The internet is awash with Job Seeker advice, much of it very useful, but plenty of it quite useless, conflicting and not accurate for the UK.

When we come across really good articles and other content we upload it here for your consideration. Our Rubicon blog is also a great source of information and advice.

RUBICON HELP & ADVICE FOR CANDIDATES

CHOOSING A PROFESSIONAL EMAIL

Think back to the email address you had 10 years ago. If it’s anything like the ones we had, hopefully you’re not using the same address now. The importance of having a professional email address when you’re looking for work is often over-looked.

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STAR INTERVIEW TECHNIQUE

Knowing how to set up competency based questions can often be your key to success at an interview. Whilst we can’t provide you the exact response you’ll be able to use, we can make sure you approach each one the right way. It’s all about technique…

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WRITING A COVERING LETTER

Set yourself apart from the competition produce a positive and relevant cover letter that relates to the job you are applying for. A cover letter should always accompany your CV, unless you are told otherwise. It allows you to personalise an application…

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WRITING A CV

When applying for a job, your CV (or curriculum vitae) is a summary of your experience, skills and education and needs to be packed with relevant information about you. Ideally, you will produce an individual CV for every position you apply for.

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YOUR RIGHTS

Hopefully you leave your company on amicable and ideally positive terms, but how do you know when you have an employment contract that is unreasonable or you risk losing your new job because of fears of bad references?

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HANDLING INTERVIEWS

Preparing for your interview is a must & is critical to ensuring you success and progression to the next stage of the hiring process.  Here are the key planning and preparation techniques to follow: Research, preparing for & at the interview.

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INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Interviews are an opportunity for the company to find out more about you and for you to find out more about the job.  We recommend you study this list and plan your answers ahead of time, ensuring you’ll be ready to deliver them with confidence.

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HANDING IN YOUR NOTICE

Congratulations on being offered your new position, now comes the often daunting task of handing in your notice.  This stage of resigning can be more nerve-racking than the interview itself, especially if you’ve been with your company for a long time.

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COUNTER OFFER TACTICS

As mentioned in our previous post ‘Handing in your notice’, companies are often shocked and left at a loose end when a valued employee resigns and you may experience some of following scenarios and tactics from your current employer:

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10 STEPS TO THE DREAM JOB

Whether fresh out of university or looking for a career change mid-life, it’s never too late to land your dream job. According to Jeff Poe, founder of Platinum Professional Training, there are 10 steps in the process….

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THE BEST WORK HABITS

Rubicon Recruitment Group’s Managing Director, Lloyd Banks, has established 7 work habits, which all Rubicon staff recieve training on and are implemented throughout the entire office for better work practices.

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'EASY APPLY' ON LINKEDIN

You may have noticed that some jobs advertised on LinkedIn have an ‘Apply’ button while others have a ‘LinkedIn Easy Apply’ button.  Here’s a run through on how to optimise your chances in getting through to the next stage of the hiring process:

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