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General Interview Questions

General Interview QuestionsIn the third in our interview questions series we look at general background questions and the question 'why did you apply for this job' More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 19/06/2007

Interview Questions On Your Background

Interview Questions On Your BackgroundIn the forth of our interview series we look at general background questions and the question 'how many other jobs have you applied for' More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 19/06/2007

General Background Interview Questions

General Background Interview QuestionsIn the second in our series of interview questions we look at general background questions and the question 'what made you decide that you wanted to be an ...' More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 19/06/2007

Preparing Yourself For Interview - Interview Questions

Preparing Yourself For Interview - Interview QuestionsIn the first of our series on interview questions we look at general background questions and the question 'tell me about your career to date' More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 19/06/2007

Online Networking For Job Seekers

Online Networking For Job SeekersA recent poll on HireScores.com suggests that half of those that answered the question thought that personal contacts and networking was the best way to find a job. This article gives some tips for job seeking through socila networking sites and forums. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 26/06/2007

Video CVs

Video CVsThe jury is still out on video CVs. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 01/07/2007

CV Bloopers

CV BloopersJust a bit of fun with these CV bloopers More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 07/07/2007

Preparing Yourself For Interview

Preparing Yourself For InterviewGot a big interview for that perfect job? Preparation is vital. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 07/07/2007

HireScores.com Survey

HireScores.com SurveyHireScores.com survey has discovered that 70% of people asked who had looked for work through an agency felt they had been lied to. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 24/08/2007

Interview Best Practice - Dress For Success

Interview Best Practice - Dress For Success'What should I wear?' is a question we often ask ourselves and those around us. ndt it is never more important than at an interview. Not only is it important that we look the part but we also do not want to feel at a disadvantage. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 19/10/2007

Best Practice For Writing A Great Resume

Best Practice For Writing A Great ResumeA clearly written resume will help to improve your recruitment chances. It is also much more likely to grab the attention of the recruiter or potential employer and increase your chances of being selected for interview and thus finding a job. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 05/01/2009

Great Resume Writing Tips

Great Resume Writing TipsPotential employers and the recruitment sector see many resumes for vacant jobs so presentation is vital in terms of getting your job application ahead of those other job seekers More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 06/01/2009

Great Tips To Help You Write An Amazing Resume

Great Tips To Help You Write An Amazing ResumeLets look at the need for less is more when it comes to your job experience and why you would be the right person to recruit. The key for all job seekers is to provide that information in a very concise and unique way. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 07/01/2009

Resumes That Get You Jobs

Resumes That Get You JobsHere we look at the crucial role of laying out your resume in reverse order. Recruiters and employees are most interested in your recent work history so doing this will help you reach the interview process and hopefully, in part, get you the job you want. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 08/01/2009

Resume Writing Tips To Help You Get The Job You Always Wanted

Resume Writing Tips To Help You Get The Job You Always WantedJob hunting and finding a job can be tough so when applying for a job dont be tempted to embellish your resume. A recruiter or employer may well catch you out and its not worth the trouble this may cause. Candidates who are honest are more likely to get the job of their dreams. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 09/01/2009

Tips For Those Who Want To Create A Great Resume

Tips For Those Who Want To Create A Great ResumeRecruiters and potential employers see many resumes when looking to fill job vacancies so making yours as attractive to the eye, clear and precise is of paramount importance in getting you ahead of the game and into your desired workplace. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 12/01/2009

Resume Writing Tips For Recruitment Success

Resume Writing Tips For Recruitment SuccessHere we look at the important role a covering letter plays in a job search and the recruitment process. Always include a job application cover letter when sending out a resume as it will give a recruiter and potential employer a first impression of you and what kind of employee you will be. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 13/01/2009

Tips For Writing Your Resume

Tips For Writing Your ResumeWhen putting together your resume it might be helpful to make a few different versions. This will greatly enhance your recruitment success and highlight your specific experience in the field in which you are applying. An employer is looking for relevant history in the field in which the job vacancy is in. Play to those strengths and get that job. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 14/01/2009

Resume Writing Tips To Help You Get That Amazing Job

Resume Writing Tips To Help You Get That Amazing JobIn this blog we look at the personal information you put in your resume, why its so important to employers and why, it just may get you the job you want. Recruiters dont want a robot with all the correct experiential boxes ticked but also a friendly, genuine and approachable candidate. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 15/01/2009

Advice For Successful Job Hunting

Advice For Successful Job Hunting Set limits when applying for jobs, do not apply for positions for which you are over or under qualified since the employer or recruiter is unlikely to follow up on your job application or retain your CV. This blog focuses on how best to persuade a recruiter or potential employer to invite you for an interview More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 18/02/2009

A Great Resume Will Help Get You That Job

A Great Resume Will Help Get You That JobLets look at the need for a great resume. Its crucial to aide you in your job search that when sending out a resume to a potential employer or recruitment agency that its well put together. It needs to be concise, complete and free of mistakes. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 19/02/2009

Adapt Your Resume To The Job Application

Adapt Your Resume To The Job Application In this blog we will look at the benefits of making and adapting your resume to the job for which you are applying. Recruitment agencies and employers see many CVs when looking to fill job vacancies so make a few different resumes to best suit the application you are making. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 20/02/2009

