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Writing a CV when you’ve got no work experience

Everyone knows that to get a job, you need among many other things, a strong CV. Your CV will be a rundown of all your work skills and experience, but what if you don’t have a lot or any work experience to speak of? It’s a problem that most...

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How to turn a good employee into a great one

Something that the very best companies have in common is that they see the value in nurturing and training their employees. This is sometimes taken to mean merely taking an entry-level employee and training them up to be a good team member. This is a great strategy for the...

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6 of the hardest roles to recruit for

Just as some jobs are easier to do than others, some are easier to recruit for than others. Picking someone to work in a role is a hard job in itself, as so much rests on the final decision and the perfect candidate, with all the skills and experience...

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3 reasons to walk out of a job interview

Most of us have had bad job interviews – some are actually downright horrible. But don’t you have to sit through each and every one, no matter what? Not necessarily – if you strongly feel an interview is a waste of your time, you have the option of excusing...

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How to persuade an uninterested candidate

Job interviews are often thought of as being a one-sided negotiation, in which the applicant must persuade the recruiter that they are the one to fill the role. This myth persists among both candidates and employers, and while to an extent it does describe the process by which a...

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PR: Octo Recruitment Technology Is Here!

Yorkshire-based online recruitment company Blue Octopus has now launched its web-based end-to-end recruitment technology ‘Octo’. Octo enables companies to have total control of their vacancies leading to better hires and a more streamlined recruitment experience. Octo is an advanced candidate management system that provides a range of tools for...

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Are there glaring errors in your CV?

Your CV is the backbone of your job application – the thing that will do the most to answer the question “why are you right for this job?” Job applicants should do what they can to make sure their CV is as good as it can be, and yet...

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How to choose between two job offers

It’s difficult for many unemployed people to get as many as one job offer right now, so being in a position where you have two can seem too good to be true. As enviable as this position might be, it comes with its own set of problems. Choosing to...

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What advantages can recruitment technology bring to your organisation?

Most parts of our work lives can be improved by introducing technology, and in recruitment and human resources this is definitely the case. On the surface it might seem like technology would be of only limited help in an industry as people-orientated as recruitment. Not many of us would...

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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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