• By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Tuesday 03rd December 2019

Actions to Take Now to Help Combat Stress at Work

There is no easy answer for how to relieve stress at work, but it’s important that we learn how to manage it.  We must learn how to manage our frustrations as not every aspect is within our control but we should take responsibility for the parts that we can control. ...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Tuesday 03rd December 2019

Worry, worry, worry, it’s all I seem to do these days.

There are general topics that most of us worry about much of the time; we often worry weekly, daily and even hourly. These issues can be overwhelming and the quicker we get to grips with our concerns, the easier they can be to manage....


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Sunday 17th November 2019

How to make your application stand out from the crowd

We have outlined below some tips to help you along the way when applying for a new position.  Everyone has their own reasons as to why they are looking to move to a new role, but how do you apply for the job and get chosen over the rest? How to apply for the job and get chosen over the rest? ...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Sunday 17th November 2019

How To Write a Personal Statement

Some positions you apply for, and some of the companies you will interact with, will use a standard job application form in order to obtain the same information from all candidates.  Candidates can then be evaluated using the same criteria. ...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Tuesday 17th September 2019

Work like a Recruiter - The alternative way to apply for jobs

If you search the internet for “help applying for jobs” you will find lots of insightful articles providing lots of similar information on the best way to apply for jobs. If you take the advice and guidance offered, the chances are you will find a job, but you can make life a lot easier ...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Sunday 15th September 2019

How To Complete A Successful Job Application Form in 4 Steps

Whilst some positions you apply for will require you to submit your CV with a covering letter / email, many companies will ask you to complete a standard application form.  Some companies (often larger companies with a high volume of applications or those filling graduate positions) prefer thei...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Sunday 08th September 2019

Cover letter structure: 6 essential steps

Writing about yourself can be tough, but it’s essential during a job search. Your CV is where you explain your job history, skills and qualifications, but your cover letter gives you room to elaborate on the important details, and explain why you’re the ideal person for the job. ...


15 Reasons Why You Want This Job
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Friday 14th June 2019

15 Reasons Why You Want This Job

The question, “why do you want this job”, is perhaps the ultimate interview question.  Interviewees dread it and some regard it as frustrating and impossible to answer....


Payslip
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Thursday 13th June 2019

Understanding Your Pay Slip

  Ok, it’s not the most exciting subject matter but being able to read, and make sense of, your payslip is very important if you want to ensure you are being paid, and indeed taxed, correctly....


20 Step LinkedIn Profile Checklist
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Monday 03rd June 2019

20 Step LinkedIn Profile Checklist

Having a LinkedIn profile is a great way to be found when you are looking for a career change. Recruiters actively search through LinkedIn to find ideal candidates. If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile or your profile is out of date, the chance of being contacted greatly diminishes. We have p...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Tuesday 21st May 2019

15+ Ultimate CV Tips

So you’ve decided to look for a new job, or perhaps you are returning to the workplace after a period away.  Whatever your reasons, you will need a CV in order to apply for a position....


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Wednesday 08th May 2019

What Does ‘Competitive Salary’ Actually Mean?

You’ve seen a job advert for your perfect job - you’ve got the right skills set, qualifications and experience.  But…no salary is listed and instead the advert states ‘Competitive Salary’.  So, what does this vague statement actually mean? ...


How to ask for a pay rise
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Wednesday 27th March 2019

How to ask for a pay rise

If you were to make a list of the most awkward conversations to have, asking for a pay rise would probably be pretty high!...


35+ Interview Tips
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Tuesday 19th March 2019

35+ INTERVIEW TIPS

The inevitable part of getting a new job is the interview process.  Some of us dread it and some of us thrive on the nerves generated during the interview process. ...


5 Tips To Increase Creativity
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Monday 21st January 2019

5 Tips To Increase Creativity

Creativity runs a business; maybe we already know that deep down. But the real question is how creative are we and how can we transform this creativity into our growth? Well, you don't have to drink your sorrows as we have listed down the best ways to increase creativity. Do what you love. Love ...