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More often than not, a well accomplished and prosperous person will tell you, having a positive long term relationship with your recruiter will enhance your career. Your recruiter’s main responsibility is to support you in your job search through spotting suitable roles, seeking out companies they think you’d be a good fit for, interview preparation and providing you with expert advice...

After an interview, when talking to your recruiter, friends and family two of the first questions you’ll be asked is “so, how did it go?” followed by “if offered the role, would you take it?” It’s important to remember that you’ll probably be feeling drained, with a bunch of thoughts and questions going through your mind. It’s best to refrain from making fast decisions, go for a walk in the...

It’s very normal for you to form an “interview persona”, essentially a different version of yourself which your close friends and colleagues wouldn’t recognise. This interview version of you can occur through trying to hide your bubbly and chatty personality. More often than not, you do this in order to fit in with the interviewer’s personality and the perceived company culture and while I...

It is the moment you’d been waiting for. You’re moving job to your dream position and the months of stress related to applications, job searches and interviews are over. With your new contract signed and your notice handed in you should definitely feel relaxed, but not too relaxed. While the finish line to your current employment is certainly in sight, this is no time to down tools or take...

When it comes to managing people you can be guaranteed one thing, it’ll be unpredictable. And if there is one thing you will need to be, it’s adaptable. As a manager of people, you will constantly be challenged by your team’s desires and motivations and as they change you will be forced to play more than one character. For instance, you will look at the rapid changes occurring in today’s...

Why is it important to let your team struggle from time to time? While it’s difficult to believe, this ultimately has a positive impact on the long-term development and wellbeing of your team. It is achieved through giving them room to solve problems on their own and overcome challenges without jumping in and taking control every time you deem them to be going off track. As the team leader,...

You don’t need to go looking for a new job in order for you to stumble across an exciting opportunity that grabs your attention. Many candidates come across new roles where the job description ticks all the boxes, they review their CV and write up a cover letter yet are hesitant to hit send on the application button. What is stopping them? Changing jobs can be scary, even more so when the...

In the world of work, there is a common perception that employees join organisations and leave managers. It’s up to you to decide whether or not this is true, ultimately you need to ensure your staff are not leaving because of your management style. It’s important to remember you are the person they hear from the most within the organisation, the voice of reason, their mentor and team leader....

Interviewing for a new job can feel intimidating, especially if you’ve been with your current employer for ten, fifteen or even twenty years. Now that you’ve decided it’s time for a change, how should you approach an interview? Both you and your potential employer might have reservations. While there are many aspects of staying in a job for decades an employer will find appealing – such as...

Diversity remains the ‘unicorn’ that is increasingly being sought after, but persistently elusive. Whilst the gender mix in the Accountancy & Finance profession tends to be more or less equally balanced at entry level positions, the fact remains that as we rise through the ranks women become increasingly under-represented. Through championing diversity and inclusion, we can work...


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