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Five lines you never want to see in a CV

Struggling to find a CV that stands out? Unfortunately, when you’ve worked in recruitment for a while, some candidates CVs can often end up looking like virtual replicas of one another. And much of it simply comes down to an overreliance on the same old stock phrases. To remind you of what...

How to write a cover letter employers will love

Read this article to pick up some great tips on how to write a cover letter employers will love!// What is a cover letter? A cover letter, also known as an application letter, is a document you send with your resume when applying for a job. It doesn’t just restate what’s on your...

Salaries rise in a bid to maintain a resilient job market

Despite ongoing economic uncertainty, recent data from CV-Library suggests that business confidence is remaining strong across the UK, as salaries rose by 3.2% in October 2016, when comparing month-on-month data. This increase may be a result of the continued efforts of businesses to drive up...

Common job interview questions – and how to answer them

While technology has had a huge impact on job hunting, one aspect has remained unchanged: the job interview. And one of the stalwarts of the interviewer’s toolbox is the competency question. A competency can be either a skill or behaviour. You will be able to spot a competency question because...

Tips on staying healthy in the workplace

Do you spend long hours chained to your desk? In recent years the perils of our increasingly sedentary lifestyles have been widely accepted – but the link between sitting and health problems was first made in 1949. Scientist Jerry Morris discovered London bus drivers were twice as likely to...

The importance of recruitment

A survey from HR and employment law experts Citation has found 93 per cent of small business owners agree that the most important factor in achieving business growth and long-term success is hiring the right people and creating a happy and engaged workforce. The results from quizzing 139 small...

CV-library reveals the nation’s biggest interview shockers

According to new research of 1,200 UK workers from leading independent job site, CV-Library, four in 10 workers (40.3%) have made a huge mistake in an interview, with 8% stating that they had to walk out after things got so bad. Furthermore, the study revealed some of the worst things that people...

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UK’s gender wage gap narrows to record low: How does it fare where you live?

The UK’s gender wage gap narrowed to a record low this year  but women still earn 9.4 per cent less than men, with big discrepancies still existing in some parts of the country. A full-time worker in 2016 earns an average wage of £13.59 per hour, according to the latest edition of the Office...

Is it time to ditch the dress code?

What do you think, are there benefits of setting a dress code in the workplace? When Patrice Brown, a primary school teacher from Atlanta, Georgia, posted photos of herself in the classroom on Instagram in September – to celebrate being named ‘Educator of the Month’ – they quickly went...
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