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Are Creative CVs A Good Idea?

Contact Centre | CV Writing | Job Hunting | Working Advice | Posted 04.12.19

In today’s competitive job market, having a creative CV might seem like a great way to stand out from the crowd.  The CV is your chance to give a good first impression to the employer, and it will often dictate your chances of making it through to the next stage of the application process. So…

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Why Are Companies Asking New Employees To Start Before Christmas?

Job Hunting | News | Working Advice | Posted 18.11.19

Christmas is nearly here, which means the season of mince pies and office parties is about to start.  In the past, the festive period often meant that employers asked newly hired staff not to start until after Christmas. This was usually so they don’t have to pay them for ‘dead time’ over the festive period,…

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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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Employment Rates Hit Record High

Employment Rates Rising

Contact Centre | Job Hunting | News | Posted 15.08.19

The latest reports from the Office of National Statistics show that the number of people out of work fell again, by 33,000 to just 1.33 million. The unemployment rate is now reported at just 3.9%, with a record number of 76.1% of people in work. It’s also been reported that average weekly wage growth hit…

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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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5 tips to boost your LinkedIn recruiting

5 tips to boost your LinkedIn recruiting

Job Hunting | Posted 18.06.18

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 recent study from CV-Library showed that most recruiters are using LinkedIn to find talent, with 6 in 10 stating they…

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Is this the end of job hunting?

Job Hunting | Posted 02.05.18

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 as a hiring manager? Well, you may just be in luck as the future of job searching and hiring seems…

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

Job Hunting | Posted 20.03.18

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 Zreet, who recently put this notion to the test when he ditched the standard accompanying cover letter and instead sent…

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#NationalApprenticeshipsWeek

#NationalApprenticeshipsWeek: Our Apprentices

Job Hunting | Posted 07.03.18

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 what it is that you do? My name is Laura Girling. I am the Business Admin Apprentice at Maldon Cordant…

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#NationalApprenticeshipsWeek: Georgia’s Experience

Job Hunting | Posted 05.03.18

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 helped to get her to where she is today. Introduce yourself and tell me what it is that you do?…

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How to explain a gap in your CV

Job Hunting | Posted 13.02.18

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 on your CV, there’s more than likely a reasonable explanation for it. Getting that explanation across to potential employers is…

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What do employers look for in a CV?

Job Hunting | Posted 13.02.18

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, but it’s your CV that’s most important to an employer. Every employer wants to get a good return on their investment in…

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Finding the right job

Job Hunting | Posted 12.02.18

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. However, career success is the entitlement of everyone so you should absolutely put in time and effort to study your…

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How does volunteering benefit your career?

Job Hunting | Posted 12.02.18

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 benefits of volunteering? Developing your skills. Considering applying for a promotion at work but are unsure you have the necessary…

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Why is a graduate job fair important?

Job Hunting | Posted 06.02.18

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 own ‘job hunting strategy’. This is your chance to interact, obtain contact details and, of course, familiarise yourself with corporate…

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A guide to networking

Job Hunting | Working Advice | Posted 04.02.18

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 – the more you put in, the more you will get out, ‘no pain no gain’. Therefore, you should allocate sufficient…

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Tips for using job boards

Job Hunting | Posted 04.02.18

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 thousands of companies who have the task of filtering through copious applications. So, just how do you turn a job board to…

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The LinkedIn scam and how to avoid it

Job Hunting | Posted 16.01.18

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 information. Although it’s generally common sense to avoid these sorts of messages the website link itself leads to a pretty…

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When’s the best day to job hunt?

Job Hunting | Posted 16.01.18

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 for the big reveal? Drum roll, please. The most common day to job hunt is Tuesday! However, (and this is…

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A job hunting checklist

Job Hunting | Posted 15.01.18

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 to make tweaks to your daily schedule so that job hunting seamlessly slips into and works around your daily routine. By…

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5 tips to ignite your job search

Job Hunting | Posted 15.01.18

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 your next new job.  1. Networking. You’d be amazed at how many people find out about jobs from simply talking…

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

Job Hunting | Posted 12.01.18

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 find yourself a new job this new year – new year, new you after all! New Year, New You! We…

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Get Your CV In Shape

Job Hunting | Posted 12.01.18

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, experience and just as importantly, your personality. After all, Curriculum Vitae literally translated is “direction of life”. #WeLoveFacts When applying…

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Running the job hunting marathon

Job Hunting | Posted 12.01.18

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 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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