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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How to write a powerful personal statement?

Did you know that recruiters spent on average 6 seconds looking at a CV? That’s it. Sorry, I know you spent hours working on it but no one will read the whole thing.  Instead, they’ll probably just look at your personal statement and your current or most recent job.  You need to use those 6 […]

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5 reasons to stay positive after a s*** interview

Thank you for taking the time to attend an interview with us.  I am sorry to inform you that, on this occasion, you have not been successful… Here we go… You didn’t get the job. Was it your first job interview ever and you panicked? Have you been out of work for a while and […]

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Follow up after an interview

You’ve just had an interview and it went well. Now you’ll be anxiously waiting to hear the news.  But instead of just waiting, there’s something much more proactive you can do to show your interest and initiative.  Follow up!  Before I tell you all about when and how to reach out, I want to give […]

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How to get your job back during a restructure?

Just under 50% of UK companies think that they will have to make redundancies in the next few months because of the Coronavirus crisis.  If your company has already made use of the furlough scheme, it will come as no surprise to hear one of the big R words: Redundancy, Reorganisation or Restructure.  They all […]

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Is Covid19 your opportunity to pivot your career?

Are you about to lose your job because of Covid19? Right now, the Coronavirus health crisis is putting a lot of jobs at risk. Some governments are offering furlough schemes to support businesses and avoid redundancies but there’s no doubt that, when it all ends, some companies will have to lay off part of their […]

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