3 steps to put your job search on autopilot

Does looking for jobs feel like a full time job? When you set your mind on finding a new job, it’s tempting to check if there’s anything new every day, a few times a day.  On the first day of your search, you might get overwhelmed by the amount of jobs you want to apply […]

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10 CV writing tips to get an interview

6 seconds… That’s the average time a recruiter will spend looking at your CV.  If you want a chance to get through to the next stage you’ve got to: Not get eliminated in the first 6 seconds Catch their attention with the information they’re looking for Sounds simple enough… Don’t get disqualified The first thing […]

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5 toxic interviewer personalities and how to deal with them

Interviews are a common way for employers to assess a candidate’s match for a role. But they are also the best way for candidates to decide if they’d like to work there.  They don’t always go to plan. Sometimes it’s on you but other times it’s because the interviewer is behaving badly.  Job interviews are […]

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5 mindset shifts for when you’ve lost your job

The past six months have been hard for the world of employment.  Lockdown, compulsory work from home, furlough, redundancy… We’ve heard those words an ‘unprecedented’ amount of times.  And a number of companies have really suffered in this crisis and had to let go of some of their people.  If you’ve been made redundant, you’ll […]

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How to talk about your salary expectations?

Talking about salary expectations is not something people are comfortable with.  And it’s even harder when you’re out of work or underpaid because your current earnings (or lack of) can make you feel a bit worthless.  But that’s not true!  You are not earning enough because: You are not currently providing a service to a […]

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3 reasons not to pick up when a recruiter calls

You’ve applied for a few jobs and suddenly your phone rings… could this be a recruiter for one of the jobs?  Should you pick up?  If you do.. the conversation will go this way. Recruiter: Hi it’s Paul from ImTalkin2FastForU2Understand, I’m calling about the job you’ve applied for. Is it a good time to talk? […]

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6 steps to negotiate a shorter notice period

Congratulations! You’ve been offered a new job.  That’s great.  Chances are, your new employer will be really excited about having you on board and will ask you to start with them as soon as possible.  What should you do when your notice period is longer than the start date they’re proposing.  Don’t panic! It’s common […]

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How to answer: Why did you leave your job?

If you’re job free and looking for your next role, you’ll expect and be dreading this question: Why did you leave your job? Most of the time you’ll be asked for your reason for leaving when you apply for the job, in the application form or during the screening, but you can also hear this […]

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How to follow up after receiving an interview rejection email?

Thank you for your time attending an interview with us. I regret to inform you that… Yes, that’s it! The interview rejection email has landed in your inbox. You didn’t get the job… When you hear that you haven’t secured your dream job, you’ll be disappointed. It’s normal!  Take some time to digest the news. […]

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How to master the STAR interview technique?

According to recruitment experts (or anyone who has ever sat in an interview), past behaviour is the best predictor of future behaviour.  This means that most interviewers will ask behavioural (AKA competency or skills based) questions.  In short, they want to hear an example of something that happened to determine how you’d act in a […]

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