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  • Follow this advice to get your CV to a recruiter’s ‘yes’ pile:

    How to get your CV into the recruiter's 'yes' pile

    Have you ever wondered what happens once your CV has made it into the inbox of a recruiter? You can probably imagine that this person has a fair few CVs to get through, and sometimes only a percentage of these will get read past the first page.

  • Just started a new job? This simple tip will help you save a lot of time and deliberation during those scary first few weeks:

    The one key thing you need to unlearn before starting a new job

    Since my first day at Hays, I have learnt many lessons on success and failure, from how to take a moment to enjoy a recent victory, to how you bounce back and learn from a situation that doesn't go as planned. There's one key thing, however, that I wish somebody had told me from the get go.

  • In this blog, Andrew Nip shares why he is an advocate of working in sales, particularly for fresh graduates. He reveals what he's learnt over the years, and why he's come to LOVE being a salesperson:

    5 reasons why working in sales is a great first job

    When I first started working at Hays, I refused to admit that I was working in sales. I remember telling a lot of my friends that I got a job at a "consulting firm". Like many graduates I meet, "sales" isn't a glamorous word I wanted to be associated with, and I thought the idea ...

  • If you’re not careful, social media can hinder your chance of securing your ideal job:

    The biggest social media mistakes jobseekers make

    Social media is integral to job searching in the digital age, from using LinkedIn to expand your network and build your personal brand, to following a company on Instagram to gain an insight into their company culture.

  • Got an interview coming up? Last impressions are just as important as first impressions: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQeWi

    How to leave a great last impression with your interviewer

    Everyone knows how important it is to make a great first impression, in all walks of life, both inside and outside of work. From a firm handshake, to strong eye contact, to a wide smile and impeccable punctuality, these things all pay an important part in that oh-so-important first impression, especially in a job interview scenario.

  • Have you recently had a job interview? Here are some signs that it went well: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQim7

    11 signs your interview went well

    Nothing quite beats that feeling when you walk out of an interview room. The thorough preparation, interview nerves, and the fact that you've had to talk yourself up for the best part of an hour can really take it out of a person, so it can be quite a relief when it's over.

  • Which are the worst questions to ask your interviewer, and why should you avoid asking them? http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQtqG

    The worst questions to ask your interviewer

    Now don't be mistaken - any interviewer loves to be sat across from a zealous candidate during the interview; a candidate who has come armed with plenty of well-thought-out questions to ask.

  • Got an interview coming up? It's time to SWOT up: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQtRs

    How to use a SWOT analysis to pass your interview

    So you have begun your job search, prepared your CV and now you're getting yourself interview ready. A key element to being successful with interviews is understanding what you're good at so you can effectively sell yourself. The vast majority of employers will ask you a question around this during an interview.

  • Before you freshen up your CV and start your job search, it's crucial to think about what it is you really need from your new job:

    20 questions to ask yourself before starting your job search

    So, you've decided it's time for a fresh start and a new challenge. Maybe you've been at the same company since you left school and you're eager to branch out.

  • No matter how confident you are in your own abilities or how much professional experience you have, starting a new job is always going to be nerve-wracking: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQFhV

    Get the jump on new job jitters

    No matter how confident you are in your own abilities or how much professional experience you have, starting a new job is always going to be nerve-wracking.

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