Category: candidates

10 Tips to stay motivated if you lose your job: Part 2

Losing a job is something that the majority of us will unfortunately have to go through at some point in our lives. Once you get over the initial shock, you have to work out a way forward and hopefully some of these tips will help you get back onto the road of recovery. In the […]

10 Tips to stay motivated if you lose your job: Part 1

Back in the summer of July 2005 it felt like my whole world had suddenly caved in. From out of nowhere, I had been made redundant from my job I loved, having been there 5 years.  And I now found myself sitting back at home at 10am on a Monday morning in a state of […]

The 10 Silliest Interview Answers

A job interview is often a situation where we feel at our most nervous.  Despite all the research and preparation, sometimes you will say something in an interview and afterwards wonder, “Where did those interview answers come from?” I remember as a student going for an interview with an electronics retailer as a sales assistant […]

Office Temperature Wars

It’s the middle of June and Lana Kane is sitting at one end of the office wearing a thick knit cardigan, winter tights and is clutching a hot drink.  Remarkably, she also has a space heater blasting like a furnace just 6 inches from her legs. Meanwhile, her boss, Sterling Archer, sits at the other […]

The 100 Most Ridiculous Job Interview Questions Ever

Have you ever sat in an interview and wondered why somebody was asking you a slightly left field question? Although you probably don’t realise it, there may well be a good reason why you are being asked something that seems completely irrelevant at the time. Two tips for spotting trick job interview questions: All too often some questions […]

100 of the funniest things we have read on a CV: Part 1

100 of the funniest things we have read on a CV: Part 1

As you can imagine, here at Response we have seen thousands upon thousands of CVs over the years.  On the whole, most CVs are well laid out and give us enough information to decide whether that person is suitable for a role or not. However, you can always hear a chuckle when a consultant opens […]

4 Key tips To Get Back into Work after 40!!!

I hit the age of 40 next week.  I see hitting the milestone of four decades on this earth as an accomplishment, but I know that I’ll be in reflective mood, pondering like many if I’ve achieved enough in my career in those 350,000+ hours of being on this earth. And if you are 40 plus, you […]

10 tips before you start a new job in 2013

Well done.  All that preparation has paid off.  You were brilliant at the interview and the new job is yours. So how can you now alleviate some of those nerves that you may get on the first day of your new role? I’ve put together ten tips to help ensure a smooth transition into that new […]

The importance of taking a lunch break

A recent survey from Bupa revealed that companies in the UK are losing close to £50 million a day in lost productivity from workers who fail to take a lunch break. I used to be part of the 70% of employees who failed to take a lunch break.  I believed that by not having a […]

5 Reasons Why You Might Be in the Wrong Job

I was made redundant in 2005 from a marketing job at a brewery that I really enjoyed.  Whilst there, I got to work with some of the biggest brands in the drinks industry on some really innovative marketing campaigns. When my boss called me in to deliver the bad news that I was being made […]

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