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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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Is your Online Life Standing in the Way of your Career?

By on Oct 25, 2018 in candidate advice | 0 comments

Is your Online Life Standing in the Way of your Career?

As if finding your dream job wasn’t challenging enough, now there’s another element to throw into the mix. Your social media footprint. And whilst we all understand that we shouldn’t post things that might come back to bite us, it can sometimes happen without you realising it. Maybe a friend has tagged you in a photo where you were, ahem, ‘partying’. Or you opened...

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The Hips Don’t Lie – The Role of Body Language in Communication

By on Aug 1, 2018 in candidate advice, employer tips | 0 comments

The Hips Don’t Lie – The Role of Body Language in Communication

You may have heard some statistics quoted regarding body language. It’s commonly cited that 55% of communication is gleaned from body language, 38% is down to the way things are said, and just 7% is the actual words spoken. These figures came from a study carried out by eminent psychologist Albert Mehrabian who has famously studied the importance of both verbal and...

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How to Talk so People will Listen

By on Jul 24, 2018 in candidate advice, employer tips | 0 comments

How to Talk so People will Listen

It’s been proven that the “way” we talk to people, particularly about making changes, has a huge impact on whether they will be either receptive to our feedback, or ignore it. The key to effective communication is to ensure that both parties feel respected and understood. This is critical in creating a foundation for the meaningful exchange of thoughts and ideas....

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