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Cover Letters: Green and Red Flags

The job interview process is daunting, even before entering the interviewing room! Your CV and Cover Letter are crucial in establishing who you are as a potential employee and there is essentially no margin for error. A while ago, we wrote about your CV in A simple, simply perfect CV but many...

Top 3 things job seekers look for in a company

There is often a misconception that job interviews are a one-way street; in which the candidate is a proverbial deer in the headlights. However, it is important to recognize that interviews are just as important for interviewees to scope out the company they would prospectively work for and...

Interviewing Skills 101: Hire the Right Person

Hiring the right person to join your company involves so much more than simply getting a person with the right skills and experience, you also must get the right person. A thirty-minute conversation in a stressful setting is not always the best way to assess whether the candidate seated across...

Do you need a university degree to find your dream job?

By Daniella Trimmis Graduating from secondary school is one of the most exhilarating yet daunting moments in anyone’s life, yet there is something exciting about all the possibilities your future can hold. For many, university post-high school is almost as certain as death and taxes. However, in...

Contains 100% Real Jobs

We sometimes hear from our candidates that in their online search for employment, they come across other companies that advertise jobs that don’t exist, simply to entice them to send in their CV. Well, we cannot think of a bigger waste of time, both ours and yours, and we want to assure you that...

It is never too late to change your career … is it?

For most of us, this is how the story goes: at some point in high school, we decide what is it that we want to do with our lives, we gear our high school years towards receiving tertiary education (if required), we complete our qualification, we start an entry-level job in our desired career, and...

Service Announcement

We appreciate that the current global situation with COVID-19 is at the forefront of everyone’s mind and many business and personal decisions being made are to ensure the health and safety of staff, family and loved ones. Our service to you For more than 14 years, StaffMatters has focused on...

How to successfully hire top talent in Cyprus

If you are an employer of any description in Cyprus, be it a small company of three employees that are looking for a new team member, or a large corporation needing a new CFO, you know how time-consuming and often frustrating the recruitment process can be. You can, for example, be doing...

The counteroffer conundrum: Should I stay or should I go?

The scene: You applied for a job, gone for the interview, aced it, and congratulations are in order because now you have been offered the job! You hand in your notice to your current employer, ready to embark on your new journey. Your employer is shocked to hear that you want to leave, surprised...

Benefits and Perks: What can you expect in Cyprus?

Most of the clients for whom StaffMatters recruit staff, offer more than the minimum of a salary and the legally required social insurance and national health insurance contributions, with employers’ offering annual bonuses or 13th salaries not uncommon in Cyprus. But what about the other benefits...

So, who wants Friday off?

Or even better: who wants every Friday off? You might have seen the reports about Microsoft Japan who, in August 2019, conducted a trial of a shortened workweek. Their entire 2,300-person workforce worked only Monday to Thursday for five weeks in a row, for an unchanged salary. The results of the...

A simple, simply perfect CV

Being a job seeker is stressful, exciting, promising, daunting, exhilarating, easy and difficult. And that is just on day one. Our team here at StaffMatters strives to give you the best possible chance of advancing your career and landing that dream job. What is the best advice we could give, you...

The Experts at Work: StaffMatters

The experts:  At StaffMatters we are constantly striving to offer the most professional, expert service. It helps that we are all professionals and experts! Our experience and qualifications are predominantly in HR and Recruitment, which is, of course, essential for us to do the job. What makes...

Job-search rule Number 1

If you’ve been on the internet searching anything related to finding employment, you have undoubtedly seen all those websites telling you how to be a successful job-seeker. There is advice about what your CV should look like, what to say in a cover letter, how you should prepare for interviews,...

5 Quick Tips for a Top CV

Short, simple and straight-forward content: personal details and contact information jobs listed with the most recent job first: job title, company name, the period that you were employed, a selection of the duties and responsibilities in bullet points qualifications with the most recent...

The Emotional Intelligence Skills of Successful People

  Why is it that some people are more successful than others? What is it that sets a great employee apart from their colleagues, sometimes even colleagues who are better qualified, or with better skills, or more brainpower? According to Travis Bradberry (President of TalentSmart and co-author...

Trends in the Employment Market: Cyprus Nov 2019

As the unemployment rate in Cyprus continues to drop, with figures comparable to those of the pre-crisis market, the current job market is very much favoured towards candidates. More job opportunities are available offering candidates more choice, which in turn means that hiring managers and...

Your CV is spectacular

Your CV is a spectacular masterpiece of all your accomplishments and qualifications. Every ‘t’ crossed and every ‘i’ dotted, it is ready to be sent on its merry way to land you your dream job. Now you have one last hurdle to cross before you attach that most precious document to an email and press...