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Cover Letters made simple

Ah, the covering letter. Perhaps the most under used element of the job search, but definitely one of the most useful. The main reason for a cover letter is to allow the employer to understand who you are and why you’re sending them your CV. The amount of CV’s we receive without a covering letter…


Science with Essential: An Anatomy of a Job Advert.

An Anatomy of a Job Advert. Applications for skilled roles require a methodical approach in order to ensure best chances of success. We’re going to look at a breakdown of the areas you should direct your attention to, and how you should use them to make a winning application. Below is an advert for a…


Bag a Grad Job in 3 Easy Steps

That time of year is here again, and this year’s graduates-to-be are under pressure. Alongside the need to revise & complete dissertations, the growing fear of unemployment in the months to come makes this a stressful time for even the most composed of students. What should you do? First of all, don’t panic! Yes this…


The best way to write a CV?

You see all kinds of articles written about which way you should write your CV today. Yesterday you may have read one stating that you should keep it as brief as possible, retaining the element of mystery. Maybe the week before, you were told that you should create an artwork – graphically construct your life…


The 7 stages of rejection.

Rejection is tough, no matter the subject. A job rejection can break you, especially if you’ve worked towards a certain career, or you’ve hyped yourself over a vacancy that you think would be perfect for you. Some people are quitters, and if you’re one of those then you’ll know the feeling – you feel like…


Do you really know what recruitment agencies are?

I’ve seen it many times. The job seeker is looking for work online using a job board, and sees a few things that catch their eye. They know they’re going to need to apply for quite a few vacancies, so they open the ones they’re interested in pursuing in a new tab in their browser…


Turning it down without burning it down.

How do you say no to a job offer without burning the bridges of opportunity for the future? There are thousands of articles for the unemployed detailing all the different aspects of finding employment; A million different ways to bag the job of your dreams – but what if you’re actually looking for a way…


A day in the life of…

…A Recruitment Consultant Could you be a Recruitment Consultant? Here’s an example of an average day in our office… 5.07am  Monday morning. You’re bleary eyed and feeling a little bit lost – but the distinctive ring of the work mobile gets you out of bed. It’s a client, and they’ve had a huge order in….


How to utilise your ‘extra-curricular’ activities for a pay rise

Are you performing above and beyond your duties? If you are planning to use your devotion to back-up a claim for a pay rise or promotion, then you’re going to want to start tracking exactly what you do. It’s as simple as recording the extra tasks you carry out, or the favours you treat your…


The 3 ingredients that make a great candidate

Right skills The number one ingredient to a great CV is having the skills to match the job description. The most important advice we can give you is to take your time, and make your application stand out. If you’re using the same CV to apply for multiple jobs, take a look at it each…