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Author: Vicky Bodhani | Date: 6/1/15 | Category: Advice
Fina a new job

You've made it through Christmas - You survived! With the New Year often comes change, particularly in the job market. Whether you’re fed up in your current job, looking to head in a different direction or get a foot in the door, now is the time for finding a new job. The employment market is ready for its best year since 2007, with January being the busiest month for prospective job hunters to find a new job with a large number of companies looking to hire during this period. Finding a new job can be tough, so we’ve pulled together our collective expertise from our top recruiters here at Eligo and laid out our 5 top tips for finding your new job in 2015. 5 Steps to Finding a New...

Author: John Doherty | Date: 21/10/14 | Category: Advice
Telephone Interview Top Tips

Top Tips for a Successful Telephone Interview So, you have secured yourself a telephone interview. Believe it or not, an interview over the phone is just as important as a face to face one, and you will have to work just as hard (if not harder) to impress the interviewer. Although many people realise the importance of properly preparing for an ‘in person’ interview, very often they neglect to place the same importance on those conducted over the phone. This is the first of a number of mistakes potential employees make and it can really put them at a disadvantage in the face of strong competition. So what can you do to ensure you make a good impression in a telephone...

Author: John Doherty | Date: 9/4/14 | Category: Advice
Fight for a fair salary review

Whether you work to live, or live to work, money is important. Find out how to fight for a fair salary review; Many people feel underpaid and therefore undervalued by their current employer. In lots of these cases they have made numerous requests for a pay review to no avail, hence they contact us! Interestingly many of these are then offered a pay increase when they hand in their resignation! This in itself needs to be managed carefully, if you would like our advice on this, check out our ‘How to handle a counter offer’ article. Obviously it is ideal to have a regular review of your performance and salary in which you and your employer can discuss your objectives, achievements,...

Author: John Doherty | Date: 3/3/14 | Category: Advice

If you are offered a pay rise in response to handing in your resignation, we would advise you to proceed with caution. It can be easy to be enticed by the money, be wooed by your manger's flattery and comforted by the familiarity of what you know but before you accept the payrise and agree to stay, we recommend you consider the following – 1.     Why did you want to leave in the first place? If you were feeling undervalued, frustrated or keen for a new challenge these things are not likely to change. 2.     Why did it take a resignation to prompt the pay rise? If it’s about money, are you going to have to go through this drama every time you want a pay rise?...

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