Dos & Don’ts when asking for a Raise

Asking for a raise - one of those dreaded, awkward moments, isn't it? So many of us have no problem at all negotiating the best deals for our clients and yet, when it comes to negotiating for ourselves, we're not so confident. Imposter syndrome kicks in as do the questions. Do we really deserve it?…

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KMP Polls: The findings so far!

The pandemic has affected pretty much everyone's working life, even forcing many to rethink their career. In the last couple of months Keepmeposted put a few polls out there to see what the general feeling about work and the workplace is. Each poll was conducted across three platforms: Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram. Here are the…

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Writing a Rejection Letter

As a hiring manager, once you find the right person for the role, the hardest part is done, isn't it? You've gone through practically hundreds of CVs and sat through several interviews. You've deliberated, discussed...and decided! You found the One. But hang on, there's one last bit. The bit that is often seen as tedious,…

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Tips for Writing an Effective Job Description

The job description is quite literally an advert for your company to attract the right talent. It can, in fact it should, give insight to your company culture as well as the role requirements, yet too often it is not given the attention or importance it deserves. At worst, it's just a paragraph detailing what…

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Top 10 Interview Questions to ask Candidates

Candidates might think that the hiring manager got the easy part of the deal in an interview. However, conducting interviews which are effective is not that simple, and the responsibility is significant. Optimising the time during the interview is key to ensure you get all the information you can. Interviews in fact take a lot…

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Questions you should ask in an Interview

Are you all ready and prepared for your interview? Research? Check; outfit? Check; answers? Rehearsed; questions?... What? Oh, I'll just see if I have any once I'm there. This is the part that many interviewees consider to be the least important. But acing an interview is not simply about giving the right answers but also…

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5 Ways to Ace that Interview

Congratulations, your CV efforts have paid off and you got to the interview stage! A big chunk of the competition is out of the way, but this is not the time to get over-confident and relax. It's time to step up your game. Keep in mind that the candidates you are competing with now are…

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The Why and How on Cover Letter Writing

To write or not to write? Writing your cover letter is probably one of the most dreaded parts of the job search process. You've just finished updating your CV, quite a task in itself - do you really need to write a cover letter? The reason many of us feel like this is that the…

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Easy Ways to Refresh your CV

Be Prepared When was the last time you looked at your CV? Most of us forget about it once we are comfortably employed and only a very few keep it updated. The truth is that the past year has seen a lot of change and has sent many to dig up their CV as they…

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Getting Started – Writing your First CV.

Your CV is your first chance to stand out Writing your CV is the first step in the transition from school into the working world. It's not an easy transition. As poet E.E. Cummings said, growing up and becoming the person you always thought you could be, takes courage. I'd go a step further than…

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Why taking time off is still important when working remotely.

Flexibility Many of us are working remotely, and have been for a while. Usually, the possibility of working remotely is a welcome perk in our jobs as it offers flexibility and does away with any micro-managing. In this case though, flexibility can be a bit of a double-edged sword. Possibly because 'flexibility' isn't all that…

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5 Major Advantages of Cross-Skilling

All hands on deck! Cross-skilling, or cross-training as you may prefer to call it, is an excellent investment to make in your team. An investment from which you reap huge benefits and which is especially advantageous in times of crisis. It is a surefire way to get all hands on deck when necessary. It creates…

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Changing Career Path

Switching fields is no easy decision Not so long ago getting a job for life was a great accomplishment and the idea of changing career path was almost unthinkable. Today, research says, that people change jobs between 5 - 7 times in their lifetime, but changing field is less common as it is harder, can…

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Are We Happy at Work?

When people are happy at work, productivity increases. As Steve Jobs stated ‘the only way to do great work is to love what you do’. I have no doubt that most of us would agree with him, yet how many of us actually love what we do? How many of us get out of bed…

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Women and Recruitment

How can we ensure our recruitment processes do not impact women negatively? #ChooseToChallenge – International Women’s Day 2021 - Recruitment. Believe it or not, often in an interview, female candidates are still asked a series of questions aimed at discovering whether they are married or have kids. Or if they are thinking of having kids.…

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Attitude not Skills

It’s all about attitude There is a Simon Sinek quote currently doing the rounds that states, ‘You don’t hire for skills; you hire for attitude. You can always teach skills.’ It has been shared thousands of times and many have left comments beneath fully agreeing with his statement. I too fully agree with it yet…

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6 Ways to (truly) Boost Wellbeing at Work

Wellbeing at work is at an all-time high. The benefits (to the business too) are endless and it's much more than the latest trend - it's an excellent business strategy. This bandwagon is definitely worth jumping onto. In fact, various research over the years has concluded that a healthy workforce is a happy workforce and…

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5 steps towards a Greener Workplace

The future of the workplace is green. Environment and CSR are high on the list of priorities for top organisations’, and outdated workspaces are being transformed into sustainable environments that benefit employees and business itself. Turning your office into a greener workplace is easier to implement than most of you might think, and the first…

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Keeping your team connected remotely

As informal, impromptu opportunities to engage with our colleagues are not possible when working remotely we can find it harder to break barriers with our colleagues and engage with them more. It is common knowledge, with research to back it, that workers who have work friends are more engaged, are better performers, and are happier…

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Writing a CV that stands out

Doubtlessly, the first step one should undertake when beginning their job hunt is to prepare their CV. It is probable that for a single application, employers receive hundreds of CVs. How can you make it stand out? In this article, we'll be outlining the basics of writing a CV, as well as some tips to…

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Finding the perfect job for you

Looking for a job is not all straightforward and can be overwhelming. Finding the perfect job is in another job-hunting league of its own. Some would say it's a unicorn, in fact. However, if you break it down it should get easier by time and help you rule out sending applications to jobs you are…

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