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  • Simple ways to stay happier at work - Part 2

    Read the second part of our blog about mental and physical wellbeing at work!

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  • Simple ways to stay happier at work - Part 1

    Mental health-related illnesses are the biggest cause of absence from work in the UK. One in four people will experience a mental health condition, which can include depression, anxiety and stress.

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  • 14 ways to make your CV better now and in the future! Part 2

    Based on years of reviewing CVs, in this, the second of our two-part blog about CVs, we will focus on things that should be in every CV, things that shouldn’t be in a CV and things you can do to ensure that writing your CV in the future is as hassle-free as possible.

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  • 14 ways to make your CV better now and in the future! Part 1

    Your CV is nothing less than your working life on paper – which means it's pretty important. The strength of a CV is not based entirely on your experience and achievements - it's also about how you communicate them.

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  • What does good recruitment look like today?

    I regularly take time to think about how we at 1-1 Recruitment can improve our service to clients and candidates. It's a healthy habit to get into, and I like to believe that our good reputation has been built in part because we do this, and do it often.

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  • Why client visits help recruiters to add value

    As someone who has been in the business of helping job seekers for quite a long time, I hope that I am able to take a balanced view of the advantages that communications technology has brought to the recruitment industry, whilst also being aware of some of the better practices that I learned in my formative years on the job, but which may be at risk in the digital age.

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  • 11 candidate tips for great job interviews

    In our last blog we talked about the avoidable mistakes most commonly made by interviewees. In this blog, we’re going to reflect on lessons we can all learn from the better interview practice we’ve seen.

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  • The seven mistakes most often made by job interviewees

    As you'd expect, we give a lot of interview advice to job seekers! But we also get a lot of feedback from those doing the interviewing, and the interviewees themselves, about what went well and not so well in their interviews.

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  • 11 reasons why you should consider being a temp!

    Temping is on the rise. A recent report from The Recruitment and Employment Confederation has highlighted a sharp increase in temp billings within the recruitment industry - the fastest seen since last April at the time of writing.

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  • Finance and Accounting roles are more front of house than ever before

    Finance roles are increasingly business-partnering roles that must take an active part in leading business activity and be clearly aligned to the commercial decision-making “engine room” of a business.

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