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Office Etiquette

Posted on by Neil Chivers
Starting a new job can be scary and ‘office etiquette’ may be a term that conjures up some sort of frightful formality. In reality it’s a term that goes down incredibly well with colleagues in the workplace and can make the difference when it comes to your office relationships and ultimately, your working life. From your first morning coffee, to logging off at the end of a long day, here are some simple tips to …

How to write an opening statement that impresses every time

Posted on by Roxanne Newson
The opening statement goes by a number of names – profile, personal statement, career summary – but ultimately it’s all about one thing: lending your CV that extra impact to get you closer to the finishing line. Think of your profile as the salt in your bolognese, highlighting all of the best bits and pulling everything together into one tasty, bite size chunk. Basically, the opening statement is your elevator pitch. It’s your chance to …

Do you have what it takes?

Posted on by Neil Chivers
Every job role is different, and you’ll find a range of specific skills listed in job descriptions. But there are some skills, which are needed across the board, no matter where you work, whether it’s in a call centre or a sales office. Regardless of the job role you’re eyeing up, if you want to knock the socks off the person interviewing you, or just generally be an outstanding employee, there are some core skills …

The science behind online tests and how to ace them

Posted on by Roxanne Newson
If you’ve applied for a position with us here at Virgin Media, one of the steps you will be asked to complete as part of your application is the online test. Now, if you’re like us, you were pleased to leave tests behind in school or university. Sometimes it can be a bit of a shock to learn that you have to complete an assessment before you start your interview revision. But really, there’s nothing …

The four most common assessment centre activities and how to prepare for them

Posted on by Roxanne Newson
This may sound a little intimidating on paper but don’t fret! We’re here to let you know the kind of things you might be expected to do and the best way to prepare. That way you can arrive on the day feeling equipped, confident and ready to tackle the day head on! Welcome Presentation It’s important that we show you what working for Virgin Media is like. When you first arrive, you are likely to …