Key Interview skills that get you the job

No matter how much effort you put into your curriculum and your personal brand the interview remains the key to getting a job. It is your best opportunity to make a great impression. Many candidates miss out of jobs because they get the interview wrong. All interviewers have stories about prospects that turned up drunk

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The mobile shopping revolution

The exploding number of smart phones is changing the retail landscape and job market. Jobseekers in the retail sector need to be up to date about the growing trend in mobile shopping. Mobile purchases are growing fast and can only grow in importance as the number of smart phones and tablets rises. According to Qualcomm

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Are clients transactional or relationship based?

One way of thinking of the relationship with clients is to consider them as either essentially transactional or relationship based. A successful business can be built serving both but it is more likely to be successful in the long term if it recognises that each requires different processes and that it is difficult to service

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Big Data Brings Big Opportunities

Everyone is talking about Big Data. Facebook, Google, Amazon they all have their Big Data strategies and are employing the best Data Scientists and with this increase in interest is huge increase in opportunites as many more positions will need to be filled as the demand increases. The ability to mine reams of information for

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Is it worth getting project management certification?

Many project managers get their positions without the need for a professional certification in the field but will a PMP or Prince2 qualification improve your project management job prospects? Will it make you more employable? Will you be able to demand a higher salary? There is no doubt that sitting a course and gaining the

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Recruiters now using Social media to assess candidates

With Social Media now an integral part of most people’s lives it seemed obvious that sooner or later businesses would start to use it to assess candidates. However how are they using the social networks and what can candidates do to make sure their social profile benefits their application rather than hinder it? OPP, the

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Is video recruitment about to replace the interview and the CV?

There has been discussion for a long time about the use of video in the selection process as an alternative  to telephone and face to face interviews and now as voip technology and internet video are standard in many households and businesses, new companies are starting up with the idea of changing the way we

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Is the future of recruitment without CVs?

In our January article “Companies now hiring based on attitude not just technical expertise” we looked at why companies are starting to recruit based on personality and not just technical expertise. We saw that candidates with the personality most suited to the company were much more likely to succeed. However accurately judging a candidates character

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ISL event at the Cheltenham Gold Cup

“The Gold Cup winners  back at home with their cup the day after.  Those joining us at Cheltenham were informed by our “resident tipster” that he would win!! For more photos of the event please visit our event page at GDZ

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