“POTENTIALLY ONE OF THE WORST CV’S I HAVE SEEN!”

I was sorting some paperwork out at home the other day and came across my CV. I took some time to read through it and was mortified at the quality of it! It was woeful and potentially one of the worst CV’s I have seen, with two and a half years of working in recruitment I can tell you exactly why; terribly laid out, poor choice of font, far too much information on subjects a potential employer would have absolutely no interest in, the list goes…

The benefits of volunteering

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Aside from the obvious feel-good factor from giving your time to a worthy cause, volunteering has a number of key benefits for your career which make it well worth considering. Not only is it a great way to gain practical experience (something which can be extremely frustrating when lacking from your CV), volunteering can also help you stand out from the crowd and learn practical skills which will make you more desirable for prospective employers. Here are just a few of the key benefits of…

The top10 toughest interview questions

Can you calculate how many tennis balls are used during the course of Wimbledon? Can you estimate the total number of cars in the UK? If so, you may have just helped yourself get a new job. These are just two of the UK’s Top 10 Tough Interview Questions for 2015, among tens of thousands of interview questions shared by UK job candidates on Glassdoor, the jobs and career community, over the past year. This list features some of the most challenging, unexpected and odd…

First Impressions Count!

There are many good sources of information for interview tips and guidelines available on the internet. However, this guideline has been compiled from both the experience of the recruitment staff at Orion Electrotech and the analysis of feedback from our clients. It is designed to assist you in both your preparation and the presentation for your next interview. We believe that both you and Orion have put a lot of background work into securing an interview and by following some of the advice in this…

Top 10 Ways To Have A Bad Interview!

If you thought you had seen and heard it all, take a look at these interview blunders… The candidate talked about promptness as one of her strengths after showing up 10 minutes late. Candidate took out a hair brush and brushed her hair mid-interview. The candidate took off his shoes during the interview. Candidate told the interviewer he wouldn’t be able to stay with the job long because he thought he might get an inheritance if his uncle died – and his uncle “wasn’t looking…

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