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Looking to progress your career? How to Make Sure You Get the Most from Your Recruiter

When it comes to finding a new job, it’s not as simple as perfecting your CV, scouring the press and various websites and then applying, although in some respects the new way to job-hunt is actually easier in a lot of ways. Now you register with an agency and let them do all the work for you. (Or do you)? Let’s answer that in a moment. More and more businesses are using recruitment professionals to fill their vacancies, as it...

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Don’t Just Survive Your Appraisal Own It!

An appraisal is an excellent opportunity to review progress, establish your objectives, celebrate success and have an open two-way conversation with your line manager. However, if you don’t plan for your appraisal, there is every chance that you won’t get the most from it. Our guide will help you to get organised. Know the Desired Outcome As with any meeting, it is essential to know what your desired outcome is from your appraisal process. Essentially, rather than fearing the risk...

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How to Deliver Awesome Presentations

Increasingly, interviewers are looking for interactive elements to help them identify the right candidate, and presentations are a common way of testing candidates on the vital skills they will need to perform within the role. As with the vast majority of business activities, planning lies at the heart of your presentation success. Know Your Audience This is key to pitching your presentation correctly and tailoring your content to match what they want to know. It’s important also to establish how...

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Turbo Charge Your CV in 7 Steps

The CV is now more of a sales document than ever before, therefore it has to be compelling to its audience. Like any sales document the CV needs to show benefits to the potential employer – in this case, in the form of notable achievements where you have made or saved your employer money or helped the organisation meet and exceed its objectives. These achievements come in the form of exceeding targets, delivering projects/change/improvements, formulating and implementing ideas etc. Achievements...

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Increase Your Effectiveness at Work for Life Long Benefits

Are you effective at work? Right now is always a good time to take a step back and assess. We all have different strengths and weaknesses that might impact our effectiveness, and we can all benefit from a re-think to help develop skills to make us even more effective in our work. First, you have to be honest with yourself to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Perhaps you are great with the day-to-day tasks but find yourself struggling with high-pressure...

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