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How can The Terminator – Turn YOU into the perfect candidate?

The Terminator AKA Arnold Schwarzenegger…who made his first ever public speaking appearance at Belfast’s Maysfield leisure centre (whilst full of nerves) is a man who succeeded in every venture he choose to join.

From bodybuilding to acting, from acting to politics, he did it all. Conquer the unconquerable it’s an expression that really fits Arnold’s life achievements and is something we at Abacus Professional Recruitment can help you with too.

He recently outlined 6 key steps to success which you, with our help can apply to your own career


The best person to tell you what’s good for you and what’s not is YOU.  In order to land your dream job you need to analyse your strengths, qualities, dislikes, weaknesses, what you are good and bad at.  Think about what makes you tick, inspires and motivates you and then ask if you are really suitable for this job?

If you have to talk yourself into why this is the job for you and aren’t sure if you meet the requirements, I can guarantee you that you will have little to no success talking the recruiter into your candidacy.

At Abacus Professional Recruitment we work with you in partnership and identify the most suitable opportunities to achieve your career goals.


This doesn’t mean ignore the speed limit or act lawlessly but if you do everything according to the ‘rules’, like everybody else does, you’ll get the same results most of people gets. Poor results.

Hiring managers will see 100’s of identical CV’s and candidates all applying for the same roles so as a job seeker you need to separate yourself from the herd.  At Abacus we can help you ‘think outside the box’ at every stage of the recruitment process and make sure you stand out from the crowd.


From our experience at Abacus we know fear of failure is one of the most common “success blockers” for candidates.  Sometimes candidates focus too much on the “cons” that they forget the “pros” of pushing themselves to do what they got do.  And as a result they do nothing.

We offer practical CV, presentation and interview advice along with analysing unsuccessful application data as we genuinely care about all our candidates.   At Abacus we don’t just review a CV and determine if you can help a consultant to achieve a personal target or send your CV to ‘make up the numbers’.   We completely take on board other important pieces of your career jigsaw and this is why we are the agency of choice for a plethora of leading organisations.


How many times have you heard that you can’t do this and you can’t do that and it’s never been done before? If the Wright Brothers listened to the naysayers, we wouldn’t have planes!  We believe if you want any amount of success in your life, you need to have the same level of confidence and belief in yourself.

We will help you at every stage of the recruitment process to ensure you have the confidence to apply for suitable roles and be successful at any interview.

With our some of our most successful candidates have turned the negatives into positives and landed their ‘dream jobs’


This might be the most important rule of them all, as to be truly successful in your career, there are many times when you simply must work hard. Very hard.

At Abacus we ‘practice what we preach’ and will work hard to ensure you meet your career goals.  From our experience we know the candidates who work hard to; research a potential company, gain voluntary industry experience, complete additional qualifications, study interview techniques, practice presentations etc are without a doubt more successful than those who don’t.

With our help we will make sure your invested time and effort pays off. Trust us the ‘hours eventually turn into expertise’


This rule is very important rule, because at some point, if you follow the first five rules and with the help of Abacus Professional Recruitment you will reach the level of success in your career you want.

It’s all too easy to get stuck on doing ‘important’ or ‘productive’ things rather than stopping to think about what is really important for your work life balance.  You need to contribute and give in some way to build a healthy work / life relationship.  The more you give, the happier you will feel.

We recognise the value of giving back and we will continually share a range of information with you during the challenging exercise of continually improving your employment status or levels of success.

The Terminator finished these steps with the following statement;

“You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pocket…”

We Agree…

So for more information on our job roles in specialised sectors and to discuss how Abacus Professional Recruitment can help you climb the ladder of success give our dedicated team a call on 028 9031 3157 today, drop us an email or visit our site