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Mind the gap – How to identify your transferrable skills – and what to do about the spaces

By on Jul 22, 2019 in candidate advice | 0 comments

Mind the gap – How to identify your transferrable skills – and what to do about the spaces

What do you think of when someone mentions an audit? Here’s a Wiki definition.  ‘A systematic and independent examination of books, accounts, statutory records, documents and vouchers of an organisation to ascertain how far the financial statements, as well as non-financial disclosures, present a true and fair view of the concern.’  Very important we’re sure, but...

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The interview is when?????

By on Jun 13, 2019 in candidate advice | 0 comments

The interview is when?????

In an ideal world, you’ll have a few days to prepare for that all-important interview. Plenty of time to conduct your research, carefully match your achievements to the job requirements, think up some brilliant examples of where you can demonstrate that you have shone, and perhaps set up a few mock interviews with willing volunteers. But what happens if you only get...

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Taking a path less trodden

By on May 21, 2019 in candidate advice | 0 comments

Taking a path less trodden

How do you feel when you wake up on a workday? Happy, positive and raring to get to work?  Or disillusioned and unfulfilled? If it’s the latter, you are not alone. Around 40% of us are not happy with our jobs or career paths and would dearly love a change – not just to another company, but to another career entirely. You might associate a dramatic change of...

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A necessary step in the pursuit of success

By on Feb 15, 2019 in candidate advice | 0 comments

A necessary step in the pursuit of success

You did your research. You practised your presentation. Your shoes were polished, and your suit pressed. You gave insightful answers to all those tricky questions. Perhaps you were thinking – hoping – that it was in the bag. But then you get the letter or the phone call saying thanks, but no thanks. We are all human, and rejection hurts. It’s natural to feel that...

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I get knocked down, but I get up again…….

By on Jan 7, 2019 in candidate advice, employer tips | 0 comments

I get knocked down, but I get up again…….

Have you ever wondered why is it that some people seem to flourish in the face of adversity, whereas others only freeze or panic? It’s down to a personal quality that sets apart those employees who deal best with the pressures and stresses of today’s work life. The same quality determines someone’s ability to respond to the demands of life generally, their ability...

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Is your CV your golden ticket?

By on Dec 11, 2018 in candidate advice | 0 comments

Is your CV your golden ticket?

Creating the perfect Curriculum Vitae can be daunting for many people – especially if you are at the start of your career and sitting looking at a blank sheet.  Why?  It’s because a good CV can be the golden ticket to getting you an interview for your dream job.  So it feels like there’s a lot hanging on it. Keep that in mind – it’s purpose is not to get you the job...

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