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Robots will “take 800 million jobs by 2030”

News | Posted 31.01.18

According to recent reports, workers, particularly in the Midlands and North of England, are most at risk of losing their jobs to robots. According to The Centre for Cities estimates, nine areas across the UK could lose over a quarter of jobs to automation and artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030. So, who’s the most at risk?  …

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Genius gap in CV explanation

News | Posted 24.01.18

When sifting through an endless stream of CV’s, as a hiring manager you’re constantly looking out for that special something that makes a candidate stand out from the rest.   Director at Halo Resourcing, Amanda White, says she was doing just that when she noticed a CV, which she says, made her day. Speaking with LinkedIn,…

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Mental health issues at work – what to look out for

News | Working Advice | Posted 23.01.18

Whether you’re overseeing a team of people or working within one, it is extremely important to be able to spot whether or not an employee or fellow colleague may be suffering with their mental health. One of the biggest issues in the workplace today is poor mental health, which last year lead to an average of over…

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British Sandwich Week

News | Posted 23.01.18

It’s British Sandwich Week! That’s right, one whole week of celebration a year, solely devoted to perhaps the greatest and most iconic British culinary invention – the Sandwich. Sarnies, butties, barms and baps, whatever you might know them by there’s no denying that sandwiches are at the very forefront of British culture and that isn’t…

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The benefits of having friends in the office

News | Working Advice | Posted 23.01.18

We spend the majority of our lives at work, an average of about 47 hours a week to be exact. With that being said, and with it being #WorldFriendshipDay, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to hit you with some facts and figures about the importance of turning colleagues into friends. After all, friends are the family…

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Why flexible working is important

News | Posted 22.01.18

Recent reports have suggested that the amount of employees requesting flexible working hours has been on the rise recently. Flexible working, the process of working in a way of better suiting the employee’s needs, isn’t just for parents and carers anymore – all are entitled to it, something that many employees don’t realise. So then, if you’re an…

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The jobs that are saving the world

News | Posted 16.01.18

It’s National Environment Day! What does that mean exactly I hear you ask? Well, It’s a day of awareness – a day to put the environment at the forefront of the global agenda and acknowledge its importance. There is nothing more important than sustaining our planet and making it a better place for current and…

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How to score an ace at work?

Working Advice | Posted 16.01.18

It’s only Wednesday and already this week has served us up a right treat – Wimbledon! That’s right, this week brings with it the second week of Wimbledon – where the world’s best tennis athletes are absolutely acing it (excuse the pun). Following the mantra of the world’s best athletes, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to put together a…

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The benefits of working outside?

Working Advice | Posted 16.01.18

Studies have shown that work satisfaction, as well as productivity, can be linked to factors such as air, temperature, or scenery, not just the factors you’d expect like your hip new office and time off. With that being said, nature can play a much bigger role in the workplace than we think and ultimately, it should.…

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4 ways to be a Grand Slam manager

Working Advice | Posted 16.01.18

They’re no second serves in management.  Delegate effectively. Delegation plays a huge part in successful leadership and many managers often want to control (and I guess manage) every aspect of work. Now I know what you’re thinking, “Of course they do, it’s their job”, but ultimately just doesn’t work. Delegating work effectively to employees means…

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Tips for talent searching on LinkedIn

Working Advice | Posted 16.01.18

With over 500 million users, Linkedin is an absolute goldmine for finding new talent. However, there are some tips you should always keep in mind when using Linkedin for talent searching, which is superb because serial entrepreneur, marketer and author, Deep Patel, has put together a list in Forbes of the do’s and don’ts for just that.…

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The LinkedIn scam and how to avoid it

Job Hunting | Posted 16.01.18

A new LinkedIn scam is doing the rounds at the moment whereby fake profiles are created and disguised as recruiters. The scam itself involves the profiles sending messages containing a link to obtain your personal information. Although it’s generally common sense to avoid these sorts of messages the website link itself leads to a pretty…

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A day in the life of a Cordant People recruiter

Working Advice | Posted 16.01.18

Abbie McGann, a Client Relationship Manager in our National Sales team, takes us through the looking glass to show us what life is like at Cordant People. Hi everyone, I’m Abbie – and welcome to a day in my life 😊 Before I even start work, I drop off my baby in Nursery and 2 older…

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When’s the best day to job hunt?

