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Job Interview Advice: How To Survive 5 Awkward Situations

There’s potential for awkwardness in every social interaction, but being asked personal questions by your potential new boss takes the cake. The job searching path is littered with tricky convos. Survive the awkwardness and turn hard-to-navigate moments into interview gold with these tips. Awkward moment 1: You need to explain a past firing If you Continued »

10 Ways To Find a Job In A New City

Moving to a new city is exciting. There are new eateries to check out. New options for nightlife. A range of different fitness activities and places to kick back and relax. Obviously, having a job is going to help with funding your new lifestyle and finding a job in a new city can be challenging. Continued »

How To Prepare For Your Interview

No matter how many interviews you’ve attended in the past, there is no such thing as too much preparation for each and every interview you score. You’ve taken the time and effort to create and submit your application, and it has clearly been noticed enough to warrant an interview request, so don’t sell yourself short Continued »

The final hurdle – REFERENCES

With the time and energy required to find that perfect role including searching, resume preparation, testing and the actual interview, an important final step of the process is often overlooked. References. It is reported that around 85% of hiring managers will check at least one reference as part of their recruitment process. More importantly, hiring Continued »

Passive Job Searching

Passive job searching is anything but passively minded. To passively job search is to maintain a state of openness and readiness should bigger employment opportunities present themselves, or if you unexpectedly find yourself out of work. This is not to say one is unhappy in their current position or looking to change it for any Continued »

Lights, Camera, Recruitment!

Technology is an essential part of any good HR Consultants tool belt. So it should come as no surprise to us at Apply Direct, that there has been a huge increase in the use of video interviews or ‘Skype’ interviews being conducted. In fact, many recruiters are using online video interviews instead of a phone Continued »

The Right Way To Apply For A Job

Once upon a time, applying for a job was a reasonably straight-forward process. Submit your cover letter and resume in response to an advertised position and wait by the phone in hopes of an interview. These days, however, constantly increasing competition has forced job seekers to adopt additional tactics to stand out and be seen, Continued »

How To Search For A Job Effectively

Job searching these days is more overwhelming than ever before with online employment sites in abundance, LinkedIn a never-ending network pool and job apps and social media at every turn. It’s easy to see why people are daunted by the prospect.  However, there are techniques and strategies to narrow your stream of focus and find only Continued »