15 Ways to Describe Yourself in a Sales Interview

If you’ve ever interviewed for a position in sales, you know the peculiarities and dynamics that exist in applying for these types of positions.  Salespeople must be outgoing, communicative and professional, all while maintaining the ability to pitch themselves or a...

Good questions to ask potential employees

                  When you’re trying to think of the perfect person to hire to work for your company, you will need to consider the interview process to ensure that you choose the right person for the job. Whilst the...

Are You Making These Writing Errors? – Infographic

The English language is tricky, and rules can change. That’s why it’s so easy to make writing errors that can make you look unprofessional. A resume, email message, web page, blog post, report, presentation, or any other written document that is filled with...

How to Restore a Healthy Work-Life Balance and Relieve Stress

Having a messed up work-life balance today seems to be about as prevalent as cavities (92% of adult population). However, unlike bad teeth, bad work-life balance can literally cost your life, say the studies reported in Forbes. This means that regaining control of...

Nightmare Interviews: How far would you go for the job you want?

I spoke to a job seeker recently who told me she’d been asked to travel to London for an interview for a job based near where she lives in Devon. She was also asked to take-part a telephone interview outside of normal business hours and a third face-to-face interview...

Building your confidence

We've had another great week at the weekly support group this week as Janette from Calverley Communications gave us some life skills to build more confidence. Next week we are working on practically building confidence by doing interviews in the group which help to...

5 Essential Habits to Be a Successful Woman Entrepreneur

To be a successful woman entrepreneur, you need to be more than just a good leader. You also need to be a good business person, and you need to be able to build a strong team. The list goes on and on, but at the heart of all of the things you should know to be a...

How to develop new skills while out of employment

When you’re looking for a job, or thinking about changing jobs as a way to shake things up a little bit, you may be interested in signing up to a Recruitment agency  in Essex. However, before you do this, you will need to make sure that you actually have the skills...

8 Things To Never Say to Your Boss

  You know that sage wisdom that advises you to always “speak your mind” or perhaps encourages that “there is no such thing as a dumb question”?  Well, at Simply Hired we’re here to put the record straight that when it comes to staying employed and in the good...

What You Can Expect from Networking

Let’s face it. Not every one of us is good at networking. Entrepreneurs can either be introverted or extroverted or a little bit of both. Some of us may be more comfortable doing social networking than face-to-face networking. However, we can all agree that networking...

How to give your CV a spring clean

If you are looking for a new job at the moment, you may be looking at recruitment agencies Essex based to see what is on offer. However, even with help from a1 personnel there is no way that you are ever going to be able to get the job of your dreams without having a...

How to Bridge the Maternity Gap in Your Resume

A gap on a resume is usually frowned upon. It signals that the person left their job without having the next one lined up, which can leave a lot to the imagination of a potential employer. And potential employers tend to imagine rather bad scenarios. The longer the...

Avoid stress at work with this 18-step cheat sheet

Feeling a bit frazzled? Professor Ian Robertson is here to save the day. Work wouldn't be work if it wasn't a little bit stressful from time to time. But by familiarising yourself with these 18 simple tips, you can help minimise that tension. Professor Ian...

7 reasons your co-workers don’t like you – and how to fix it

Employers often like to boast of their team environment and workplace culture, but maybe you’re just not comfortable being all buddy-buddy with your co-workers. Maybe you're more like a competitor on a reality TV show: You didn't come here to make friends. You came...

Dress to impress at an interview

Attending a job interview can be one of the most nerve wracking parts of adulthood, so let us help!  When attending a job interview you should look at your image and ask yourself, would I hire me?  First impressions count, dress with confidence, dress for success! ...

What will work be like in 2027?

How will our working lives change in the next 10 years? Here's what flexible working experts think may happen... The way we work is evolving. In recent years, a shift in attitudes has seen employers try to find more flexible – and ultimately more productive –...

The Importance of Honesty in Employment Background Checks

  Let’s face it, even the best of the “goody two shoes” among us have told a little white lie before.  You know the type, those harmless, make everyone’s feelings happy, protect yours or someone else’s ego, that really don’t harm anyone, kind of lies.  It seems...

