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Six questions you shouldn’t ask an applicant (and six you should)

If the recruitment process leaves you disheartened because you can’t find any applicants with that ‘spark’, it could be your interview methods which leave something to be desired. If the questions you are asking are too routine, bland or vague,

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Top ten tips for networking like a pro

Networking is one of the best ways to make new contacts and can help you land that perfect job. If you’re not a natural networker, or are looking to do it more effectively, here are ten top tips to follow

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What is candidate experience?

While it can often feel that the ball is in the court of the recruiter, candidates hold a lot of power when applying for jobs. ‘Candidate experience’ is a term applied to the experience which potential employees have when applying

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So you’ve graduated, what next?

Most university students are buried under a pile of research and revision right now but, for many, thoughts will be turning to the end of the academic year and, quite possibly, the end of life as a student.  Many will

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Top five networking tips for beginners

Networking is one of the most essential tools you can employ in your career – it can bring exciting opportunities, invaluable inside knowledge about your industry and even just friends who are in the same boat. But approaching new people

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Get into the groove and use body language like the queen of pop!

Job interviews aren’t known for being calming, enjoyable or fun. In fact, for most people they are a source of great anxiety. Thoroughly prepared and meticulously rehearsed, the best of us suffer from a bout of butterflies now and again.

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Switch off, it’s Christmas!

In a recent blog we discussed the positive impact of a healthy work-life balance, never more important than at this time of year. Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, chances are you will get the opportunity for some well-deserved ‘downtime’

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How to write an academic CV

Having a decent CV is a really important aspect of the job application process for any jobseeker. However, different jobs often require a different approach from your CV. It’s standard recruiter advice for jobseekers to have several ‘versions’ of a

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