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01/05/2020

8 Reasons why your CV may be rejected

Contact Details - A Ridiculous Email Address & No Home Address
It may be amusing to use a ‘funny’ email address, but it can really let you down, invest in a professional address and one that can’t be easily misspelt.

It takes 5 minutes to set up …

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27/02/2020

Top 10 Awkward Interview Moments

Job interviews can be a terrifying experience, yet a memorable experience for the wrong reasons. We had an idea at Cactus HQ to publish our top 10 awkward moments from our candidates’ and a few from o…

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19/02/2020

How to nail the behavioural interview

  • Take a blank piece of paper and write down between 10-20 examples from your education, work experience, community work, charity etc. of where you added value in a positive way.
  • Now using the STAR f…

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04/02/2020

You got me at “Hello”!

In the ever-increasing quest for skills and talent it’s becoming vital that potential employers know how to engage with potential employees. You can usually tell fairly quickly if you have a candidate…

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21/01/2020

First Impressions

We no doubt all have one of those cringeworthy, “get me out of here” interview moments that just stick in our mind and bring us out in a cold sweat when we are asked to relive them!

Well, we asked so…

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08/01/2020

Employee Benefits – What Really Works?

It’s an all-too familiar recruiting scenario: You’ve found a qualified candidate that you hope to hire. Everything seems to be a go.....until they decide to go with another position. They turned down…

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