5 questions to ask yourself before applying for a new job

Imagine you’ve found the job of your dreams! What do you do next? Do you upload your CV and cover letter you’ve been using for every job application since you started looking or do you stop and think about your next steps?

If you think you should apply for the job straight away then you definitely need to consider our 5 tips before you apply for your next job. So here it goes!

  • Update your social media profiles

Social media has made a big impact both personally and professionally, so it’s safe to assume a prospective employer will be checking your social media profiles.…

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Listen more than you talk!

You know the autumn season has arrived when you see the old favourites like The X Factor, Strictly Come Dancing and The Apprentice return to our screens.…

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Optima lights the way to a £9.75 million exit!

Many of our clients and candidates will probably know Optima as a recruitment specialist, but what they may not know is we support and drive business growth and provide structured support to SME’s in making plans and investments that will pay dividends in the future.…

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10 tips to help you nail your next telephone interview!

Telephone Interview Top Tips

 

When you’re job searching it’s always advisable to be open to the idea of a telephone interview at a moment’s notice.…

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We’re only human after all

So you’ve had the interview and it went pretty well. You’re feeling positive and you’ve been told you’ll hear either way by the end of the week.…

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An eggs-cellent day with JP Pietersen!

We’d like to thank all our clients that helped us spread some Easter cheer this year. Instead of giving clients Easter eggs this year we asked for donations that were given to the Leicestershire Charity Link.…

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It might be time to move on!

Moving is known to be one of the most stressful experiences in anyone’s life, whether that’s moving house, school or job.…

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Our top tips to help you in your job search during the festive period!

You might think that the festive period is the worst time to look for a job. It’s probably the most unappealing, with most of the workforce winding down for a well- earned rest, but why not use that time to your advantage.…

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How to stay productive and healthy at work during the festivities

Christmas is nearly here and with everyone rushing about to get things done for the big day it’s the time of year when people are less motivated and more likely to fall ill!…

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How to prepare for a curveball question?

So you’ve prepared for your interview and you’ve thought of an answer to every question you could imagine…or so you think!…

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4 reasons why you shouldn’t accept a counter offer

Statistics show that 9 out of 10 people who accept counter offers have gone on to leave that position within 6 months.…

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You never get a second chance to make the first impression

We’ve seen the countless blogs and articles talking about the Top Ten CV mistakes and the Top Ten CV must haves.…

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What we believe makes a successful team?

What we believe makes a successful team?

If seeing Gary Lineker presenting Match of the Day in his underwear isn’t enough of a reason to want Leicester City to win the Premier League then I don’t know what is!…

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Driverless cars from the eighties…guess the TV programme?

“I need ya buddy…right away Michael”. Which famous TV programme is this line from? I’ll give you some time to think about it.…

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Why Aren’t We Attracting the Next Generation of Young Engineers?

“It’s dirty”. “It’s not for girls”. “It’s poorly paid”

Can you guess which profession I might be talking about? I’ll give you hint…it’s all around us and the picture above might just give it away.…

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Robotic Invasion or robotic assistance?

Hollywood would have you believe that robots are coming if films like Terminator, Transformers and Wall-E are to be believed. Although a new generation of robots is on its way, with likely changes to the factory floor, I don’t think we have to worry about a robotic takeover anytime soon!…

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