Blog Tag Archives: Job Hunting Tips

Open to opportunities? Here comes “Open Candidates”

        Ever tried to job hunt on the quiet? It’s not easy. These days, everyone is connected on LinkedIn – and if you so much as tweak the “Hobbies” section of your profile, everyone you’ve ever met suddenly knows about it. People may be actively searching your profile, or statuses about your […]

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The 90-Second Interview – Part 2

Non-verbal mistakes may well hold pole position when it comes to interview blunders. In any case, nobody wants to hire an unsmiling, closed-off, shifty-looking candidate. However, you can sit there with perfect posture all you like – but if you can’t talk the talk, your interview is terminal from the start.

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The 90-Second Interview – Part 1

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Well, according to a survey done by UndercoverRecruiter, you barely get a first chance to make a first impression when it comes to an interview. As far as the 2,000 hiring managers surveyed are concerned, if you haven’t convinced them in 90 […]

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So, you want this job. But first – what did you have for breakfast?

Wherever you are, whatever you do, I imagine you’ve probably endured at least one interview in your life. Interviews can be a fairly staid and repetitive part of the job seeking process. The vast majority consist of a set of prescribed questions, followed by rehearsed answers, and an anxious wait before a verdict is settled […]

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The Deadly Counter Offer

So you’ve decided to hand your notice in. The grass is looking oh-so-much greener on the other side, and in the envelope you’ve just handed to your manager, you have the power to cut ties and run towards it. Freedom – hallelujah!

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Hired or fired? Your social media profile decides!

We are the social media generation. If we aren’t tweeting, we’re tagging. If we aren’t blogging, we’re browsing. These days, it’s pretty unusual for anyone with a smartphone (or a pulse) not to be on some form of social media, be it Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn… the list goes on.

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Video interviews – we’ve got you covered

So, a potential employer or recruiter arranges a telephone or Skype video interview. What next? Although this can mean a more relaxed environment, the end result is exactly the same as a more formal face-to-face meeting; your fate is in the interviewer’s hands, so please don’t be lulled in to a false sense of security. […]

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Is your Cover Letter strong enough?

Whether you’re one of many competing for an advertised job, or applying to a company on a speculative basis, it can be a real struggle to get noticed. This is why your CV should be accompanied by a compelling cover letter (or more likely email message), to highlight why you are the best candidate, before […]

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How to follow up after an interview

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So, you’ve just interviewed for your dream job – perhaps feeling cautiously confident, but what more can you do to stack the odds further in your favour? Read these top tips for following up after an interview from our Senior Technology Recruiters and you’ll never sit back and just wait for the phone to ring […]

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Job Seeker advice to protect security, both online and offline

The Internet has made it so much easier for Job Seekers to engage and interact with Recruiters and Employers, but please be mindful that this freedom also provides opportunity for fraudsters, especially with regards to identify theft, which you must protect against.

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