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How to quit a job you hate

Everything has a lifecycle, including jobs. People quit jobs for so many reasons, maybe a better job opportunity has come up, family circumstances have changed or you just hate this job. If you hate the job to the point where everyone around you knows, you are probably on the verge of quitting. And you should

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Does job hopping look bad?

Where do you stand on job hopping? I remember when I was in my very first job, everyone said to stay in a job for at least a year, no matter what. I was told that it would look bad if I left a job after a few months, or had few positions that only

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4 of the most revealing interview questions to ask candidates

If you followed our six week series on how to answer questions on core skills then you should be well versed on how to answer standard interview questions. Everyone should be able to answer questions on teamwork, communications and time management at the very least. As part of the interview process, you need to delve a bit deeper

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Giving feedback after an interview

We all love making the phone call where we tell the person they got the job. That is the best feeling. What isn’t easy is telling the person who didn’t get the job why. So you have two options on how you notify the candidate – on the phone or by email. If it’s early

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Interview Prep 101: Motivation

Part three of our Interview Preparation series is motivation. We’ve covered teamwork and time management in our earlier posts. Motivation is a trickier one to answer, but “what motivates you?” is a very common question. It’s a broad question; it can be hard to answer and figure out the best way to respond. Everyone is motivated differently; salary, job

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Interview Prep 101: Teamwork Questions

As a recruitment agency, we know the importance of interview preparation. We’ve mentioned it many times on our blog.  Failing to prepare for an interview is a huge mistake, and it is likely to cost you the job.  To help you better prepare for your next interview, we’ve created a short series on interview questions

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Spotting the red flags early when hiring

When it comes to hiring, we think in terms of what we want in a new employee, identifying the right qualifications, experience and soft skills that will benefit the role. Setting out what your deal breakers and red flags are that would stop you from hiring someone will weed out the candidates that are going

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“Can you talk me through your CV?”

I can’t stress the importance of interview preparation enough. It’s important that you can answer competency based questions, knowledge-based questions, outline what you have achieved, your goals etc.  Same goes for your CV talk through. It’s essential that you can talk through your experience and skills with confidence. Think of it as a sales pitch; this is the

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Use reference checks to prevent a hiring disaster

You’ve selected the perfect candidate; their CV is brilliant, they said all the right things during the interviews. It’s exciting. The stress of hiring is nearly over.   But before you get ahead of yourself, it’s time to verify if they are as good as they appear and do a reference check with their previous employers.

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