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3 tips to making a killer CV

Writing a CV is a difficult task. You need to summarise why you are the perfect person for the job, so it’s a task that requires time and care. Understand what you need to write and remember to keep your CV on one or two pages. Here are three ways to make sure you grasp

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Six easy ways to boost interview confidence without being too courageous

  Do not let interview nerves get the better of you. A little preparation goes a long way. By being ready for your next interview, you will ooze confidence and sail through to the next round. Rehearsal Take the time to prepare some questions that you would like to ask your interviewer. You need to

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5 things your CV is missing

Writing a CV can be a stressful task. Essentially it is your way to sell yourself on paper, so you need to put yourself in the mind-set that you are writing copy for an advert and you need to sell that product! Of course you need to mention your past experience and education, but you

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How recruitment agencies work

Finding a new job can be terrifying, but did you know recruitment agencies are here to make your life that much easier? Most recruitment agencies cover permanent, temporary, contract, part time and full time roles, so proving you’re working with those in your industry, they should be able to help you on your job search.

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How to stand out from the crowd

When it is time to wow your potential employers, it can be difficult to set yourself apart from the rest of the candidates. Once you get your foot in the door with an interview, it is time to make your impression. First impressions count, remember to dress the part and greet those you are meeting

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How to use social media to your career’s advantage

These days, social media is for more than sharing memes and staying abreast of the news. It can also be one of the most beneficial tools for job hunting. Most recruitment agencies have Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram, so it is time for you to use this to your advantage. First of all, create a page

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So you can’t make the interview?

When it comes to arranging interviews, it is almost an unwritten rule that at least one candidate will cancel. This can be a cause of much frustration, as the time gone into organising both the candidate and client has now been wasted. This process begins when the consultants call you initially about a role. When

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How to choose and use your recruitment agency

There are various ways in which you can look for a job, including searching on job boards, looking through newspaper jobs pages, word of mouth, and using a recruitment agency. If you’re new to the process, it can be quite daunting and difficult to know where to start. Using a recruitment agency can really help

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How temporary secretarial jobs can help you gain a full-time job

Finding a secretarial job in the current market can be tough and it’s often hard to know exactly where to start looking. You may have just graduated from university, finished secretarial college or come to the end of a career break, and suddenly you’re a jobseeker in a competitive and demanding industry. You may be

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Why you should never lie on your CV

Your CV is you on a piece of paper, and more often than not, it will be the only thing that a potential employer has to create an image of you in their minds. You want to come across in the best way possible, with experience that best fits the criteria of the job, a

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