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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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Stress & The Job Search

Stress is something at the top of many people’s list that I meet, and the overwhelming majority say job hunting is stressful. For many, stress comes with the territory and some people are able to keep it under control reasonably well. For others though, it can be a constant battle and if the meeting I had with a Finance Director last week is anything to go by, it seems many job-seekers are stressed for a whole host of reasons.

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Happy 100th Birthday Approachthemarket.com

Last week was a special week for us here at Approachthemarket.com as it has been over a year since we started our venture to help UK Professional Job Seekers – we passed the big milestone of our 100th article last week. To reflect on what we have done for people who are looking for jobs, we thought it would be a good idea to review some of our best posts over the last 12 months, and provide direct links so you can click straight through to read those of interest to you.

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Happy 100th Birthday Approachthemarket.com
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Does Your CV Make The Grade?

I shouldn’t be surprised anymore, but even with a long time in recruitment it does still happen, and it did last week. Does your CV contain a section with your education on it? In typical Grange Hill style, even the Headteacher Mrs McClusky would take my side on this one surely, even if two job seekers last week didn’t…….and they were not for turning either.

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Does Your CV Make The Grade?
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Are You A Pick & Mix Job Seeker ?

Fortunately for my children, Pick & Mix is alive and kicking – in cinemas, shopping centre’s, holiday resorts and airports to name just a few places. There is a new kid on the block too it seems – the Pick & Mix job seeker. When you go online and search through different job boards, there can be so many jobs that as you glance through them, you want to apply to as many as possible. What do you do? Well, if what other people tell me is true, you send out a generic CV to all of those jobs and see what happens. As you click the send button without giving your ‘suitability’ a second thought, you anxiously wait for a response

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Are You A Pick & Mix Job Seeker ?