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Starting The Search

Starting The Search People often stay in jobs, situations and places they don’t like because the idea of finding something new is Overwhelming. We here at Aston Elite believe that being in a Job you Love is important but we also understand that starting again is a big step. Rome wasn’t built in a Day. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the Job Hunt, DON’T PANIC! Take a deep breath and tackle it one task at a time. To help you do this, we’ve come across this Fantastic Article written by...

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Interviews for Introverts

Interviews for Introverts Interviews are tough on everyone but they can be especially harrowing for Introverts. Self promotion, fast thinking and confidence are all big parts of todays job interviews. Unfortunately these are also all fields where the Extroverts have an unfair advantage.  Not to worry, we here at Aston Elite have come across this Article by Madeleine Burry from the Balance. It’s full of tips to help you get through the Interview as an introvert and it’s definitely worth a...

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To Gloss Or Not To Gloss?

To Gloss Or Not To Gloss? Sorry Boys, but this one’s for our Elite Ladies. Should you wear makeup to a Job Interview? It’s a tough one, and one I myself have struggled with. How much is too much? could not wearing any damage your prospects? If your Interviewing for a position you’ve experienced before, you probably have a good idea on what works but for those of us reaching for something new, there is already enough to worry about without panicking about a makeover which is why we here at Aston Elite...

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A Recruitment Consultancy?

A Recruitment Consultancy? If you’ve been Job hunting for a while with not a lot of success, you might be thinking of using a Recruitment Agency or Consultancy. I could happily go on about how this would help your Job Search, save time, limit stress, but I could see why you’d think I’m biased. So why don’t you take a look at this Fab Article from Pauwels Consulting. It explains clearly just what a Recruitment Agency is and it’s benefits for Candidates and...

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New Day, New Start, New Job

New Day, New Start, New Job No one is saying the first day’s a picnic. Starting a new job can be scary and will be nerve racking. It’s going to take time to learn everyone’s name, where the coffee machine lives or that the door to the photo copying room opens inwards despite the sign saying ‘PUSH’. The important thing to remember is that everyone knows you’re new. No one is expecting you to have the job down on the first day. But just because it’s unexpected doesn’t make it...

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Should I Ask?

Should I Ask? It’s not just the Interviewer asking questions, at some point you’ll be offered the chance to reciprocate. This is an important opportunity since you are also trying to figure out if this jobs the right fit for you. Please do not go into a diatribe of useless questions about possible Life on Mars or if they think Virgo’s make good receptionists. There are things you just don’t ask in the same way that it would be inappropriate for the interviewer to ask you certain...

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Back to Basics

Back to Basics Not everyone has a CV. Maybe you’ve been lucky enough not to need one or it’s been so long that you couldn’t find it for a fee. But you never know when the need will crop up and having it up to date and on hand can be a real life saver. Writing a CV is the first step in the hunt for your dream job. We at Aston Elite that the first step is often the hardest, just knowing where to start can be enough to make your head hurt. Try out the Tips in this Excellent Article from the...

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Weaknesses?

Weaknesses? “My Biggest Weakness is that, sometimes, I’m a little bit too much of a Perfectionist.” ……. NO! The days of disguising a Strength as a Weakness are Gone! Sorry guys, the Interviewers are on to you. Avoiding the question isn’t really an option anymore. But how can you answer without shooting yourself in the foot?  Well, take a look at this Incredible Article from Uptowork written by Natalie Servat. It has some Amazing examples of what to avoid as well as...

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The Mastery of Movement

The Mastery of Movement Body language plays as big a part in your Job Interview as what you say. Your Interviewer has been making conscious and subconscious judgments from the second they laid eyes on you. Don’t let that scare you. You look amazing. You’ve dressed the part, you’re calm, cool and confident not to mention there in plenty of time. But will your body betray you when push comes to shove? Understanding Body language and the subliminal messages it conveys, may be the Ace up your sleeve when...

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The Perfect Match

The Perfect Match We’ve all seen the slightly gushy “Love what you do” memes on the internet (Some on the Aston Elite Facebook page) But does anyone take this seriously? In 2015, studies showed that half of the working British public would prefer to be in a different career. We at Aston Believe its massively Important to be in a Job You Love or at the very least find enjoyable. We’ve dug up this Fantastic Article from The Telegraph archives from back in 2012. Its full of Amazing tips on...

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