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The Power of Small Talk During Interviews

Mastering the art of small talk during interviews can significantly boost your chances. Most employers don’t want to make a mistake and the more you put someone at ease by being a joy to interview, will seriously increase your chances of an offer. It’s through the most basic questions that you…

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Counteroffer: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Mention a counteroffer to a recruiter and their heart will shatter into a million pieces.  We will forgive you though…we promise! Ultimately, everyone has to do what’s right for them in the moment, so we understand why people decide to remain. It’s easy. You know the job, you know the…

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Why you should offer a competitive benefits package?

Salary usually takes the top place on a candidate’s wish list, as unfortunately, Natwest don’t accept free parking and access to a wellbeing programme as a mortgage payment. But, always coming in close second is a competitive benefits package.  Since the world came to a grinding halt because a rogue…

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The Ultimate Guide to Job Hunting in a Recession

Take this as a fair warning, as we’re about to delve into a topic that people don’t want to talk about… job hunting in a recession. And, if we’re honest, we don’t want to talk about it either! In hindsight, that’s probably not the most enticing start to a blog…

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How To Explain A Gap In Your CV

List of things that shouldn’t be ignored: Smear test; prostate exam; the vegetables sitting at the bottom of your fridge; a cold gin and tonic; and lastly a gap in your CV The last point is the most relevant for now.  Trust us when we say a gap in your…

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