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Never forgotten on the internet – How to avoid social media hurting your career opportunities

By on Oct 18, 2017 in candidate advice | 0 comments

Never forgotten on the internet – How to avoid social media hurting your career opportunities

It is a matter of weeks since Facebook announced they had passed the 2 billion user milestone. Let’s stop and consider how many that is for a moment. Written as a number that is 2,000,000,000 people. The whole population of the world is roughly 7.5 billion, so it means more than 1 in 4 use Facebook worldwide. Just because you are probably curious now, the nearest...

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Returning to work after a career break – Five questions about getting back in the game

By on Oct 1, 2017 in candidate advice | 0 comments

Returning to work after a career break – Five questions about getting back in the game

Firstly, let’s dispel a myth. There is a common misconception that a career break is frowned upon by employers. We can promise you that this is not the case. Whatever the reason for your career break, your individual circumstances are not the issue for a potential employer. When you decide it is time to return to work, the employer will be looking for a valuable...

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Ping pong endings – How to avoid the trap of offer and counter offer

By on Sep 16, 2017 in candidate advice | 0 comments

Ping pong endings – How to avoid the trap of offer and counter offer

Not very long ago, when you left one role to move to another that tended to be it. You resigned, you worked your notice (or if you were in a sensitive position and lucky enough) you got garden leave to finish up your contract and then you started your new role. At the moment though we are seeing a very low unemployment rate and a skills shortage, and the result of...

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Hire in haste, repent at leisure – How bad employment practice can damage your business

By on Aug 18, 2017 in employer tips | 0 comments

Hire in haste, repent at leisure – How bad employment practice can damage your business

When you decide to hire a new team member, you are actually making a decision that could have some quite major repercussions. A new employee means a cost that is not just the investment in salary and resources; it will also have an influence on the time and operational procedures of the business. What you want to happen, of course, is that the new team member will...

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