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10 career hacks: how to succeed in the job of your dreams

• Promotion<p>Promotional feature with HUAWEI<p><b>From ballerinas to designers, five female professionals give us their top tips on how to succeed…</b><p>When it …

Hacking

Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Job Interview

Congratulations on taking the first steps to enter the workforce! When it comes to landing a job, everyone has a different experience. Some can be …

Whatever you are, be a good one!

The UK's Weirdest Interview Questions on Record

When preparing for an interview, there are a few key suspects that you expect to crop up amongst the questions asked, allowing you the opportunity to …

Is your EMAIL address affecting your career? Employers less likely to recruit people who use underscores or 'cute' words

You could tick all the boxes in terms of experience, education and skills when applying for a job, but if your email address is too informal it could …

Employment

Top 5 Ways to Get Your Resume Noticed

The topic of getting your resume reviewed by hiring managers/recruiters is a popular one. With so many people looking for work in today’s economy, …

Employment

5 Words You Should Never Use to Describe Yourself in an Interview

Hiring managers all have their favorite interview questions, but they’re typically some variation of the common ones. For example, you might get, …

Ace The Top 50 Interview Questions

Most people’s biggest fear is being put on the spot by oddball interview questions such as these (which are real):<p>“Describe the color yellow to someone who’s blind.” – Spirit Airlines<p>“If you were asked to unload a 747 full of jelly beans, what would you do?” – Bose<p>“Who would win in a fight between …

8 Mistakes to Avoid in Your LinkedIn Profile Photo (Infographic)

According to a 2014 study in Psychological Science, we’re able to draw conclusions about people based on a photo in a grand total of 40 milliseconds. …

4 Actions to Take Immediately After a Critical Interview

All interviews are stressful, but there are some interviews that come by only once in a lifetime. Whether it’s an interview that you never thought …

7 Questions That Will Knock the Socks Off Your Interviewer

"Do you have any questions for me?" is the inevitable question you'll hear at the end of any interview. You should always ask the interviewer questions at that point to show that you are truly interested in the job. Asking the right questions can impress the interviewer — it can make you look …

16 Major Dos and Don'ts at a Job Interview

Job interview coming up? Don't be nervous! Just follow these guidelines below, and you'll be fine.<p>Do<p><b>Wear the right outfit</b>: Make sure you know what the dress code is for the office. One good idea is to check with HR before the interview to get a feel of what you should wear.• <b><br>Bring copies of your</b> …

Employee vs Employer Views on Benefits

There’s more to a job than the role and salary, so lots of businesses offer employee benefits and desirable packages in order to attract talent to …

Here's what a hiring manager scans for when reviewing résumés

12 easy ways to make your résumé stand out

In fact, some merely glance at each résumé before deciding whether to toss it in the "yes" or "no" pile — so it's imperative that you make those few seconds count.<p>Here are 12 ways to make your résumé stand out:

Employment

How To Take The Perfect LinkedIn Profile Photo

Having a LinkedIn profile picture makes you seven times more likely to be clicked on by an employer.<p>Don't have a profile picture? Or need to take a new one?<p>Here's a step-by-step guide to taking the perfect LinkedIn profile picture.<p><i>Produced by Devan Joseph . Narrated by Matt Johnston .</i><p><b>Follow BI</b> …

LinkedIn

5 Habits That Recruiters Need to Break

When you’re doing a job day in day out, it’s easy to fall into habits. However, in an ever evolving industry such as recruitment, old habits could …

How to Find Candidates with Twitter Search

There are lots of benefits of using Twitter as a recruiting tool, from the huge user base of engaged professionals, hashtag and keyword …

The Guide to Hiring Passive Candidates

Passive candidates could be the answer for your most challenging recruitment activities. Passive candidates are those who are not actively looking …

Interview Hints and Tips

OK. So your CV has done the trick and you’ve got an interview. <b>Great!</b><p>But there’s still the next hurdle to overcome – <b>The Dreaded Interview!</b><p>Your …

Planning on Job hunting in 2016?

<i>If so, you may want to include the following on your New Year, new job resolution list and be raring to go in 2016!</i><p><b>1.Update your CV by having it</b> …

This Is the Right Way to 'Tell Me About Yourself'

The hour of your big interview has arrived, and you know you’re going to nail it. You’ve done your research and memorized your talking points. At …

Top 10 Traits to Look for in the Perfect Recruitment Agency

Have you ever interacted with recruiters at various agencies and understood why their process benefits your business needs?<p>Do you know their goals …

The Best Times of Year to Start a Job Search

So, you're ready to search for a new job. The good news? One of the best times to job hunt is coming soon.January happens to be one of the best times …

Employment

Easy fixes for your CV, résumé, and interview answers (essay)

Joseph Barber provides advice for avoiding them in your CV, résumé or interview answers.

Employment

10 top tips for recruiting the best candidate

• <b>Be clear what the role is</b> – this will inform what knowledge, skills, behaviours and experience you will need which will, in turn, inform where you …

3 tough questions you need to ask yourself after months of unsuccessful job hunting

(And despite what your friends and family say, you're not being "too picky." ) We've all been there, myself included. In fact, this entire article is inspired by my own very long job search.<p>While I ended up with a job I love, I also realized along the way that if I had changed a few things, I …

Employment