Confident networking for career success

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A business network is a web of relationships with the potential to be mutually helpful and mutually trusting. These relationships can appear very similar to social friendships, but there are some underlying differences because of their potential to become commercial in some form or other. A misconception some people have about networking is that it is an underhand form of … Read More

10 recruitment buzzwords that you should avoid, according to LinkedIn

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Humans have limitless qualities – so why, when penning a CV or pitching an employer, do the same words constantly appear regardless of the individual? Today, LinkedIn revealed the most overused buzzwords on their network – and some of them probably ring a bell. “Specialised” is first on the list, featuring on half a million UK profiles. Surprisingly, “motivated”, the … Read More

Recruiter reviews 40,000 CVs, identifies 5 worst candidate mistakes

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Recruiters are inundated with CV’s, résumés and cover letters – but a candidate can really ruin their legitimacy if they make these mistakes, says Tina Nicolai, Founder of Résumé Writers’ Ink. Nicolai, who began work as a recruiter for Walt Disney World in the late 1990s, told Business Insider she noticed that many job seekers were submitting flawed CVs. “Since … Read More

11 things candidates say that turn recruiters off

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Recruiters know the dangers of sending a candidate into an interview without the proper training or advice. But sometimes, there is little they can do to prevent their jobseeker from messing it all up, and scuppering their chances. Paddy Stanley, Head of the Mitie Foundation, explained the anxiety that comes with the territory: “I think we can all relate to … Read More