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Virtual interviews – 5 top tips for success

Virtual interviews – 5 top tips for success

Very few job interviews these days are conducted face-to-face. Virtual online interviews are commonplace. The coronavirus has accelerating the remote hiring trend. It’s forcing millions of us to change the way we live, work and are recruited. Leading investment banks...

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Has redundancy finally lost its stigma?

Has redundancy finally lost its stigma?

We’re a positive bunch here at City CV, so in a recent team meeting (on Zoom of course) we were all asked to name one silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team’s top three silver linings were: Medical innovation Greater emphasis on work/life balance Less stigma...

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10 ways to robot proof your CV

10 ways to robot proof your CV

Applying for lots of jobs but not getting to the interview stage is a familiar scenario for many job seekers. Around 75% of CVs are never even seen by a human, according to a study from job search services firm Preptel. Instead, they’re scanned (and often rejected) by...

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5 reasons outplacement support is vital in redundancies

5 reasons outplacement support is vital in redundancies

Companies have been using a variety of methods to limit the impact of the pandemic on their employees and their business. Many have been able to furlough or redeploy staff, while others have cut executive bonuses or implemented a four-day week. But, sadly, the list of...

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New Year career resolutions you can stick to in 2021

New Year career resolutions you can stick to in 2021

Most of us don’t stick to our New Year’s resolutions for more than a few weeks. This time last year you probably made some of the typical resolutions. Maybe you pledged to exercise more, travel more (sorry!), or budget better. Admittedly, the events of 2020 upended...

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Eradicating unproductive worry

Eradicating unproductive worry

2020/2021 - the year worry went viral. For most of us, the global pandemic means re-evaluating our priorities, adapting to a period of change and working flexibly while experiencing tighter rules and restrictions in other areas of our lives. Situations like these make...

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Top tips for navigating today’s job market

Top tips for navigating today’s job market

Job hunting used to be a much simpler affair. You would send your standard CV to a few recruitment agencies - one that specialised in your sector or to a recommended head-hunter and then sit back and wait for the calls. Today’s job market is far more proactive and...

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5 ways to be a better leader through adversity

5 ways to be a better leader through adversity

As a leader, your responsibility has always been to keep your team safe, connected and productive. But when a global pandemic intervenes, how do you flex with it? What do you need to adapt about your leadership style to better support your people? In the last nine...

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Progress your executive career through the pandemic

Progress your executive career through the pandemic

2020 will be remembered for only one thing. But this doesn’t mean pressing pause on your executive career, especially if you’re ready for a change. At times like these, stay future focused. Build your skills, harness the power (and rewards) of networking and boost...

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