Reading a job advert before applying

Now you must be thinking, that's an odd title to a blog post.  I think it's a good one to cover because of today's events.   Hands up all of you who log into job boards and apply everywhere, especially with the "one touch application" that is currently being espoused on some prominent job boards.   I have just had some interesting discussions with a wonderful HR lady at a very successful startup company, who has just received several applications via LondonersJobs.  It seems ....
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Approaching the Boss for a Salary Raise and Getting it!

  UK workers' pay is up by nearly 2% and is the biggest rise since the financial crash, cites the Office for National Statistics in their findings as at the year ending April 2015 (source theguardian.com ). What raise in salary are you expecting? Are you ready to ask for a pay rise? Do you think you will you get what you deserve? How do you intend to broach the subject with your boss?   Stop feeling jittery. Let's work together to try and get this working for you.   Before you vis....
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How to Find a Job

How  to find a job   The best way to find a job is by following the steps below (in our opinion):   1) Go to a job board (like LondonersJobs.com of course - shameless plug but it just had to be done!),  and search for a job and apply. 2) Find a recruitment consultant and call them every week (or every fortnight, don't leave calling them for months they will forget you!). 3) Go to every networking event in town and follow up like mad to get that ....
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Londoners in the Midst of a Heatwave

So it's official, London is officially in the midst of a heatwave.   BBC News reports it's the hottest day ever recorded in July at 36.7 degrees Celsius just missing the 100 degree Fahrenheit mark.   How can we as Londoners prepare for this and enjoy it whilst we go about our daily work?   First thing, avoid the tube where possible, especially the Central Line which positively swelters during the Summer.  I don't know what it is about the deeper tunnels but they just exude th....
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The Importance of Good Grammar and Spelling in a CV and Covering Letter

I thought I would start on a fairly easy (I hope) topic. How does one get past the “sifting phase” and get to speak directly to a direct employer/ recruitment consultant for the job they desire. One of the main reasons why I felt compelled to start the blog with this topic is that several months ago, we tried to hire some members of staff for our company, only to be shown CV’s that had spelling, grammar and formatting issues (bar one). To rub salt further in my wounds, candidat....
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