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We’re now retiring earlier than those in 1950

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…

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The 4 most hilarious CV lies

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…

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Candidates LEGO CV is a hit

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,…

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How does coffee affect your productivity?

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…

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Is a lack of sleep actually killing you?

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…

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Why candidates should actually be interviewing each other

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…

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The top six jobs for animal lovers

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…

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Looking After Your Own Wellbeing

 “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…

16.01.18 News

International Day of the Girl: #LeadLikeAGirl

‘International Day of the Girl’ is a day dedicated to highlighting some of the challenges girls all over the globe face on a daily basis, as well a day dedicated to empowering the future women of…

16.01.18 News

Bosses Day: Meet Our MD

Happy Bosses Day everyone! A day dedicated to honouring our bosses for all their kindness and hard work throughout the year. As well as a day devoted to strengthening the bond between employee and employer. Now,…

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A job hunting checklist

When it comes to job hunting, in order to make sure you’re seeing the best results from your efforts, you need to get into a routine when job searching. Now, this doesn’t have to be painstaking: The key here is…

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Stress relieving tactics to make you happier at work

The average business professional has 30 to 100 projects on their plate, is interrupted seven times an hour and is distracted up to 2.1 hours a day. Is there any wonder the workplace can be…

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5 tips to ignite your job search

This #GuyFawkesNight do away with burning Fawkes effigies and reignite your job search plan. Here’re our 5 top tips that you should always keep in mind when job hunting, to increase your chances of landing…

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How to make your boss love you?

Just started a new job? Or want to stay in your current one? Whichever it is, you’re going to want to make sure that your boss likes, respects and knows you can be relied on…

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5 benefits of being kind to employees

It’s no secret – treat people with kindness and it’ll make both parties feel good. By applying this to the workplace, and by treating your employees with kindness, as an employer, you’ll also feel a…

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Why Would Employers Unfriend You?

We asked our teams about some of the common errors that are typically made along the way when finding a job, from writing a CV to asking the wrong questions at interview, in order to make…

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Say Hello Properly with the Perfect CV

Hello! And happy #WorldHelloDay! In honour of this holiday, we thought we’d help you make a lasting impression with any potential future employer by saying hello properly with the perfect CV. Think of your CV as…

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How one candidates sales pitch led to a job offer

Any candidates who are looking to make a lasting impression on recruiters will be well aware that standing out from the crowd is immensely important. One of the most important ways to get a candidate noticed is to instil…

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The Benefits of Temp Work

Struggling to find a permanent job? Or don’t want to tie yourself down to one? Then maybe temping is the option for you. 1. The Freedom What’s the biggest benefit of temporary work? You’re in…

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How to be a Body Language Ninja

Your body language has a much bigger role than you might think at an interview, and therefore you need to be aware of it from the moment you step through the door. Luckily for you,…

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The Ultimate Christmas Playlist

The ultimate Christmas playlist has got it all – perfect for any office sing-song or party! See for yourself:  

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How to Climb the Career Mountain

This #MountainDay we thought we’d give you our advice on how to climb the most formidable mountain of all – Mt. Career.  Get Yourself a Mentor A mentor, in the form of a co-worker or…

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It’s not always about the money: what to do if you’re counter offered?

what to do if you’re given a counter offer? Here’s the situation: Your next new dream job is just around the corner. You’ve been for the interview, been offered the job and now a new…

12.01.18 Job Hunting

New year, new you: Are you hitting the road this January?

Are you hitting the road during this years #FestivalOfWinterWalks? If you’re planning on moving on from your current role this January, we’re here to give you the low-down on why you should be looking to…

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Get Your CV In Shape

Was your New Year’s Resolution to join the gym this New Year? Why stop there? Why not get your CV into shape too? Think of your CV as an atlas, a roadmap of your skills,…

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4 ways sleep affects your work

Ever wondered what not getting enough sleep does to your brain and how that subsequently affects your work? This ‘Festival of Sleep’ we decided we’d look into how a lack of sleep can affect your…

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Running the job hunting marathon

After all, when it comes to job hunting – it’s a marathon, not a sprint. When it comes to job hunting, in order to make sure you’re seeing the best results from your efforts, you…

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Get interview fit

When it comes to a workout, preparation is everything. When it comes to an interview, guess what? You got it. Preparation is everything. So you’ve got your CV in shape and you’ve run the job…

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The Science of Blue Monday

The jingle bells are a distant memory, the New Year fireworks are fading away, and all you’ve got left from the Christmas period is a smaller bank balance and a bigger waistline – and what’s…

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5 employment laws to watch in 2018

Here’re the 5 employment law developments you should be keeping your eye on in 2018. 1. GDPR will come into effect On May 25th, 2018, The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which updates and harmonises data…

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Be a winner by negotiating the best job offer

Negotiating a job offer can feel a little awkward, but trust us it’s worth it. This is the best chance you’re going to get to increase your salary and improve the benefits of your new job because after…

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Recruiters don’t get ‘The January Blues’

January blues? What’s that? Research by Investors in People (IIP) has found that 47% of people are planning plan to change their job in 2018. with around 18% already actively looking. Now, this isn’t unheard of. According…

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Telling your story with a video CV

This #NationalStorytellingWeek why not tell your story with a video CV? As career coach, Lisa LaRue outlines, “A traditional CV outlines your skills, qualifications and experience, whereas a video CV enables an employer to get…

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How to avoid job ad scams

Not sure if a job ad is real or a scam? Looks a little too good to be true? Sometimes, it can be hard to tell the difference, which is why this #SaferInternetDay we’ve compiled…