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Should you follow up after a job interview?

So, your interview comes to an end, you have a positive feeling that it went well and the last thing you hear is “we’ll be in touch”. The question is – do you follow up? YES. Take it from me, a Recruitment Consultant with over 23 years’ experience, its good practice to send an email after your interview to thank the person for the…

Don’t underestimate the value of your soft skills

Research undertaken by McDonald’s at the beginning of 2015 highlighted that ‘soft skills’ were contributing £88bn to the UK economy, this is set to rise to £109bn by 2020.  So what are soft skills? Simply put, they are the attributes that aren’t teachable, such as flexibility, positive attitude, respect and creativity. Effectively…

The candidate expects...

According to recent research ‘the candidate strikes back’ undertaken by the REC (the Recruitment & Employment Confederation), the number one bugbear of the modern day candidate is the lack of communication throughout the recruitment process, albeit from the recruiter or the client. The YouGov survey conducted as part of this r…