8 Traits Employers Can’t Say No To

These days, you need more than an impeccable resume, relevant experience, education, and skill set. In the employer’s eyes, it’s not all about what you do – it’s how you do it that ultimately matters.   When you apply for jobs, you have a pretty good idea what employers are looking for. Ads usually include the job description and the requirements needed to land an interview, at the very least. But for the most part, employers are looking for a bit more than a full resume. Let’s face it – they’ve got plenty of...

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How to Manage Your Online Brand

I don’t even believe in personal branding, but maybe that’s precisely the type of brand I am, the subject, however, has long bugged me and I have made myself think and write about it.If you are reading this, you must be trying to create a brand for yourself, and perhaps that’s just it, perhaps nowadays we all need to make ourselves marketable, whether we like it or not!   As a staunch critic of self-branding, reluctantly agreeing to examine what the elements of a good personal online brand are, I have looked at some of the...

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5 Tips For Nailing The Cover Letter

Your CV is as smooth as can be. Your LinkedIn page kills it. You’re ready for the interview. But wait! One last thing to submit, that annoying cover letter. It could be tempting to just grab a template online. But you should think twice, because according to recruiters, cover letters are a point where a lot of applicants fail to show their worth. Luckily, we spoke to hiring and recruiting experts about their 5 best tips for writing a cover letter that will help you stand out from the crowd. #1 Don’t Skim-Read the Application Do...

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7 tips to make your application stand out from the crowd

Graduate schemes are notoriously competitive so it's important that you make your application stand out from the crowd. Below are some top tips to help you achieve this: 1. Excel in your psychometric tests. Employers use psychometric tests because they offer an objective way of assessing candidates and comparing candidates applying for a particular role. Numerical reasoning tests and verbal reasoning tests are the psychometric tests most commonly encountered by graduates and job applicants. It’s important that you score well in these...

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Questions you should and shouldn’t ask at your interview

Often candidates spend all their preparation time preparing answers to questions from an interviewer - when in fact there will likely be the opportunity for you to ask questions too! And the questions you ask can be a strong reflection on you as a candidate - so it's well worth preparing 1 or 2 really good questions for your interviewer as well: 1. "What are the next steps in the hiring process?" - often a good closing question, demonstrating that you're keen to progress and confident that you're a credible candidate. Often candidates will...

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