How to write an Effective Job Description

To really understand the scope of a job, it helps to have it defined in writing. During the recruitment process, you have a better chance of attracting top talent if there is a well documented account of the role. Wouldn’t you be more inclined to interview with an organisation that had taken the time to define who they wanted to hire?…

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It is common practise for recruiting companies to include the following statement in job offer letters: “This offer is subject to receiving satisfactory references!” But in this day and age, who gives adequate references let alone bad references?…

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How to write a cover letter

Cover letters offer jobseekers a great chance to signpost their strengths and connect with the person reading their CV. It is more than just a polite introduction or dust jacket for your CV so it is important to get it right. Here is a step-by-step guide to writing a successful cover letter.…

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Didn't get the job? How to survive rejection

Being rejected after a job interview can severely dent your confidence. Many candidates I have worked with over the years tortuously dwell on being turned down, often forgetting the bigger picture. Rejection, while not pleasant, can often be blown out of proportion and viewed as a sign of failure. However, by thinking objectively, candidates can use it to build on their core strengths, address development points and ultimately find a job that suits them best.…

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How to Resign From Your Job

When you resign from your job, you terminate or end your employment. You can resign from your job in a way that reinforces your professional image and keeps current employer relationships positive.…

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How to negotiate a pay rise

Did you know, most Britons would rather talk about their sex lives than their salary, according to a 2015 study from University College, London. Yes, money is an uncomfortable topic of conversation for a lot of us – but discussing a pay rise with your boss needn’t be awkward. Here, experts give their advice on how to successfully negotiate a pay rise.…

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