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?…

How to master body language in an interview

In an increasingly digital world the importance of face-to-face communication and body language is easy to overlook. In an interview situation, body language can be a game-changer.…

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How to get your job application shortlisted

Have you ever applied for a job which you thought you were perfect for, only to find you've not been called for an interview? Perhaps you dealt with your disappointment by rationalising that the competition was simply too great, or by fuming at the employer's failure to recognise your capabilities.…

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Giving Notice

You’ve been offered and accepted your new position. Now comes the daunting task of handing in your notice. Sometimes this stage can be more harrowing than the interview - especially if you've been with your present company for a long time.…

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Redundancy

All companies recognise that it takes teamwork to succeed. Companies need enthusiastic and motivated staff to maximise their businesses and grow to their full potential. However when times get tough, companies need to reduce overheads in order to protect as many jobs as they can. Some companies ask people to take pay cuts, others suggest four-day working weeks. Tough times call for tough actions and the last action any company wants to do is…

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Key questions to ask during an interview

Interviews should generally last around 45 minutes each, plus any extra time needed for specific tests. Mary McPherson-MillsDirect Care, a care provider for the elderly, from one employee to over thirty. She thinks the length of interviews is very important, especially for the interviewee.…

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What makes staff happy at work?

From an end of year bonus, a successful meeting or even a smile from a colleague, we all have different things that make us happy at work. And with our work lives getting longer – on average Brits spend 99,117 hours at work over a lifetime – it’s more important than ever to maintain good mental health in the workplace.…

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