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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

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

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

ALL 100 Of The FTSE100 Company Career Sites

If you are looking for your next role in an International FTSE-listed corporate business, then this post is one of the best places to start your job hunting. It contains the complete list of the UKs Top 100 Companies career sites in the FTSE100. Many of the companies now have an added facility where you can search roles on their website by specific job category, geographical location and job type to make things easier for you. There are many ways in which you can search for a new role including using recruitment agencies, social media such as Linked-In and Twitter, and online job boards – this list is only an extension to what should be part of a well planned job search strategy.

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ALL 100 Of The FTSE100 Company Career Sites
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Try And Try Again

Everyone who finds themselves going through the recruitment process should know their weaknesses and which areas of expertise they have gaps in before they start job hunting. You should be spending most of your time applying for jobs where you are convinced you could secure an interview and you KNOW you could do the job, rather than being in a rush to email your CV to every job going. Once you know what you are good at and not so good at, you can try to improve your skills in the areas you are weakest at, which in turn will help your motivation and long term career prospects

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Try And Try Again