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7 surprising benefits of working over the Christmas period

Almost a million Brits are believed to work on Christmas Day, with many more putting in the hours during the days immediately before and after Christmas. If you’re one of them and are feeling sad or resentful about it, these seven surprising benefits might help to change your mind.

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How to overcome the most common cover letter issues

You may feel you’ve put together a cracker of a CV or application form, but if you haven’t given the cover letter much thought, now’s the time. Here are some of the most common cover letter issues we’ve come across, complete with tips for overcoming them.

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Find the perfect seasonal job this Christmas

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but money can be pariculrly tight over the festive period. If you’re struggling to pay your bills, let alone fork out for presents, it might be time to consider taking on a temporary seasonal job. 

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7 awkward interview scenarios and how to get round them

You’re as prepared as you could be for your interview, but then disaster strikes. You’ve committed an awful faux pas and there’s no turning back. Or is there? Below we look at seven potentially embarrassing scenarios that some of us (naming no names) have found ourselves in at some point, and how to get round them.

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The dos and don’ts of Secret Santa

I’m all for celebrating Christmas in the office as well as at home, but Secret Santa can go awry if you end up picking the wrong gift (or the wrong person!). Here are some simple dos and don’ts to help you avoid the common pitfalls and ensure your name appears on Santa’s ‘nice’ list.

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The ten-day countdown to your job interview

It’s normal to feel a mix of excitement and nerves when you’re invited for an interview. In fact, these feelings can help you gauge how much you really want the job! So how can you make sure that you give it your best shot on the day?

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How should I dress for a Skype interview?

It’s becoming increasingly common to interview for jobs via Skype rather than face to face. This is a great way to save time for everyone involved, and can also make the process cheaper. But how should you dress for a Skype interview?

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Everything you need to know about job references

If you’ve been offered a job subject to references, it’s worth giving the matter some careful thought. A bad reference can strike a painful blow, while a good reference can confirm the employer’s opinion that you’re highly employable!

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5 tips for making a good impression on your first day in a new job

So you’re about to start a new job. Congratulations! You did it! 

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Looking for work to fit around the school run?

Your children will always be your priority, but perhaps you’d like to have some paid work to pay the bills and give you a fresh focus. If your kids are attending nursery, preschool or school, there may be a way to find work that fits around your family commitments. Here are just a few options to start the ball rolling.

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