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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 well…

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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 most…

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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 really…

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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 the…

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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 the…

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4 ways to recruit the top talent you deserve

Those who work in recruitment know it’s usually not too difficult to get responses to a job ad. If you advertise on enough job boards, in newspapers and get the message out via word of mouth that you’re hiring, you’ll soon have quite a few applications from interested candidates. The…

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Getting a job after university

Getting a degree is for many people one of the proudest days of their lives. At the end point of some seventeen years of education, you’re finally ready to leave the learning environment and dive in to the world of work. Some are lucky enough to get a high-paying, permanent…

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4 inappropriate interview questions (and how to answer them)

To succeed in interviews for jobs today, you need to be prepared for almost any question that comes up. Some are just a little tricky or unusual, but in addition to knowing how to answer an odd question about your skills or experience, it’s important also to be prepared for…

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6 ways to have happier staff

Unhappiness at work can be a serious problem, though the scale and impact is often underestimated. Nearly half of us are unhappy at work, and staff who are dissatisfied for whatever reason can have a detrimental effect on your organisation as a whole. Even just one unmotivated employee may be: less…

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