Ready to take your next step on the career ladder but not quite sure where to start? It's likely that you need a little structure to really get going with your job hunt so we’ve put together a few quick pointers to help kick start your job search.
Lent - it’s the season to kick your bad habits into touch. When employers have a choice of many candidates it could be a number of things that knock you off the shortlist. As a job seeker, identifying poor habits and kicking them into touch as soon as possible might be exactly what you need to find your dream role.
Research conducted by Monster.co.uk and YouGov has revealed that 56% of UK HR professionals admit that a candidate’s online reputation has an influence on their hiring decision and 65% admit to Googling a candidate during the hiring process.
Resigning from your job or accepting a new job offer are not decisions to be taken lightly.
It’s likely you have taken lots of things into consideration before handing in your letter of resignation, so how could you possibly be bought back so easily by a counter offer?
You may think that telling a few little white lies to land you an interview can’t do any harm; turning a day manning the phones in your dad’s office into ‘extensive administration and customer service experience’ or filling in an employment gap by extending the dates on your previous roles. The truth is that you’re telling a big fat lie, here’s a few reasons why you might think twice about lying on your CV in the future;
There is often a perception that companies slow down on hiring during the summer months but this assumption is simply not true. Take a look and see for yourself, there are just as many vacancies as any other time of year.
The first week of a new job can be daunting, getting to grips with your new role and what is expected of you is sometimes a scary prospect.
Firstly, relax…remember that your new employer has already decided you’re the right person for the job. All you need to do now is make a good impression and get to know your new team.
As I turn my attention to the world of interim recruitment, I wanted to share some advice regarding CVs that I have learned over the last 8 years of working in recruitment.
In a report by education provider, Kaplan, it has been suggested that employers value confidence and effective communication over technical knowledge when recruiting graduates.
Specialist recruitment company, Cast UK, recognises the positive effect client relationships has on placement success, as the company has been analysing their extensive database and found that the rate of successfully placing candidates increases to a staggering 80% if they involve a face-to-face client briefing meeting.