Posts by tag: jobs

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
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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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Stress & The Job Search

Prepare Yourself Like Royalty

What a brilliant event the Royal Wedding was on Friday, the intricate preparation over many months ensured timings on the day were perfect. Reflecting back on the day made me think about job-seekers, and how much more successful individuals could be if they put the same amount of effort and enthusiasm into preparation for their job search.

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Prepare Yourself Like Royalty
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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?

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

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