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Maybe she’s born with it… maybe she’s just spent a really long time honing her skills and has avoided procrastination like it’s a poison.

12th November 2018 | Career AdviceMotivational

Not really as snappy or catchy as the well-known tagline we could all probably sing, but it's truthful nonetheless. And it becomes more evident the more candidates we place and the more colleagues we work alongside. I'm sorry to break it to you, but you either have it or you don't. However, there's no need to be completely fatalistic because lots of recent research suggests that if you don't have it, there are a number of things you can do to develop it. But, what is "it"? I have been...

In-demand tech skills to learn if you want to stand out in a crowded market

30th April 2018 | Career Advice

The tech world is vast and highly competitive. It’s key to stand out but knowing how to do so is part of the challenge. Here are some of the biggest and growing entities within the world of IT that employers are looking for! It’s an exciting time to be involved in the tech industry. But not only that, it’s exciting for industries who are adapting the way in which they work. According to the report by Modis, the number of tech roles is going to increase for the next few years. Their...

Some thoughts on midlife career change and women

6th March 2018 | Career AdviceMotivational

Happy 8th March, International Women’s Day! As a women-owned business at YourRecruit Group, we're marking the day by talking to three amazing women, who work in entirely different fields and pursue diverse goals. Regardless of all the differences, Saboohi Famili, Teresa Leyman and Gill Thorpe, all share a prominent value; drive to succeed! With increasingly distant retirement age, midlife women (and men) in the UK have one to two decades of working life in front of them. This fact on its...

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...

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...