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#FillYourBoot: AF Selection’s Christmas Campaign 2014

‘Tis the season for giving and sharing. The age old tradition of giving a gift to loved ones at Christmas has become more and more expensive. Those lists for Santa get longer and longer every year, and our own Secret Santa budget has had to rise with the times. I dread to think of poor Father Christmas’s bill! So we wanted to start a Christmas campaign.

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Come Work With Us! AF Selection Are Hiring

You may have gleaned from our website that we are an extremely well established, niche recruitment consultancy, for the digital, PR, marketing and design sectors, placing people in agency and in-house disciplines. We’ve been in business since 1988 and we work with many engaging and entrepreneurial businesses across the Midlands and Manchester. We are proud of the fact that we have a very low staff turnover, which we like to think is down to our honest and down-to-earth approach to business, people, and recruitment. And now we’re hiring!

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Negative Interview Feedback: How To Handle It

It is unequivocally unpleasant to be rejected after a long and drawn out interview process, especially with negative feedback. My advice is to try not to take it to heart and concentrate your efforts on finding a role which is a closer match for your personal aspirations. I fully appreciate that it is very easy for me to say because I am immersed in recruitment. But I am a believer in the idea that some things are meant to be! I’ve seen many candidates take a knock or two during their search for a new role but go onto have successful careers at other companies.

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Competence Or Confidence: What’s More Important?

I have spent the best part of two decades trying to decipher what makes someone more successful at interviews than others. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve been asked by candidates how to ace an interview. There is no formulaic answer.

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