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  • 5 Pandemic interview questions (and how to answer them)

    Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by Sarah CoombesNo comments

    COVID-19 has forever changed the traditional workforce, workplace and upended many people’s careers. Whilst we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel and tentatively begin to navigate the new normal, we are not out of the woods yet and the pandemic is still something at the forefront of everyone’s minds. It is therefore not surprising that questions around COVID-19 are seeping into job ...

  • Starting a new job remotely during lockdown? Read our top tips for successfully starting a new job whilst working from home

    Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 by Sarah CoombesNo comments

    Starting a new job before the pandemic was nerve-racking enough but having to start a new job whilst working from home adds a whole new dimension to first day jitters. What if you can’t meet your manager and colleagues in person for a while? How will you get to know your colleagues, get up to speed on how to do your job, or even know who to contact when you have questions? All good companies will ...

  • How to make your CV stand out

    Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 by Sarah CoombesNo comments

    Many people ask ‘ why do I need to make my CV stand out, surely it should be about my skillset and not how my CV looks?’ Put yourself in the shoes of the person reading your CV. They can receive several hundred applications a day and mostly from people who don’t have the necessary experience required for the role, so it will be hard to fully read your CV. With research showing that the average ...

  • Redundancy – what next

    Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by Sarah CoombesNo comments

    Being made redundant is always a bitter pill to swallow, even if you weren’t entirely happy in your role. It is a perfectly normal reaction to shed some tears, be angry and upset. After all, losing an income will have an impact on your standard of living. Allow yourself time to get over these feelings but do not blame yourself, it was outside your control. Once you have come to terms with being ...

  • How to go about changing your career

    Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 by Sarah CoombesNo comments

    WHY? Have you been thinking about changing your career? If so, ask yourself why? Many of us are tempted from time to time to change career, but only a small number of people who change their career paths actually end up happier. If your reasons are as follows, a career change is likely to be a step in the right direction for you: You have a passion that you believe you can turn into a career You ...

  • How to stay motivated when searching for work

    Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by Sarah CoombesNo comments

    Searching for work can be soul destroying, out of desperation too many people just apply for everything which is not a good idea. Companies will grow tired of seeing your CV and stop considering you for roles, as you will come across as desperate rather than being enthusiastic about the position they are advertising for. There is no point in spending hours and hours searching for work. We would ...

  • New year, new start

    Posted on Thursday, January 7, 2021 by Sarah CoombesNo comments

    Most of us are pleased to see the back of 2020 and had hoped that by the start of 2021 we would have seen the back of the COVID virus or at least a return to some form of normality. However, with continued restrictions to our daily lives, it is so easy to feel down and unmotivated. Many will make new years resolutions which will bite the dust by the middle of January as we are far too hard on ...

  • COVID-19: Advice and guidance on working from home during the pandemic

    Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 by Sarah CoombesNo comments

    COVID-19 is completely redefining the workplace. Working from home has now become the normal for most employees and companies and it comes with its own set of unique challenges for both. With working from home set to stay until next Spring, we’ve put together a collection of articles that offer advice and ideas on how to stay engaged and motivated whilst working from home as well as practical ...