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Calling it Quits

Calling it Quits At Aston Elite, we believe you should love your job rather than just working to ‘pay the bills’ otherwise there’s a high risk you’ll end up spending your entire weekend dreading Monday morning. It’s sometimes difficult to know at what point to ‘throw in the towel’; you could be experiencing a temporary ‘slump’ however, leave it too long and, before you know it, you’re in your 5th year of employment without further personal growth or...

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Knowing the Answers

Knowing the Answers When it comes to interviewing, preparation is key. Researching the company, planning your commute and selecting your interview outfit is relatively simple but being prepared for ‘curve ball’ questions during interviewing can be tricky. How do you prepare for the unknown? The answer is that you can’t. What you can do, however, is ensure you understand the essential requirements of the job and give at least two proven examples of your relevant experience for each point. You can...

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The Dotted Line

The Dotted Line Congratulations – you’ve been offered the job! The endless hours of job searching and interview prep are over and you’re about to start a new chapter in your life. But WAIT! Before you sign your employment contract, think carefully…is this really the job for you? Why did you leave your previous position? Is your gut feeling telling you you’ll be happy here? The job hunting process can be tiring and laborious, making it tempting to jump in to the first job that...

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The 21st Century Job Searching.

The 21st Century Job Searching. We are living in an age of communication and information, walking into a new job should be simple but everything happens so much faster nowadays. You can check for job vacancies on your trusty smart phone but are you using all your resources to their full capability? You could be missing out, Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn. Social media has become a gold mine for both interviewers and job seekers alike, you now both have the chance to research each other (so beware of drunken selfies...

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Turning the Tables.

Turning the Tables. Just like we all have good and bad days, we have good and bad interviews. Sometimes, when luck is on your side you get an interviewer who is unburdened by other work stresses and every question you’ve been asked is one you have researched and rehearsed. Your journey there was a dream but what do you do on those days when it seems nothing is going your way? It’s easy to become flustered and panic when you feel like the interview isn’t going well, to help you turn the tables and...

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The Layout.

The Layout. When starting a job hunt the world and his wife will be telling you about how important your CV is (including us) and it is important, it’s what gets your foot through the door; your written invitation to the next step in your career but what people sometimes forget about is the layout. You may be the most experienced and best candidate for the job but how are potential employers to know that if your CV is unreadable. Having the information there in chronological order isn’t enough...

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The Right Fit

The Right Fit “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life” – Marc Anthony. At Aston Elite we believe that being in a job that you enjoy is important, if you have to drag yourself out of bed each morning and frequently catch yourself counting down the minutes until home time thinking about ‘The Money’ just isn’t going to be enough. It’s important to remember that the job interview isn’t just to see if your up to scratch, it’s for...

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Fail to Prepare and Prepare to Fail

Fail to Prepare and Prepare to Fail You’ve been offered the Interview and have gone through to the next step in getting your Dream Job. But now is not the time to sit back and relax, here is where the real work begins. Interview Preparation. To help you out, we here at Aston Elite have found this Fantastic Article by Biron Clark from the Career Sidekick that not only has some great advice on Interview Preparation but also contains useful and easy to follow tips on what to do in the Interview. Well worth a...

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May Day

May Day When you mention May Day, images of children with flowers in their hair running round a Maypole or Morris dancers waving handkerchiefs often spring to mind, but not everyone knows that it’s also the anniversary of International Workers day. Made an official Bank holiday in 1978, May Day is a time to celebrate organised Labor and solidarity. We at Aston Elite stumbled across this Informative Article from the Guardian written back in 2012 and thought it might be...

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Stepping up and Standing Out

Stepping up and Standing Out In the world today there is a lot of pressure on writing an impressive CV, it is after all your first impression to potential employers and has to be enough to get you to the interview stage. It’s now common to tailor your CV to each and every desired job. Aston Elite understands that it can all become a little overwhelming, to help you out we’ve found this Stunning Article by Amy Gallo from The Harvard Business Review on how to make your CV stand out. It’s chock full of...

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