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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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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