Advice

How to resign effectively

Handing in your notice, quitting, leaving, bailing out, or resigning… whatever you call it, deciding to move on from your current employer can be a stressful experience. So check out our guide on how to resign effectively, to ensure you do it right.

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Deadly interview mistakes to avoid

We know that securing a job interview can be difficult. In competitive markets, recruiters and hiring managers have the luxury of picking from a large pool of suitable candidates and the smallest differences can be used to choose between applicants. So in cases like these it makes sense to do everything you can to optimise your chances of landing the role you’re interviewing for.

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The Harrison Sands mega list of CV errors

As a busy recruitment agency we get to see a huge volume of CVs, directly submitted to us in application to the jobs we advertise or located through the various job boards we subscribe to. And it’s true to say, there really is quite a range when it comes to quality. Some CVs are excellent; really tailored to the individual application or target company, well-written, well-designed and delivering a perfect balance of background information, skills and education, responsibilities and achievements.

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Tidying up your social media

Social media is increasingly blurring the lines between professional and personal lives with what people share, how they think, what they do and what they say open to increasing amounts of scrutiny. More and more hiring managers will now be including background searches against potential applicants or candidates, so we all need to bear this in mind and consider what we share and with whom. Our guide will serve as quick overview of what’s worth addressing immediately.

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The STAR interview technique for recruiters

As a recruiter, you’ll no doubt develop your own style and process for running interviews with candidates. But how effective is this at getting the information you really need? And the flip side of course, is thinking about how well you fare when sat on the other side of the table and you’re being interviewed for your next recruiter role? Well the Harrison Sands team are here to help by exploring the well-regarded STAR technique and explaining how to get the best out of it.

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Fundamental CV writing tips

Writing a good CV should be a priority for any jobseeker. It’s typically the first opportunity a recruiter or employer has to interact with a jobseeker, so conveying the right information, clearly and concisely is of paramount importance.

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Why counter offers rarely work

Regardless of which sector or profession you work in, it’s a fact of life that most of us will be on either the receiving or delivering end of a counter offer. In our experience, and from the anecdotal feedback we’ve had from clients and candidates over the years, it’s a simple fact that counter offers don’t work long term.

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Essential interview preparation advice

Ok, so you’ve updated your CV, applied for suitable roles, spoken to a handful of recruitment agencies or consultants, and now you’ve been invited to interview. The best bit of advice right now is not to get stressed… but what else do you need to think about? We’ve put together a handy guide of essential interview preparation advice to help you through the process.

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Why you need to plan your career

Despite our careers being one of the most important, personally involved decisions any of us can make – quite often we don’t spend enough time thinking about and planning our career path, and doing the things we need to do to secure career progression.

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