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Blog- Job seeking tips
Our consultants are experts in Retail Recruitment with a thorough knowledge of the recruitment process for the retail industry. They are keen to share their job seeking tips with those who need them.
Job Seeking tips: 5 Reasons you shouldn’t stop Job Seeking over Christmas.
Posted on Dec 4, 2013 It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so it is not surprising that you might want to put the job seeking on hold over Christmas time. There could be a number of reasons for that; perhaps you’ve been told nobody hires this time of year, maybe you feel you have earned a little respite, and we’re sure you have. However just as business don’t completely halt operations over the Christmas Period, you shouldn’t stop applying for suitable positions if you are looking for new opportunities.
Job Seeking tips: What not to wear to an interview
Posted on Nov 28, 2013 There are a million and one articles and blog posts out there advising what to wear to an interview. People are rarely advised on what not to wear to an interview. Everyone wants to make a good impression right from the moment you walk into an interview room. If you want to achieve this you have to look well groomed, professional and neat; there are plenty of things that you can wear that will give the exact opposite impression you’re looking for.
Job Seeking tips: De-stressing during the Christmas Rush
Posted on Nov 21, 2013 Christmas time is supposed to be a highlight of the year regardless of the industry, so it is important not to let the increased workload spoil your fun. As Christmas fast approaching we’ve been talking in the office and have compiled a list of things to do to de-stress after work so as not to impede on your merriness.
Job Seeking tips: What questions should I ask in an Interview?
Posted on Nov 14, 2013 Nobody is 100% comfortable asking an interviewer questions. When that moment comes at the end of an interview you are ordinarily filled with more anxiety than you had while waiting to be called in. Here are some questions you could ask an employer in an interview; please don’t ask them all – their time is precious!
Job Seeking tips: 5 things you should do when unemployed
Posted on Nov 1, 2013 “Make the most of your unemployment.” Anyone who has been unemployed for any period of time has heard and resented this phrase. One thing you realise when you get back into work is that, yes, you should have made the most of it. There are certain things you can do to improve your chances of success in a job search, maintain a positive mental attitude and keep you busy too.
Job Seeking tips: Breaking the ice at a networking event
Posted on Oct 31, 2013 Networking is important in any industry, including retail. The difficult part is getting the conversation started without being awkward or too aloof. Granted, you will come across familiar faces but you are also bound to meet new and interesting people that may have an impact on your career or business. Here are some ways we think you can break the ice
Job Seeking tips: 10 Job search mistakes you don’t know you’re making.
Posted on Oct 17, 2013 The recommended ways of searching for jobs are not the same as they were ten years ago. In fact, we are finding that the way in which we looked for jobs five years ago is different to how we are now.
Job Special: Characteristics of a good retail manager
Posted on Oct 17, 2013 The team here at Excel Recruitment knows the retail industry back to front having gained knowledge and experience firsthand working in the industry and in working closely with our clients for 13 years
Job Special: The dreaded video interview.
Posted on Oct 10, 2013 Particularly for Senior roles, video interviews are becoming more common in the retail industry. People often seize up with fear at the concept of interviewing via video, but there are some tips that the Excel Recruitment team have compiled which will help you out when preparing for a video interview.
Job Special: Fashion Buying and Merchandising Jobs
Posted on Oct 7, 2013 Last week we at Excel Recruitment got in a number of Fashion buying and merchandising roles for the busiest buying offices in Ireland. We have a thriving buying and head office desk, manned by Barry Whelan, the company's managing director.