With hundreds of resumes coming their way, recruiters and hiring managers have limited time to read each resume in detail. In a matter of seconds, your resume either makes it on the shortlist, or not. As with any written content, there is an art and science behind writing a resume. Let’s examine what typically goes…

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Want to find new hires who will perform and stay? Then don’t follow these common practices. In my 16 years in recruitment, I’ve seen the all-too-common mistakes many hiring managers make when they recruit for new hires. It’s understandable – time is limited and we all naturally fall back on the practices that seem most…

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You might think that to attract top talent you need to show them the money – because that’s what job candidates want most, right?  Not any more. Hudson research shows that for the first time in several years, work life balance is the single most important thing a job seeker is looking for in a…

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Congratulations! Your carefully crafted cover letter has managed to impress, your CV has demonstrated that you have relevant skills and experience, and you’ve been invited to an interview with your prospective employer in two days’ time. While you’ve already thought about whether you might be a good fit when you applied for the role, now is the…

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Effective professional networking tips In today’s connected world, networking is a career necessity – but it’s one that comes easily to some and not to others. Yet when done properly, business networking can make a massive difference to your career, often leading to new professional opportunities that you might otherwise have never been given. When…

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You are counting down until you start your new role. Yet, how you leave can leave a lasting impression, often more so than how you started. Here are some things to do and consider before you say your goodbyes. Handover like you are the one coming into the role Another way to leave a great last impression…

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When it comes to knowing how to ask for a pay rise, you’ll need all your negotiating skills and tact to ensure the right outcome – but a successful salary review doesn’t just start and end with the actual meeting. Here’s all you need to know on how to get a pay rise, the right…

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The reverse chronological resume is the most common and traditional type of resume. With this resume format, you list your relevant work experience in reverse chronological order, beginning with your most recent position and proceeding backwards. For each job, you provide dates, location and the name of your employer, and succinctly outline your key responsibilities…

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