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12th, April 2017

Vetting a Recruiter: 7 Questions You Need to Ask

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Not all recruiters were created equal. Some may be more suitable than others to find the perfect job for you. Certain experiences, relationships and accreditations may be exactly what you need to land your dream job. So, what are the questions you must ask when vetting a recruiter to see if they’re right for you? Are […]

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5th, April 2017

The State Pension: Will I Still Be Working At 70?

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Two recent government reports have outlined the possibility of raising the age of eligibility for the state pension. In basic terms, that means millions of people may have to work for longer before they have a hope of retiring if they are reliant on a state pension. Analysis by the Department for Work and Pensions […]

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27th, March 2017

Getting Job References from Previous Employers: What Should Be on Them?

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Most times someone leaves a job, they’re still on good terms with their board of directors, managers, and colleagues. There’s no doubt that the shared and mutual respect for the leaving employee is strong and their soon-to-be-former managers wish them well in their future career. Seeing as many CVs as we do at Maxwell Stephens, […]

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23rd, March 2017

Men: Beard Etiquette and Expectations at Your Interview

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Beard Etiquette and Expectations at Your Interview There’s a trick to everything when it comes to interviews. The perfect handshake. Appropriate yet amusing anecdotes. The right outfit. The smiling sweet-spot in between the Grim Reaper and a walking ad for Botox treatment. And now it seems, there is even a trick for facial hair. Beards […]

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21st, March 2017

Next Steps After a Job Interview

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You might have read similar articles to this that focus on what to do at the end of a job interview. However what about after you leave the room? Should you try and forget all about it, and wait in silence until you hopefully receive some feedback? The simple answer is no. I will let […]

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17th, March 2017

Overcoming a Struggle to Find a Job

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Some people will go through their entire career without ever having difficulty securing a new role. However with the more transient nature of the career these days, many more people do face a struggle at least once to secure their next position. If this happens after a redundancy or some other kind of exit from […]

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