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Preparing For a Troubled Labour Market – Start Now

The best time to prepare for job loss through redundancy or potential company closure is before you lose your job. The better prepared you are if and when that day comes, the easier it will be for you to cope with the challenges job loss brings. As human beings, we tend to ignore the possibilities […]

I Lost My Job! – 4 Tips for Surviving the First Days of Unemployment

All over the UK, unemployment has become a household fear. As of June of this year, the unemployment rate in the UK had reached 7.8%, down slightly from January. Recessionary times mean that companies freeze hiring and even downsize their workforce in order to contract their spending. Whether you’ve lost your employment through redundancy, termination, […]

Interview 101: Researching Your Potential Employer

You received the call; the interview is set. Now it’s time to get down to the business of preparing for the interview. Your next step: research. If you’ve listened to my advice in previous articles, you will already have a file or folder containing basic research you performed on the company before you made your […]

Interview 101: Don’t Let the Little Things Trip You Up

This week I would like to start a series of articles addressing interview techniques and tactics. The first part of this series – Interview 101 – will present advice about the basics – those things you need to do and not do before you ever step through the door. These topics are essential – if […]

The Shoddy Application – What it Says about You

Sometimes the job application is truly frustrating. You see a job posting on an online job board. Not only do you have to cut and paste your CV into their little box (or upload, as the case may be), but you have to go offsite to fill in their automated application. The frustration comes in […]

Working with a Recruiter: Come Prepared!

Once you have made the decision to work with a recruiter, there are several key tips you should follow to give it your best effort. It is important to remember that a recruiter functions as an employment mediary – treat your recruiter exactly as though he or she were the employer. Tip # 1: Dress […]

Using a Recruiter: The Perfect Negotiator

Last week we answered the question, “What can a recruiter do for me?” We outlined the time constraints placed upon job seekers and employers both, and discussed how recruiters have access to hidden job sources to which many people do not have access. There is a third reason for seeking the services of a recruiter: […]

Welcome to You’re Hired!

It is my pleasure to officially roll out the You’re Hired!TM series of workshops for those of you who participated in my MasterClass in the past and begged me to begin to offer the workshop on a regular basis. Our first class was a phenomenal success for the participants. We reached our goal of 80% […]

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