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Job Interviews: 7 Ways to be Interesting

Pressure doesn't come more highly charged than trying to 'be interesting'. Whether it's for a first date or a job interview, being interesting is one of the most subjective tasks in the world. After all, every single one of us have different interests. So how do you appear interesting for an interviewer you've never even met before?Below are 7 ways to convince an employer that you're the one to keep instead of making them fall ...

Published: Thu 30 July 2015

So you want to work in Construction?

Whether you have industry experience or not, there are various roles and opportunities available within the construction sector. If you're considering a career in construction but are unsure where to start, this article will look at the wide range of options available to you - whether through apprenticeships, Degrees or a Diploma.We'll also be getting first-hand advice and information from some of the most experienced construction ...

Published: Fri 24 July 2015

Increase Productivity at Work

Productivity: a polite way of saying 'to do your job to the highest and most efficient standard.' Something we all like to think we do anyway, right? Well believe it or not, studies have shown that there are a few simple tips most employers seem to miss - tricks that will significantly boost staff productivity ...If you've read our Avoiding Procrastination article, you will already know some of the wandering thoughts and distractions ...

Published: Fri 17 July 2015

How to Customise a Cover Letter for a Specific Job

Ah, cover letter writing - that most enjoyable of tasks. Wait! Where are you going? Love it or loathe it, a good cover letter can make the difference between your CV ending up in the bin and it ending up in the shortlist pile - so you really need to excel here. One way to do this is to tailor your letter to the company you're applying for - which isn't particularly hard once you've learned a few tricks. Read on and find ...

Published: Fri 10 July 2015

Act Fast to Remove Toxic Employees

Is there something amiss in your office? Are things not quite the bed of roses they used to be? Do you suspect the presence of a maggot in your barrel of shiny green apples? We're talking of course about toxic employees and the damage they can do to your team, department, or business in general. Don't panic though; most people find this a stressful subject to deal with, so we've prepared a guide to show you the steps you ...

Published: Tue 07 July 2015

7 Ways to Build Your Online Brand

If you're a small or medium-sized business, then you might not consider branding as relevant to you - after all, it's just for big players like Coca Cola and McDonald's isn't it? Well actually, no. There's a lot that we mere mortals stand to gain from this practice, and with the internet gaining more mainstream acceptance by the day, branding is now more accessible than ever before. But how do you do it?First things firstFirstly ...

Published: Fri 26 June 2015

Building Positive Workplace Relationships

The size of your company will always determine the relationships between co-workers. Naturally a smaller company will feel more like a family, whereas larger companies will have friend circles and groups formed by the corporate landscape. Either way, positive workplace relationships are always key to productivity, happiness and employee retention. So how do you build them?That guy in the parts department is also an Elvis fan ...

Published: Tue 23 June 2015

What is Networking?

What do you think when someone mentions 'networking'? Does your mind go blank as if you're trying to hold a conversation with someone you know nothing about? Maybe you don't think you're a fan - after all, isn't networking just for slick, fast-talking types who are good at getting what they want from people? Well, we're here to show you otherwise. Let's see how a spot of networking every now and again could make your life ...

Published: Thu 18 June 2015

Boosting Employee Retention: Popular Strategies

Have you ever worked for a really bad company? Most of us probably have - especially when we were first starting out. If you haven't left already, we'll bet that you're thinking about doing.So how can firms break the cycle and make employees stay with them out of choice rather than just brutal necessity? We take a look at the ways some of the world's top companies ensure that their employees hang around - and how you can put ...

Published: Tue 09 June 2015

How to Decline a Job Offer

Job offers are like buses - you wait and you wait and then two or even three come along at once. This is great in that you get to take the pick of the bunch - at least until you remember you're going to have to tell the others that you can't accept their offer that is. Saying no needn't be daunting though - so stop breaking hearts and learn how to let an employer down gently with our guide to rejecting job offers.The ironyAlthough ...

Published: Fri 29 May 2015
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