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Build your CV to beat applicant tracking systems Friday, October 4th, 2019

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) are the first obstacle you have to clear when applying for a job, and building your CV can help you to do this. The primary purpose of an ATS is toRead More

Five easy steps to a CV revamp Friday, September 27th, 2019

You’re likely to be decades into your career before the several-page CV becomes a necessity. For most roles, it’s best to keep it to two sides of A4 at the most. That means when youRead More

How to find a job using social media Thursday, September 19th, 2019

The different social media sites each have their own possibilities when it comes to finding a job. While the obvious social network for job seekers is LinkedIn with its CV-style profiles and networking opportunities, othersRead More

PA Prep: What to expect day to day in your new PA job Friday, September 6th, 2019

The first day at work in any new job can be challenging as you try to learn the ropes as quickly as possible, but when you’re a personal assistant it’s even more important to hitRead More

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PA Prep: How to smash the PA interview Friday, August 30th, 2019

You’ve landed an interview for that PA role you’ve been chasing – now how do you make sure you get the job? Like the role itself, a PA interview is well worth preparing for. PeopleRead More

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Your Interview Timeline Friday, August 23rd, 2019

What to do the night before, the morning of, immediately after and 1 week later… Saying the right things and impressing the interviewers is pretty much a necessary part of getting any position. But manyRead More

Types of interviews – Be prepared for all of them! Friday, August 16th, 2019

The workplace is changing fast and the stuffy old ways of interviewing can often go by the wayside. So don’t be surprised if the interview process is a bit different from the norm.   Telephone interviewRead More

CV do’s and don’ts – our top CV writing secrets Friday, July 12th, 2019

A strong CV can not only make the difference when it comes to getting a job, it can be a deciding factor in whether or not you even get an interview. When you send offRead More

How to get a job with no work experience Friday, July 5th, 2019

It’s not easy to get a job with no work experience, but we all have to start somewhere and many employers recognise that fact. However, that doesn’t mean you can just walk in and expectRead More

How to tailor your CV properly Friday, June 28th, 2019

We all know that to make the best impression on the interviewer, you should tailor your CV properly for each role you apply for – but how do you go about doing this? If you’reRead More

Five of the best questions to ask in an interview Friday, June 21st, 2019

Of all the common interview questions, there’s one that you’re likely to be asked no matter what job you’re applying for – and that’s “Any questions?” You know it’s coming up at the end ofRead More

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Alzheimer’s Society Cupcake Day 2019 Friday, June 7th, 2019

This week we are supporting the Alzheimer’s Society and we hope that you will join us to raise money for this fantastic charity.  Here at Alexander Hancock, we know the reality of supporting a lovedRead More

Dear Ms N Alexander Thank you for spending time with me yesterday. I enjoyed our meeting and came away feeling that we had similar views on the diversification of my career to a “hands-on” Operations Manager role in the Manchester area. I was most impressed by the depth and breadth of your consultancy activity and indeed the level of expertise and professionalism. I believe that we agreed that you would shortlist me to your client and I look forward to receiving your confirmation of this. Thank you once again for your time and interest.

Dave