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Five tips to make any job look impressive on your CV

1st November 2017 | Career AdviceJob Hunting

As long as you work, your CV should be a live document. Even if you have not changed your company, you will likely need to modify it according to your new skills and experiences. Recruiters and employers cannot afford to read between the lines, so you have only a few seconds to impress them. Below are five pieces of advice for you:  Key Skills Add a ‘key skills’ section and put this at the top of your CV. Make them relevant and concise. The mistake a lot of candidates make is to have a...

Why Personal Brand is for everyone and how to manage it

9th October 2017 | Career AdviceJob Hunting

What employers want to know about their candidates, hasn't changed as such. They are still interested to see how you stand above other candidates and what qualities you will bring to their business. However, a CV with a list of your skills and experiences is not quite enough anymore. Online Profiles Harmonise your online profiles across the web. It could be your CV in addition to your profile on various job boards, on LinkedIn or any other professional platform. Your CV  There was a...

what we do as recruitment consultants and how we can help

29th September 2017 | RecruitingYourRecruit IT

Overview YourRecruit IT recruitment consultants are responsible for attracting candidates and matching them to permanent or contract positions with clients. We work closely with candidates and companies, building relationships in order to gain a better understanding of their recruitment needs and selection process. Sales At YourRecruit IT, we invest a lot of time and effort into bringing new clients on board. This involves attending networking events, lead generation, sales calls and...

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and interview questions

7th September 2017 | Interview Tips

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. As Daniel Goldman’s explains in his book (Emotional Intelligence at work), it is actually a set of skills that anyone can acquire. While different employers carry various work cultures and values, a successful employee is strongly skilled in emotional intelligence. Hence, many interview questions are shaped around this...

My best advice to you as a working mum – How to juggle

24th August 2017 | Career AdviceMotivational

After working really hard from the day I left college and working my way up through the ranks, I secured a fantastic role that I not only enjoyed but that also paid well (always a bonus). Then at the age of twenty-one, I had my first baby and I became a full-time working mum. My daughter was nine months old when I went back to a job that I loved. So, I decided for her to go to a day nursery. The settling-in days went smoothly and actually enjoyed the company of other children (this made me...

Reasons to prepare for a smooth handover before we leave a job

18th August 2017 | Career AdviceMotivational

To me, there is only one reason to prepare for a smooth handover before we leave a job: The legacy of your work and your accomplishments. Your work is your gift, it is personal and it lasts. You may have streamlined processes or improved functionality and these elements are guaranteed to survive. It does not matter that you are on to (hopefully) bigger and brighter things. What matters is your integrity and your professionalism, which are sustained once you...

The two main reasons you should tell the truth on your CV

7th August 2017 | Interview TipsJob Hunting

I have a few reasons to discuss this subject. However, not to keep you too long here, I'll  only cover the two main reasons you should tell the truth on your CV. Whilst it is only natural to want to exaggerate one’s skills, experiences and talents, it, categorically, must be avoided… especially if you are looking to secure a technical IT role. Yes, we get it: adding a user on Active Directory is far less exciting than being able to administer its back end. But, please, for your sake,...

Digital Marketing Interview Questions

26th May 2017 | Interview TipsJob Hunting

So you have found your perfect job within Digital Marketing, and have secured an interview. What now? Prepare, prepare, prepare is my main advice! Make sure you know the format of the interview, including what sort of questions you will be asked. Make sure you know who you will be interviewed by, where the interview will take place, how long it will take and when they are looking to make a decision. Speak to your recruiter to find out this information and make sure you ask lots of questions...

Short Notice Job Interview – 10 minutes read

11th May 2017 | Interview TipsJob HuntingUncategorized

Preparing for an interview is a time consuming task and it doesn’t always go according to plan. Sometimes you may find yourself invited to an interview at very short notice – the next day! Can you be fully prepared with just 24 hours’ notice? Here are a few tips on how to prepare for short notice job interviews.   Make time and focus While you might not be able to conduct perfect preparation that would enable your best interview performance, you can prepare to perform at a...

Contract vs Permanent work – Advice

8th May 2017 | Job HuntingUncategorized

Five minutes read Switching to Permanent: Switching from Contract work over to a permanent position can be a tricky transition. Employers are normally hesitant to take on a contractor for a permanent role as it raises the concern of commitment. I would recommend having your reasons for wanting to make the switch very clear as a lot interviewers will want to dig deeper to make sure they are making the right decision.  Switching to Contract: Leaving a permanent role for a contract...