Job reference Ellis Fox Blog

The do’s and don’ts of getting job references

Job references play a critical role in hiring, with employers often relying on references to confirm a candidates skills and experience before making an offer. The challenge for candidates is often they don’t want to tell their managers they’re job hunting until they’ve secured a new role. So what’s the best way to ask for…

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Salaries and benefits – What to offer?

It’s common expectation from a candidate perspective that taking on a new role will include a better salary, and possibly additional benefits to go along with it.  Also, current hiring trends indicate that many candidates seek more flexible working arrangements in addition to financial payment. The challenge many companies face is knowing what the right…

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Interview culture Ellis Fox Blog

How to know if it’s the right job for you

Today job seekers have an advantage. They’re no longer beholden to simply accepting terms that a company offers, especially when company B is offering something more. That “more” doesn’t just relate to salaries or benefits. One of the biggest factors driving the great resignation worldwide is the fact that employees no longer want to sell…

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Job interview confidence Ellis Fox Blog

3 Ways to build confidence before a job interview

Despite having a wealth of experience, most senior professionals don’t move jobs that often. This means that preparing for a job interview can be unnerving. Will you be able to answer the questions in a way that is professional and showcases your expertise without sounding boastful? How do you find out if the company is…

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4 Questions to ask in your next job interview

Gone are the days where a job interview was all about finding out what a candidate could bring to a company. In today’s competitive market and with the current shortage of skills in construction, the power has shifted to candidates. While they still need to prove their worth, interviews are equally about what the company…

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How to win at your next interview

Going for a job interview can be nerve racking, especially if it represents a big step up in your career. Preparing well can help lift your confidence and present yourself in a way that impresses a potential employer. Knowing what kind questions are likely to be asked and how to phrase your answers can make…

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Video Interviewing Ellis Fox Blog

Video Interviewing – The new way is here to stay

Just as business was starting to gain momentum and most people were starting to enjoy the freedoms of socialising and moving about again, a second lockdown was announced. But businesses that were starting to get back to pre-pandemic levels of growth are not going to want to slow down despite restrictions. Most can’t afford to….

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How to get the real truth in interviews

Everyone wants to put their best foot forward in an interview, create a good impression and give the right answers. But at the same time there’s always the fear that being too honest may not get them the job, especially if they didn’t leave their company on good terms. So sometimes they fib a little,…

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Interview feedback – why it’s better than silence

You’re busy, you have work priorities to focus on, so why should you take the time to respond to candidates who you have no intention of hiring? What difference will it make to them or to the company anyway? A lot, as it turns out! Put yourself in their shoes Job hunting and going for…

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