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.… Read more >

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.… Read more >

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.… Read more >

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.… Read more >

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.… Read more >