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Top 5 CV pitfalls to avoid

In today’s competitive jobs market, it’s more important than ever to make a good first impression. This can often be your CV, so it needs to be putting across the right messages, with the right presentation, and no mistakes. The most important thing is to take your time over your CV – make sure it’s…

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8 out of 10 employers plan
to create permanent jobs

Employer intention to hire permanent staff remains at a record high, with eight out of ten (81%) planning to create more permanent jobs in the next quarter, according the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)’s JobsOutlook survey of employers. In addition to this, more than half of employers (51%) are planning to take on more agency…

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3 Ways to make your CV
more recruiter friendly

When you’re writing your resume or working on your LinkedIn profile, we bet you’ve wished you could get into hiring managers’ heads. What are they really looking for? How can you make your resume catch their eyes? Thankfully, TheLadders got into their heads for us. In a recent study of on-the-job behavior, TheLadders used eye-tracking…

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Inclusiveness Means Giving Every
Employee Personal Attention

Several years ago, a large, global company asked me to help improve their employee engagement. I suggested a strengths-based approach to the problem: a search for “hot spots” in the organization where people were highly engaged and performing well. By understanding what was working, we could harness and replicate these factors across the greater organization. We surveyed…

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7 things you should never say
in an interview

You dry cleaned your suit. You’ve got a dozen copies of your résumé, just in case. You arrived early — but not too early. You silenced your cellphone. You made small talk with the receptionist, and you’re pretty sure the two of you will be best friends one day. Now, you’re about to confidently head…

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