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Myth Busting Recruitment

Myth Busting Recruitment; What You Need to Know

Contact Centre | CV Writing | Interview | Job Hunting | Posted 23.09.19

Mythbusting time. So many people believe that to register with a recruitment agency for their next dream job actually incurs a cost to them; it doesn’t Recruitment agencies get their income from organisations and businesses looking to grow their team and by helping them find the right candidates. Put simply, you receive all of the…

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Speed of Recruitment

Contact Centre | CV Writing | Interview | Job Hunting | Post Interview | Posted 14.08.19

Recruitment – it can be a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it. Luckily Cordant People are here to assist with your recruitment needs and help you understand what’s going on in the recruitment world, making the process as easy as possible for you, your organisation and our candidates. Before we start It’s really…

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Tattooed? You could be at jobseeking advantage

Interview | Job Hunting | Posted 14.08.18

New research suggests that tattoos could actually be advantageous in a candidates quest for a new job, despite popular belief they greatly hinder a person’s chances of landing a role. According to a recent study conducted by the University of Miami Business School, as well as the University of Western Australia – jobseekers with tattoos…

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Are ‘Texting’ Interviews becoming a thing?

Interview | Posted 30.07.18

How would you feel if you had the opportunity to conduct your next job interview over text message? Sounds kind of interesting, right? Well, 73% of Brits and Americans agreed that they prefer texting to picking up the phone itself and engaging in a phone call, according to a recent study conducted by LivePerson. Bearing…

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How to close an interview

Interview | Posted 12.02.18

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 who aids an organisation in finding qualified applicants and selecting the wrong person will ultimately reflect upon their poor judgement.…

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Interview preparation – part 2

Interview | Posted 12.02.18

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 you and will leave a lasting impression so getting it right is really important. You need to feel comfortable as…

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Interview preparation – part 1

Interview | Posted 12.02.18

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 be a really exciting opportunity but for many others it can be an extremely daunting and stressful experience. It may…

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What will you be scrutinized on at interview?

Interview | Posted 12.02.18

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 wants to fully assess your capabilities in this respect – do not be the creator of your own downfall. The…

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Positive body language at Interview

Interview | Posted 09.02.18

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 an image of positive body language. Therefore, you should consider the following: Check your appearance before entering the building (or…

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Questions to ask at interview

Interview | Posted 09.02.18

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. As well as this, not having questions prepared means you run the risk of seeming unprepared or uninterested. So, let’s…

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Tackling a second interview

Interview | Posted 09.02.18

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 with the first interviewer. As well as this, it’s also very likely that you’ll be asked similar questions to your initial interview.…

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Interview do’s & don’ts

Interview | Posted 09.02.18

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 want to make the best impression to nail getting that job.So try to think of fear as a good thing.…

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Tips for the telephone interview

Interview | Posted 06.02.18

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 look at some tips you should consider in case you find yourself at the other end of an employer’s telephone…

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Preparing for typical interview questions

Interview | Posted 06.02.18

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 above the others, but the individual who possesses ‘learning agility’ – a person who can learn and adjust rapidly to…

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What not to say at an interview

Interview | Posted 06.02.18

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 front of the panel. You’ve done your research, ironed your suit, practised your answers so you know your stuff. Understandably,…

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Dealing with a scary panel interview

Interview | Posted 04.02.18

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 different from a regular interview. So calm down. What is a panel interview? The concept is simple: You’ll be sat…

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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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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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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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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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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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How to be a Body Language Ninja

Interview | Posted 15.01.18

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, we’ve put together a list of do’s and don’ts so you can become the ultimate body language ninja – HI-YA!…

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

Interview | Posted 15.01.18

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 and exciting opportunity lies ahead of you – only for your current employer to then turn around and offer you…

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Get interview fit

Interview | Posted 12.01.18

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 hunting marathon, now it’s time to prepare for that all-important interview, and get yourself interview fit! Dress code is essential…

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