4 surefire ways to make your CV stand out from the crowd

Job-hunting is tricky business. With hundreds of applicants for every vacancy, and a plethora of different sites where recruiters can source prospective candidates, it can often feel like an impossible task trying to get yourself noticed. In an ultra-competitive market, there are lots of candidates with similar experience and qualifications, so the important thing is

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5 tricky interview questions and how to answer them

The interview questions that people prepare for the most are usually those about the company and the job description, but sometimes it’s the more general questions that can prove trickiest to answer. Despite them being the ones that crop up time and time again, they still manage to throw people remarkably often – here’s our

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4 ways to be a recruiter’s dream candidate

As you might expect in our line of work, we speak to hundreds of prospective candidates every week. Although we can’t always get back to every application that comes in, we do our very best to ensure that every candidate has the best possible experience when dealing with us. There are, however, a few simple

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4 signs that the candidate you’re interviewing is worth the gamble

Interviews are always tricky to negotiate, regardless of which side of the table you’re on. The difficulties of interviewing as a prospective candidate are well-documented, but the process is by no means simple for the interviewer either. As a hiring manager, you’re under a huge amount of pressure to make the right decision, with the

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A guide to moving from retail into your first office job

As an agency who specialise in office support staff, we see hundreds of people every year who have worked exclusively in retail but are desperate to move into an office environment. Retail can be a tough job at times, with long working hours and pay that doesn’t always reflect the hard work that’s put in.

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Why SMEs can’t afford to ignore digital marketing any longer

In 1995, just 1% of the world’s population had an internet connection. Fast-forward to 2017, and that figure has reached 40%. The astounding rise of the internet over the last twenty years has irreversibly altered so many aspects of our lives – from culture and entertainment to politics and the media – and marketing is

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5 reasons why hiring graduates is great for your business

Top graduates are hard to come by, and even harder to tie down. Every year, around the time that universities finish for the summer, and a new wave of graduates starts to emerge, there’s a scramble amongst recruitment agencies to get their hands on the best and brightest CVs. Top graduate CVs are like gold

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Why you should treat that counter offer with caution

Leaving a company to move to a new job is always difficult, especially if you’ve been there for any substantial period of time. If you have a good relationship with your manager, or feel a sense of loyalty to the company, working up the courage to hand in your notice can be a real challenge

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Why January is a great time for companies looking to recruit

January gets a tough press, and it’s not hard to see why – it’s freezing cold outside, the purse-strings are tight after the over-indulgence of the festive period, and everyone’s back to work after a week or two relaxing by the fire. Nonetheless, January’s not all bad, especially if you’re looking to add new talent

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