Author Archives: Leslie Fearn

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Redundancy & Your Rights

Over the last 18 months, the number of people I have interviewed who have left their company due to redundancy has spiraled to unprecedented levels.  Even more worrying has been…

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Redundancy & Your Rights
Research And Preparation posted by Leslie Fearn

30 Twitter Accounts For FTSE100 Companies

It is always good to hear from people who have never used Social Media before, and they contact you months later down the line to tell you how it helped them from a job-hunting perspective. Earlier in the summer I was asked if there was anywhere on the web I could find a Directory of UK employers on Twitter.

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30 Twitter Accounts For FTSE100 Companies
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Venture Capitalists: A Potential Career Choice

If you have not thought seriously about which industry sector(s) you would like to work for, now would be a good time to do so, as some are performing much better than others. One of the micro-sectors within Financial Services that hardly anyone talks to me about are the Venture Capital companies – no one I know has ever considered them as an option

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Venture Capitalists: A Potential Career Choice
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10 Tips To Help You Cope With Redundancy

Of all the people I meet through McGinnis Loy, those who tell me they have lost their job because of redundancy stand out for me, and there seems to be two distinct groups that people fit into. So what can you do if you have been made redundant recently and are job hunting again? Here are ten tips which will hopefully help steer you in the right direction

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10 Tips To Help You Cope With Redundancy
CVs posted by Leslie Fearn

SWOT Analysis For Your Career

Last week was an important one in the calendar for McGinnis Loy – we all sat down to periodically review our SWOT analysis for the business, updating where we are going and how we are going to get there. It got me thinking that the same could and should be done by everyone who is job seeking currently to make sure their careers are also on track.

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SWOT Analysis For Your Career
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Holiday Over? 10 Of Britain’s Best Paid Jobs

With summer holidays over, this week will see everyone heading back to work. For recruiters and job seekers alike, we are coming up to peak season as key decision makers will soon be back at their desks too. There are two big times in the year when people think seriously about changing jobs, usually Aug/Sept after the summer holidays and again after Christmas / New Year. If you have just returned from holiday, that break for some can mean a more dramatic decision than just wanting to change jobs – it can be a complete career change.

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Holiday Over?  10 Of Britain’s Best Paid Jobs
Research And Preparation posted by Leslie Fearn

30 Employers Using Twitter To Recruit

Whilst some employers are a lot more engaging about Twitter than others, it is the larger corporate’s that are becoming more savvy in using Twitter as a platform to source job seekers. For this week’s blog, I have compiled a list of Twitter accounts from 30 large employers here in the UK which they use to tweet about the jobs they are currently looking to recruit

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30 Employers Using Twitter To Recruit
Success Stories posted by Leslie Fearn

Secret Of Your Job Search Success

To carry on our monthly stories about real people finding new jobs, this months focus is from someone who secured a new role within the Accounting & Finance field, thanks to the recruiters at McGinnis Loy. This month we hear from Matt Wilkins, and asked him to share his job search experiences with us (both good and bad).

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Secret Of Your Job Search Success
Research And Preparation posted by Leslie Fearn

Twitter #Hashtags For Professional Job Seekers

Whilst Twitter does offer a gold mine of information on anything you want to know about job hunting, selecting the right information you are looking for is not always easy. There are different people and organisation’s you can follow, millions of tweets to search through, yet one of the easiest tools to dissect all this information is by using hashtags.

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Twitter #Hashtags For Professional Job Seekers