Job Hunting | Posted 16.01.18

A study from Bright.com which compared the success rate of job applications against the times and days of which they were sent has used its findings to determine the best day to job hunt. So then, ready for the big reveal? Drum roll, please. The most common day to job hunt is Tuesday! However, (and this is…

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Recruiters reveal how not to answer these 3 interview questions

Interview | Posted 16.01.18

Got an interview coming up? Prepared answers to all the typical questions you’re expecting to hear? Superb – but It might be worth having a look at what the recruitment experts themselves are advising so you can make sure you DON’T answer these typical questions like this. First up: “Tell me about yourself” Ah, the absolute…

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Your CV hobbies and interests: A guide

CV Writing | Posted 16.01.18

The hobbies and interests section of a CV is often overlooked and more often than not is disregarded altogether. Despite this section of the CV is exactly what it says on the tin, it can often stump a person and leave them struggling to find exciting and interesting things to say about themselves. However, adding a personal interests…

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The perfect book for each stage of your career

News | Posted 16.01.18

Happy World Book Day! And what better way to celebrate than by compiling a list of all the titles that will help you through every significant stage in your career. Big shout out to the wonderful guys over at Business Insider who have done just that. So without further ado let’s check out this list.  Career Moment: When you’ve graduated.…

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World’s most successful leaders reveal their interview questions

Interview | Posted 16.01.18

If you’re looking for the worlds best candidates, you’ll need the worlds best interview questions.  Ever wondered what the worlds most successful leaders ask their potential future employees? Well, wonder no more. By the end of this article, you’ll be ready for interviews with giant companies the likes of Facebook, Tesla and Virgin, as well as being…

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Is there a benefit to being left handed?

News | Posted 16.01.18

For all you southpaws out there, let’s commemorate Left Handers Day by listing all of the benefits of left-handedness.  But first, a bit of science. So, why are some people left-handed? Hand preference is influenced by two manifestations of a gene at the same genetic location. The D gene and the C gene. The D gene…

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8 ways you can relax at work

Working Advice | Posted 16.01.18

In order to be a productive worker, it’s extremely important to realise that every so often a little downtime is needed in order to stay in tip-top form, and this might surprise you, it doesn’t always have to come in the form of a day off or holiday. With it being Relaxation Day we thought we’d compile a list…

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Which UK region asks about salary the most at interview?

Interview | Posted 16.01.18

We’re usually told to avoid mentioning salary at interviews altogether as it tends to indicate a person may only be interested in the money and not the company. The survey conducted by CV-Library found that 30% of interviewees in Scotland admitted that they would ask about salary. Compare this with 17.5% from the rest of…

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Veteran recruiter of 5,000 interviews explains what he looks for

Interview | Posted 16.01.18

Talking to Business Insider, during his career, recruiter Rod Adams says he has interviewed around 5000 candidates and in all that time is always looking for the same type of person – a good listener who follows up after the interview. “When the follow-up is personal, that’s when it stands out,” Adams told Business Insider. “They…

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The perfect LinkedIn profile: A guide

Working Advice | Posted 16.01.18

Recruiters these days are using LinkedIn on a daily basis, therefore, it’s important to make sure your profile stands out and is as good as it can be. Luckily for you, CareerBlast Co-Founder, William Arruda has compiled a list of factors that you can check against your existing profile to see if it’s really as good as…

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Returning to work after being off with kids

Working Advice | Posted 16.01.18

Have you been off with kids and think now’s the time to head back to work? It can seem daunting, but don’t worry, with our help you’ll be fine.  The First Steps. First things first, let’s dig out that CV and get prepping for writing cover letters. The job hunting stage can seem arduous, which…

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International Literacy Day: QUIZ

