2020 was a different and much more difficult year than most of us have ever experienced before. This is especially true for candidates trying to navigate the job market. In 2020 we wrote several blogs aimed at giving tips & advice to candidates, so if you missed any of these, don’t worry! We have collated the ‘Top 5 Candidate Blogs of 2020’ for you right here, all in one place. So without further ado and in no particular order here are our Top 5 Candidate blogs;

Is the traditional CV a thing of the past? Is your LinkedIn profile the future? 

With social media at everyone’s fingertips, having a LinkedIn profile is essential for candidates and job hunters.

So, what are the pros and cons of a traditional CV and a LinkedIn profile?

Candidates! How to make the most out of your social media

According to a Career Builder Survey, 70% of employers look at candidate social media platforms to screen candidates during the recruitment process.

With this in mind, here’s our top tips on how to tidy up your social media profiles.

Company Culture: How to identify a good fit for you

“Culture Fit” has become a much talked-about phrase in recent years. ‘What’s your company culture like?’ can be a hard question for potential employers to answer so what do you need to ask to find out more?

This candidate blog offers a number of alternative questions you can ask at interview to help you gauge what type of company culture you could be joining.

Do you know about these 5 innovative interview types?

Traditionally, Job interviews are very standard affairs, typically being conducted in person and over the phone. However, there’s been a huge change in interviewing methods being used recently.

If you’re not familiar with the different types of interviews out there this is a great article to find out more.

Bonus Blog: How to make AI software recognise your talent

The 5th entry is a bonus article from our candidate blogs from our sister company Outplacement Services. The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in recruitment is on the rise. With more processes becoming automated, many businesses now use AI software to swiftly identify suitable candidates based on their skills and experience.

For those seeking employment, the first and most important step to success is understanding how hiring algorithms work. Here are some steps you can take to help AI software pick you out amongst a sea of talent.

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