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What is a competency based interview?

Competency Based Interview Techniques

Be prepared and be in the driving seat when it comes to a competency based interview. In my experience every interview is competency based, it’s a line of questioning that is thorough.  HR professionals are fully trained to deliver these questions and have been following this style for a number […]

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Is getting a new job like getting fit?

Hire the best pension's talent

Is getting a new job like getting fit? So every year, normally in January or after the summer holidays we set ourselves new challenges and goals. The most common two are either getting a new job or getting fit. Some of us join the gym, paying the […]

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First impressions really do count at an interview

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Making an impression at an interview is one the key things we must do and according to research most managers make their decisions in the first 7 minutes. Of course there is that saying “don’t judge a book by the cover” but what actually made you buy […]

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There is a Skills Shortage – Are companies training / developing sufficient junior staff?


There is a skills shortage – Are companies training/developing sufficient junior staff?  As a recruiter specialising in the UK pensions and benefits sector, I have seen the employment market once again shift back to a skills shortage. Companies are crying out for highly skilled pensions professionals, particularly […]

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Recruitment, it’s not rocket science – BranWell Ford

Recruitment, it’s not rocket science – BranWell Ford – David Jones, is a name that for many will not cause so much as a blink of an eye, but this is the professional name for David Bowie, famed for many things, a musician, a songwriter and an […]

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What is the impression of the 2 page CV format?

What is the impression of the 2 page CV format? – Over the years the style of CV’s has changed quite dramatically. Firstly they were written almost back to front with your first ever job on the front page and most recent on the last. Then this […]

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