Job Advice

How to write an effective CV

How to Write an Effective CV The perfect CV is the CV that achieves the interview – no more, no less. If the CV gets your name on the interview short list it has done its job. The good news is that your CV is the only part of the whole job selection process over which you have complete control. So it pays to make sure you get it right. Imperative will be happy to provide constructive feedback on your CV and offer any suggestions if we feel it will improve your chances of obtaining an interview. Contact Details The…
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How to Resign

 

How to Resign There are right and wrong ways to resign, as with everything else in life, and getting it wrong can impact your career. Following these guidelines will help ensure that things go as smoothly as possible: Do’s Inform your boss face to face and dont labour on negative points about the company or the job. Be cooperative if you are required to help with a hand-over period. Do try to make sure your work is up to date and organised before you leave. Do think about what you will say if your boss makes you a counter offer.…
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Starting a New Job

How to Start your New Job Successfully Starting a new job can be a daunting experience. Now, more than ever, it is important to make the right impression. You may be working with these people for a long time and how you come across in the first days and weeks can have an impact on how you will be perceived in the future and what opportunities you will be made available to you. To make the best possible start in your new job, it pays to follow these guidelines: Don’t Don’t think because you are new, you can sit back…
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Succeed in Interviews

Succeed in Interviews The importance of researching your potential employer cannot be over emphasised. Nowadays, with so much information at our fingertips, there is no excuse not to do your homework. Probably the easiest and quickest way to access up-to-date information is via the Internet. Spend some time exploring the company’s web site. If you haven’t got easy access to the Internet, use more traditional methods – visit a business library and read through annual reports, or call the company and ask for information to be sent out to you. Prepare answers to the most frequently asked interview questions. In…
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Handling Counter Offers

How to Handle a Counter Offer If you resign and your employer decides to offer you a more attractive salary or overall job package in order to persuade you to stay, you have been “counter offered”. Counter offers are more common than you might think. Recruiting quality people can be an expensive and time-consuming process for employers and you might unexpectedly find yourself in an awkward position. If your employer tries to persuade you to stay by offering you a pay rise equal to, or above your new job offer, you might first want to ask yourself why it took the action…
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