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When is it Time to Look for a New Role?

By Kinexus on 16 August 2016
If you’re thinking about looking for a new job, you need to make sure that you are doing it for the right reasons. Looking for a new job can be a stressful and complicated experience when you are not used to doing it regularly, and let’s face it, most people aren’t. Start by asking yourself the following questions to help determine if you’re ready for a move.
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7 Tips to Make Your CV Stand Out From the Crowd

By Kinexus on 16 August 2016
Whenever a friend of mine is looking for a new job, I always get the “Why is it I never get a call-back when I send my CV”. Whilst definitely not an excuse, most recruiters, whether in an agency or internal are inundated with CVs for a job. (I recently advertised for a reception role and received nearly 200 applications in 24 hours). So, when yours is potentially 1 of 200 CVs, how do you ensure it says Pick me! Pick me! so your CV survives? You‘ve got about 30 seconds to impress the person looking at your CV to get them to keep reading, and ultimately give you a call. So, where to start.
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8 CV No-No's

By Kinexus on 11 November 2015
As somebody who has worked in the recruitment industry for some time now (I won’t say how long as it could give my age away), I have seen my fair share of CVs. Throughout my career people have always asked for advice on their CV. How long should it be? Should I add more detail? Should I take details out? Should I list my whole work history?
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6 Words You Should Stop Using, Especially in an Interview

By Kinexus on 13 May 2015
We all use them. Everyday. And they’re a waste of breath – crutch words. Chances are, you don’t even realise how often you use them. They become so ingrained in the way we speak they creep into our sentences, without notice and without adding any substance to what we’re saying. When you’re aiming to make a strong impression, such as in an interview, choosing your words carefully and getting to the point is wise. The good news is, if you manage to kick the crutch you’ll sound more articulate, more thoughtful – smarter. Crutch words are individual but there are a few which are very common.
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Answer That Salary Question Right

By Kinexus on 5 November 2013
‘So Mr Candidate, what are your salary expectations for this role?’ STOP! The next thing that you say can have a big impact on your life. I have seen a developing sense of mutual respect and trust shattered in this moment through ill conceived high/low ball numbers. Preparing the correct response to this question starts days, weeks, or even months beforehand.
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