How social media is changing job hunting

An article was published recently asking if it will still be possible to find a job in 2015 without social media. The fact that the article was written in the first place just goes to show how much things have changed. If you haven’t been looking for a new role in the past 18 months […]

Why it is so important to give feedback after interviews

    A common frustration that we hear from candidates is that they haven’t had feedback, either after sending their CV or having had an interview. Sometimes this is the fault of the recruiter not relaying feedback to the candidate, but all too often the hiring manager causes the problem. Over the years I have […]

Why an informal interview is never just a rubber-stamping exercise

Before the finale of Great British Bake Off many people assumed that Richard would win. He had a great track record during the show. At the final things didn’t exactly go to plan and someone else won. The same thing happens with job hunting.     I’ve see quite often that an interview is considered […]

Why you should never assume your CV has been sent to a company

  When you are job hunting you will inevitably speak to a lot of recruiters and hiring managers. When a recruiter calls they will be making a short-list from which they will choose their final candidates. They should always tell you when your CV has been submitted but don’t assume it has or it could […]

Should you include interests on your CV?

  This came up in our office today and it got me thinking. Should you include your interests on your CV or not? I would say a cautious yes.     An interesting hobby could provide a great talking point at interview stage. Hobbies can also give the hiring manager a snapshot of your personality […]
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