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Are you ready to retire?

9 months ago by Claire Brandon

Retirement planning isn’t just about financial planning. A happy retirement rests on you being ready, from both an emotional and a financial point of view. The following questions will help you to assess your readiness for retirement. Take a few moments to answer the following questions. When you are finished, you should have a good idea about whether or not this is the right time to put your w...

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Pitch perfect - make your elevator pitch work for you

9 months ago by Claire Brandon

An elevator pitch is an executive summary, just 60 seconds or fewer, that you can use to sell yourself. It’s one of the most effective ways to promote your personal brand and one of the simplest yet most powerful tools for any professional. Follow these simple steps to build your own interesting, memorable and succinct pitch that clearly explains what makes you unique and how you can add value....

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Top tips for a successful Skype interview - ICAEW - Career

10 months ago by Claire Brandon

The option to conduct interviews remotely is becoming increasingly popular and is now common practice for many employers and recruiters, particularly due to more people working from home. Usually conducted over Skype, they’re convenient, reduce travel costs, and can save time. What is a Skype interview? A Skype interview is conducted over video chat rather than face-to-face. They’re often used ...

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Transform your interview performance

10 months ago by Claire Brandon

Explore how adapting your behaviour before and during an interview can transform your performance. Preparing for your interview 1. Research the company and interviewer Being able to discuss the company, their vision and ethics, even their competition will demonstrate an enthusiasm for the organisation and industry. As well as reading their website and social media channels, you should also keep...

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How to optimise your CV

10 months ago by Claire Brandon

Many businesses are using the advances in technology to their advantage to help grow the company further. This also extends to human resources and hiring managers who are benefiting in the evolution of the recruitment process. This means your current CV may need some tweaks to catch the attention of employers. Follow our tips to optimise your CV to get ahead of the current hiring processes. Get...

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