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Why you Didn’t Get the Job

By Kinexus on 16 August 2016
Telling people they’ve been successful in their dream role, hearing the excitement, the relief, and the overall sense of achievement in their voices is the NICE part of our job. One of the not so nice parts is telling someone they’ve been unsuccessful.
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Surviving Your Probation Period

By Kinexus on 16 August 2016
I’ve noticed a trend of late that companies seem to be moving towards a six month probation period rather than the traditional three. What does that tell us? Clearly, despite a thorough interview process, you (as a new employee) are still on trial… that’s right, your dream job could still be one conversation away from dissolving into thin air. So here are my top 8 tips on how to make sure you survive your probation period.
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5 Things Not to Do in Your Last Week at a Job

By Kinexus on 16 August 2016
When you’re finishing up with one employer and getting ready to start your next adventure it’s easy to forget you still work for your current employer and they are paying you to do a job. Don’t fall into the trap of making these 5 mistakes in your last week and leaving a sour taste in everyone’s mouth.
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4 Deadly Reference Mistakes that are Costing You Job Offers

By Kinexus on 16 August 2016
You’ve made it through the initial screen, the interview with HR, the interview with the line manager and aced the psych testing – next hurdle references. Surely, this is the easiest step in the process – you provide the contact details for people you’ve worked with, they say nice things and you get the job, right? Not true. All too often these deadly reference mistakes at best can cost you time before you get that wanted job offer and at worst, may cost you the job opportunity completely.
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3 Biggest Time Wasters at Work and 9 Tips to Avoid Them

By Kinexus on 16 August 2016
It feels like we’re all being asked to do more with less lately. Even if you’re the Peter Walsh of your team we’re all guilty of wasting time at work. And no, I’m not talking about blatant time wasting playing games or chatting with colleagues. I’m talking about the hidden time wasting we’re all guilty of no matter how efficient we think we are.
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9 Pieces of Not So Great Career Advice

By Kinexus on 16 August 2016
We all love advice; from family, friends, colleagues and even online (like right now). I’m a big believer in seeking wisdom, especially from those who have gone before me. However, when it comes to career advice, some of the classic lines we hear are not always so black and white.
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Why You Should Think Twice About Accepting a Counter Offer

By Kinexus on 16 August 2016
As a recruitment consultant, it’s not usually in my favour for someone to accept a counter offer. In my experience though, it is almost never in any professionals favour to accept a counter offer. To build a long and successful career, establishing and maintaining a positive, credible reputation is crucial. This is even more vital when you work in niche industries such as Rail or Defence where it’s a case of everyone knows everyone. So, why should you think twice about accepting a counter offer?
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