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How To Find Language Jobs

If you are multi-lingual and seeking a role where you can use your foreign languages, there are a whole host of positions you could consider. Like with any job search, it is important that you have all the technical skills required for the job as well as being able to speak the language fluently. Whilst this may seem pretty obvious, you would be surprised by the number of people I speak to that just say they can “get by” in Spanish, French, Germany etc, which isn’t sufficient. I believe the litmus test is – if you cannot conduct a face-to-face interview in the language required for the job, then you shouldn’t apply.

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How To Find Language Jobs

Job Hunting & Back To The Future

Most people know what future direction they want their career to go in, but in order to get there quickly, they may need to take a step backwards first. If you are currently employed, this may mean taking a new position that is less responsible or less rewarding in the short term, but should reward you many times over in the future.

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Job Hunting & Back To The Future
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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 ?

Graduate Jobless Rate Doubles – 8 Tips To Help You

At the end of January the ONS issued some new figures on unemployment rates amongst recent graduates, and I was hoping for better news. The title gave it away instantly, and it’s not great reading if you are a graduate unfortunately – ‘Jobless rate for new graduate’s doubles over recent recession’. Unemployment was 20% in the 3rd quarter of last year, almost double the rate in the last quarter before the recent recession, and the highest unemployment rate for new graduates in over 10 years. So, here are 8 things you can do THIS WEEK to get yourself in the employment market and keep you focused

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Graduate Jobless Rate Doubles – 8 Tips To Help You

Growth In Part-Time Job Opportunities

Part-time workers are a life-line for many UK employers, from the large multi-nationals to the smaller businesses with just a handful of employees. Interestingly, the latest figures (Dec 2010) from the Office of National Statistics in their GDP and Labour Market Report show how important part-time roles are now to the UK economy. Whilst the overall employment market did show resilience in the three months of Q3, in the period Q309 to Q310, it was part-time jobs which showed real growth at over 4% (a total of over 320,000 jobs), against full-time jobs which saw a slight decline of 0.2%.

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Growth In Part-Time Job Opportunities

Traditional Media And The Job Search (Part II)

One of the greatest assets Regional and Local newspapers have for job seekers is they only advertise roles for the geographical area that they represent. Therefore, for those people looking for roles specifically within a county or town, these are an ideal resource to use, as well as the other methods we discuss here at approachthemarket.com. I have provided below a list of the regional and local newspapers for England, and where possible provided links to the online version of the paper which will take you direct to the jobs section. This should save you some time having to search around the whole home page to find the information you require

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Traditional Media And The Job Search (Part II)

Traditional Media And The Job Search (Part I)

Years before social media came along and people logged on to Linked-In, Twitter and Facebook, one of the ways to find a new job included reading the Newspapers, both the national and local/regional press. Whilst online advertising is certainly taking the place of print for job adverts, there are still job opportunities advertised in the national and local/regional press which you shouldn’t ignore. Applying to newspaper job adverts alongside other methods of job hunting which we discuss here on Approachthemarket.com means you will cover the whole range of avenues available to find yourself a new role.

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Traditional Media And The Job Search (Part I)

60 UK Twitter Accounts for Graduate Jobs

Graduates and Tuition Fees are back in the news again following the recent ‘Browne’ Review. Whilst this wont affect those who have recently graduated, many of the 2010 and 2009 class are still finding it tough to secure their first job since leaving University. My post last month which you can read here showed graduates how they could start using Twitter to greater effect when job hunting, and how many blue chip businesses here in the UK are now using Twitter more effectively, some with a very strong following. I have listed below 60 UK companies that have Twitter accounts, and do recruit for graduates.

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60 UK Twitter Accounts for Graduate Jobs

80 Of The FTSE100 Company Career Sites

Most FTSE100 Companies have their own career micro-sites now, and I now have updated the list to 80 of the FTSE100, so this will interest anyone who is keen to work in a UK blue-chip company, the majority of whom have highly recognisable brands. Having looked at all 80 companies, many of them offer you the ability to search roles on their website by specific job category, geographical location and job type. As I have mentioned before, I don’t believe you will get the same responsiveness or service that you would from a good relationship-driven recruitment agency, or as diverse a choice of jobs (you are only looking at one company after all), but you should use these sites as part of an all-round planned job search programme. If you are looking for your next role in an International FTSE-listed corporate business, then this list is one of the best places to start your job hunt !

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80 Of The FTSE100 Company Career Sites