FREE IT Sessions available in Eastbourne

The Drop-Ins are hosted by Helen Owen Marketing Enterprises (HOME) CIC, local community company that is helping to improve both IT and life skills for women to help them get into work, as well as helping social entrepreneurs start their own business and small...

The Everyday Habit That Is Killing Your Brain (and Your Dreams)

Our 21st century world demands a lot from us. We’re completing big projects, responding to emails, checking social media, raising children, caring for friends and family, and managing our own health. And we’re doing it all at once. At least, we’re trying to. With so...

How to Be the Best Version of Yourself

Have you been living the same way for so long that you can’t even remember? Do you want to break out of your mundane routine to take on new opportunities? Do you want to better yourself and never settle for less? “Being the best version of yourself” is a phrase that...

20 workplace gadgets to boost productivity

You're going to need a bigger desk... In a world of never-ending email chains, BBC Breaking News alerts and videos of cats dressed as pirates, it can be harder than ever to focus on your work. Sometimes, a helping hand is needed. And as luck would have it, the tech...

6 Keys to Determining If a Job Commute Will Work

  It’s hard to believe in the midst of today’s modern hustle and bustle that not so long ago commuting to work entailed little more than a short horseback ride to the nearest town or a leisurely 15-minute stroll a few blocks away.  With ever rising real estate...

Working from Home: Requirements & Restrictions before Relaxation

Working from Home: Requirements & Restrictions before Relaxation It’s the dream of many to work at home: You have a commute time of seconds instead of tens of minutes; you can work in shorts and a t-shirt instead of office wear, and you don’t have to wait until a...

10 Tips to help you nail your first day at work

So you've powered your way through all of the interview stages and you've been awarded the job or placement that you really, really wanted. So that's the hard part out of the way, right? Well...yes and no. While it's great that you got the job you were crazy about,...

When to turn down a Job Offer

The good news is that you got the job. Which, in this still-reeling economy, is quite an accomplishment. But the bad news is you're worried that you might be settling for a position that isn't the right fit for you. So where do you go from here? The honest truth is...

How to get the Promotion you want

You’ve been in your current role for a while now and you’ve reached the stage where you want to take your career to the next level. You love the company you work for and you’re eager to progress; so, how do you go about grabbing that promotion you want? Approaching...

The importance of laughter in the workplace

In the workplace people suppress laughter in an effort to look serious, however embracing laughter can benefit you! A Robert Half International survey found that 91% of executives believe a sense of humour is important for career advancement; while 84% feel that...

7 Key steps for writing an Interview-securing cover letter

So, you’ve found a job that screams that it’s the job of your dreams and you want to do everything you can to secure that all-important job interview to get the part. For most of us though this is easier said than done, especially in a situation where 100’s of people...

How To Ace A Panel Job Interview

Share: As a job seeker, you’ve got plenty to stress about when it comes to finally getting called in for the big interview.  What should you wear? Should you bring a copy of your resume? Is early really the new “on time” or do you just come off as desperate? These...

10 Ways to impress during Probationary Period

Starting a new role is an exciting time but it can also be daunting, especially with new surroundings, colleagues and duties to get used to. Your probationary period will always be a time of adjustment but it’s also a period where you should focus on giving yourself...

Facebook: the future of job seeking?

Did you know Facebook is among the top 10 most visited websites? And, with a significant increase in the over 25s demographic, there is a big boost in the number of users with careers on their agenda. As one who grew up with Facebook, from college into my professional...

4 Tips to Make Your Video Advertising Better

Video advertising is a must for your ad campaigns, so there is no better time to get started on those videos than right now. Rather than jumping in without any planning, it pays to take a moment and identify the right resources for the job. Include the four tips below...

5 Tips to help you get a pay rise

Asking for a salary increase is something that everyone is likely to do at some point in their career. However, having to have ‘that conversation’ can feel unnatural and the experience can be intimidating and awkward, even if you have a good relationship with your...

10 Tell tale signs that your Interview went badly

There are very few situations that are more awkward and anxiety-inducing than sitting through a job interview that has gone pear-shaped. Unfortunately, however, most of us will experience this at one time or another throughout our careers. Sometimes, these negative...

