If you’ve taken a career break following redundancy, to start a family or to travel but now feel it’s time to get back to work, then follow our below steps to make finding work a little easier: Update your CV It’s common to believe that a gap in your CV could ruin your chances of
There are a number of ways you can format your CV. This in itself can create a problem when you are trying to decide on which layout will work best for you. The way we represent our candidates will depend on the sector you wish to work in. Some sectors are very skills driven, for
Following on from our blog last week where we discussed why you should consider a contract job we’re now looking at the other side of contract work and explaining why Employer’s should hire a contractor. Firstly, Contractors could save you money: You may pay more per hour for a Contractor but you won’t be paying
It’s easy to get into the mindset that you’ll only consider a permanent role but what if in doing that you’re missing out on fantastic contract opportunities? We’ve compiled a list of reasons why you should consider contract work, hopefully we can change your mindset and in doing so you’ll be open to the vast
Well done! The hard work you’ve done on your CV has paid off! You’ve been selected to attend that all important interview. We understand just how daunting it can be and how nerve-racking you can feel when you know you have made it to this stage. Interviewing is hard but our top-tip is to be
If you’ve applied for roles in sectors such as IT or Marketing recently you’ve most likely been asked to complete a pre-employment test. It can be worrying, intimidating and scary, especially if you haven’t done any tests since leaving school and that may have been many years ago. However, there is no reason to stress!
You want to apply for a Copy Writer position but don’t know how to showcase what you can do? Sometimes with jobs, it isn’t enough to have a great CV and good interview answers. In a lot of creative roles, you’ll need to prove your talent, this is also discussed in our blog – The
A portfolio is a collection of your work, it’s a way for you to showcase what you can do and what you have done. Some businesses will ask you to bring a portfolio with you to the interview and some will ask to see this prior to interviewing you. Therefore, it is important it is
In our blog “checking a candidate’s social media platform” we discuss the rules recruiters need to follow if they wish to browse your social media. Below, we’ve listed some of the rules you as a candidate should follow when using your social media & applying for jobs. Facebook/Twitter/ Social sites Your profile picture and cover
If you read our previous blog “How to write a personal profile for your CV”, then you’ll know your personal profile is an introduction. If you haven’t read it then click here, as it is closely linked to this blog. It is important to capture the audience’s attention with your opening paragraph. You don’t want
We’re in a candidate-driven market, which means that the benefits on offer are more important now, than ever. The Employer no longer has the upper-hand. You need to consider the benefit package you offer if you wish to successfully recruit Millennials. As well as being a candidate-driven market we have more Millennials entering the workplace.
It’s easy to get carried away when applying for jobs but you need to look at the bigger picture. There are several things you should think about when applying for a new job and we’ve listed some of our top considerations below, to make your job search easier: Benefits Scroll down to the bottom of