Advice

Video interview tips

Interviews can be a daunting experience at the best of times, but if the interview is taking place over video, it can create a whole host of additional challenges.

For job seekers, particularly in this socially-distanced environment we find ourselves in, it’s increasingly an expectation that interviews with recruiters and hiring managers are now conducted over video… whether that’s Zoom, Teams, FaceTime or some other platform.

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Relocating from London to Manchester

According to a report in the Guardian more than a third of a million people moved out of London in 2018. That’s 340,500 people choosing to leave London in the 12 months to June 2018 and the largest number since the Office for National Statistics began collecting data in 2012.

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Best time of year for job hunting

If we had to list the questions we’re most frequently asked, then the best time of year for job hunting has to be in the top five. And as we approach Christmas and the festive period, it may be surprising that this is actually one of the better times for job hunting.

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Maximising your job search

Carrying out an effective job search is an essential undertaking for finding a new role. There are various tactics that can be employed that will help you get the most out of your job search and we’re going to share the most effective ways we’ve found.

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Career planning

It’s strange that for one of the most prominent activities in adult life (work), so few people actively plan where they want their career to head.

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Dealing with counter offers

Most candidates will at some point during their working career face the prospect of receiving a counter offer. And knowing their worth and what to do with one can result in some uncertainty. So we’ve shared our simple guide about dealing with counter offers below.

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Avoid these interview mistakes at all costs

Avoid these interview mistakes at all costs

We know that interviews can be pretty nerve-wracking even for the most well-prepared of candidates. Everyone can be forgiven a few mistakes and showing that they’re really human, no matter how polished their performance is… but we’d caution against asking certain interview questions or avoiding these mistakes, that whilst not deal-breakers don’t necessarily reflect well on you as a potential candidate.

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Staying in touch with your new employee through their notice period

It’s important to stay in contact with your new hire/s before their start date. A lot can happen in their notice period, they might accept an offer with another company or may decide to stay in their current role. Therefore, a pre-boarding process is important to ensure your new employee feels like part of your team before they even arrive on day one. 

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How to start your career in accounting

With salaries up to £25,000 before being fully qualified, it’s easy to see why accounting jobs are attractive to those with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Although entry into the profession without a degree is possible, candidates with formal qualifications have the edge over those who don’t in this highly competitive industry. It can take anywhere from 6 months to 5 years to study to become an accountant dependent on the type of accountant you want to become and what qualification you pursue.

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