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Why Are My Job Applications Not Getting a Response?

Why Are My Job Applications Not Getting a Response?

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Unfortunately, it’s a scenario the majority of job seekers have encountered at one stage in their career search. You spend countless hours polishing your CV and writing a compelling Covering Letter, however, your efforts seem to come to little or no avail. Here at Plus One Personnel, we know all too well that it’s disheartening and upsetting for jobseekers. Therefore, we’re going to share with you some reasons why you might not be ...

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New GCSE results - A guide for employers

New GCSE results - A guide for employers

Thursday, August 22, 2019

by Stuart Moore. GCSE results are out today, but what does a score of 7 or 8 mean to those of us used to the traditional A-C grading system? Today is the day that many thousands of school children (and their parents) have been waiting for all summer - GCSE results day. Due to the wonders of the internet, we are able to now access results online from 7am rather than have to trudge nervously back in to school to collect an e...

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Thinking of Changing Career? How to Prepare and Retrain

Thinking of Changing Career? How to Prepare and Retrain

Monday, July 29, 2019

If you’re feeling dissatisfied in your current role and have lost enjoyment for your work, then it might be time for a change. Maybe it's not just a change of job, but a complete change of career which appeals to you. Leaving your job in pursuit of a new career might seem daunting and like a huge risk, but you can ease your fears by ensuring you properly plan and prepare. It starts with preparation, and then the retraining begins. Ret...

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Is Brexit causing a new candidate shortage?

Is Brexit causing a new candidate shortage?

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

If you’ve noticed that it’s recently become much harder to find candidates for permanent positions, you’re not alone. New research from KPMG and the REC shows that the demand for permanent staff is at its lowest since August 2012. Many job seekers are now citing 'uncertainty surrounding Brexit' as a legitimate reason for being more cautious about moving jobs.  Employers too are less likely to hire permanent employees at present, w...

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Game of Thrones - Did the best candidate get the job?

Game of Thrones - Did the best candidate get the job?

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

(Spoiler-free post) By Stuart Moore.  So after what must have been the longest recruitment process in history covering over 70 episodes and spanning 10 years, the identity of the next ruler of Westeros was finally revealed during the recent climactic final episode of Game of Thrones. But after the dust settled and the bodies were counted, was the right person hired to take their place on the Iron Throne? There has been much internet ...

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