Body talks: What your body language says about you

Regardless of experience or confidence, a job interview can be a nerve wracking experience for any jobseeker – whether it’s the sleepless nights before going for that all important role or clammy palms once you’re in the hot seat (yes we’ve all enjoyed a wet handshake…). Whilst naturally all eyes are on the candidate during a job interview, your body language.
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The Age-Old Issue

As the saying goes: none of us are getting any younger. And with an ageing workforce and the expectation that generations to come will work well into their sixties, ageism in employment is becoming a very real issue. Research by totaljobs has revealed that almost two-thirds (63%) of 55-64 year olds have felt discriminated against by a prospective employer during the.
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Understanding and mentoring ME ME ME Millennials

Millennials. Gen Y. Gen Next. Echo Boomers. Screenagers and Facebookers. The generation of entitlement. The group of Snapchat bingers who think their degree entitles them to the CEO seat within 12 months. We’ve heard it all (and so have they). But now is the time to turn the Millennial misconception on its head, because Millennial Brits could well and truly.
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The Power of Preparation

It is well known that “prior preparation prevents poor performance”, however, newly released research by totaljobs has found that jobseekers are spending an average of £146 preparing for every job interview. Or, to put it bluntly, UK jobseekers are collectively spending a staggering £1.44 billion a year on their hunt for a job they love. So where are jobseekers splashing the.
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It pays to be flexible

Why employers offering flexible benefit schemes win at attraction and retention Unemployment is low and recruiting (and retaining) top talent is increasingly difficult. In this competitive climate the strongest candidates can cherry pick their roles and the onus is on employers to offer attractive terms. In the past this might have meant offering a handsome salary and a comprehensive pension plan; perks.
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The CV – time to move on or still a vital tool for every recruiter?

Ever since the birth of the internet and we all became attached to our laptops, phones and tablets, there has been much talk in recruitment about the ‘paperless office’-  and in turn, the death of the traditional CV. Every six months or so, another article crops up demanding the traditional CV undergoes an overhaul. And while it’s true that times.
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Employees Say Watching Sport Can Increase Loyalty Towards a Company

England’s dismal performance at the Euros may not have restored your faith in the Three Lions, but letting employees watch the Euro 2016 football tournament may well have strengthened their loyalty towards you. Totaljobs research found that 41% of UK employees who watched Euro 2016 matches during working hours said being able to do so increased their feelings of loyalty to.
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7 Interview Questions You Have to Ask

We all know the classic interview questions. “Where do you want to be in five years?” “Why do you want to work here?”; But useful as these are, they reveal little about a candidate’s fit to your business or workplace culture. These days, it’s as important to assess attitude as aptitude, and to find the right candidate, employers need to.
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Employer brand: a marketing buzzword?

How to maximise your employer brand, no matter what your business size “Employer brand”. It’s a concept often discussed in HR and marketing departments these days. Its meaning, value – and cost – are the subject of many a recruitment blog. But what exactly is “employer brand” and why should smaller businesses care? Here we look at why every employer has a.
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An audience with the Chancellor George Osborne – employers must “steady the ship” in wake of Brexit

Chancellor George Osborne issued a strong statement in Manchester last week as he outlined what Brexit will mean for British businesses and the economy. Totaljobs were the only job board invited to join selected business leaders at the event in Manchester to hear directly from the.
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