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What does my rejection letter really mean?

Wed, 01/02/2012 - 13:29 -- nick

You have remained positive throughout the application and interview process and expected the offer for your dream job to be on its way. Instead, you get the dreaded “thanks, but no thanks” letter telling you that you have not been successful “on this occasion”.

It's important not to dwell on it – if you start going into job interviews expecting the worst then your negativity will be evident and you won't come across in your best light. So, when you receive a rejection letter, consider what you can learn from it and turn a negative into a positive – the next offer won't be too far away

How can I stay motivated during my job search? With audio

Wed, 01/02/2012 - 12:40 -- nick

When you set out on your job search, it's rarely possible to guess how long it will go on for. As time passes, the rejections mount up and the budgets get tighter, it's easy to become disheartened.

However, this is exactly the time when you need to dust yourself off and put in more hard work than ever. One of the main attributes of a successful job seeker is persistence. Here's a few tips to help you stay positive.

Top 5 Job Search Tips

Wed, 01/02/2012 - 12:35 -- nick

Looking for a new job can become a job in itself, however if you plan your search correctly, you could be on your way to a great new career sooner than you think.

Here's our advice on the key things to need to do to make your job hunt a resounding success.

What do I need to do before relocating?

Wed, 01/02/2012 - 12:32 -- nick

Whether it's on your own or for a specific job offer, you sometimes need to move for your career. The idea can be exciting , yet frightening and overwhelming at the same time.

What do you do first? How do you make sure you get everything done and ensure your move is as hassle-free as possible? Here are a few common items to place on your checklist before taking the plunge.

How can recruitment agencies help my job search?

Tue, 31/01/2012 - 17:42 -- nick

Like most things in life, what you put in is what you get out and when it comes to finding a good recruitment agency the same law applies.

Therefore, your strategy of job searching through a recruitment agency still requires good planning, energy and clear goals on your part first. Simply hoping to let a recruitment agency do all the work for you is not a good way forward as you will find yourself being put to the bottom of a very large pile – and staying there.

What do I need to know about job adverts?

Tue, 31/01/2012 - 17:34 -- nick

In today's cut-throat job marketplace, employers are constantly competing with one another to attract the best most suitably qualified candidates for their vacancies. The unimaginative identikit recruitment adverts that once dominated the job pages for years, are being replaced by skilfully created and well crafted adverts designed to lure you.

So, what do they actually mean? Here is your jargon buster for some the most common terms used in recruitment adverts.

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