Inspirational Women in History: Edith Cavell

These are stories of Inspirational  Women in History. You can view them all here. Found guilty of treason, sentenced to death and shot by a firing squad at the age of 49, Edith Cavell’s courage was heavily punished in her lifetime. The nurse used the Red Cross...

Franchising – Is It Right for You?

Franchising is a great way to start a business without having to start from scratch. An established and reputable franchisor will help you with everything from operations, legal, and finance to marketing, sales, and human resources. Since many aspects of running a...

Good Questions to ask potential Employers

  When you’re trying to think of the perfect person to hire to work for your company, you will need to consider the interview process to ensure that you choose the right person for the job. Whilst the interview is taking place, you should make sure that the right...

5 secrets interviewers don’t want you to know

Finding ways to stand out from the competition has never been as important, especially in today’s job seeking climate. And whilst it is widely known that interview preparation is a skill, even the most experienced candidates overlook the importance of research,...

How important are your Qualifications when searching for a job

    We have all been through the education system, and will have almost certainly heard all about just how important our grades are to our careers. However, if you haven’t been asked about your GCSEs since you left school, you might be wondering about how...

These 8 hacks can make you a better worker

  Did somebody say 'promotion'? Ever get the feeling you’re not one of those orderly types able to finish an entire day’s workload by lunch? That, try as you might, something always gets in your way – like, you know, everything? Well worry no more, as here comes...

How to Start a Business Right after College

With unemployment rates rising, starting your own business isn’t a bad idea. However, when you’re an inexperienced college graduate, it could be a catastrophe both for your finances (hello, student debt) and your morale. But is this enough reason for young business...

What to do if you hate your job

Are you unhappy at work? Although quitting your job may be the ultimate solution, you shouldn’t commit to a life changing decision in haste. Given the option, “choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” You’ve probably heard of this...

7 Phrases You Should Never Include In Your CV

Choose your words carefully, especially the words you include in your CV. If recruiters had a pound for every expendable CV word they’ve seen, many of them would be very wealthy. Your CV has one purpose, and one purpose only; to get you an interview. On that note,...

How to get a job in marketing using social media

The shift in the recruitment landscape means social media is now a key way to promote and market yourself to potential employers. Not only that, but marketing is also changing and the rise of social media has definitely changed the way job hunters go after marketing...

How to decide on what Career is right for you

We all reach a point in our lives where we think that we need a new career, and if this has happened for you recently then you may have decided to get in touch with a recruitment agency Essex based to see what they can do for you. However, before you even think about...

What to research before a job interview

  WANT TO NAIL YOUR NEXT JOB INTERVIEW? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AS YOU PREPARE. Preparing for a job interview is more than just practicing common interview questions and choosing the right outfit – it’s also about researching the company and the role. When...

10 ways to boost your productivity during the day

    Warning: you're about to become your better self Time. It’s the one thing there never seems to be enough of, even when you begin with good intentions. It’s so easy to get side-tracked while others seem to be breezing through tasks. The secret is to work...

You Can Offer Equal Pay in the Workplace

Being an Equal Opportunity Employer is different from paying your employees on an equal scale, and the glass ceiling is nearly as bad today as it was when women first entered the workforce. The most important question surrounding this issue is why. Why are most women...

What not to do with social media while you’re job hunting

Job hunting can be a stressful process. Sending out endless applications, handling rejections and dealing with any current workplace frustrations is enough to drive anyone crazy. However, with hiring managers conducting candidate screening via social media becoming...

What are the Most Annoying Characteristics of a Horrible Boss?

Bosses can either be nice or nasty, a joy or horrible. They can make you hate your job, or love it. In this infographic (courtesy of OfficeVibe) below we look at the 12 most annoying characteristics of a horrible boss – are there any you recognise? Let us know any...

11 Must have LinkedIn Features your Profile needs

As the world’s largest professional network, LinkedIn can help you endlessly in your search for the next job opportunity. Webrecruit looks at 11 of the most effective features on LinkedIn in order to make the most of your profile, and improve your presence within your...

Explaining unemployment in the job interview

  REGARDLESS OF YOUR SITUATION, THESE STRATEGIES WILL HELP YOU ADDRESS THIS TOUGH QUESTION LIKE A PRO. Though the unemployment rate has slowly been decreasing over the past year—finally settling at 4.1 percent in October 2017 and holding steady since—there are...

