Posts by Category: Research And Preparation

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

Job Fairs: Planning & Preparation

As the employment market still seems to be ‘stuck in a rut’ with unemployment figures going in the wrong direction, job fairs can be a great opportunity for all types of job seekers, and even more so in the current climate. In essence, they allow you to engage with numerous employers and recruiters in one place, under one roof, in just one day. Here I list 10 top tips for you to consider when it comes planning & preparation for a successful job/career fair.

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Job Fairs: Planning & Preparation
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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

10 Ways To Investigate Your Next Employer – Sherlock Holmes Style

As many of you know, I try to encourage job seekers to prepare and plan for every eventuality, whether it is preparation for a CV, preparation for researching a company or planning for interviews. I was reading an article a few weeks ago which suggested that at some point in your career, you may well accept a position that seems perfect on the surface, but once you have started and are maybe only months into the role, things start turning very sour. So, is there anything you can do to stop your job turning sour once you have accepted an offer? Well, unless you can resolve mysteries like Miss Marple or Sherlock Holmes there are no guarantees of course, but there are some steps you can take to make sure you have made the right decision in the first place.

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10 Ways To Investigate Your Next Employer – Sherlock Holmes Style