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  • The Power of Your Personal Brand
    Branding has long been associated with how businesses markets themselves. However nowadays nearly every individual has their own ‘personal brand’. While typically individuals may not carefully curate their personal brands, there is no doubting their inevitable existence (and importance!).
  • A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.
  • The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.
  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.
  • Building a career in research used to be quite a straight forward process. However, in recent years, the researcher’s road to career stardom has become tough to navigate.
  • After a successful time recruiting in the UK, Resources Group’s Gemma Hughes moved ‘Down Under’, to join our Sydney office. Gemma gives an account of what it was like to move, the process and the lifestyle which we hope will be useful to others contemplating a career move to Australia.
  • I recently read an article by Lou Adler on reducing hiring mistakes, and in particular placing the emphasis on identifying motivated individuals over purely competent individuals.
  • Social Media is an inescapable part of job hunting, but many questions surround its use. How can it assist your search for your next job? What are the do’s and don’ts? And is it an effective method at all? Below I have tried to answer some of these questions for you.
  • Researchers, as a breed, are rarely viewed as born sales-people. Although I have come across some who would beat the pants off an east-end used car salesman, most tell me that they would rather have their molars drilled unnecessarily, than make new business happen from a standing start.
  • As recruiters we will always ask you why you want to leave your current employer. The reason we do this is because some reasons are valid and some reasons can be solved by a quick chat with your manager.
  • Competency based interviewing is also called behavioural interviewing. It is example based and one can feel put on the spot, especially if you have not done one before.
  • There are countless articles out there on what to do at interview and how best to present yourself. That may be fine, but it’s usually the mistakes that can make you miss out on the job you want.
  • Face Facts Research recently brought our attention to an article published recently in the Telegraph, which discusses the possibility that some young people/graduates are not considering a career within market research because they believe the jobs to be boring.
  • Getting noticed in a competitive job market is never easy. If you are looking for a new job, you have probably noticed that you are not alone. In fact at times you can feel like just another face in the crowd.
  • Social media over the last few years has made us all very familiar with watching videos, and appearing on screen. Except for me, I am the bride who spent her wedding day hiding from all the guests’ cameras.
  • I’m sure you don’t need reminding that business - for most sectors - is tough at the moment. The economic uncertainty has taken its toll on business optimism and employers are having to think carefully about any new hires.