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How to be ‘me’ in an interview.

  I recently came across a blog by Jeevan Balani on Glassdoor called ‘How Can I Be Authentic In Interviews?’ After positive feedback from our recent blog ‘How to deal with nerves before interviews,’ this article struck a chord with me. What happens to the confident, experienced candidate that applied for the job when they

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How to deal with nerves before an interview

We hear so much talk of ‘fit’ being the essential criteria in choosing a candidate but so often our candidates come out of an interview saying they just haven’t been ‘themselves’. Undoubtedly to get the most out of an interview, the secret lies in creating a sense of relaxation and establishing a real relationship. The

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Transform your CV

Minding my own business on a Sunday afternoon I came across a handy article in The Sunday Times Style Magazine. Scarlett Curtis, a young and spirited ‘gen-Z’ columnist has given us a collection of online tools that can help our professional appearance. The one that really caught my eye was CEEV. Described as a ‘nifty

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6 skills you need to succeed as a Developer in 2018

  A Developer is a key individual who builds and creates software and applications which are ultimately used on desktop or mobile. They’re not a programmer per se, nor are they a computer scientist. In fact, a Developer is a generalist, a master of a lot of trades, but not necessarily an expert at anyone

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Searching For A Job At Christmas

Getting ahead of the game So we’re staggering through November and crawling into December. You’re getting to the end of your tether with your current role. You’re not going to stick it out for another year and you’re determined to make a change. We meet so many candidates at that point – really ready for

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Benefits of agile working

Flexible or agile working used to be for the top dog’s or just the lucky ones, but the world is changing and agile working is becoming one of the more popular benefits that people are looking for when considering changing jobs. Employment law states that all employees who have worked for their employer for more

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Holiday Hack for 2018

Have you already used up your holiday allowance for 2017 and dreaming of sunny beaches, snow-covered mountains and cold drinks in front of beautiful landmarks? You’re not alone! But don’t worry, the team at GB Solutions have discovered a great hack which will nearly double your holiday allowance for 2018. December 2017 – January 2018

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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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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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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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What The Queen’s speech means for HR

On 21st June, before having her annual day out at Royal Ascot, The Queen formally opened parliament outlining which laws will be laid before MPs in the near future. Although her speech heavily focused on issues such as Brexit, it also contained a few things HR should be on the lookout for. Hayley Kirton from

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