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How to show you’re a great fit for the job on your CV

                    Sometimes the job description in a job advert is too vague to allow you to accurately demonstrate why you’re a great fit for the job. It’s in moments like these that you will probably be tempted to fire off a generic CV and hope for

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Simple CV tweaks that will get you noticed by employers

  If you’re regularly applying for jobs you think you’re perfect for, but aren’t receiving responses, perhaps your CV isn’t standing out amongst the competition. To make sure you’re noticed by top employers, and for the right reasons (unlike this guy), here are some simple CV tweaks that will strengthen your application. Inject relevant keywords

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The Top 4 Interview Questions to Avoid

Finding the right person to join your business can be a tricky task. Making it even harder, the interview is an opportunity for not only the business to see if the candidate is the right fit, but the candidate is sussing out if you’re right for them. We often read about quirky office layouts, excellent

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Don’t be a desperate job-seeker

We often receive calls from candidates along the lines of “I just need a job, I’ll do any kind of work!” Although it’s a sentiment to be applauded, the pitfall is that desperate energy will radiate in waves. It’s only natural to feel needy and even a touch desperate when job-hunting. It’s no fun feeling

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Recruitment lessons from Love Island

The reality television show, which returned for a third series on ITV in June and July, features singles competing to ‘couple up’ for a £50,000 prize. Attracting an audience of two million viewers per show, the popular programme has become a guilty pleasure for many professionals. But what can recruiters learn from the world of

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Contract, Temporary, Full-Time and Temp to Perm – What do these employment terms mean?

  There is a great deal of talk about the gig economy but while we are all familiar with permanent contracts there are many other options that may suit you or your employer better. Employment contracts are our bread and butter so we’ve summarised the main categories we deal with on a daily basis to

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Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?

One of the most common interview questions of all time is;  “Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?” So I thought I’d reflect on this question to see what my job as a recruiter might be like in 5 years’ time and if I will be replaced by a new and shiny robot

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Baby Isla is Born

The GB Team were absolutely delighted when Office Recruitment Specialist, Alex came into the office and told us last year that he and his wife were having a baby. The office has been so excited for the whole pregnancy, often making him nervous with anecdotes about their own experiences…he was certainly prepared for everything by

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The STEM Network Launches in Gloucestershire

GB Solutions Tech Consultant, Georgia Taylor is well aware of the shortage of candidates with Tech & IT skills not just locally in Gloucestershire but more broadly across the UK   STEM candidates are undoubtedly becoming harder to find. Often connected with an image problem, the STEM degree courses are often thought of as harder

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