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Our blog is designed to enable us to post our own content, principally in the form of news and resources, and to showcase other parties' quality content in the areas of talent acquisition, talent development, and career development. 

We're also open to publishing guest posts. If you'd like to propose a post, please email us (with 'FAO Anthony: guest post' in the subject line) to discuss the idea.

Practical guidance on how to optimise your CV: free webinar

Anthony Haynes writes: There’s plenty of advice available for job-seekers on how to write CVs. But if you merely follow the standard advice, the risk is that your CVs will turn out looking much like everyone else’s. So we've decided to provide a free webinar based on our experience of reading countless CVs. The session will provide advice on how to stand out from the crowd. The webinar will be hosted by Dr Bart Hallmark and co-presented by our Managing Director,...

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How best to present yourself

Anthony Haynes writes: On our podcast, Recruitment in the modern world, some episodes are aimed at employers and some at employees or jobseekers. In both cases, we seek to publish 'evergreen' material - that is, content that retains its value over time. We think that's true of an episode we published a year ago: Presenting yourself: 'self-branding'. In it, Sherah Beckley (pictured) and I seek to present techniques to help convey who you are and what you can do. In particular, we consider...

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How employers are failing to hire - and what to do about it

Anthony Haynes writes: An aspiration for our podcast, Recruitment in the Modern World, is to publish evergreen material, so that our backlist of episodes remains rewarding to listen to. A year ago, we published an episode entitled How employers are failing to hire - and what to do about it. Though, of course, there have been some changes in the talent market since then, the general scenario is similar: in particular, there are plenty of unfilled vacancies. Increasingly, we're finding clients...

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