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  • Where have all the candidates gone?

    Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 by Zoe FrancisNo comments

    The question on every recruiter’s mind at the moment is where have all the candidates gone? Well, there are a few answers to that question. Firstly, there are less candidates looking for work across all sectors, so you’re not alone. After the disruption of the pandemic, many people are still unsure of what the future holds. This uncertainty has led people to become more cautious, which means they ...

  • How to answer the dreaded ‘tell us something unique about yourself’ in a job interview

    Posted on Monday, April 25, 2022 by Zoe FrancisNo comments

    Every job interview comes with difficult to answer questions, but ‘ tell us something unique about yourself’ ranks quite high on that list. It can be hard to come up with an answer that you think is relevant to the job and valuable enough to bring up, without sounding forced or reiterating what the interviewer has already read on your CV. To put the question into new wording, the employers are ...

  • The Dos and Don'ts of writing a good cover letter

    Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2022 by Zoe FrancisNo comments

    Writing a good cover letter is an essential part of applying for a job. Cover letters accompany and add context to your CV, whilst being sent as a separate attachment. It helps to sell you as an applicant and informs the employee as to why you are the best person for this job. Each cover letter that you create should be tailored for the specific job you are applying for, as it is more of a ...

  • Negotiating salary

    Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2022 by Zoe FrancisNo comments

    Negotiating your salary can often be quite daunting, as it can sometimes be a difficult subject to broach. However, since the pandemic there has been a shortage of skilled candidates, which has left recruiters fighting for the top talent to fill their roles. This means that now is the time to take advantage of this candidate shortage and sell your skills and experience for a higher price. So if ...

  • Writing an effective job advertisement

    Posted on Sunday, January 23, 2022 by Zoe FrancisNo comments

    Although job adverts can come in many shapes and sizes, there are a few things every advert must include in order to attract the right candidate for the job. By following these simple tips, you will be able to write a more effective job advert, and hopefully find your ideal candidate. When writing your advert, it helps to have a clear idea of your ideal candidate, as this will enable you to ...

  • Tips for working remotely

    Posted on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 by Zoe FrancisNo comments

    Due to the pandemic, most of us had to adjust to a new way of working. Although for some people this wasn’t necessarily a bad thing, as it meant that they were able to work more flexibly. Even as things gradually returned to normal, and people were able to return to the workplace, a lot of us found that we preferred working from home because it allowed more freedom and flexibility – not to ...

  • How to stand out as a recruiter and attract the right candidates

    Posted on Monday, August 23, 2021 by Zoe FrancisNo comments

    There are numerous job vacancies posted every day, yet how many attract the right candidate for the job? Finding the right candidate can often seem challenging for recruiters, especially with Covid making it harder to attract and retain good candidates. Since it has become a candidate driven market, recruiters need to be a little more creative when it comes to attracting the right people. ...

  • Tips to help ace your virtual interview

    Posted on Monday, July 26, 2021 by Zoe FrancisNo comments

    Reflecting on the past year, it seems that the pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we do things in the workplace, particularly when it comes to job interviews. Although virtual interviews existed long before Covid-19, it was not the preferred method of hiring. However virtual interviews have since become a necessity for recruitment, and even as restrictions are being lifted across the UK, ...

  • The importance of responding to candidates

    Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by Chloe Weddell1 comment

    Understanding the hiring process from the candidates’ perspective is essential when trying to attract the best quality applicants. Responding to all candidates, even if it is with bad news, is a fundamental part of this process. Generally, a job seeker will spend hours perfecting their CV, researching a company, writing a cover letter, applying for the role and preparing for an interview. As well ...

  • How to write a good CV

    Posted on Monday, March 23, 2020 by Lara StewartNo comments

    Welcome to the first Ozzle Jobs blog post! We are excited to start this blog with the aim of helping job seekers, employers and recruiters by sharing useful tips and information. Our first post is about CV writing, but first I’ll start by introducing myself. I’m Lara Stewart, the recruitment manager at Ozzle Jobs. Established in 2005, Ozzle Jobs is owned by Whitmar Publications, publisher of ...