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How to resign on good terms.

A big sticking point for interviewees is discussing why they are leaving their current role and/or why they left their previous roles. Leaving a job on bad terms can make your job search more challenging but not impossible. Naturally is best to aim to leave on good terms and with a great reference. It is also better to secure a new role while still working as it takes the pressure off you and removes concerns with...

How do you know you are ready to move job?

Changing jobs is not something that people take likely. For most people it is a gradual process that happens slowly and is well thought out. For others, all it takes is one negative incident and they are looking to jump ship. I conducted 2 research papers on why people leave jobs through exit interview answers and the most common reasons were lack of career progression and to secure a better salary. However, I have...

Who should I ask for CV/interview advice?

There is so much information available in the public domain, it is getting more and more difficult to separate good advice from bad advice. Everyone has an opinion – but which is best? This is where you need to be discerning. There are no absolute black and white rules in creating a CV and conducting an interview. There are too many variables. This article offers some advice to help you decide. Find a CV...

Keep social media sites clean while you are job hunting – but what does this mean in practice?

At the moment firing and job offer refusals due to inappropriate social media sites is widely documented. In the US, it has been estimated that 8% of the workforce have been fired at one point due to inappropriate facebook, myspace and other social media accounts. When it comes to not securing a promotion and a job application being refused, the exact figures are near impossible to estimate as many employers will...

Can I get a reference if I’ve been fired?

Securing a glowing reference from pervious employers is something we all aim for. But what happens if the relationship has been soured to the point of termination of employment? Currently, employers are not legally obliged to provide an employment reference. It is a very costly exercise for companies, especially large ones. It also comes with risks. For this reason, more and more employers are no longer providing...

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