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How to ace the assessment day

A job interview is a great opportunity for both employers and jobseekers to really get to know each other. But for many roles, a short interview isn’t quite enough as they instead decide to invite in several candidates for one or more assessment days. Assessment days differ hugely in...

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How to pick your references for a new job

It’s common to be asked for references when you apply for a job. For some, it’s easy to find former colleagues and contacts who are willing to vouch for you – but for others, the need for references is a major hurdle to getting a job you know you’re...

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5 of the best free apps to help with your online recruitment

Apps help us with a huge range of tasks in our personal and work lives. There are more and more apps becoming available to those in online recruitment and to business in general, and so every forward-thinking recruiter should be aware of what’s out there and making the most...

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The minimum wage is rising – what does it mean?

On the 1st October, one week from today, the national minimum wage will increase to £6.50 per hour. With a million people currently on minimum wage, this increase should be a great help to the quality of life of a significant portion of the working population. The idea of...

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4 unusual ways people found a job

Many people are struggling to find work at the moment. Fine tuning your CV and improving your interviewing strategy will get you a long way, but for some, that wasn’t enough and so they’ve resorted to ingenious and innovative ways of catching employers’ attention. Here are some of the...

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3 reasons why recruitment branding matters

Every organisation has a brand, even if they don’t necessarily recognise it. A brand is essentially a set of values and experiences that people associate with your company or product – and that you build through everything you do, whether that’s advertising, client service or recruiting. Here’s why you...

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Will longer school days prepare children for working life?

The Department for Education is suggesting that state schools should extend the school day in order to bring them into balance with public schools and prepare young people for working life. Every state school in the country will be asked to consider having children turn up earlier in the...

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5 tips for your first day in a new job

Starting a new job is exciting, nerve-racking and terrifying all at once. Having worked so hard and gone through so much stress just to find work in the first place, you definitely want to make a great impression and set the tone for a long and successful career. After...

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Do you really need a cover letter?

Putting together a job application can be a time consuming process. If you’re determined to do it right, tweaking your CV for individual roles and including a cover letter, you might not be happy with the volume of applications you actually manage to send off. So it’s fair to...

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Should you quit your job?

Many people are unhappy in their work, potentially up to half of all workers, so you’re not alone if you don’t much enjoy what you do. If you’ve found you’re not getting enough out of your job, it’s probably crossed your mind at least once that quitting could be...

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