Finding a new HR job

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Searching for jobs in a downturn
Out of work in the toughest market for 20 years? Don't panic because there’s a recession. Most of the rules of jobseeking stay the same, whatever the economic climate...

Stand out from the crowd – without gimmicks
Most job candidates fail to make an impact, and most CVs fail to open doors. To persuade unadvertised roles to float in your direction, it’s vital you manage the things people say about you when you are not in the room...

Don’t get stuck in a recession rut
Like generals still “fighting the last war”, today’s career changers risk using an outdated approach. Partly through a fear of failure, they can be passive in their career planning, continuing to seek “safe” jobs with big employers, chasing fewer and fewer job adverts, and keeping their heads down to avoid redundancy...

Stop getting in the way of your own progress
We all have barriers to change. Some of them are external (the state of the market, the jobs available, the qualifications and experience necessary). But the most significant barriers are internal: the limitations we place on ourselves, and the image we present to others...

Showing off your skills by highlighting competencies
When you apply for a job – as HR professionals know all too well – winging it in the application or the interview room is unlikely to succeed. Employers like to see a candidate’s competencies...

Make your change as good as the rest
Too many career changers offer an unclear or untargeted message. The opening page of their CV fails to make the right impact, they say the wrong things at interview and, when networking, are remembered for all the wrong reasons...

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