Advice & Tips

We have helped thousands of candidates find their dream jobs since we were established in 1990.

During this time, we’ve built up a huge portfolio of advice and tips for jobseekers which we wanted to share…

Starting a new job – putting your best foot forward!

So you’re starting a new role and you’re keen to please your new employer. As humans, we are naturally social creatures...
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Second stage interviews – your chance to shine!

You’ve got through the first stages of securing a new role; your CV has been shortlisted, you’ve impressed your initial interviewers and received positive feedback.
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The power social media can have in progressing your career!

Social media can be a fantastic tool when searching for a new role. It can provide insights in company culture, plans for the future and current business activities.
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It's Interview Time - How to Build Rapport in an Interview

In my experience both as the interviewer and the interviewee, I cannot stress enough how important rapport is in an interview…
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A guide to answering interview questions - Think before you speak

I hear you – answering questions at interview is hard. Our palms are sweaty, we’re under pressure and we’re desperate to impress. This anxiety is often what drives people into a bumbling mess of incoherent sentences.
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3 Simple Steps to Landing a Role You’re “Over Qualified” For

Yes, we’ve all heard it before, and I’m sure quite a few of you have been on the receiving end of the phrase “You’re over qualified for the role” – It can be a source of huge frustration.
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Top 10 Tips for Success on Your First Day

So your first day in your new role is here and you’re super keen to please your new employer and kick start this next chapter in your career. First things first, let’s not get too worked up.
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How temping can transform your future

Over the last 12 months the average length of a temporary contract with Cummins Mellor was 122 days! Here are the top 5 reasons why our candidates love temporary contracts!
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10 questions to ask before accepting a job

Spending around a third of our lives at work means choosing the right employer is crucial! Helen explains why ‘Interviewing your interviewer’ is the way to go!
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Are you working with a great recruiter?

In the current market, finding the right opportunity can prove difficult for any candidate. Here’s why working with a great recruiter could transform your career.
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9 smart habits to stay positive at work

Not all employers will give you the vote of confidence or praise where praise is due. But there are a few smart habits that can help give you the ‘get up and go’ when the alarm goes off!
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How to write a resignation letter

Need help writing your resignation letter? Here's how to preserve a positive and graceful ensuring both parties can leave the situation with closure, a sense of respect and amicability.
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5 top tips for getting time off for an interview

If you’ve been given the opportunity to go for an interview – it is the best feeling! This is your time to shine! But now you’re faced with the hurdle…how to get time off for an interview?
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4 tips before you press 'apply'

In today’s world, the likelihood is, you will have a social media account, but do you know when enough is enough and when you should press that crucial pause button?
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Top 10 tips for your CV success

A CV is the first impression that a potential hirer will have of you. Once you know how, putting together a good CV is easy. Here are some handy hints and tips to get you on the right track.
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