Do Your Research When Applying For Work

Do Your Research When Applying For Work Its a great idea to research the company you want to work for as part of the job application process. It will hold you in good stead if you have a certain amount of knowledge and a potential employer will always pay attention to a candidate who has done some homework. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 21/02/2009

Dress Smart For Interview Success

Dress Smart For Interview Success Lets look at the importance of wearing a suit to a job interview. A recruiter or potential employer is more likely to want you to work for them if you look like you want to work for them. First impressions do count. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 23/02/2009

Use Connections When Job Hunting

Use Connections When Job Hunting Here we look at the important task of connecting with your potential employer, be that full time or through a recruitment agency. As a candidate for a job you want to show them what it will be like to have you around. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 26/02/2009

Ask For Recruitment Feedback As A Job Seeker

Ask For Recruitment Feedback As A Job SeekerWhether you are looking for temporary work or a permanent job, with a recruitment agency or employer seeking feedback will only help you. If you have been successful you will be able to understand why you got the job and if unsuccessful you will be able to take the lessons learned into your next job interview. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 10/03/2009

Be Realistic When Seeking Interview Feedback

Be Realistic When Seeking Interview FeedbackLets look at the need to be realistic as a job seeker when getting feedback and dont expect the world from a recruiter or employer. Take all recruitment advice and recruitment interview feedback in a measured way and you will find work faster. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 11/03/2009

Receiving Recruitment Feedback As A Jobhunter

Receiving Recruitment Feedback As A JobhunterLets look at the need to keep calm when receiving feedback as a job hunter from a recruiter or employer after a job interview. Seeking work can be difficult so when hearing what may have gone wrong try to remain calm and focussed. This will lead to a better recruitment experience. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 12/03/2009

Avoid Defensiveness When Receiving Recruitment Feedback

Avoid Defensiveness When Receiving Recruitment FeedbackLooking for work isnt easy and if you get to the interview stage with a recruitment agency or employer and dont get the job try to avoid being defensive when receiving feedback. Maintaining a positive recruitment relationship underpins future recruitment success. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 13/03/2009

Concentrate On The Positive In Recruitment Feedback

Concentrate On The Positive In Recruitment FeedbackLets look at the importance of really learning from the feedback a recruiter or employer gives you the job hunter after an interview. Whether you will be working for them or not its vital that you concentrate on the positive and embrace the advice. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 16/03/2009

Top CV Tips

Top CV Tips Job hunting and securing work can be hard and one of your strongest tools is your CV. Recruitment agencies and potential employers see many so getting yours as precise and clear as possible is a crucial step in getting you that job. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 16/04/2009

Great CV Advice

Great CV AdviceA recruiter, be they a business employer or recruitment agency, will see many CVs so style is what will make yours stand out from the job hunting crowd and help get you that new career or into that place of work. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 17/04/2009

How To Improve Your Job Application

How To Improve Your Job ApplicationPresentation and appearance is everything when going through the initial process of applying for a job. Work is the crucial thing, the recruiter has it and you want it so make getting a job your job. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 20/04/2009

Advice For A Great CV

Advice For A Great CVThere is a fine art to the CV process. As a job hunter you want to get ahead of the game and get that new career so the length of your CV is paramount. Recruiters and employers see many so keep yours short. But not too short. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 21/04/2009

Great CVs: A Tip

Great CVs: A TipEfficiency is the key when putting together a CV for a recruitment agency or employer. Finding a job is your aim so whether its temporary recruitment, full time employment or a new career you are seeking make your CV as precise and attractive to the eye as possible. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 22/04/2009

Tips For A Top CV

Tips For A Top CVThe chronology of a CV is a crucial part to get right. Recruitment best practice and careers advice will always say the ordering of information can make the difference to an employer or job agency and help get you an interview. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 23/04/2009

CVs That Get Jobs

CVs That Get JobsPersonality and connection through a CV can make the difference between a recruiter, employer or job agency short listing you for interview or not. Job selection and employee candidate selection can be arduous so dont overlook this vital need. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 24/04/2009

Improve Your CV

Improve Your CVJob agencies, recruitment consultants and employers when looking to recruit workers see many CVs so if you can make a few versions of yours emphasizing different aspects of your employment and work history it can only help your cause. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 27/04/2009

Tips For CV Improvement

Tips For CV ImprovementTypos and grammatical errors will stand out a mile to a professional job agency, recruitment consultancy or employer so dont put yourself out of the running for a job interview by forgetting to check your CV for simple mistakes. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 28/04/2009

CV Improvement Advice

CV Improvement AdviceWe all want the jobs we apply for or we wouldnt bother filling out the application form, but thinking about winning that new career at any cost just isnt worth the trouble. Recruiters, job agencies and potential employers see many CVs and lying on yours is a waste of time. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 29/04/2009

Top Interview Tips

Top Interview TipsInterviews can be, and lets face it usually are nerve wracking, so dont let the fact that the recruiter or employer interviewing you for the job you want has seen other people that day. You want to work for them so be focussed and calm and get that new career. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 30/04/2009

