Letters of Application

If you are applying for a new job or sending speculative CVs to prospective employers then you will need to include a covering letter with your CV. A covering letter isn’t supposed to be War and Peace but a succinct letter that emphasises your strong points. It should detail your skills, achievements, work experience and

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Job interviews – preparation

The most important thing to bear in mind when being headhunted is that although they know you are good you have to impress in your interview and generally the headhunting company will do the first interview and if that doesn’t go well that very well could be it!

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Headhunting in the Finance & Banking Sectors

As with all sectors finding the most talented candidates from within the banking and finance sector is an area we are specialists in and positions we have helped fill range from mortgage and investment consultants to bank managers and financial institution directors. This particular industry is very demanding and essential that the right candidates are

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Recruitment in the Property Investment Sector

Many recruitment agencies will have you believe that finding the right person for the job is easy but the right candidates – talented, driven people – are often not looking for another position. Therefore you need a specialist headhunters like us who know exactly which companies look in and who within them to contact, as

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Headhunting for the Retail Industy

With any industry but especially in retail appointing the right people for board-level executives and mid/senior level management can impact hugely on your company business, so many more companies are choosing to use professional head hunting companies, such as ourselves, to hunt down the most talented candidates in this field.

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Your guide to interview success!

Interviews strike fear into most people, regardless of age and experience, but as an essential requirement of getting a job they have to be faced. And with careful preparation and practice there is no reason why you cannot approach your next interview with a high degree of confidence.

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Acing your Job Interview

A successful interview, like a good CV is an opportunity to sell your skills. This is your chance to differentiate yourself from other candidates on the shortlist. Think about how your experience fits with the employer’s expectations and how you will demonstrate your responsibilities, accountabilities and successes. Prepare answers for likely interview questions, especially the

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Your employment questions answered

Q. Since our company underwent a 16-month restructuring programme, the whole dynamic of our department has changed. There have been several redundancies and promotions and ­ as a result ­ trust among us is at an all-time low. We feel like the survivors of war. Everyone seems to be out for themselves alone.

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Resist the Urge to Take Employees for Granted

We’ve been here before, the point in an economic cycle when managers need to take special care. The job market is awash with candidates and the competition for available jobs is intense; it’s a recruiter’s dream. This type of situation always encourages managers to become lazy about how they treat their employees. As business psychologists,

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How to Gain Control Of Your Job Search

Only 25% of all positions are found through published and defined markets, such as employment ads, placement agencies and recruiting firms. Unfortunately, job seekers favor these markets even though they face less competition for the remaining 75% of jobs found through networking and direct unsolicited contact with employers.

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Jumping Through Hoops: A New Job Requirement

Memo to Human Resources: I am following up on the job candidate I sent you several weeks ago. I wanted to review his status after his most recent interview. You’ll recall I met this young man through one of my professional groups. He has excellent credentials and just earned his M.B.A. He was doing some

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How to use direct marketing techniques

All commercial organisations have an interest in maximising market awareness. With the development of the internet and search engines, it has never been easier to find a particular firm.Recruitment is a sector that has widely used web traffic and search engine optimisation as a way of building awareness and attracting new business and candidates. Historically,

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Strategies for Moving Up

Take advantage of opportunities to learn new skills and knowledge by volunteering for special projects, attending industry trade shows and seminars. There are also plenty of opportunities outside of work to increase your skills. Taking additional coursework, working on a volunteer basis for a charity group or attending free workshops can also offer valuable experience

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