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Why 2015 will be hot

There are three factors that are raising the temperature of the recruitment world in 2015: increased opportunity, scarcity of candidates and changes in candidate behaviour. The global economy is expected to pick up speed – strengthening by 3.4% and 3.5% in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Competition for qualified talent is at its most intense since pre-recession hiring, and it is …

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Get Hired – Our top four personal branding tips – Career Coach

To get hired you need to think about managing your personal brand. Brand management is the marketing science of making a product or service relevant to its target audience. That means you and a potential employer. Good personal branding is vital if you want to stand out from the crowd. If you want to get hired, a proactive approach to …

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How to Build a High Performance Team – Career Coach

Recruitment can be a long arduous road with hundreds of applications to wade through after one small posting on a job board and at the end, you may not even get one candidate you can put in your ‘yes’ pile. You need to make the hire, you are under pressure to get the gap in your team filled so like …

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Working for a Technology Start- Up – Career Coach

The Technology Start-Up is back with $23bl being invested by VCs in the first half of 2014 compared to between $20-30ml a year for the last five years. That said, in 2000 they spent a whopping $105bl but that burst the bubble and we don’t want that again just yet. We know this as we are recruiting for a number …

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NEVER ACCEPT A COUNTER OFFER! Or should you?- Career Coach

Handing in your notice is a fairly stressful moment of your life- Stressful because it’s a major decision. Choosing the person you want to marry and spend the rest of your life with, choosing your home and choosing your job are 3 of the biggest decisions you make in your life. In the current recruitment market place, your decision will …

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Hit the ground running- Career Coach

So, you’ve decided to change roles. You’ve gone through the selection process and been chosen. You’re the ideal candidate. Congratulations and welcome to your new employer and responsibilities. But now what? In our experience, one of the key challenges many successful candidates find early on is simply managing the transition to a new role. Having impressed the selection panel at …

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Investing in the Interview- Career Coach

It is at the interview stage that employers invariably first meet potential employees. It offers the best chance for both sides to sell themselves. For the candidate, it is an opportunity to explain their skills and experiences relative to the job description. For the company, it presents a chance to interrogate (in the nicest possible way) a candidate’s competencies and …