Interview Top Tips

Interview Top TipsRecruiters and employers interview many people and in you they are looking for that individual spark that not only will suit the job but also shows an openness and willingness to learn from past experiences. Theres a great strength in a work candidate who can turn weaknesses into career opportunities. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 01/05/2009

Tips For A Top Interview

Tips For A Top InterviewResearching the organisation you want to work for doesnt have to take long but will go a long way in a job interview. It will also suitably impress an employer or recruiter and help you to get that position of employment. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 05/05/2009

Interview Success

Interview SuccessAs a job candidate you will want to have all the tools at your disposal when entering an interview with an employer, recruiter or job agency. Preparation may sound obvious but is a vital part of getting you the work or career you want. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 06/05/2009

Tip Top Interview Success

Tip Top Interview SuccessYou wouldnt want to blow your chances of securing work and getting that job simply by failing to communicate professionalism to a recruiter or employer by wearing the wrong kinds of clothes. Job applications and the recruitment process can be arduous so do everything you can to succeed. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 07/05/2009

Tips For Successful Interviews

Tips For Successful InterviewsProfessionalism is paramount to getting you that new career and into the new place of work. Recruiters, from either a job agency or a full time employer, will always want to see this in any and every job candidate. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 08/05/2009

Successful Interview Tips

Successful Interview TipsAsking questions of an employer shows that you have really considered the job for which you are applying and a certain level of professionalism too. Recruiters will be attracted to you as a potential employee in part based on the level of interest you yourself show for the position. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 11/05/2009

Great Interview Tips

Great Interview TipsIf you are concerned about your recent job history the best thing to do at an interview is to be up front and honest with the interviewer. What you perceive to be a negative situation may not be received that way by a recruiter or employer. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 12/05/2009

Tips For A Great Interview

Tips For A Great InterviewFinding a job can be hard but will never be honestly aided by painting a false impression of yourself as the perfect job candidate. An employer wants to know the real you so be honest at every step of the recruitment process. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 13/05/2009

Developing a Plan for Your Job Search

Developing a Plan for Your Job SearchPlanning your approach to job search saves time and increases your chance of successfully finding the right job for you. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 21/05/2009

Career Search, What Can I Offer?

Career Search, What Can I Offer?Before you start your job search, its advisable to look at your job history and note down what you think you are able to offer your potential employers. We have added below a few practical tips which we hope assists you when you launch your job hunt. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 22/05/2009

Deciding on Which Type of Business To Work For

Deciding on Which Type of Business To Work ForFor most of us when conducting job searches we look to explore and consider jobs that we would like to do and not necessarily what we are qualified or experienced enough to do. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 26/05/2009

Finding A Job On The Internet

Finding A Job On The InternetMost jobseekers that are currently active in finding a job on the internet make the mistake of signing up to recruitment websites, and then go no further with their job search. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 27/05/2009

Searching Online For A New Job

Searching Online For A New JobHaving decided to begin your search for a new job, you should ensure that you are covering all areas when you approach recruitment media such as the internet, newspapers, journals and local recruitment agencies. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 28/05/2009

Discovering New Job Opportunities

Discovering New Job OpportunitiesWorking is something we do for so much of our time so discovering new job opportunities should be hard work in itself. What do you want to do, and how do you discover your dream career options outside the UK? More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 29/05/2009

Responding To Job Adverts

Responding To Job AdvertsIf you are currently in the market for a new job then the chances are you will find out about newly available roles through mediums like newspapers, magazines and websites. Once you have received the particulars of the job, employers will most likely be rather specific when asking people to apply. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 01/06/2009

Preparing For A Job Interview

Preparing For A Job InterviewPreparing for job interviews is something that you may not think too important, but most of us get to our first interview, the first in years perhaps, and lack of planning becomes fairly obvious. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 02/06/2009

New Job, Negotiating a Salary

New Job, Negotiating a SalaryIt is far easier negotiating a salary when you are being offered a job, compared to trying to get a salary increase in an existing job, however the negotiations should follow rather the same rules of thumb, or rather the same process. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 03/06/2009

A Search Query To Find Rare Jobs

A Search Query To Find Rare JobsMany people use search engines when looking for jobs, particularly when trying to find those that are relevant to their career and in their desired or current location. This is when we had the idea to create a customisable search query to assist job hunters in finding those vacancies that are hidden away More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 13/09/2010

Ensuring Your CV Makes The Right Impression

Ensuring Your CV Makes The Right Impression Your CV is the first impression a new employer is likely to make a judgement on; it must sell you & your capabilities. Here I offer some tips to assist you create the best quality CV. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 15/09/2010

Job Seekers Don't Spread Yourself Too Thin

Job Seekers DonI am often asked by friends and family, who know that I work in recruitment, for my advice in finding work online and I find myself thinking back to my time as a job seeker, the mistakes I made and the things I would do differently knowing what I know now. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 27/09/2010

How Not To Write A CV

How Not To Write A CVThere's plenty of advice available online talking about how to write a good CV: what to do, what to include, how to write it. But what shouldn't you do? What makes a bad CV, a CV that could potentially put recruiters off? More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 28/03/2011

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