Why your CV is not landing you interviews

Have you been applying for jobs but not getting any responses? You fill out those online applications and hit send. A week goes by, but no one calls you for an interview. Why? You ask yourself. I’m a great fit for the job. You, my friend, need to investigate. Keep on...

100 years of women’s votes: Attitudes to women in work

When the First World War broke out in 1914 women were still fighting for the vote. The Suffragettes stopped campaigning and concentrated their efforts on recruiting women into war work. Many other suffrage organisations did the same. With men away fighting at the...

5 Ways to Counter the Counter Offer

Counter offers are part of the package of recruitment. However, how can you counter the counter offer? Here are my 5 steps to doing that: 1) Uncover your candidate’s motivators: Every candidate will have their own specific reasons for looking to change jobs (lack of...

Candidate Experience: The 10 Commandments

With employment at a record high and a growing skills shortage across many sectors, providing a positive candidate experience is more important than ever. As competition for talent increases, jobseekers can be more selective about the roles they apply for and the...

How Social Relationships Impact Professional Success

Do you remember when you were young how simple it was to find a best friend? I remember around the 3rd or 4th grade – my teacher randomly assigned me a seat behind a girl in class whose name was also Denise. Naturally, it was love at first name. Of course, that was...

Expert tips to help you learn a new skill

Many of us make plans to learn a new skill or even simply to try something new.  But how many people leave it as a dream and how many people make it a reality?  A great place to start is by identifying your barriers!  Many people claim “I just don’t have enough...

5 Ways to Build your Personal Brand

Personal branding is the process of marketing yourself and your career online or off to prospective employers. Essentially you are the product, and your brand is the way you are perceived in a business sense. According to a CareerBuilder survey, 62% of hiring managers...

Making your new website for your new business

As our weekly support to help people get into work quite a few of you have expressed an interest on how to set up your own business and part of that is to create your own website. As the session this week we will then to teaching everyone to create their brand new...

Top 5 Staffing Agency Myths DEBUNKED!

Whether you’re looking to fill a vacancy in your business or you’re a job hunter, don’t underestimate the power of a recruiting company! These agencies have come a long way since the days of administering typing tests and only placing “secretaries” in temporary...

Are Cover Letters Obsolete?

Today, when we email CVs to recruiters and hiring managers, we simply pop a note in the email with something like “I would like to apply for xyz role, please find my CV attached” and if we are sending it through an online recruitment platform, the requirement to...

5 Common Misconceptions About Employer Branding

Employer branding is a phrase that’s frequently thrown around when discussing what companies can do to attract talent to their business. However, there’s still confusion about what employer branding actually means, and why it’s so important in your recruitment...

What to do if you’re overqualified for a job

  GET TIPS FOR EASING EMPLOYERS' FEARS IF YOU'RE OVERQUALIFIED FOR A JOB YOU WANT. You may think the more experience you have, the better shot you have of getting a job. Yet having too much experience could make you overqualified for the job – which could be to...

5 Ways To Get Hired Without Applying To Jobs

Finding a job is sometimes an uphill battle. As you fill out dozens of job applications, you might think it’s just a numbers game; eventually, you’ll get that call for an interview. But it never comes. Sound familiar? I bet it does. People who find jobs through career...

How to Find a Job Abroad in 5 Steps

As the current economic climate shifts, now may be the perfect time to look into jobs abroad. Working overseas not only improves your salary but can also boost your career in the long term especially if you’re aspiring to senior positions. More and more organisations...

Women in Business: Enjoying Better Work-Life Balance

How would you like to have a successful professional career and a fulfilling personal life? Work-life balance doesn’t have to be an elusive concept. Women have a special perspective on work-life balance, which comes from the fact that there are so many demands placed...

Dealing with potential age discrimination in the interview

  THESE INTERVIEW STRATEGIES WILL HELP YOU ANSWER ANY AGE-RELATED QUESTIONS THAT MAY COME YOUR WAY. The interview process can be stressful and challenging. And unlike fine wine, it doesn’t get better with age. While Millennials entering the workforce tend to feel...