News | Posted 16.01.18

Happy International Literacy Day. It’s International Literacy Day, an annual holiday dedicated to, according to founders UNESCO, highlighting the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. This year, in particular, UNESCO is ‘looking at what kind of literacy skills people need to navigate increasingly digitally-mediated societies, and to explore effective literacy policies and programmes that can…

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Experts 7 biggest job interview tips

Interview | Posted 16.01.18

Don’t be found guilty of committing these common interview mistakes. After seeking help from their Human Resources department, The Telegraph has compiled a list of 10 common interview mistakes so that next time you’re sat at the other end of the bosses desk, you know what to avoid. Dress code is essential. Make sure you’re aware of the…

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6 careers for video game enthusiasts

News | Posted 16.01.18

Happy Video Games Day!  Video Game Artist A fan of doodling? Got sketchbooks full of characters just waiting to be brought to life? Well, every video game needs designers who can create vivid characters and environments from scratch. A keen eye and a steady hand may be required for this job but it could be making you around…

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Footballer aims to help retired athletes into work

News | Posted 16.01.18

Now that’s an assist to be proud of. Exeter City striker, Robbie Simpson has set up a recruitment platform to help ex and current athletes find employment after their career has ended. Simpson, who has worn the colours of Premier League Huddersfield Town as well as Exeter City is the mastermind behind Life After Professional…

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We’re now retiring earlier than those in 1950

News | Posted 16.01.18

A report conducted by The Department for Work and Pensions and reported on by Recruiting Times has found that in 1950 men left the labour market at an average age of 67 whereas women did the same at 63. Compare these figures with 2017 and we see that men now retire at 65 and women retire generally…

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The 4 most hilarious CV lies

News | Posted 16.01.18

Adding a few white lies to your CV may seem like an easy and untraceable act to get away with, however, recruiters are becoming more and more switched on to these sorts of incidents by the day. A report from CareerBuilder has found that 75% of hiring managers have caught candidates out on their CV lies, a…

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Candidates LEGO CV is a hit

News | Posted 16.01.18

It seems to be all the rage these days for candidates to think up new and bizarre ways to make their CV stand out, but we’ve really got to hand it to Welsh interior designer, Andy Morris for this one. That’s right, if you hadn’t already guessed from the title, creative jobseeker and longtime lover…

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How does coffee affect your productivity?

News | Posted 16.01.18

So, today’s International Coffee Day, and who doesn’t love that little caffeinated pick me up when you’re in need of an energy boost? But have you ever stopped to consider what that little hotshot is actually doing to your body and how it’s affecting you?  Well, lucky for you – we thought there was no better day…

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Is a lack of sleep actually killing you?

News | Posted 16.01.18

According to director of the Centre for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, professor Matthew Walker, his research has shown that a “catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic” is seemingly to blame for a causing a variety of potentially fatal diseases. In an interview with the Guardian, professor Walker warned that sleep deprivation is not being taken seriously…

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Why candidates should actually be interviewing each other

Interview | Posted 16.01.18

As Recruitment Grapevine reports, Udemy Leadership Coach Lawrence Miller, told Fast Company that it’s having the hirer in the interviewer’s hot seat that is a “terrible environment and exercise for making judgments about people”. He continued: “The interviewer is a poor observer because he or she is performing at the same time. [Instead] you are a much…

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The top six jobs for animal lovers

News | Posted 16.01.18

It’s #WorldAnimalDay and what better way to honour the occasion than by compiling a list of the 6 best jobs any true animal lover would dream of doing. So, without further ado, animal lovers, here’re your dream jobs: Zookeeper. Occupation: Zookeeper Description: Tend to zoo animals. Salary: £14,000-£25,000 “This place is like a zoo!” That’s because your office…

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Looking After Your Own Wellbeing

News | Posted 16.01.18

 “Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but October 10th is a great day to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own wellbeing” – Mind. With today being #WorldMentalHealthDay and this year’s particular theme being ‘Workplace Wellbeing’ we’ve compiled a collection of tips, techniques and exercises you can…

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