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Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile

Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile

Ever wonder how Recruiters manage to screen through 2000 applicants on LinkedIn, and what we recruiters look for on a LinkedIn profile? Recruiters filter people in or out depending on many things. Employers can reduce 2000 applicants to just 50 within a couple of clicks… If your LinkedIn profile is not complete, or information is outdated, then yes, you may miss out.

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Questions to ask your interviewer

Questions to ask your interviewer

It’s always useful to plan some explorative questions for the interviewer, don’t forget, you are interviewing them as well! It is best to use open questions that start with “How”, “What”, “When”, or “Why”. This will prevent the interviewer from giving “yes” or “no” answers. They will need to reply in depth, giving you fuller responses to your questions!

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Preparing For Your Interview

Preparing For Your Interview

Congratulations on your interview! Here are a number of tips from the Inspire Selection Consultants to ensure that you do your very best Interviews are an integral part of your job search; it is the ultimate opportunity to sell yourself on a face-to-face basis.

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Answering Traditional Interview Questions

Answering Traditional Interview Questions

Before attending your interview you should think of the questions you might be asked, in today’s market place you will be expected to answer traditional questions and behavioural based questions. The consultants at Inspire Selection guide you through ‘traditional’ interview questions and suggest ways to answer them.

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Answering Competency Based Questions

Answering Competency Based Questions

Competency based recruitment is a style of interviewing used so that a candidate can best show how they would demonstrate certain behaviours/skills in the work place; by answering questions about how you have reacted to and dealt with previous work place situations.

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Should I Pay My Agency Any Money?

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2019 International Women’s Day – Balance for Better

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Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile

Ever wonder how Recruiters manage to screen through 2000 applicants on LinkedIn, and what we recruiters look for on a LinkedIn profile?  Recruiters filter people in or out depending on many things. Employers can reduce 2000 applicants to just 50 within a couple of...

Sample Resignation Letter

[Your name] [Your address]     [Line Manager’s name] [Company name] [Company address]   [Insert date]   Dear [Line Manager] Please accept this letter as my resignation from the position of [position] for [company name]. As detailed in my contract,...