Your CV is the document that sells you. It will be the first time a potential new employer will start to evaluate you against what they’re looking for. It’s your first (and possibly last) opportunity to sell yourself, your experience and your future value to new employers. Here are 5 tips that at MacGregor Black we always talk to our candidates about when putting together their CV. 1 Use a structure First up, find a CV template that works. Keeping to a template and using a structured approach...Read More
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What are competency-based interviews? Competency-based interviews are becoming more popular and they’re now the go-to structure of interviews for many consumer and retail companies. They’re becoming increasingly popular as a way to predict a candidate’s future performance, as opposed to the traditional method of understanding prior performance with little relation or link to future potential. What are they? Competency-based interviews (or behavioural interviews) are systematic interviews with...Read More
Everyone knows how important first impressions are, but few are aware that over 60% of recruiters believe that body language is the key factor that determines the success of a first impression. So, it’s true that actions do speak louder than words and to prove yourself at a new job, you need to first make sure your body language says as much about you as your CV does. Remember, employers are actively looking out for a variety of things whilst interviewing you. With that in mind, here is a few...Read More