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5 tips to boost your LinkedIn recruiting 18.06.18 Job Hunting

5 tips to boost your LinkedIn recruiting

Every recruiter knows the power of LinkedIn – the professional networking site where the skills and expertise of thousands of potential candidates are right in front of you, just waiting to be snapped up. A…

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The Ultimate Motivational Playlist

We’ve compiled the ultimate motivational playlist of our team’s favourite tracks to get you pumped for whatever it is you’ve got to do today! #WorldMusicDay https://open.spotify.com/user/cordantpeople/playlist/0TQCbrZKVmkp180MRr25Kl?si=_6HW9r44SRKtJLyJZ2IfaQ Once In A Lifetime – Talking Heads chosen by…

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The benefits of cycling to work

With this week being national #BikeWeek we thought we’d explore some of the benefits that cycling to work can bring you and the world around you! So without further ado, here’re 8 reasons why you…

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Candidate turns to stone to land dream job

We’ve previously reported on the number of creative ways in which hopeful jobseekers have tried to stand out from the job hunting crowd but one 23-year old graduate, Jade Delaney, might have just taken the…

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Microchipping Workers: Is this the future?

Three Square Market, a Wisconsin based tech company, has recently become one of the first businesses on the globe to microchip their staff. “Why?” I hear you ask? Well, it’s not so they can control…

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Is this the end of job hunting?

Tech experts are suggesting that more automation will be used in the future of job-searching and hiring. Not a big fan of long application forms as a jobseeker? Find interviewing potential candidates a laborious process…

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#MicroDay: Cordant People Volunteer Stories

Happy #MicroDay! A day dedicated to celebrating the power and potential of volunteerism. #MicroDay is also an opportunity for volunteers, and volunteer organisations, to raise awareness of, and gain understanding for, the contribution they make…

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Cordant People & Caring Hands in the Vale

Our wonderful team in Evesham have been working closely with the charity Caring Hands in the Vale in recent years, so we decided to talk with Community Worker Diane Bennett about the charities relationship with…

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10 tips for creating a harmonious working environment

One of the most effective ways of working towards creating a harmonious working environment is to adopt the behaviour and attitudes you’d want to see in your ideal boss and perfect colleagues. This theory is…

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Man ditches cover letter, records music video instead – but does he land the job?

It’s common knowledge that when applying for a job, and particularly when you’re writing a cover letter, your goal is to stand out from the crowd. No one understands this better than Texan copywriter Chase…

#NationalApprenticeshipsWeek 07.03.18 Job Hunting

#NationalApprenticeshipsWeek: Our Apprentices

Seen as its #NationalApprenticeshipsWeek we decided to ask two of our current apprentices, Laura and Alicja, how they think their apprenticeships are helping them develop their careers. First up, Laura. Introduce yourself and tell me…

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#NationalApprenticeshipsWeek: Georgia’s Experience

In 2013 Georgia started with us as an Apprentice Administrator, 5 years and 3 promotions later, now she’s a Client Service Manager. Being it #NationalApprenticeshipsWeek we decided to ask Georgia how she thinks her apprenticeship…

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How much more productive would you be if you quit smoking?

Happy ‘World No Tobacco Day’! Did you know, according to research conducted by GfK NOP, 1 in 10 smokers quit on World No Tobacco Day? If you’re still looking for that reason to quit, we…

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Cordant People Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Cordant People are extremely pleased to announce that we have achieved the latest ISO 9001 certification, ISO 9001:2015, the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system. “We are delighted to have achieved…

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How to explain a gap in your CV

One of the big unfairnesses in job hunting is being rejected for a role because you don’t have consistent employment on your CV. We’re here to help you avoid that. If you have a gap…

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What do employers look for in a CV?

Think of your CV as a sales brochure that’s sole purpose is to get you in front of the interview panel, everything else comes later. You might possess excellent qualifications and the most relevant experience,…

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Finding the right job

How often do we look at enterprising people like Richard Branson or Bill Gates and assume that they were immediately successful and wealthy? There’s no doubt that their achievements took a massive amount of effort.…

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How to close an interview

If you really want the job, or if you need to secure that second interview – closing your first interview correctly is crucial. Think of the role of the interviewer, they are a liaison officer…

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Interview preparation – part 2

Earlier this week we gave you the first part of our definitive guide to interview preparation. Here’s part two – prepare to be prepared. Appearance counts. Your appearance is the first thing people notice about…

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Interview preparation – part 1

An interview can be one of the most important events in your life. After all, the hour you spend with the interviewer may determine your entire future. We know that for some people, interviews will…

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What will you be scrutinized on at interview?

Interviews can be incredibly stressful. You’ve got a small window in which to make a big impression and every aspect of your personality is being scrutinised. Tact and diplomacy are invaluable life skills and the interviewer…

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How does volunteering benefit your career?

Volunteering is more than just helping out a charity – it’s also a fantastic way to develop your skills and potentially even land yourself your next new job. So then, what’re some of the career…

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Positive body language at Interview

Well done for making it over the first hurdle and to the interview table – the next hurdle, and it’s a big one, is impressing in person. This, in a nutshell, boils down to portraying…

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Questions to ask at interview

It’s often overlooked, but an interview is a two-way street. Therefore, it’s important to prepare questions to ask your potential new boss so you can be sure that this is the right job for you.…

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Tackling a second interview

Congratulations on getting that second interview – Now then, let’s make sure you smash it!  Right then, let’s get into this. In your second interview, It’s very likely that you’ll be interviewed by another person, along…

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Interview do’s & don’ts

When you get invited to interview, you immediately feel excited at the prospect of landing that new job, and then… the fear sets in. That’s okay, though, that just means you want it, and you…

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15 interviews – no human interaction?

After applying for 55 jobs 21-year-old graduate, Peter Lane, secured himself around 15 interviews – yet – never met any of his potential employers. Lane told the BBC: “They were all video-based screening interviews -…

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Tips for the telephone interview

The telephone interview has become an increasingly important and necessary process for most employers in recent years. It’s a great, low-cost way of assessing whether or not you’re right for the job. So, let’s take…

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Preparing for typical interview questions

An interview can be a nervous experience for anyone, but bear in mind research has shown that the most successful person for the job is not always the one whose experience, skills and intelligence rank…

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What not to say at an interview

Feeling confident before that big interview? So you should, you’re awesome. Confidence, however, has its own pitfalls – like maybe not thinking before you speak. Here’s a handy guide to what you shouldn’t say when sat in…

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Why is a graduate job fair important?

A job fair presents an excellent opportunity to evaluate the current market, meet employers and industry experts as well as recruitment agencies; you are expanding your network and learning vital industry information thus creating your…

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A guide to networking

The majority of job hunters underestimate how useful their network of contacts can be, but as with anything in life whether you are an athlete in training or a student looking for your first job -…

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Tips for using job boards

Today, job boards are regarded as one of the most effective job hunting tools. However, the competition for employment on job boards is cut-throat. There are thousands of applicants applying for jobs as well as…

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What should you do in the first week of your new job

The first week in a new role is daunting. All those new people to get to know, all the new practices to learn and not to mention who you’re going to sit with at lunch……

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Cultivating peace at work

Today is the day that every United Nations member country enters into a day of global ceasefire and non-violence. Seems like the perfect opportunity to take the philosophy of World Peace Day and take it…

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Could businesses attitudes to tattoos be out of date?

Ever worried that visible tattoos could keep you out of the jobs you’ve always wanted? Well, the times could be a-changing. The conciliation service Acas has called negative views on visible tattoos outdated and said…