Blog - January 2019

  • Does your CV pass the 30 second test?

    Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 by Gary CampbellNo comments

    Does your CV pass the 30 second test? 5 expert tips to help you create a CV that convinces recruiters to put you through to the interview stage. You may believe that to put forward a strong application you need to provide a long and detailed CV. Wrong! Employers decide on whether to read your full CV within the first 30 seconds. Even more eye watering, professional recruiters make the ‘fit/no ...

  • Master Strengths-based Interviews

    Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019 by Gary CampbellNo comments

    You’ve just got to grips with competency based interviews and now you’ve been invited to a strengths-based interview, but you’re not sure what’s involved. Well, recruitment doesn’t stand still and change is inevitable. This is particularly true as competency-based recruitment only answers one of the 3 questions employers want answered before they offer you the job: Can you do the job? Will you ...

  • Top Tips for Online Job Applications

    Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Gary CampbellNo comments

    Application forms are irritating. They ask difficult questions, some of which you may consider impertinent, others just silly. Why do employers use them? While most employers still rely on CVs, large organisations that receive huge numbers of job applications generally prefer to use their own application form. By using these forms they get answers to the questions they want answered not just ...

  • CV: dos and don'ts

    Posted on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by Gary CampbellNo comments

    Even the best CV in the world can be let down by poor presentation …..  and be difficult to understand. A CV has to be both well written and presented, professionally, in order to catch a recruiter’s eye. And although your formatting may change depending on your industry, there are a few simple rules which you should always follow – and could dramatically increase your chances of ...