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Globally, 53 % of Millennials dream of being the leader or most senior executive at their current company.

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Here is what one of our leaders Arjun Gillard has to say about his experience making it to Head of Engineering and Construction at X4 Group. How did you start out? I went to The University of York and studied computer science for a year before making the change to Archaeology, which I studied for…

Isabelle shares her experience as a graduate recruitment consultant.

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Over 500,000 2017 graduates will soon be entering the job market and are eager to kick-start a successful and challenging career. Deciding the best path to take can be one of the biggest challenges they face. Graduates see recruitment as an opportunity to work in a fast-paced and financially rewarding environment, where hard work and…

What does it take to be top biller?

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It is no secret that successful recruiters can earn very good money, in addition to benefits such as all paid for holidays and monthly lunches at top restaurants. At X4 Group, everyone has a strong work ethic as they know their hard work gets rewarded! Amongst all the consultants there are the top billers who…

Counter offers – why they don’t work out in the long run

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It’s a simple fact that counter offers rarely work out. Let us guide you through the decision making process… Dissatisfied with your current lot, you decide that the grass is greener elsewhere. You’ve set your trusted recruiter on the case, attended a few interviews and been offered an exciting new position. With a strong offer…

What questions should you be asking at an interview?

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A large proportion of job seekers focus all their efforts on answering interview questions that they forget the importance of asking questions too. When it is time to ask questions it is essential the questions you ask confirm your interest in the company and showcase your enthusiasm and intelligence as a candidate. If you decide…

Stretching the truth? Watch out for the snapback

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Do you remember the reason you wrote down for leaving that company 7 years ago? Does that figure really reflect your salary history?  Did you really use that particular skill quite as extensively as you have suggested? And will you be asked to prove it now? Have you ever sat outside the interview room palms…

10 mistakes you can avoid making on LinkedIn…

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Notifying your network every time you make a change to your profile People are notified every time you update your LinkedIn profile. If you change anything about your profile, it is broadcasting to your network. While it is acceptable to occasionally update your profile and promote it to keep top of mind, it will get…

Relocating for a role

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In the modern workplace, many professionals can expect to choose to move, or be encouraged to move, for a new job opportunity at least once in their careers. Booming markets and rare niche opportunities elsewhere can also provide positive incentives to relocate. The idea can be exciting yet daunting and overwhelming at the same time.…

Employee retention: The Job Hopper and staying put

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Job-hopping is a potential career killer… We often find a lot of convincing is needed to sell someone who has an extensive career history, involving shorter periods of work at lots of different companies. There is a suggestion of a lack of loyalty or commitment and this makes a potential employer nervous, as the job-hopper…

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