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How candidate behaviour and interview etiquette has changed over recent years

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates, Employers, Recruitment

I began my career in the world of recruitment more than 25 years ago and I've witnessed different trends, the introduction of new technologies, and cultural shifts in behaviour.

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Attracting Top Talent: The SME Advantage

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates, Employers, Recruitment

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the global economy. These businesses often face a unique set of challenges, especially when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent.

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Identifying and Communicating Your Unique Selling Proposition

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates, Recruitment, Training & Development

How you come across before and during a job interview depends largely on the way you present your unique selling proposition. Job descriptions are rapidly evolving, and employers are actively looking for distinguishable value propositions from job seekers that demonstrate impressive combinations of technical expertise and cross-functional skills.

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How to Build Confidence and Establish Yourself in Your New Role

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates, Training & Development, Workplace Wellbeing

Embarking on a new role can be nerve-wracking and as you begin to find your feet in an unfamiliar workplace, you’re likely to experience a string of complex emotions. Acknowledging your nerves is the first step in overcoming new job anxiety and building the self-confidence required to master your new role.

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Portraying your Personality in Job Interviews

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates, Recruitment

Your personality is what makes you unique; by sharing your skills and interests with your colleagues, you can develop positive working relationships, progress your position, and reach your career goals. But when it comes to job interviews, many candidates shy away from being their true selves.

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How to Job Hunt When You’re Still Employed

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates

We’ve all experienced feelings of frustration and unhappiness at work, but what happens when you know it’s time to move on? Financially, staying in your current job while finding a new one seems logical, but there has long been a taboo surrounding job hunting when you’re still employed.

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Are Multiple Interviews the New Normal?

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates, Recruitment

Imagine the scene – you find the perfect role, put your all into your application, receive an invitation to interview, and manage to wow the panel with your responses. Great job! Then comes the call for a second interview, a third, a fourth… so the question is, are multiple interviews the new normal?

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First Impressions Count: Top Tips for CVs and Interviews

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates, Training & Development

Did you know that it takes under a minute for a recruiter to judge your CV? And interview selections can be just as swift due to increasingly tighter deadlines on hiring new employees. As a job seeker, creating an application that stands out from the crowd can make all the difference to your success.

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Writing CVs – Top Tips for Jobseekers

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates, Recruitment, Training & Development

A CV is a written summary of your skills, achievements and experience, condensed into a one to two page document. Although there is no one-size-fits-all solution to writing a CV, this document should always be clearly formatted, appropriate in length for a recruiter to skim read and, most importantly, tailored to the role or industry you are applying for. Not sure where to start? Here are some basic rules to follow:

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How to Have a Successful Video Interview

by Keeley Edge

/ Candidates, Employers, Recruitment

Whether you are looking for new staff or searching for your next role, investing time and energy into the job interview process is crucial to success. Key Appointments are here to help make video interviewing both efficient and enjoyable with our video interview tips.

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