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Charles is an HR careers expert with a strong focus on talent management. He has been an HR Director in three countries, a senior line manager and a consultant. Charles holds a degree in Psychology and has completed advanced studies in HR and change management.

Ten Things Recruiters Hate about your CV

Every day recruiters are receiving hundreds of CV’s and resumes from job applicants. Though there is no perfect recipe, here are ten things that recruiters hate about your CV. Read more »

How the world of work is changing

The world of working is changing constantly, with new careers and interesting opportunities becoming available. We are experiencing big trends and research indicates three important things we want as part of a better job. Read more »

Why Reference Checks are important

Most reference checks are the outcome of a telephone conversation by a recruiter, usually after interviews have been completed. This update provides three ways to maximise your opportunities. Read more »

Interview Tips – The five things you need to take with you to the interview

Every interview requires good preparation. The more prepared you are, the more confident and relaxed will you be. This update covers the five things you need to take to any job interview. Read more »

When is the best time to call the recruiter?

Part of job search includes connecting with recruiters to discuss a specific role or to arrange a meeting. Recruiters spend most of their day interviewing applicants, so it is often difficult to get hold of them. So when is the best time to call them? Read more »

Interview Tips: How to close the interview and get on the shortlist?

The goal of any initial interview is to be included on the shortlist, as recruiting managers usually interview a long list of applicants. This article provides valuable information to help you to close the interview off in a strong and conclusive way. Read more »

Interview Tips: Will you fit in well with the team and the company?

Recruiting managers use culture fit interview questions to assess how you as a new employee will fit in with the team and the company, because of the real risk of potential mismatches between you, as a new employee, and the shared values of the company. Read more »

Interview Tips: Can you do the job that you are being interviewed for?

The most critical stage in any career change or job search process is the recruitment interview. Your objective is to create and reinforce the impression in the mind of the interviewer that you will perform competently and confidently in the role. Read more »

Can you do what you have said you have done in your CV?

Starting the interview on a positive note is very important, as it is the foundation for the rest of the interview. There are a number of pitfalls to avoid as well as three simple steps to start off strongly. Read more »

The three most important things to do in any job interview

The most critical stage in any career change or job search process is the recruitment interview. The recruiting manager needs to decide if the applicant is the right person to employ by looking for answers to three key questions. Read more »

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