How to approach your Job Search when you’re already Employed

Looking for a new job can be stressful enough; if you’re currently in employment, it can be quite an uneasy time as you attempt to hide your job search from your existing employer. While it’s important to keep your job search quiet, you also want to maintain your...

Mentoring & Support now available to Women in Eastbourne

Weekly sessions are now available for women in Eastbourne to access a FREE Mentoring & Support service to help them gain experience and skills to get into work. Helen McCabe, Director of Helen Owen Marketing Enterprises (HOME) CIC has been supporting people back...

7 ways you’re killing your career on Facebook

Alright, so maybe you know by now that you shouldn’t be posting pics of last night’s epic party to your Facebook page (as admittedly impressive as your keg stands may be). And maybe you know to avoid posting any overshares, as much as we’d all love to know the precise...

Learning how to speak with confidence

This week we've learned how to speak with confidence with some helpful tips on Philippa and everyone did really well in presenting their 2 minute talk. You can watch the short video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iw8ZYSQ-Wk Next week we will be learning how to...

Educating Your Audience: The New Way to Build an Audience

If you want to build a sustainable brand that your customers actually appreciate, then you have to offer value through your output. The truth of the matter is that when we’re looking to find a solution to a problem, we subconsciously feel relieved that an expert is...

What You Need to Know Before Starting Your Business

Have you ever thought to yourself, how can I start a business? Maybe you’ve wondered, what do I need to know to start a business? Starting a business isn’t just about creating a website. You have to plan and research what you need to know about your particular...

Inspirational Women in History: Elizabeth I

These are stories of Inspirational  Women in History. You can view them all here. ‘I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.’ She was the daughter of one of the most feared Kings to...

FREE Drop-In Sessions to improve your IT skills

The Drop-Ins are hosted by Helen Owen Marketing Enterprises (HOME) CIC, local community company that is helping to improve both IT and life skills for women to help them get into work, as well as helping social entrepreneurs start their own business and small...

Message Your Way to Success

The tips below are the culmination of years of thinking, refining, and experimenting. I hope they expedite your own message-defining and message-receptivity. Use the Force-Field Analysis Kurt Lewin’s Force Field Analysis is a valuable tool for planning your strategy....

Inspirational Women in History: Cleopatra

These are stories of Inspirational  Women in History. You can view them all here. "I will not be triumphed over.’ It seems strange and almost unfitting that a woman who came to define independent strength, determination and power in an age commanded by men should be...

Shift from Managing Your Business to Growing It

When you own a business, there are many times when you alone run the show. You are both the CEO and the administrator, the salesperson and the accounts receivable clerk. At some point, you reach a stalemate because administrative tasks take up the time you could be...

The job seekers’ tool kit

Securing a job in today’s climate takes persistence, hard work and original thinking. Before you begin pursuing new ways to give your application the edge, however, it pays to master the basics to help refine your search. CVs, covering letters, social media profiles –...

FREE IT Lessons available in Eastbourne

The Drop-Ins are hosted by Helen Owen Marketing Enterprises (HOME) CIC, local community company that is helping to improve both IT and life skills for women to help them get into work, as well as helping social entrepreneurs start their own business and small...

What are the different types of job interviews?

  GET TIPS ON HOW TO EXCEL IN DIFFERENT TYPES OF INTERVIEWS. You can find lots of information out there about the traditional one-on-one job interview, but that’s just one way employers are interviewing people these days. Sometimes they use a different type of...

7 Key Steps for Writing an Interview-Securing Cover Letter

So, you’ve found a job that screams that it’s the job of your dreams and you want to do everything you can to secure that all-important job interview to get the part. For most of us though this is easier said than done, especially in a situation where 100’s of people...

Weekly Drop-In Sessions available to help improve your IT skills

The Drop-Ins are hosted by Helen Owen Marketing Enterprises (HOME) CIC, local community company that is helping to improve both IT and life skills for women to help them get into work, as well as helping social entrepreneurs start their own business and small...

5 Proven Steps to Start a Successful Franchise Business

When you start a franchise business, you’ll benefit immediately from the people and resources available to you that are designed to make sure you’re successful. However, there are some essential steps you need to follow if you want to ensure you start a franchise that...