effectively managing your time at work

5 tips for effectively managing your time at work

“Time management” and “efficiency” have always been hot words in the workplace, but in recent years our definitions of these words and the ways we work have begun to evolve. With an emphasis on everything from ensuring meetings are effective to properly delegating tasks to get the best out of each employee, every aspect of […]

impress in interview

5 ways to impress in an interview

Now you’ve made it through to the interview stage of the application process, it’s important to consider what measures to take to impress the interviewer[s] and make you the most memorable, stand- out candidate.  Here are 5 ways to impress in an interview:  1. Ask relevant and thought-provoking questions   Hiring managers love it when you show interest […]

recruiting out of hours

Recruiting out of hours: the benefits

The scenario is all too common, you find the perfect candidate and try to call them but they don’t pick up. Usually this is because it’s a time when they are at work and can’t pick up the phone, and by the time they return your call, you’ve now left the office and finished for the day. This […]

cover letter

5 tips for making your cover letter stand out

Arguably one of the toughest parts of the application process is writing a cover letter that perfectly demonstrates why you’d be a good fit for a job. There are many, many guides and lists out there for what to include and what not to include in your cover letter to make it shine, making it […]

first impression

6 Ways to make a good first impression in a new job

If you’re reading this then chances are you’ve either got yourself a new job and due to start soon (congratulations!), you’re a newbie who’s already started (congratulations again!) or you’re just curious. In any case, welcome! Whilst you can breathe a sigh of relief and give yourself a pat on the back for getting the job, now is not the […]

4 reasons why volunteering is valuable

4 reasons why volunteering is so valuable

Whether you’re just starting to establish what industry you would like to work in, or looking for a career change, it is vital nowadays to have some form of experience to demonstrate to hiring managers that you are a serious candidate to consider. But how do you get experience when most jobs require previous experience, which you do not have? We’ve […]

Why graduates should consider a career in travel

Why Graduates should consider a career in travel

So you’ve finished university and now comes the question of what to do with the degree you’ve spent three or four years completing. Whilst a large majority of graduates wish to go travelling once they have finished university, the harsh reality is that after all those years in education, money can be tight. This is especially […]

5 Tips for enhancing your LinkedIn profile

It’s no secret that LinkedIn is increasingly being used by recruiters to search for candidates (you can read about that more in our blog post here), so it is little wonder that LinkedIn plays such a large part in the job hunting process. Not only is LinkedIn your online profile, but it is also your professional […]

What do candidates look for in a company?

When looking for a job, increasingly, it is not enough to have a great salary or job title, it is what benefits or rewards you get as a result of working there, that contributes to your employment experience, ultimately forming your opinions about the company and position. Particularly in a competitive marketplace, companies are battling […]