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Written by Leightontaylor
28th October, 2019

Professional services interview etiquette – Selling yourself without bragging

Being good at your job is great, but in an interview situation, your potential new employer or partner doesn’t just want to know where you’ve worked and what you’ve done, they also want to hear what you’ve achieved. But how do those of us in the notoriously narcissistic professional services sector manage to sell ourselves...
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Written by Leightontaylor
21th October, 2019

The 5 other things employers are looking for in a candidate

The interview process can be stressful and exhausting for candidates who are not adequately prepared, particularly if they are interviewing for senior positions, where the stakes and the scrutiny will be that much higher. It can be even more intimidating if you’re not 100% sure what the person on the other side of the table...
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Written by Leightontaylor
14th October, 2019

Ignoring the B-word – Turning Brexit into job search success

Brexit is the word on the tip of the nation’s tongue right now, and with good reason. But should this necessarily dampen your job search? Not at all. According to Giles Taylor, at Leighton Taylor Consulting, “At the moment, professional services firms are continuing to hire both replacement and brand new roles, which in the...
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Written by Leightontaylor
23th September, 2019

The top 7 things professional services firms are looking for in a potential employee

So your recruitment agent has got you an interview with a professional services firm. You’ve got the full job spec from your consultant, and you both think you’d be a good fit for the role. But sometimes, it’s not always obvious what employers are looking for just from a job spec. Below, we’ve compiled the...
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Written by Leightontaylor
26th August, 2019

Recruitment Trends Making Waves in 2019

We’re only just now starting to see the real ramifications of an era built on digital foundations. From smartphones to machine learning and everywhere in between, we live in a blessed age when it comes to powerful tools, but we don’t always realise how to properly utilise them. The trends below encapsulate all facets of...
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Written by Leightontaylor
25th June, 2019

Tick Tock! The Right Time for Interview

Tick Tock! The Right Time for Interview At a job interview: “What are your strengths?” “I’m an optimist and a positive thinker.” “Can you give me an example?” “Yes. When do I start?” Timing. Good comedians wouldn’t be without it. The importance of good timing spans more than a good stand up routine though. Feedback from our...
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Written by Leightontaylor
10th June, 2019

Five top tips for settling in at a new job

  The crucial adjustment period after starting a new job, as you’re trying to figure out your place in the workforce, can be an anxious time. There’s so much more to it than making a few passable ‘work friends’ and finding a decent local cafe for the lunchtime rush. It’s about staking your claim, making...
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Written by Leightontaylor
25th March, 2019

What you should always share with your recruitment consultant

  Job-seeking is a complicated and nuanced skill, particularly in such a competitive climate. Recruitment Consultants are there to act as specialist middlemen to cut through the noise, and match talent with the roles and companies that best suit your skills and personality. They’re not mind readers, though. The success of any recruitment specialist will...
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Written by Leightontaylor
20th March, 2019

The secret to workplace happiness in five simple steps

  Today is the International Day of Happiness and we thought it was about time to put the spotlight on finding fulfilment and happiness in the workplace – where we spend an average of almost 1,800 hours a year. According to a survey by human resource firm Investors in People, one in four employees felt...
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Written by Leightontaylor
18th March, 2019

On the ladder – 5 steps for advancing your career

  Everyone reaches a point in their lives and their careers where they want to get ahead at work. We can only stay in one place, at the same job, for so long before we start to ask what more our employment can offer us. It’s also common to become complacent if we’ve been in...
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