And with over 20,000 recruiters looking for temporary staff on right now, there’s really never been a better time to get going.

Never tried temping and want to learn more? Here’s what you need to know:

What is temporary work?
Temporary work can include anything from one day’s work, through to a year’s contract – covering a leave period, for example.

However, although temporary assignments can differ in duration, they often have one thing in common – employers are usually looking for you to start right away.
How can I let recruiters know I’m available for temporary work?
Call them, send them/us a updated version of your CV. Make sure that your CV highlights the correct skills and assets for that particular role.
Saying you’re available doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be available for every hour offered.

We will let you dictate to us exactly when you’re available, from mornings, afternoons, evenings and nights through to weekends or shift work only.

What’s more, you can easily change your availability at any time. So if you’ve found something that works for you, you simply [...]

How to: Negotiate a payrise

If you feel you deserve a pay rise and the time's come to do something about it.

Second interview questions and answers

So you aced the first interview… and they asked you back.

Great. You’ve made it to the second interview stage. Unfortunately, you’re not 100% how this will differ from your first interview, so your approach is simply to repeat the same things you said before, only slightly clearer and/or louder. Not so great.

While some interview preparations remain the same, there can be key differences when it comes to the types of questions asked by employers, and the answers expected of you.

We’ve put together a quick summary of how a second interview can differ from the first.
What is the difference between the first and the second interview?  
Whereas a first interview is generally used to test your personality and basic abilities, the competition intensifies when it comes to the second stage.

What an employer really wants to know now is what separates you from the other candidates, what your technical abilities are, and the logistics involved when it comes to a firm offer. This way they can more easily make a direct comparison between remaining candidates.

In addition, second interviews are often an opportunity for other key members of staff at a prospective employer to meet and question a shortlist of [...]

Why No interviews?

If you’ve been applying to hundreds of job positions and still haven’t yet secured a position, you might be doing something wrong. Don’t feel glum, the good news is you can fix this! First of all, let’s explore the possible reasons why you haven’t been getting the job!

You’re attributing everything to luck

You just faced another rejection. “Is me,” you might think.  Well, if you keep getting rejected, you could potentially be at fault. First, stop blaming it on luck, and work on amping up your interview skills and CV. The job market may be bad, but there are still people around you getting jobs. Talk to and learn from them. Figure out how to place yourself in the best position possible so that when an opportunity comes along, you’ll be a prime candidate. And perhaps the hiring manager can give you honest feedback on why you didn’t get the job. It’s rare, but it happens!

You’re careless

Typos and poor grammar in your CV , not doing research on the company before your interview — these are some careless mistakes that can easily nix you as a candidate. I’ve prepped with friends who say they are well prepared but still make [...]

February 12th, 2015|Helpful Tips, Industry News|