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First impressions

Interviews can be extremely nerve wracking for a lot of people.  Entering a room and sitting in front of people you don’t know while selling yourself can be very daunting. Many people work themselves up into a fluster and end up giving the wrong first impression. First impressions can have a lasting impact on peoples' feelings about you as an employee, so the first 30 seconds of an interview are arguably the most important. As we are a boutique recruitment agency based in the heart of London, who deal with a huge variety of different clients, we have put together a list of top tips to ensure you give a great first impression.   Dress appropriately Making sure you dress appropriately for an interview is extremely important. Hiring Managers will make an opinion on you instantly from your appearance and body language. People often don't know what is appropriate to wear to an interview. Generally if you are interviewing for a corporate company, is it recommended to wear a smart dress (knee length), loafers or heels and a smart jacket, your hair should be clean and away from your face, dress conservatively. This is not an opportunity to show off your fashion sense! In the more creative firms, smart suit trousers and a colourful blouse would be acceptable. A tip to knowing what to wear, is by checking the companies..

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Interviewing Tips

How to make yourself stand out from the crowd when applying or interviewing? Of course first and foremost you need to ensure your CV is spotless - no spelling mistakes, grammar is spot on and all written in the correct and SAME tense You must also of course ensure it covers all the skills, experience and qualifications we have gained to date plus a nice personal profile – make this short and generic or if you are wanting to tailor to the role you are applying for – make sure it is correct and relevant to the job. Feel free to check out our sample Cv on our website for guidance. Create a detailed cover letter – do check out my blog on this, link is below. Cover letters really do give a great insight into who you are, what you like about the role you are applying for and why you feel your experience is relevant – so take some time over this and do plenty of research into the company your applying to. Over the past few months we have been thinking of new ideas that help you stand out and we loved the idea of creating that Elevator Pitch! It’s the perfect short  30-60 second statement! One you can pull out the bag in an interview, on your CV, in a cover letter, or if you happen..

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Education Vs Me. Cia…

At this point I realised all I needed to do is something I really loved, and I could do it and was more than capable, I was just lacking confidence. I went from someone with little self-assurance in the things I could achieve to realising my parents had set me up with the opportunity to accomplish anything and everything I could ever want, all I needed to do is put my mind to it.   I had aspirations of going to Oxford Brookes with an unconditional offer, joining all my friends. Within 3 months of working in a restaurant and meeting the most amazing people, I realised quickly that doing three years in a classroom again was just not for me.   My mind suddenly opened and this whole new aspect of life started to appear. This was news for everyone, especially my parents. I worked tirelessly for four months before going off traveling and saying goodbye to all the anxiety I had before, starting my own life and being me! I found out about Oxford Media and Business school by complete chance, at a dinner party which I wasn’t initially meant to attend. I met someone there who gave me the drive to do something different, stand out from the crowd and BE ME!   Now coming to the end of my course I couldn’t be prouder of myself;..

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