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Top tips on creating a winning CV
Jul 15 -

Top tips on creating a winning CV

Having the right job isn’t a matter of life and death…..
Jul 7 -
Having the right job isn't a matter of life and death.....
it's much more important than that.
Top 6 Tips - Finding Your Ideal Career (Part 2)
Jun 24 -
Now you want to do something about finding that dream job?
Top 6 Tips - Finding Your Ideal Career (Part 1)
Jun 17 -
New to the job market? Reached a dead end? Or realised the
career you chose in your younger years isn't really you?
National Job Confidence Increases
Mar 26 -

National Job Confidence Increases

Graduates working harder
Jan 9 - Graduates are working longer hours as they strive to get ahead in a tough labour market..
UK Government Pledge to Invest into Youth Unemployment
Nov 14 - The Office for National Statistics has revealed that youth unemployment is at a shocking record high with one in five of those aged between 16 and 24 currently out of work. makes it easier to find that perfect job.
Sep 17 -

Your dream job may not land in your lap, but it could land in your inbox...

'Highly Commended' status awarded by Onrec
Apr 13 -
Recognition again for the UK's Primary Online Recruitment Domain by Onrec, the online recruitment industry's most prestigious awards. launch 'off the wall' radio advertising campaign.
Mar 30 -

Wednesday 30th March has seen launch it's local radio ad campaign.  102.2 Capital FM, Birmingham's number 1 hit music station, airs the unconventional ad, captivating the listener with it's refreshingly, thought-provoking approach. exceeds 1,000,000 unique candidate visits
Mar 21 -

Jobsco UK Ltd, the owner of the UK's Primary Online Recruitment Domain, announced today that they have now amassed over 1,000,000 unique candidate visits in the last 5 months. sees an incredible SIX FOLD INCREASE...
Mar 18 - March 2011 sees the number of candidates visiting the site soar.  In only a 12 month period, the traffic received on the UK's premier online recruitment domain has increased SIX FOLD. - Fastest Registration/Application Process
Aug 26 - has launched their hugely anticipated "Quick Apply" process which is primarily aimed at first-time visitors.

Give your view on for NORAS 2010 Best Newcomer
Jul 15 - Give your view on for NORAS 2010 Best Newcomer in Online Recruitment Since launching in March with the objective of becoming the national job board of choice for recruiters and jobseekers, user figures have risen impressively. receives Best Newcomer Nomination for NORAs 2010
Jul 6 - has received a Best Newcomer nomination for the National Online Recruiters Awards. 2010 marks the first full decade of the NORAs, which have closely plotted the emergence and growth of the UK online recruitment sector since 2000. Devised to recognise the very best recruitment websites, from a candidate's perspective, the NORAs are respected as the definitive award in the industry, and a tangible achievement for those sites which truly excel in satisfying job seekers. proud to have sponsored the Recruiter Awards
Apr 20 - proud to have sponsored the Recruiter Awards "Best Recruitment Agency to Work For" last week

Career Tools - Interview Preparation

Interview Preparation Checklist

Job interviews can be challenging and sometimes nerve racking; even for the strongest of candidates. By following the simple steps below, you can ensure that you’re fully prepared and give yourself the very best chance of landing the job.

Know the role

Familiarise yourself with the job spec thoroughly to make sure that you have a solid understanding of the role and know exactly what skills and experience are needed. You won’t be taken very seriously as a prospect if you reach interview stage and don’t seem to grasp the role. Ask the recruiter to clear up any points you’re unclear of prior to the interview and research any areas that you may be weaker in.

Know the company

Research the company as much as possible via their own site, social media, news articles and any other ways possible. Focus on finding information that will be relevant to the job you are applying for such as the markets they operate in or important clients they work with as opposed to quoting random figures like turnover and headcount.

Know why you are a good fit for the role

Once you understand the role and the company then this step should be fairly straight forward. Run through the job spec and make notes on how your skills will allow you to perform each responsibility - this should prepare you for the majority of questions that interviewers will want to ask you about your suitability.

What to take

When it comes to dress code, you can’t go wrong with a full suit and tie for men, or shirt and blazer for women. Although a lot of the more modern trendier firms have relaxed dress codes these days, it would be risky to assume that you could dress casually for a job interview with them. Take a copy of your CV and the job spec with you in a smart looking folder. Although the interviewer is likely to have a soft copy of your CV, it’s best to be prepared in case they do not for any reason.

Minimise the risk of being late

Arrive in the general vicinity about thirty minutes early, find exactly where the building is and then grab a coffee while revising the job spec - You can then arrive calmly and confident to the interview about 5 minutes before the set time. You should do everything in your power to avoid being late but if the worst happens, call ahead to warn the interviewer well in advance and apologise sincerely.

Author: Andrew Fennell is the Director of London based CV Writing Service - StandOut CV