Candidate Advice - October 2020

  • How to resign

    Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Sam EvansNo comments

    Congratulations on turning a new chapter in your life! There is nothing like starting fresh with new opportunity. We have always been firm believers in connections - never burn your bridges, because the world of business, especially in some career sectors, is not always as big as they may seem. People talk! Here are a few tips on how to gracefully close your last chapter, and keep your reputation ...

  • How to dress for an interview

    Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Sam EvansNo comments

    Congratulations, you’ve secured an interview! If you’ve prepared well, researched the company and read up on your CV for when they question you about it, then you’re on the right track. However, it can all be undone by attending an interview in unsuitable attire. It can be difficult to know what to wear, especially if it’s your first time, so here’s how to plan your outfit. Do your research Just ...

  • How to plan for an interview

    Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Sam EvansNo comments

    Do your research You are certain to be asked specific questions about the company, so make sure you've done your homework look at their website, twitter and Facebook accounts. Also, take a look at the latest developments in their industry so you can converse with confidence. Here’s out top 6 tips for planning for your next interview. Plan your outfit While a book shouldn’t be judged by its cover, ...

  • Common interview questions

    Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Sam EvansNo comments

    No two interviews will be the same and you can’t predict exactly what you’ll be asked in an interview, however any question that is asked gives a potential opportunity for you to stumble. That’s why preparing as best you can will help minimise these stumbling blocks. Prepare some answers to these questions and you’ll be onto a good start when the interview comes around. What can you tell me about ...

  • CV Checklist

    Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Sam EvansNo comments

    Writing a CV can be a difficult and stressful task, particularly if you’re having to write it from scratch. There’s not a ‘one size fits all’ solution to writing your CV, it depends on your situation and what you’re looking for next. However, we’ve put together some basic points of how to best write your CV if you’re not sure where to start. 1. Personal details Are your personal details correct ...

  • Writing your personal statement

    Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Sam EvansNo comments

    The personal statement is usually found at the top of a CV, so it’s the first thing that a prospective hirer will see when they read through your CV. If your personal statement isn’t up to scratch, or isn’t there at all, it might be the difference between a recruiter reading your CV or rejecting it. What is a personal statement? The purpose of a personal statement is to sell yourself to the ...

  • Writing a great cover letter

    Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Sam EvansNo comments

    Behind every good CV is a good cover letter. Quite often employers won’t ask for a cover letter, but you should see it as an essential part of your job application. The cover letter gives you a chance to sell your skills and experiences to recruiters in much more detail than you can on a CV. A cover letter is not a continuation of your CV, it’s a tool to say why you want this role and why you ...

  • How to make your CV stand out

    Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Sam EvansNo comments

    In a world where recruiters and hirers get inundated with CV’s, trying to get your CV to stand out from the crowd can be one of the toughest challenges of searching for a new job. Most employers spend very little time reading each CV, so it’s important to make yours readable and straight to the point. Here’s our Top 6 tips to writing a strong CV. KEEP IT EYE-CATCHING On average, employers spend ...