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Why you should help your employees build resilience

Why you should help your employees build resilience

The last year has tested everyone. We’ve all seen sweeping changes in the way we live and work. Your employees will have dealt with this in different ways – some will be thriving and some will be struggling. Resilience - how well we deal with (and bounce back from)...

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How to support your employees through redundancy

How to support your employees through redundancy

According to the latest ONS figures, the UK’s unemployment rate rose to 5% in the last quarter of 2020 – mostly driven by a record rise in redundancies as a result of the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic. For those directly affected, it feels grim and we’re...

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Non-Executive Director CV ‘must haves’

Non-Executive Director CV ‘must haves’

Making it on to the shortlist for a top non-executive director (NED) role is a demanding process and your CV is usually the initial ‘make-or-break’ component. Your reader will bestow just a few seconds of attention to your CV before making their first screening...

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How to answer 11 frequently asked interview questions

How to answer 11 frequently asked interview questions

  It’s a tough time to be looking for a job: if you’ve landed an interview, congratulations! It’s always a big achievement but especially in such a challenging climate. When you’re preparing for your interview (which will probably be remote, so do check out our 5...

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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. Many large employers, recruiters and online jobs boards use an ATS to sift through the hundreds (possibly thousands) of CVs they receive online. Many smaller...

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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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