Category Archives: Employment

Telephone interview tips

Tips on a telephone interview

We are all familiar with a face to face interview but today it is far more likely you will initially have a telephone interview. Often a business/recruiter will want to start with a telephone interview to initially discuss the job opportunity with the potential candidate to see if you would be a good fit and to establish your interest in the role. This way they can narrow down the people they want to invite to a face to face interview.

If you are currently job hunting you may find a recruiter could call you suddenly out of the blue and ask if you have a few minutes to discuss a current role they are recruiting for or just to discuss your job search in general. It is vital that you always answer the telephone professionally and never more so if it is a number you do don’t recognise – it is not always PPI selling numbers that you will not recognise. First impressions always count.

It is essential you prepare for a telephone interview as you would a face to face. Take the time to match your qualifications to the job description, so you can speak to why you’re a strong candidate for the position.


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Training Course for the Over 50s starting end of April

I wanted to draw your attention to a training programme for the Over 50s who are currently out of work

When I started this blog I wanted to provide you with uplifting and interesting posts that are generally geared towards Women (men are welcome of course) who are over 50.

Why not discover skills you never thought you had to get you back into work







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Networking tips

Most of us will network at some point in our life, either as a solo business owner or as part of an established organisation.

Networking is not something we are used to – it means getting out of our comfort zone – you may feel awkward  – but by following the following points below you should then be able to go forward and make excellent working relationship.

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E mail tips

A Quick Guide to Using Email

People often ask ‘how did we cope before e-mail’ but using email in your business can have its drawbacks if not used correctly.

Email is a very effective communication tool but often we are inundated with spam. We must make sure we use it correctly.





Below are some tips on basic email etiquette.

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How to deal with ageism at work

Ageism or age discrimination is the fact, when you are treated unfavourably because of your age. Finding work over the age of 50 is proving to be a very difficult challenge. So what are you to do and if you’ve spent your life honing your skills and qualifications, difficulties in finding work and unemployment can be a rude shock. You may find yourself in any of the following situation.
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Gone Phishing – How to spot an email scam

There are numerous phishing scams that are currently doing the rounds, which you may have seen or read about.

What is Phishing?

Phishing is an email that is trying to obtain secure and sensitive information which includes passwords, usernames and credit card details.

One of the main ones is the CEO Fraud scam email which is one most employees should be aware of.

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