career advice

What Makes a Successful Contractor?

By MAbrahall / May 30, 2019 /

As experts in contract and interim recruitment, we know many contractors who have been working successfully for years or even decades, who are well suited to being self-employed. Over the years we’ve noticed that these individuals have a few things in common that help them contract successfully. So, we’ve made a note of them here…

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Tips for Before, During and After a Job Interview

By MAbrahall / November 12, 2018 /

The goal of job-hunting is to secure a new role, and in most cases this will involve an interview where it is vital to make a good impression. But interview preparation is not just about the interview day itself; what you do before and after can also improve your chances of a job offer. As…

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Your Step by Step Guide to Resigning Professionally

By MAbrahall / May 22, 2018 /

After months of job searching, countless CV rewrites, several job interviews and possibly even a second interview, you’ve done it! You’ve finally been offered the new job of your dreams. But now comes the part most people dread: officially handing in your notice. While every company is different, there are five steps to the resigning…

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6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Job Search

By MAbrahall / March 13, 2018 /

When you’re looking to make a change in your career, you need to use every possible weapon in your arsenal to stand out from the crowd of candidates. It’s not enough these days to simply upload your rather tired CV to a couple of online platforms and wait for the job offers to land in…

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Avoid These Common Mistakes Made by New Employees

By MAbrahall / December 4, 2017 /

Hunting for a new role can take so much time and effort, it’s easy to forget what happens after you’ve accepted a job offer – actually starting a new job! A lot of focus is placed on how to get your CV noticed and how to impress during an interview, but making sure you start…

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Is it the Right Time to Leave Your Job? 5 Tell-Tale Signs

By MAbrahall / June 12, 2017 /

With recent world events and the uncertainty of Brexit looming over us, it’s not surprising that people are craving security in other aspects of their lives. There is a definite lack of mobility in the jobs market: according to research by the REC, the number of people seeking jobs has fallen to a near two-year…

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How to impress in your new job

By MAbrahall / August 19, 2016 /

Six ways to feel settled and confident during your first week in a new job. So all the hard work has paid off – the rewriting of CVs and the mastering of the perfect firm handshake has borne fruit in the form of an exciting new job offer! But now the hard work really begins…

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