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Archive for April, 2011

Is Calling In Sick Too Common in the UK? »

When was the last time you called in sick? For most in the UK, the average worker takes 10 days per year.  According to a recently released study from PWC, the UK is much higher than the US (5.5 days) and Asia (4.5 days) but similar to the European counterparts at 9.7 days. The article […]

Using Twitter to Find a New Job »

Every day there are about 50 million tweets. Of those tweets, about 40% is useless babble. But dig a little deeper: 37.6% is conversational, 3% is news and 8% has pass along value. Somewhere amongst those stats are companies using Twitter to advertise their recruitment needs. Twitter is a great way to keep up to […]

How to Deal with Your Fear of Failure When Job Searching »

By Nisa Chitakasem, co-founder of Career Consultancy Position Ignition Fear of failure plays a big factor in holding back some job searchers from finding their ideal job, or at least causing them to stumble temporarily. When we’re seeking a new job, we fear that we don’t have any skills or enough experience to interest any […]

Idle Chat and Success at Work »

It’s Monday morning at 8am. I have just arrived in the office and am making my rounds. I put my coffee down at my desk, take my lunch to the kitchen and get a glass of water. I greet my fellow colleague. We chat about the weather, his weekend and why oh why does Monday […]

5 Tips For Finding a Job Through Social Media »

By Nisa Chitakasem, co-founder of Career Consultancy Position Ignition It’s a nice idea: getting a new job, or at least a lead, from the comfort of your own home by using Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. In reality, it’s not as simple as it seems and there are a few things to bear in mind if […]

The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies 2010 – Did Your Employer Place? »

Every year I get excited to see who made or didn’t make The Sunday Times 100 Best  Companies. I find myself combing through for commonalities. Are the companies all financial services? Do they offer more vacation time than The Corner Office? Were the employees forced to fill in the forms? The list highlights true leaders in employee engagement, no matter their industry. This year, the […]

How Much Do Astronauts Get Paid? »

We often know much about careers that are well-paid and in demand. CareerBuilder recently reported about the best paying careers in Britain, but do we ever wonder what the mostly overlooked jobs are like and what they pay? We found this light-hearted article on money.co.uk “How much do Astronauts get paid“. It investigates into the […]

Now Hiring: Seat Fillers For Royal Wedding »

Were you unsuccessful in your attempts to receive an invitation to the event of the decade? There is still a chance to get yourself close to the action in April. The Royal Wedding Planning Committee & the International Association of Event Television Producers (IAETP) have turned to CareerBuilder.co.uk to help fill some crucial roles for […]