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How to carry out a telephone interview

Sometimes employers prefer to carry out a telephone interview ahead of a more formal face-to-face meeting. There are several reasons for this; for instance, you might be looking to relocate someone from another country or have an extremely busy diary and want to make sure that a meeting with a potential candidate is not going

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Interests & Achievements – not a waste of space on the CV

So you’re nearly at the end of writing your CV, covering your personal statement, previous positions and education. But have you included your interests and achievements? This often neglected element can be the section that puts you ahead of the competition, showing employers a little more about you. This is almost the hardest part of

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How to find a reliable temping agency

Finding a good temp agency can quite often be harder than you think. It is crucial that you use a company that is well-respected in the market, has a temporary division of a certain size and is used to sourcing an appropriate calibre of staff. They also need to have a sound referencing system in

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How to use your time as a jobseeker

There’s no doubt that looking for a job is a full-time job. Searching for the right opportunity, preparing and going for interviews, waiting for a call back or sometimes a rejection is emotionally draining and often a long process. However, there are ways that you can plan your time and your days to make this

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How to find the ideal job

Finding the ideal job is the aim of every jobseeker but there are just not enough dream jobs out there for everyone to be satisfied. That said, the task is not impossible! Here are some tips to help you in your quest. The holistic approach Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. For instance,

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Top interview mistakes you need to avoid

Good interview technique is critical in a market where an employer has a lot of choice. You can put yourself ahead of the competition by avoiding simple errors that your competitors might make. Here are some of the biggest ‘don’t’s’ we’ve encountered so far. First impressions • Limp handshake – first impressions are critical so

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Contract negotiations and what to look out for

The art of contract negotiating can be daunting, stressful and at times, complicated. At the end of the day, you want to make sure you are getting the best outcome for yourself. If you are the successful candidate but only by a small margin and you then start making excessive demands, then this could seriously

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What your Tiger consultant does for you

Some of you may wonder what happens after you register with Tiger – what does the consultant do for you after the registration? After collating all your information, we enter it into our database, ready to be filtered for roles. Once a role comes through, we filter our search according to the job specifications and

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Who do I want to represent me for this job I am interested in?

There’s nothing wrong with signing up with multiple agencies to find yourself a new role. By choosing a few specialist agencies, you increase your chances of finding your dream role. That said, there are downsides to spreading yourself too thin. When a recruitment agency is briefed on a job by a client, terms and conditions

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The job of job hunting – Helping you manage your job search

Looking for a new job is a job within itself. For any of you who struggle to balance job hunting with your current working life, here are some tricks to help you manage your search time more efficiently and effectively. 1. Identify the recruitment agencies that will most likely be able to help. Agencies do

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