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The Hips Don’t Lie – The Role of Body Language in Communication

By on Aug 1, 2018 in candidate advice, employer tips | 0 comments

The Hips Don’t Lie – The Role of Body Language in Communication

You may have heard some statistics quoted regarding body language. It’s commonly cited that 55% of communication is gleaned from body language, 38% is down to the way things are said, and just 7% is the actual words spoken. These figures came from a study carried out by eminent psychologist Albert Mehrabian who has famously studied the importance of both verbal and...

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How to Talk so People will Listen

By on Jul 24, 2018 in candidate advice, employer tips | 0 comments

How to Talk so People will Listen

It’s been proven that the “way” we talk to people, particularly about making changes, has a huge impact on whether they will be either receptive to our feedback, or ignore it. The key to effective communication is to ensure that both parties feel respected and understood. This is critical in creating a foundation for the meaningful exchange of thoughts and ideas....

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So where do you see yourself in five years? Why recruiters ask clichéd questions

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

So where do you see yourself in five years? Why recruiters ask clichéd questions

There is a moment in every interview situation that all interviewees dread, and it’s what feels like the inevitable cliché question. However, while they may seem to be standard rollout questions, they serve a very important purpose. One of the things about clichés is they sometimes have a basis in a particular need and in the case of the interview questions they...

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Actively promoting the upside – Why a positive workplace culture is vital

By on Nov 7, 2017 in candidate advice, employer tips | 0 comments

Actively promoting the upside – Why a positive workplace culture is vital

Anyone who has ever worked in an environment where the attitude towards work is sliding into the toxic will tell you how unpleasant it is. By contrast, if you have experienced the opposite you will know just how productive it can be. Toxic workplaces don’t happen overnight. They are a slow burn process where the little niggles and moans that we all have start to...

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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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