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Helping to keep learning professionals and organisations up-to-date with training and recruitment issues – and helping people with their careers.

The answer to your customers’ training problems can’t always be popped into a box

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Training companies are more frequently asking Blue Eskimo to find them sales people who are skilled at ‘consultative sales’. But what makes a good consultative sales person?

Having a consistent CV

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If there’s one thing as important as an accurate CV, it’s having one that’s consistent.

Avoid dropping a CV clanger

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CVs can have a reputation of being something between ‘aspirational’ and a work of total fiction – but if you want to be taken seriously, your CV is important.

The importance of the covering letter

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For many job applicants, their CV’s covering letter is a missed opportunity instead of a chance to shine.

Taking redundancy positively

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One day you’re in work, cheerfully doing your job, the next day you get an unexpected note in with your pay slip. It’s hard to take redundancy positively, but it should be viewed as a beginning and not an end.

Sorting the wheat from the chaff

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One of the (admittedly few) benefits for employers in times of recession is that there are more people looking for work – but that creates another problem: sifting through ten times as many applicants for each job.

The need for candidates to shine

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Competition for jobs has never been so intense, so there’s never been a greater need to stand out from the rest of the job-hunting crowd.

Making the most of your CV

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Despite its importance when securing interviews, many CVs are at best underwhelming and at worst seriously flawed. Your CV is your ambassador to potential employers – if it doesn’t shine, then you won’t land an interview.

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