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Cpl career advice - getting rid of the confusion

We know you have what it takes - the skills and knowledge, the attitude and experience. We're here to offer a helping hand to guide you in the right direction.

In this section, you'll find articles, videos and helpful advice on all stages of finding a new job, from writing a CV to preparing for a job interview, to making the next step in your career.

20% of employers won't hire you without a follow up email

30th May 2017

According to CareerBuilder, one in five hiring managers say they are less likely to hire someone who didn’t send a thank you follow up email after their interview. In other words, a follow up email is just as important as pre-interview preparation or turning up on time. 

What I learned from giving up Email

25th May 2017

Some of you might have read my blog on why I was giving up emails and relying on phone calls. When I wrote that blog I hated phone calls and thought they were disruptive and only benefitted the person making the call. I would have gladly left my phone on ‘do not disturb’ forever (if I could get away with it).  Now, my phone is open for business, I’m more productive and I only check my emails four times a day.

Why Recruiters Aren't Responding to Your Email

24th May 2017

In a recent Cpl survey 80% of jobseekers stated that their main pet peeve was recruiters who don’t reply to applications. Some of you reading this may be nodding your head thinking ‘it only takes two minutes’’ and ‘’don’t be so rude’’ but if we aren’t replying to your email there is usually a good reason why.  

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