Ten years Simplifying Recruitment

There are celebrations this week at the Keepmeposted offices. Keepmeposted has turned ten! Ten years bringing employers and jobseekers together! During these ten years, Keepmeposted filled an important niche in the Maltese employment market and has gone from strength to strength. This job platform has not only witnessed the changes in the recruitment process, but…

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The Right Way to Quit your Job

What’s the best way to quit your job? There isn’t one good way, but as many would advise - it’s best not to burn any bridges. Even if you hate your job, or you can’t wait to start your new position, handing in your notice is never easy. The goal is to resign as tactfully,…

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Why respect is essential in the hiring process

Of course respect is always a must and is certainly not particular to the hiring process, yet it is surprisingly lacking in this environment. Perhaps it's easier to forget about it when you're not dealing with someone face-to-face? Or simply when you believe that this is an accepted, and expected, way of doing things. It's…

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Perks vs Values at Work

What do you look for when job seeking? How much importance is given to the company's values? Or is it the perks and comforts that the company offers that makes the job attractive to you? It's not a radical statement. Whether employed full or part time, people work between 20 to 40 hours a week,…

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5 Signs it’s Time to Move on

It’s all about that Sunday evening feeling. Work is work - that much is true, but if the feeling of facing another day in the same job is one of dread and trepidation, this is perhaps the most clear indicator that it’s time to move on. Having said that, it may also be about giving…

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Supporting Diversity in the Workplace

With June being Pride Month, it's only natural that one of our articles be dedicated to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Diversity and inclusion are not just the words of the hour and are definitely more than just a trend, but what do they really mean and how can we truly implement this culture…

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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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