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 ask yourself 5 questions before you apply for your next job. So here it goes!

Have you updated your social media profiles?

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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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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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Is Recruitment your Marmite?

Imagine recruiting alongside Gerard Butler? I’m sure the ladies reading this would delight in that opportunity! The Headhunters Calling is the latest film from Gerard Butler, set in the world of big money recruitment.…

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Three ways Procurement must build bridges with Finance

Procurement and finance teams share a lot of common ground, with both trying to achieve cost savings, improve process and governance and control risk.

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Contract for high calibre Procurement professionals!

EXCLUSIVE!

Optima UK are proud to announce we will be working in partnership with Insight Executive Group on an exclusive contract for what has been described as “the UK’s largest infrastructure programme in a generation”.…

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CV Writing

A survey has shown that 90% of jobseekers use other people’s CV for their own. It appears many people rely on examples and templates from the Internet, as they are not confident in their own writing skills.…

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Age Discrimination

With four in ten unemployed older workers out of work for more than a year, Age UK and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) are launching a best practice protocol which aims to end age discrimination in recruitment and to give older people a better chance of finding work. …

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