LinkedIn’s professional network allows both active job seekers and passive candidates to promote their capabilities to an audience of international companies and recruiters. Connect with past and present colleagues to grow your network and optimise your chances of being hired through referrals. Executives from the world’s top companies are on LinkedIn, giving members an opportunity-rich…

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Resigning from a job is something that most of us will have to face at some point in our careers – and there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it. If you’re thinking about quitting your job, here’s our best-practice guide to help you decide when to resign and how to resign.…

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It’s always a good idea to regularly check your online presence, especially before you start looking for your next job. It is important to know what anyone in the public domain can see about you and tweak your online profile in order to ensure a positive digital footprint. An online background check by recruiters and…

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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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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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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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Closing an interview is the time to really make your mark and clinch the deal after doing the hard work of the interview itself. The final minutes of an interview are your last chance to leave the interviewer with the take-home message: Hire me! Here are our top tips on how to close an interview…

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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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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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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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