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How to prepare for your first telephone interview

So, you’ve applied for your dream job and made it through to the first stage: the telephone interview.  First of all, congratulations are in order; you’re on the right path… but the next few steps that you take are going to be crucial to securing your ideal role. At Always INSYNC, our professional CV writers …

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The job show preparation checklist

Job show season is upon us! What an exciting time. This is your chance to get inspired with the prospect of a new role, exciting new company or career venture. From on-site job shows at your college or university, to one of the large scale industry specific types, this is your chance to see what’s …

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What does ‘good people skills’ actually mean?

How can you demonstrate your teamwork and people skills on your job application or CV? The personalities and the needs of your colleagues can vary wildly. When applying for a job, it’s important to demonstrate your ability to bring out the best in the people around you; as one Harvard educated CEO said – success …

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Are your soft skills underrepresented on your CV?

97% of UK employers believe soft skills are crucial to their business success, and over half say skills such as communication and teamwork are more important than traditional academic results. In the workplace, success often depends as much on the relationships you forge as the qualifications you bring to the role. Many UK candidates struggle …

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Get Networking at Lunch

Networking with professionals in your industry can help you build mutually supportive relationships with like-minded professionals and could be the key to a stand-out reference or word of mouth support to your next career goal. Take a few minutes during your lunch break today to initiate a conversation with a colleague from another department or …

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Time Management Tips For Work

Do you feel overwhelmed by all your commitments and wonder how you’ll ever fit them all in? It’s Monday morning and you’re presented with another unexpected task. Your decision making ability becomes clouded and before you know it your thoughts shift to the negative zone. In a bid to get organised and beat your lagging …

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Using social media to boost your job search

Using social media takes on a whole new dimension when used as part of your job searching strategy. To kick-start your career for the New Year, we’ve put together a few hints and tips aimed to safeguard your digital footprint, increase your visibility to recruiters and protect your online legacy. I’m often asked what social …

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October’s Christmas Special

New research shows that temporary and contract employment is on the rise – this is good news for those looking to restore a bit of work-life balance. With organisations increasingly reliant on non-permanent staff, Christmas could be coming early for the back-to-work demographic. Many high street retailers have already started their Christmas temp recruitment campaigns. …

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Applicant Tracking Systems

How can a CV or application that’s worked wonders for you in the past, suddenly loose its spark? You have all the right skills, you’re highly experienced, extremely dedicated and hold all the desired qualifications. Your cover letter, CV and supporting statement demonstrate clear career progression, reinforced with an impressive list of accomplishments. You’ve dotted …

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