Posts by Category: Research And Preparation

Just Right Of The Water Cooler? How The Structure Of The Department Impacts Your Next Job

It was several years ago now when a Consultant I used to work with came out of an interview room holding a piece of paper looking completely perplexed. When asked what was wrong, he scratched his head and showed us a drawing of an office layout, complete with water cooler, potted plants and a big ‘X’ marks the spot. He said:

“I asked the candidate where she sat within the department and she drew me this!”

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Just Right Of The Water Cooler? How The Structure Of The Department Impacts Your Next Job

Regain The Recruitment Balance Of Power

I want you to remember that the “decision to hire” is a real leveller to the balance between the applicant and recruiter:Taking on a new person is a risk. The size of the risk will be determined by the position being recruited and / or the size of the organisation, but a risk nevertheless.

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I’m Not A Salesman I’m British!

Whenever I prepare a candidate for interview, nine times out of ten they will declare that they are uncomfortable ‘selling’ themselves. Just by presenting yourself in your best light for the duration of the interview, doesn’t mean you will be perceived as the next Max Clifford of self promotion.

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Top 40 Websites For Your Finance UK Job Search

Ok, so you know a ‘proactive’ job search is not just surfing the net right? Here is a list of the top 40 web links for your finance / accountancy job search in the UK. It consists of job boards, search engines, recruitment agencies and industry reads. Use them wisely, see something you like then take ‘action’!

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