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Planning Your Job Hunt

Who really sits down and plans their job hunting? It’s important to set goals linked to what you‘re trying to achieve, and as with any goal your job hunting goals needs to be SMART – Specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. Saying you want to be in a job next week is no good. Identifying […]

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The Benefits Of Smarter Job Hunting

To bring into context the advice I’m about to share, we must start at the end of the story, and a situation, I as a recruiter am now faced with. Let’s fast-forward to today (Tuesday), and all I can say, is, what a frustrating week it’s been for us in terms of finding the right […]

Working Smart – How To Focus Your Job Search

Work Smarter – Focus Your Job Search I often hear the same thing from people who visit my recruiting office: “I’ve sent out hundreds of applications, done tonnes of interviews and no one will hire me.” Whenever I hear this, the first question that comes to mind is, “There have really been hundreds of jobs […]

Affording the workshop

We have just been asked a very good question. How do we expect people without jobs to pay £200 to do job applications, which succeed? There is no denying that it does cost money to find a job, albeit, travel a new suit, the coffee before and after and even that new pair of shoes. […]

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Redundancy

Redundancy has become a fact of life for people all over the globe. Whilst the recession has reportedly advanced into a ‘recovery’ period, those who remain unemployed aren’t feeling very optimistic. And it’s not clear that 2012 will bring any sunshine to the situation. Although unemployment is expected to peak mid-year, and then presumably begin […]

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Would you really do whatever it takes to get that job?

My faith was reaffirmed this week in the fact that there actually are some candidates who want the job so much, they’re prepared to go the extra mile to to ensure they’ve got the best possible chance of getting hired, and in todays market if you do want to differentiate yourself then that is what you […]

How to Get Experience if You Need Experience in the First Place

How to Get Experience if You Need Experience in the First Place There is an old Catch-22 that applies to getting a job: “You can’t get a job without experience, and you can’t get experience without a job”. It’s a vicious circle that many job seekers find frustrating. This doesn’t just apply to recent graduates, […]

The Art of Professional Networking

The Art of Professional Networking Social media has driven networking to a whole new level over the past 5-10 years. Facebook, Twitter and now Google+ are turning networking on its head. Sometimes it seems like a full-time job keeping up with it all. Add to the mix professional networking sites such as LinkedIn and it […]

UK Unemployment on the Rise

UK Unemployment on the Rise The news on unemployment is less than inspiring these days. In September, the BBC reported that UK unemployment “rose by 80,000 in the three months to July this year to 2.51 million, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS)”. This is the largest increase we’ve seen in almost two […]

Get Your Job Hunting Down to 5 Minutes a Day

Most candidates are spending hours and hours on “job boards” like Monster, Jobsite and Reed, sending off application after application and searching for so many jobs that they can’t even keep them all straight. But what if there were an easier way? Luckily, there is. It is all about the research. If you know what […]

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