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  • 6 questions you should be asking yourself when writing your CV

    Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 by Belinda ElliottNo comments

    It can be so disheartening when you have sent off what feels like hundreds of applications, using your carefully written CV, but still aren’t getting the responses you were hoping for from employers. If you are amending your CV in the hopes of bagging a new job, or are writing it for the first time, here are 6 questions you should be asking yourself. 1. Does the information on my CV match with ...

  • Why spend time on your CV?

    Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 by Belinda ElliottNo comments

    Do you want to miss out on the job of your dreams because the person reading your CV has only 7 seconds and misses the fact that you are perfect for the role? Despite it being a candidate's market now, that does not mean that companies are not receiving a high volume of applications. Many people from industries that have been badly hit by COVID are looking for work. They do not always have the ...

  • Looking for work, what are the advantages of using recruitment agency?

    Posted on Monday, June 20, 2022 by Belinda ElliottNo comments

    Looking for work, what are the advantages of using recruitment agency? If you are looking for work, how can working with a recruitment agency help you with the next step in your career? Looking for career opportunities and applying can be a full-time job in itself. Recruitment agencies usually work with a large number of companies; therefore they should be able to find the right opportunity for ...

  • Has remote working had any effect on prejudice/discrimination (often gender related) in the workplace?

    Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 by Belinda ElliottNo comments

    At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the consensus was that gender discrimination and harassment would reduce due to mainstream remote work measures. But, was that true? Scattered headlines testify to the successes of women in leadership positions over the past year – which is great – although is this initial impression of reduced workplace gender discrimination simply one of optimism? What ...

  • The Great Resignation! Chasing a mirage?

    Posted on Friday, March 4, 2022 by David SavageNo comments

    After a record 3% of Americans resigned in October of last year the expression “The Great Resignation” sparked huge debate. The pandemic has forced many people to stop and consider what they really want from their careers. The possibility to work remotely and new technology has meant that people are reconfiguring their careers to better suit their wellbeing overall. Employers are now acutely ...

  • Temporary and Contract roles – what are the benefits of working in these types of roles?

    Posted on Friday, March 4, 2022 by Belinda ElliottNo comments

    Many people fear or avoid these types of roles preferring the security of a permanent job and salary. However, many people get stuck in a rut, wanting to do something different but not sure what. Here are our top five reasons why you should give temping or contract work a go: Undertaking temporary and contract roles gives you the opportunity to try something new without committing long term. ...

  • Is there a benefit of working in an office anymore?

    Posted on Friday, March 4, 2022 by Amanda FieldingNo comments

    Over the last two years both employers and employees have had to adapt to a different way of working. During this time we have adapted to working from home, working with new systems/technologies to allow us to keep in touch and in some cases setting up work stations in our homes. As we transition into an endemic phase a lot of employers and employees are re-evaluating how they want to work moving ...

  • Am I good enough for this role?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 by David SavageNo comments

    Am I good enough for this role? Am I qualified enough? How will I cope with a rejection? These are all very normal doubts which candidates will face as they consider a new role. I want to offer some a different perspective on how to look at the process of stepping up to a new position. There’s an expression I really like; ‘You cannot steer a stationary ship. No matter how deep and long you ...

  • Are you ruining your own chances of joining the company of your dreams?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 by Belinda ElliottNo comments

    Do you have a company that you have set your heart on to work for, and applied numerous times but never got a response, or worse still constantly rejected? When companies are advertising for their vacancies, they are looking for candidates who have at least 80% of the skills and experience set out in their job advertisements. If you don't have this we wouldn’t recommend that you apply. Many ...

  • Are you prepared for questions on managing a team?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 by Amanda FieldingNo comments

    If you are looking for a new role with management responsibilities, especially managing a team are you fully prepared for what questions you may be asked with regards to this area of the role. You may have managed a team previously or you may be looking for your first role looking after a team, whatever experience you have it is really important to prepare as much as possible for key questions ...