Loading...
scary interview 04.02.18 Interview

Dealing with a scary panel interview

Few things are more terrifying than panel interviews. You’re sat in front of two, three maybe even four people, all of whom could be looking for different things from you. But, they are fundamentally no…

head hands move on 04.02.18 Working Advice

7 signs it’s time to move on

It’s easy to fall into a rut when you’re in an unfulfilling role, and not even realise it. We’ve all been there at one point or another, going through the day like some sort of…

love hands heart 04.02.18 Working Advice

Seven ways to love your job

Keep the Valentine’s heart-eyes going in your working life with some tips to help you love your job. Already forgotten the valentines day love? A UK survey found last year that two out of three…

maths paper pen 04.02.18 News

Can you solve these World Maths Day problems?

Today is World Maths Day – a day where we remind ourselves that there are two types of people in the world, those who love numbers and those who wish maths wasn’t a thing. Find…

cv writing 04.02.18 CV Writing

Does your CV tell your story?

Your CV can be considered your autobiography, documenting your previous roles, qualifications, skills and even your interests – but are you missing a key element to help you stand out amongst the crowd? There’s probably…

bank holidays garden 02.02.18 News

Should the UK have more Bank Holidays?

Bank Holidays, who doesn’t love them? A day that the banks officially close their doors and, thanks to MP Sir John Lubbock way back in 1871, your office does too. The theory of the bank…

bank holiday friends sunset 02.02.18 News

The ultimate Bank Holiday playlist

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend! There’s nothing better than enjoying the extra day off with some brilliant tunes. Here’s our pick of the best ones to enjoy your day off.

writing words 02.02.18 Working Advice

The top 20 most commonly misspelt words

Some words are just difficult to spell, that’s just matter of fact. Now, whether that’s because of inconsistent pronunciations or lack of clear enunciation (we won’t lie we had to google that spelling) we’ve all been guilty…

robot robots 31.01.18 News

Robots will “take 800 million jobs by 2030”

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…

CV typing 24.01.18 News

Genius gap in CV explanation

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…

man desk mental health 23.01.18 News Working Advice

Mental health issues at work – what to look out for

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…

sandwich 23.01.18 News

British Sandwich Week

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…

friends laughing 23.01.18 News Working Advice

The benefits of having friends in the office

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…

man office flexible 22.01.18 News

Why flexible working is important

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…

earth 16.01.18 News

The jobs that are saving the world

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…

tennis ball work 16.01.18 Working Advice

How to score an ace at work?

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…

working outside 16.01.18 Working Advice

The benefits of working outside?

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…

tennis ball court manager 16.01.18 Working Advice

4 ways to be a Grand Slam manager

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…

search linkedin scrabble 16.01.18 Working Advice

Tips for talent searching on LinkedIn

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…

LinkedIn scam 16.01.18 Job Hunting

The LinkedIn scam and how to avoid it

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…

bulb board day life 16.01.18 Working Advice

A day in the life of a Cordant People recruiter

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…

calendar best day 16.01.18 Job Hunting

When’s the best day to job hunt?

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…

interview questions 16.01.18 Interview

Recruiters reveal how not to answer these 3 interview questions

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…

paints 16.01.18 CV Writing

Your CV hobbies and interests: A guide

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…

book books 16.01.18 News

The perfect book for each stage of your career

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…

paper boats leaders 16.01.18 Interview

World’s most successful leaders reveal their interview questions

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…

left hand 16.01.18 News

Is there a benefit to being left handed?

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…

relax man 16.01.18 Working Advice

8 ways you can relax at work

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…

man map salary 16.01.18 Interview

Which UK region asks about salary the most at interview?

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…

recruiter man writing 16.01.18 Interview

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

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…

social network profile 16.01.18 Working Advice

The perfect LinkedIn profile: A guide

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…

kids child dad walking sunset 16.01.18 Working Advice

Returning to work after being off with kids

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,…

International Literacy Day pen paper desk 16.01.18 News

International Literacy Day: QUIZ

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…

job interview people laptop 16.01.18 Interview

Experts 7 biggest job interview tips

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…

video games gaming controllers 16.01.18 News

6 careers for video game enthusiasts

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…

footballer boot football 16.01.18 News

Footballer aims to help retired athletes into work

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…