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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

Hiring Connections

Hiring ConnectionsHow your connections and networking can help you in the job market. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 01/07/2007

9 Ways You Can Be More Creative

9 Ways You Can Be More CreativeWe all know how essential creativity and creative thinking is to business success. Being creative is not always coming up with new or niche ideas it is also about positing old ideas in a new way, or finding a solution to a problem that makes you faster, 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

Staff Training - Pros and Cons

Staff Training - Pros and ConsI recently attended an event hosted by the Chamber of Commerce that focused on staff training. Although I'd never given it any specific thought, an interesting point was raised about some of the potential downsides to providing training for staff. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 07/07/2007

Staff 'Buzz'

Staff Who's job is it to promote your business? More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 07/07/2007

CV And Reference Checking

CV And Reference CheckingHere are some interesting statistics from Golightly about CV and References checking More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 02/08/2007

Are Social Networking Sites Career Suicide?

Are Social Networking Sites Career Suicide?The increasing popularity of social networking sites is jeopardising the career prospects of individuals, warns leading employee screening company BackgroundChecking.com. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 02/08/2007

Marketing Yourself In Recruitment

Marketing Yourself In RecruitmentA new addition to our Knowledge Centre - how to market yourself during job search More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 02/10/2007

Interview Questions - Being Asked About Yourself

Interview Questions - Being Asked About YourselfVery few interviewers manage to resist the urge to ask the question about you - the strenghts and weaknesses question. Be prepared for it - waffling or staring blankly at the interviewer when asked a question like this does not get you 'top marks' More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 13/10/2007

Using Motivational Questions In Recruitment

Using Motivational Questions In RecruitmentIn this blog we are looking at the question What do you like most about your current job? More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 16/10/2007

Looking At Motivational Questions

Looking At Motivational QuestionsIn the fifth of our series we are looking at the question Why do you want to leave your current job/employer? More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 16/10/2007

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

100 Productivity Tips

100 Productivity TipsSome simple productivity tips More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 27/11/2007

Recruiting Students And Graduates

Recruiting Students And GraduatesAnother area that we are often asked about is student and graduate recruitment. In this market the main challenges are finding, identifying and attracting the best talent. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 04/12/2007

Top Tips For Increasing Recruitment Effectiveness

Top Tips For Increasing Recruitment EffectivenessDeveloping relationships which have the potential to aid recruitment before you need to find a candidate. This is about making contacts now that may be useful later should you be looking to either recruit or be recruited. Here you will find some great recruitment tips. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 01/12/2008

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

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

Be Honest In Your Job Search

Be Honest In Your Job SearchHonesty really is the best policy when looking for work. Paint an accurate picture of yourself when putting your resume together for a prospective employer or indeed attending a job interview. A recruiter wants to see the real you and what you have to offer. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 24/02/2009

Be Realistic In Your Job Search

Be Realistic In Your Job SearchLets look at the importance of being realistic when thinking about your long term employment goals and ideals. The world of employment and recruitment has changed and does not work the same way today that it did thirty years ago. Jobs for life in this day and age are rare and hard to find. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 25/02/2009

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

Be Ready For Anything At A Job Interview

Be Ready For Anything At A Job InterviewLets look at the importance of being prepared for all outcomes and eventualities when attending a job interview. Recruitment agencies and employers interview lots of candidates when filling jobs so be prepared for good and bad news. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 27/02/2009

Take Steps To Better Recruitment

Take Steps To Better RecruitmentIn this tip to improve your business recruitment process and to help you get the most out of recruitment consultants we look at recruiting in line with your business values. Your workers and employees are the heart of what you do and its essential that when filling vacant jobs you bear this in mind. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 17/03/2009

Find A Highly Rated Recruitment Agency

Find A Highly Rated Recruitment AgencyAs an employer, whether large or small, seek out a highly rated recruitment agency who will understand your job requirements and find job candidates accordingly. This partnership can lead to better recruitment. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 18/03/2009

Undertake An Organisation Review Before Recruiting

Undertake An Organisation Review Before RecruitingLets look at the need before or during the recruitment process to determine what is required by the new job vacancies, who the new employees will be working with and how they will fit in. This is key to recruiting the best candidates. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 19/03/2009

