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Archive for September, 2014

Public speaking: 10 ways to project yourself effectively »

By Simon North, Founder of Position Ignition. Whenever we engage in public speaking, we always want to project the best version of ourselves. Being invited on stage to give a talk is a great opportunity to reveal our authentic selves to others, to influence them and to plant the seeds for long-term relationships of mutual […]

10 ways to identify which company you want to work for »

By Simon North, founder of Position Ignition. When thinking about what kind of organisation you want to work for, think about it in terms of not merely working for an employer but working with an organisation that you really want to form a connection with that’s about more than just getting paid for going into […]

Do employers ‘Like’ your online presence? »

By Tasnim Tudor – Senior HR Manager, CareerBuilder EMEA Social media has grown from networking sites for teenagers into an entire industry that fuels businesses and shares news. It’s also become a tool in the hiring process, and can affect your career positively or negatively. A new survey from CareerBuilder.co.uk found that 48 per cent […]

5 ways to get feedback from a recruiter »

Guest post by Simon North, Founder of Position Ignition. One of the disadvantages of the modern era is that job candidates don’t receive the courtesies that they probably did in the past, and this particularly applies when it comes to getting feedback from unsuccessful job applications. Here are some suggestions on how you can get […]

How to win at aptitude tests »

Pre-employment tests are used by many companies as a standard part of the recruitment process. If you’re currently applying for jobs, you’re likely to face one or more tests, measuring everything from verbal reasoning and numeracy to emotional intelligence. ‘I would say that 90 per cent of big companies use skills and/or aptitude assessments, though […]

7 things newbies do wrong at networking events »

Attending an industry event, careers fair or networking event for the first time can be exciting but if you’re not careful, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and get lost in the mix. Get the most out of any networking opportunity by avoiding these common mistakes. 1. You didn’t do your research Many people turn up […]

10 ways to beat interview nerves »

Your palms are sweaty and your mouth is dry. You feel oddly clumsy and you can’t remember your own name, never mind why you’re the best person for the job. Don’t let nerves get the better of you. Try these tips to beat anxiety and impress at interview. 1. Phone a friend before you go […]

Who’s hiring in September? »

According to the latest REC/KPMG Report on Jobs, available job vacancies continued to rise apace in July, with growth quickening to the fastest since January. The private sector remained the principal engine of job creation. Also the average starting salaries for people placed in permanent jobs continued to rise strongly in July, only fractionally below […]