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Jan 16

Category: 3Search Updates

Happy New Year! It’s that time of year to reflect on the last 12 months, where has that time gone? Let’s look back at the busy year we’ve had and reflect on 3Search’s most viewed blogs.

Here are the top ten most popular articles of 2017 (according to Google Analytics). It was interesting to see the popularity of blogs this year — no surprise to see LinkedIn based blogs near the top of the list given its importance in relation to job hunting, but interestingly the two most popular blogs were to do with resigning from a job.

It’s been a great year, with lots of interesting, insightful, and useful information published. Here is the top ten. Enjoy!

#1. How you should negotiate a shorter notice period

Our most popular post of the year addressed one of the trickiest issues: negotiating a shorter notice period. For many, this is one of the most awkward conversations they can contemplate. Fortunately, as we explain in this post, it doesn’t need to be a difficult task. Read More>>

#2. How to tell if it is time for a new job

In the UK, people stay in their jobs for an average of around five years. But how do you know when it is time to move on and start looking for a new challenge? In this blog, we discuss the motivations for taking the leap. Read more>>

#3. The 5 LinkedIn mistakes that might be costing you job offers

No surprise that LinkedIn, the 470 million professional networking platform, based blogs will come close to the top as candidates are always looking to make their profiles stand out. We researched ‘The 5 LinkedIn mistakes that might be costing you job offers’ and looked into how you can avoid them, Read more>>

#4. “Do you have any questions for us?” — How to ask the right questions at the end of an interview

We’ve all been in interviews and thought am I asking the right questions? This blog aims to calm those pre-interview nerves about questions you should be asking at the end of an interview. Read more>>

#5. How to answer the 7 most common interview questions

Interviews are without a doubt the most nerve-racking experience within the hiring process. In this post, we researched the seven most common interview questions and how to answer them. Read more>>

#6. How to explain your freelance work on your CV

Freelancing has been on the rise in recent years, but there might be a point in your career where you have to return to full-time employment. We explored the possible ways you can present your freelance work to a potential new employer. Read more>>

#7. How to use the STAR technique to ace your next job interview

In this article, we explored a possible interview technique that can help you to better answer tricky questions:. A simple acronym that can increase your interview performance (Situation, Task, Action, Results). Read more>>

#8. Candidates: How to successfully end an interview

Interviews, on average, last for around 40 minutes to an hour (according to Reed). As the interview goes on, inevitably you will get asked ‘so, do you have any questions for us?’ this blog aims to give you the necessary prep to really finish strong in an interview. Read more>>

#9. 5 Tips to create a killer LinkedIn profile

The second to last most popular blog of 2017 is all about giving candidates advice and tips to really enhance their LinkedIn profile. This blog gives five top tips from basic action points, such as updating to your profile picture, to proactively joining networking groups.  Read more>>

#10. There’s life outside London: 4 reasons to consider working outside of London

With London’s house prices showing no signs of slowing down, it’s clear that candidates/job seekers would look for alternative locations to work. We explore some of the advantages of working outside the busy capital. Read more>>