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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…