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    • Cover letters – how not to write them…

      Cover letters – how not to write them…

      Monday 7th Jul 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      When applying for a job, people will quite often include a cover letter as well as their CV explaining in more detail why they should be considered for interview.  This letter should always be to the point and is very often a useful aid to the interviewer in their selection process.  However, sometimes the cover letter can be detrimental,...Read More...
      Should you use an agency or apply direct to an employer?

      Should you use an agency or apply direct to an employer?

      Friday 20th Jun 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      I’ll be honest, although a little biased maybe – always use b3!  Seriously though, it is a good question.  Sometimes your hand will be forced in the sense that some companies don’t use agencies, whereas others only use agencies.  However, when you’re looking for a new job, you need to keep your options open &...Read More...
      The 5 worst things you can do in an interview

      The 5 worst things you can do in an interview

      Monday 2nd Jun 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      Since May 2000, b3 jobs has arranged literally thousands of interviews, always providing helpful interview guidelines to our candidates on how to prepare, how to behave and also useful interview questions for them to both answer and ask. Whilst we believe that these are quite comprehensive, there some scenarios that you can never predict. &nb...Read More...
      The 10 worst things you can do on your CV

      The 10 worst things you can do on your CV

      Thursday 15th May 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      There is no single standard format for a CV.  Like people really, they come in all shapes and sizes. Every year we receive thousands and thousands of CV’s, most of them being more than adequate.  However, there are always the exceptions.  Here are my 10 favourites from our “Hall of Fame”: Skills – it is imp...Read More...
      So you’re about to graduate…what then?

      So you’re about to graduate…what then?

      Tuesday 6th May 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      Many years ago, too many to count, I graduated from what was then Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes University) with an Honours ‘Desmond’ in Hotel and Catering Management.  When I left school I had no real desire to follow any particular subject but had always enjoyed cooking and thought that there would at least always be a j...Read More...
      Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards

      Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards

      Thursday 1st May 2014 by Marcus Brasier
      When I decided to leave my career as a chef and join the world of selling advertising, the perks were immediately apparent – Monday to Friday, 9 to 5 and an office environment to boot!  However, I then learnt about industry awards ceremonies, which on the surface seemed like a free night out.  However, as a member of the advertising...Read More...
      Welcome to b3's first blog!

      Welcome to b3's first blog!

      Thursday 20th Mar 2014 by
      So, we’ve decided to join the world of blogging, or blogosphere to be precise.  I’ll be honest with you, I don’t think I’d ever read one, let alone write one, until just a couple of weeks ago.  But you know what?  I can see the attraction of them now – well the more interesting ones at least!  There...Read More...