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Job Search Tips: How To Write A Cover Letter

Job Search Tips: How To Write A Cover Letter

A job search is a full time job in itself with CVs, applications and cover letters to write. You spend hours neatly polishing and tailoring various versions of your CV, ready to apply for different roles you’re interested in. You perfect your LinkedIn profile to match your CV and ask colleagues and former managers to share recommendations and appraisals of you on LinkedIn. Then it’s on to the heart of the matter - searching through recruitment websites, such as Zoek, or those dedicated to a specific field such as education or health care, to find jobs to apply for.

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What To Expect On An Assessment Day

What To Expect On An Assessment Day

Being asked to attend an assessment day can be a bit of a daunting prospect. But it’s important to remember that you have made it this far for a reason. You obviously have the right CV and you impressed with your skills and experience during the initial interview. So, all you have to do now is be yourself, right?

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Jargon Buster: Understanding the Terminology of the Temp World

Jargon Buster: Understanding the Terminology of the Temp World

If you’re new to the temporary recruitment market, terms like ‘Swedish Derogation’ may sound more like something you hear used in Law & Order, rather than a phrase you should actually be aware of in your working life. Yet it can really make a difference to know your jargon. It affects your pay, after all, and it puts you in a better position to negotiate your contract, if ever you have to.

Below, we’ve listed some of the most common contractual terminology used in temporary recruitment.

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Climbing The Career Ladder: Our Top Tips

Climbing The Career Ladder: Our Top Tips

Whether you're looking to climb the ladder or make a career change, presenting yourself as the absolute professional will help others see you as you would like to be seen and increase your chances of success. Here are our top 5 tips to help you advance your career.

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Surviving the assessment centre

Surviving the assessment centre

Being invited to an assessment day can be a daunting prospect. The programme of events can feel intensive, but assessment days are in fact invaluable opportunities for you to find out more about the company and get to know people working there at different level, who will be there to observe. Assessment centres also provides you with a chance to showcase your skills and qualities in various situations/tasks.

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13 Tips To Improve Your Interview Presentation Skills

13 Tips To Improve Your Interview Presentation Skills

Interviews and assessment centres can be nerve-wracking enough, without the additional pressure of a presentation as part of the process.

However a presentation is a great opportunity for you to showcase your skills and stand out from the crowd. Stop, breathe and be calm – the key to presentation success is being prepared. Here are Zoek’s top tips for how to write an interview presentation and the best way to deliver a presentation with impact.

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Job Hunting and Social Media: Dos and Don'ts

Job Hunting and Social Media: Dos and Don'ts

Social media is a key tool when job hunting, for both recruiters and candidates. They offer job seekers the opportunity to learn about companies they’re interested in; connect with business contacts; and hear about job openings straightaway, among other things.
So, what does your social media accounts say about you and are you taking advantage of the opportunities available to you online, when looking for a new job?

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10 Interview tips to help you land your next job

10 Interview tips to help you land your next job

So you’ve got this far, you’ve secured an interview for that job! Whilst the thought of an interview initially sends many jobseekers into a blind panic, we’re here to tell you not to worry. Interviewing is a skill like any other; and like other skills, it takes hard work, commitment and knowledge to accomplish.

To help you come out on top, we have compiled 10 interviewing tips to help you sail through and get you that job!

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7 Tips to follow to create a good CV

7 Tips to follow to create a good CV

Competition in the job market is fierce. On average, 40 people apply for every single job advertisement and whilst the latest CIPD research suggests nearly half these applicants could do the job - only a handful make it through the CV stage. Are you confident your CV is a world beater? If you need a CV template to power you in front of your competitors and make it through to interview, then follow these simple but effective CV tips.

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Zoek: The faster, smarter way to help you find a job

Zoek: The faster, smarter way to help you find a job

You've got that feeling - you're in the wrong job and it's time to do something about it. It's time to look for your ideal job.

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