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Telephone interviews - How to get the best out of them

Posted in: Career Advice, Interviews, Jobseeker Advice

28 Feb 2013 Comments

Telephone interviews: Recruiters like them as an effective and inexpensive way of whittling down a strong shortlist of candidates to meet.
They’re good for job seekers too: no random time off to explain to your boss and you won’t have to think about what to wear.
But a surprising number of people don’t take telephone interviews seriously and end up disappointed or red-faced. Here’s how to get it right:

A Manager’s Guide to the Office Winter Blues

Posted in: Management, Seasonal

24 Jan 2013 Comments

The PR profile for the month of January and its paltry neighbour February, needs some work. The mood board for these months is grey and black; empty purses; flu symptoms; drenched hair; cancelled trains and a production line of repetitive routines. Motivating a team wallowing in a place like that isn’t easy. But with a bit of PMA and some classic PR, it can be done. Here’s how:

Interview Prep: A Guide for Senior PR Managers

Posted in: Career Advice, Interviews, Jobseeker Advice

16 Jan 2013 Comments

When you reach a certain level in your career, you may think that your CV says it all: Wrong. Despite dazzling PR credentials, you still need to sell yourself if you want to step up the ladder. In our experience, it’s mid to senior management PRs who are most likely to let themselves down through sloppy interview prep. So, we’ve compiled The Works pre-interview checklist as a reminder:

New Year’s career resolutions?

Posted in: Career Advice, Jobseeker Advice, Seasonal

03 Jan 2013 Comments

New Year, new job? If that’s your New Year’s career resolution then you’ll need to think about keeping your CV up to date so that when your dream job comes up, you’re ready to apply. People often leave it too late and risk missing the boat, particularly in the current recruitment climate. Make your CV your gateway to a great opportunity.

Beating Workplace Bullies

Posted in: Career Advice, The Working World, Work Advice

21 Nov 2012 Comments

People leave their jobs for many different reasons; bullying is one of them. It may not be stated as a specific reason, but as a professional recruiter, it’s not difficult to piece things together and realise that it’s behind the desire to move on. There’s lots of advice out there about dealing with this insidious issue, and as this week is National Anti-Bullying Week we’d like to do our bit and share some of it with you.

Managing Appraisals: 10 Points for a Perfect Appraisal

Posted in: Career Advice, The Working World, Work Advice

31 Oct 2012 Comments

Appraisals can be tricky to get right; Managers often under-estimate the power of a good appraisal system. They’re a great vehicle for motivating the team, reinforcing goals and boosting productivity. But they’re often handled badly by managers who are under-prepared or unclear about what they want to achieve. Avoid the pitfalls with these 10 points for a perfect appraisal:

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