Flexible working – 3 ways to achieve a better work-life balance

After almost 2 years of juggling endless Zoom meetings, homeschooling and banana bread making, you’d expect working flexibly to be a given.  But still, for many employers, flextime and remote work aren’t the norm.  So, what is flexible working? The options are endless… Work less hours (AKA part-time) Job sharing with someone Start and finish […]

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3 tips you haven’t heard to prepare for a video interview

With the majority of office workers working remotely, having to take a day off to attend an interview in your (hopefully) future work location has become a thing of the past.  And with this, we’re seeing an increase of pre-recorded interviews becoming part of the screening process.  Companies will usually use software like HireVue or […]

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The EASY way to give your CV a makeover

With the pandemic, did you know what recruitment teams had shrunk?  And at the same time, unemployment in the UK is now at 5% and more people than ever are applying for jobs.  There are less people doing the hiring and record high applying. Sounds like a recipe for disaster!  What this means is that […]

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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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