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Knowing Your Worth

Part of your ability to succeed in obtaining a job is knowing your worth. If you overvalue yourself against the market, you are unlikely to get a job offer – there are plenty of similarly qualified candidates willing to take less. However, undervaluing your worth will leave you unsatisfied and may even raise questions with […]

Working the Job Boards

There are a large number of job boards available for those out of work in the UK. Before I get into a list of those you should use, I want to discuss how to use them for maximum opportunity. The Right Fit First, you need to choose the one that is right for you. If […]

Dressing Up a Job Title

I’ve seen a lot of people looking for employment who struggle with making mundane job titles sound somewhat more exciting. To some extent, selecting a job title that is more descriptive of your actual job duties can be, at times, a good idea. For instance, if you hold a generic job title, such as ‘Clerk’, […]

Over-qualified vs. Under-qualified – How to Overcome Objections

Many employers have a mental image of the perfect candidate for each job. In most cases, this includes a list of the must-haves, the nice-to-haves and a salary range. Their objective is to get the person with the most skills at the lowest cost. Unfortunately for the employer, rarely do ‘perfect’ candidates walk through the […]

Smokers Beware! You Might Be Killing More Than Your Health

Smoking is bad for you. Yes – yet another unsolicited opinion on why you shouldn’t smoke. But I have a slightly different point of view on this issue. You already know that smoking is bad for your health, so I won’t bother rehashing all of the medical arguments. Smoking can kill your chances of getting […]

Using a Recruiter: Tapping into the Hidden Job Market

As a recruiter, I am often asked why job seekers should use a recruiter to help them with their job hunting. Most job seekers go it alone and locate open positions through advertisements and online job boards. What can a recruiter do for me? This is the top question I hear in my profession. Firstly, […]

The Buzz On: Web Designer

Web design is a hot job wherever you go. All companies – small to large – need to have a web presence to maximise business success. Some companies incorporate web design functions into the general position of IT manager, but a web designer does very specific things. Web designers are versatile creatures. They must understand […]

After the Interview – Standing Out from the Crowd

You created a killer resume. You bowled them over with your amazing wit and personality at the interview. Now what? We’ve been discussing the proper way to follow-up with a potential employer after an interview. You now know that follow-up is important, but standing out from the crowd becomes your next concern. We’ve already discussed […]

Fine Line Between Appearing Keen and Appearing Desperate

Following up with prospective employers can be a tricky proposition. On the one hand, you want to assure the company that you are truly interested in the position and are excited to work for the company. On the other hand, you don’t want to appear to be an overanxious, desperate stalker that calls every day […]

Organise Your Job Search for Better Success

Job hunting can be a hectic experience. You send out a batch of 20 CVs and cover letters to 20 different employers and then furiously try to keep track of who’s who as the calls come in. Then you have to organise interview and follow-up times. Some days, you feel as you are so busy […]

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