Follow Recruitment Legislation

Follow Recruitment Legislation Its important to know your obligations as an employer when recruiting and filling vacant jobs, there is a personal element in the recruitment process but some questions are inappropriate and even illegal to ask. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 20/03/2009

Steps To Better Recruitment

Steps To Better RecruitmentIt is important to understand and know your competitors when recruiting and filling job vacancies. What puts you ahead of them as an employer? Why would somebody want to work for you rather than them? More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 23/03/2009

Use All Recruitment Advertising Avenues

Use All Recruitment Advertising AvenuesWork can be hard to find and there are a variety of different tools job hunters use. As a recruiter its vital to the success of your recruitment strategy that you extend your reach and use all the methods possible to find and attract suitable candidates. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 24/03/2009

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

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

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

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

Accepting a New Job Offer, To Take or Not to Take?

Accepting a New Job Offer, To Take or Not to Take?The fabulous job that you wanted now has put an offer on your table. Accepting a new job offer can be exciting, invigorating, it makes us all feel good and valued doesnt it. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 04/06/2009

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

How Job Board Friendly Is Your CV?

How Job Board Friendly Is Your CV? Job boards. Whether you love or hate them they're here to stay and are considered by many to be a vital tool for the modern job seeker. With most job boards you can browse a job vacancy database, which will have hundreds, maybe thousands of job vacancies, apply search filters to make sure that you only see the job vacancies that are right for you More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 17/09/2010

Let's Kick Start The Construction Industry

LetThe UK government needs to help stimulate the UK construction industry, which has haemorrhaged construction jobs during the 2008-2010 recession. The industry suffered more than most, seeing people leave the industry in droves, people emigrating to find jobs, companies going into administration or bankruptcy. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 20/09/2010

CV Advice: 5 Top Tips For Job Seekers

CV Advice: 5 Top Tips For Job Seekers Number one: A CV should be targeted either to meet the requirements of an advertised vacancy or, if you're making a speculative approach, to appeal to a particular employer. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 22/09/2010

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

Where Should The Recruitment Function Sit Within A Business?

Where Should The Recruitment Function Sit Within A Business? I was recently contacted (June 2010) by Colin Cottell and Vanessa Townsend of Recruiter Magazine to give my thoughts on where the recruitment function should sit within a business. My thoughts on this were More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 28/09/2010

Employers: How Do You Attract The Best Talent?

Employers: How Do You Attract The Best Talent?As an employer it can be a minefield when you have made the important decision, I need to recruit a person for my team. I would like to give you my take on this; I hope you find this advice useful. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 22/10/2010

Employers: Don't Be Left Behind

Employers: DonAs summer draws to a close many industries are feeling the effects of economic recovery. Employers are dusting off their mass recruiting strategies and are beginning to gear up for what may well become a fierce battle for talent acquisition and retention. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 25/10/2010

The Jobs Market And Some Job Seeking Tips

The Jobs Market And Some Job Seeking TipsWe all know only too well that the past few years have been immensely difficult for us all. Construction and the recruitment industry are well documented to have been two of the hardest hit industries in the UK. Many companies have gone out of business, many have had to make redundancies, many of you may have been out of work More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 29/10/2010

How Do You Ensure The Most Efficient Recruitment Practice?

How Do You Ensure The Most Efficient Recruitment Practice?As an employer it can be a minefield when you have made the important recruitment decision, 'I need to recruit a person for my team'. I would like to give you my take on this; I hope you find this advice useful. Top tips: How do you ensure the most efficient recruitment practice? More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 01/11/2010

Are You Hiding Behind Your PC?

Are You Hiding Behind Your PC?2011 has got off to a flying start for me. I've been out of the office more than I've been in it, and have met more employers in January than the whole of November and December 2010 combined. The first thing that this has shown me, is that the jobs market is improving. More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 08/02/2011

How Job Board Friendly Is Your CV?

How Job Board Friendly Is Your CV?Job boards. Whether you love or hate them they're here to stay and are considered by many to be a vital tool for the modern job seeker. With most job boards you can browse a job vacancy database, which will have hundreds, maybe thousands of job vacancies, apply search filters to make sure that you only see the job vacancies that are right for you More...
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Published by: Hirescores on 25/04/2011

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