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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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What Makes a Business Stand Out from the Crowd?

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Recruitment

Imagine your favourite places to shop, eat and enjoy yourself. Chances are the locations you chose were not unique within retail, catering or entertainment, so why did they come to mind? What makes them special? And how can you do the same to boost your own business? Standing out among the competition is one of the biggest challenges when running a business, but knowing how to identify and make the most of your unique selling points (USPs) can help you to attract and maintain a loyal client base. Here are three ways to improve your visibility.

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What Skills Do Employers Look for in Candidates?

by Keeley Edge

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From completing job applications and taking part in interviews to starting a new role and continuing professional development, it is important that every candidate identifies and improves on their skills in the workplace. But what are employers looking for and how can you boost your abilities? At Key Appointments, we help candidates with a diverse range of qualifications, experiences and skillsets. Whether you are just starting in the world of work, looking for a new challenge, hoping to progress in your sector, or simply want to create a stand-out CV, here are some of our top tips.

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The Do's and Don'ts of Training New Employees

by Keeley Edge

/ Employers, Recruitment, Training & Development

New employee training is a vital part of recruitment. It helps to ensure new recruits understand their roles and the wider goals of the company, as well as increasing their confidence and competency. Methods can include job shadowing, group sessions, coaching, and formal apprenticeships.

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Top Tips for Managing Staff Remotely

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Training & Development, Workplace Wellbeing

During the pandemic, remote working became the only way for many businesses to stay open and for staff to retain their jobs. But what was initially introduced as a temporary solution has quickly become the new normal, with employers and employees alike recognising the benefits. However, remote working has also brought challenges, including how to manage staff efficiently. Supervision, access to information, new technology and mental health are all areas of concern. Thankfully, there are many ways managers can ensure their staff are supported while working remotely. Let’s look at three of the key ideas that managers can implement: practical provisions, prioritising communication, and promoting wellbeing.

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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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How to support new and existing employees in a COVID world

by Keeley Edge

/ Company Culture, Employers, Policies & Procedures, Recruitment, Training & Development, Workplace Wellbeing

There’s no denying that the 2020 pandemic has turned the world upside down. And while we might be getting tired of hearing phrases like ‘unprecedented’ and ‘new normal’, we can’t hide from the fact that things are different right now.

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