A Christmas Party Survival Guide

Tis the season to be jolly and all the rest, so that means Christmas Party Season is officially upon us. Whether it’s an event you have been looking forward to for some time or one that fills you with dread and nerves, the most important thing is that you attend the event. You have done

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4 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Get Ahead at Work

How do you get that promotion at work when your coworkers are also jockeying for it? Standing out from the competition may be easier than you think. Here are some ways to stand out without destroying your relationships with your colleagues. Go Above and Beyond Yes, you probably have heard this before, but have you

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Make Your Cover Letter Stand out from the Crowd

Firstly, you must examine the propose of a cover letter, they have the power to make or break your job seeker success. A generic, untailored cover letter can mean your CV never even gets a glance, while a long-winded cover letter can leave the hiring manager uninterested. A job seeker can spend 1 – 2 hours

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Find Your Perfect Work-Life Balance

Striking a balance. That’s never easy, no matter what you’re doing. As humans, we tend to swing the pendulum from one extreme to the other. Though it can be difficult, it is possible to strike that perfect balance between work and personal life. Here are five tips to find that balancing point for your work-life.

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6 Tips for a Great Phone Interview

With so many people applying for the same job, phone interviews are still something that employers use to narrow the field a bit more. Understanding how to stand out, even in a phone interview, will greatly help in taking that next step towards the job. Take your phone interview seriously by implementing these six tips.

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The Rise of the Remote Worker

Remote work has doubled in Ireland since 2015, with 59% of IT firms admitting that some of their staff work remotely on a regular basis or work whilst on the road. The UK have also seen a significant rise in remote working, with the latest figures from the Trade Union Congress highlighting an estimated 1.5

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Avoidable Jobseeker Mistakes

A jobseeker’s journey can be a long winding road with numerous hurdles and many ups and downs. Some people head into job seeking blindly, thinking that it’s just a matter of applying for X job with your CV, to land a dream job. If only things were this easy, the job seeking market is more

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Learning how to say NO in work

The word no is often associated with negativity, but sometimes saying yes to everything in work can lead to more problems than a simple no. Steve Jobs once said, “Focusing is about saying no”. Meaning, to be successful you must focus on what has to be done, instead of adding more to your to do list and

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Surviving your First Day in a New Job

Your first day in a new job will always be a memorable one, for hopefully the right reasons. Off course starting a new job is going to come with some stress and nerves but making a positive impression is still possible regardless of this. First impressions are lasting and it’s important to remember you got

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You said WHAT on your CV?

CVs are our achievements, experience and personality packed into a few short pages, which we hope will make enough of an impression to lead us to an interview and perhaps a job. Allen Recruitment have seen thousands of CVs pass through its doors over the past 20 years, with some leaving a lasting impression for

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