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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 »

How To Make A Good First Impression

Making a good first impression is vital in most areas of life, but it is arguably never more important than where job interviews and the workplace are concerned. Not only is the amount of time to impress limited, there are usually others around you competing for that time; and where there is competition, there are Continued »

How to impress your interviewer

  So, you’ve passed the resume test and beaten countless others to the interview post! Very nice work, but while you might look great on paper, the real test begins in the flesh with the interview. By now we all know that eye contact and a firm handshake are imperative formalities when trying to impress Continued »