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Let’s Cut the Bullsh*t – This is What the 39 Worst Job Advert Clichés Really Mean!

“Dynamic.” “Interpersonal.” “Detail-oriented.”

Every day we come across cringe-worthy job adverts filled to the brim with clichés and buzzwords…but what exactly do these phrases mean?

This Friday, we’re cutting the bullsh*t with 39 no-nonsense translations of the very worst job advert clichés!

(You’ll never believe what they really mean…)

Posted on Jul 1, 2015
Candidate Tips

16 Ways to Make A Great Impression On Your First Day of Work

Unfortunately, you WILL be scrutinised on your first day at a new workplace.

Think about it – can you honestly say that you don’t judge your new colleagues?

The way you behave, both on a personal and professional level will really form an important part of how colleagues will see you in the future.

So how do YOU want to be seen at your new workplace?

Posted on Jul 1, 2015
Staff Retention

The 15 Key Strategies Successful Managers Use to Engage Employees.

Have you ever wondered how other businesses manage to attract and retain all of the most amazing, loyal and productive staff?

Is there an ultra-secret, mega-expensive engagement strategy that no one’s telling you about?

It’s simple really. Great managers use 15 different techniques to engage their employees, increasing loyalty, productivity and efficiency.

The good news? You don’t have to spend a fortune!

Posted on Jun 29, 2015
Friday Funnies

23 “Creative” Cover Letters, Gone Wrong…

Yes, a little personality is important when you’re writing a cover letter…

But confessing to your amazing food-gorging abilities, insatiable love of the bump and grind and the fact that men love your ‘sassy’ nature?

Not so important.

Check out 23 of the most funny, most ridiculous and most cringe-worthy cover letter extracts we’ve come across!

Posted on Jun 24, 2015
Candidate Tips

9 Ways to Triumph During a Telephone Interview!

A telephone interview can be just as nerve-racking as face-to-face one.

Especially when you’re tricked into them, by interviewers who randomly call for an unscheduled ‘chat’.

But do not fear!

This week’s blog will help you to feel more comfortable when picking up that phone and in the process, get you ready to smash that interview!

Posted on Jun 23, 2015
Friday Funnies

10 Types of Horrible Bosses

Ever worked for a horrible boss? A real monster who you took an instant dislike to and treated you with contempt?

We’ve broken down the 10 most likely types of horrible bosses you’re ever likely to come across. Sit back and laugh!

Posted on Jun 19, 2015
Candidate Tips

7 Steps to Negotiating a Higher Salary From Your Current or Future Employers

Would you ever accept a job, offering a disappointingly low salary?

Have you ever considered asking for a pay rise?

Salary negotiation is a perfectly normal business transaction, yet people shy away from it every day.

Earn what you deserve; use our 7-step salary negotiation technique to land your perfect salary.

Posted on Jun 17, 2015
Attracting Staff

Myth-Busting: 6 Lies You’ve Been Told About Writing Successful Job Adverts!

Our biggest pet hate as a recruitment agency?

Terrible job adverts.

Unfortunately we stumble across them every day and considering the amount of mythical gobbledygook ‘advice’ out there on the subject matter, it’s easy to see why!

Are your job ads too creative? Too obvious? Not obvious enough?

Posted on Jun 15, 2015

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