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5 Tips to Build Rapport in Job Interviews

June 27, 2017 11:36 am

Don’t be discouraged if your resume shows a lack of experience or qualifications. Recruiters can be impressed by candidates who demonstrate their ability to hold a compelling conversation, forging a relationship from the word go. They know that while job skills can be learned, other attributes like strong interpersonal and...

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How to Assess a Candidate’s Soft Skills During Interview

June 27, 2017 11:33 am

Employers are increasingly looking for retail job candidates who demonstrate a valuable range of soft or transferable skills. While a candidate might look good on paper, smart hirers are looking beyond the resume to identify attributes which will help an employee fit in well, work as part of a productive...

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6 Personality Traits to Look for in Retail Candidates

May 23, 2017 10:53 am

As a retail employer, it is important to ensure that you have the right workers in your business with the right personality traits to compliment your business, and bring prosperity & harmony at every turn. Here are 6 personality traits to look for in retail candidates.   Really wanting to...

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What Personality Type is a Good Fit for Retail Jobs?

May 23, 2017 10:47 am

With so many different types of retail jobs to choose from, you may need to consider a few different roles to find the perfect fit for your personality type. Let’s look at the personality traits needed for a variety of retail jobs. Sales assistant A ‘people person’ comfortable around customers...

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5 Retail Recruiting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

March 24, 2017 2:40 pm

When it comes to retail recruitment, the ‘hire now, ask questions later’ approach can create issues. Much of the intensive work needs to be done well before you assess applications and run interviews. With some thought and planning, it’s possible to avoid the following recruitment blunders and snag the perfect...

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4 Ways to Choose Between Retail Job Offers

March 24, 2017 2:35 pm

As an experienced retailer looking for a new opportunity, you may find yourself with two different job offers on the table. Whilst this might seem like a great situation to be in, it can sometimes be a very difficult choice, requiring careful consideration and thought. In some cases it’s a...

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How Employee Referral Programs Can Benefit Your Recruitment

February 22, 2017 9:45 am

If you haven’t heard of employee referral programs, you might be missing out. They are growing in popularity, and proving to be an effective, low-cost way to identify suitable retail candidates for your company. Be aware, however, that employee referral programs have their limitations – and are best used alongside specialist job...

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4 Ways to Stay Motivated While Job Hunting

February 22, 2017 9:39 am

There can be nothing more demoralising than the thought of a long, gruelling job hunt – if you let yourself buy into the ‘bad news’. The truth is, job hunting is whatever you choose to make it. Steer away from gloomy media predictions and clear the way for a smart, focused journey...

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Which Holiday Season Staff Should You Keep?

January 16, 2017 1:49 pm

The busy holiday period is over for another year, and you’re forced to decide how many of your temporary retail staff will stay on as a permanent employee. There are sure to be some quality workers among them, but how do you select the cream of the crop? Here are...

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Top Tips on Following Up After a Job Interview

January 16, 2017 1:42 pm

Following up a retail job interview has the potential to give you a clear advantage over other candidates, putting you front and centre of the recruiter’s mind, however sometimes it can be a risky venture. There are a few things to consider that can determine how your follow up is...

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