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Archive for July, 2011

7 Steps to a Higher Starting Salary »

While money isn’t everything, planning for salary discussions and negotiations should be an important part of your job search preparation. According to a recent survey, the majority of UK employers – 70 per cent – said they typically leave some negotiating room when extending initial job offers to candidates and 10 per cent said […]

Are British IT Workers Paid Fairly? »

According to the findings from The IT Job Board’s recent Job Market Survey, it seems that far less British IT workers (50 percent) received a salary change in the last year, compared to Germany (27 percent), and the Netherlands (31 percent). Not much pay rise for British techies When reviewing the numbers of techies which […]

Five Steps to Changing Your Career »

Sometimes, we all experience a low at work and feel like we just want to leave our jobs and do something completely different. Often this feeling goes away and things go back to normal. But if things don’t go back to normal and you’re craving for a new challenge, it might be time for a […]

10 questions you should ask the interviewer »

You bought a new suit and you are ready for the interview. Also your CV is flawless and you even seem great on paper. Now, for the last piece of the successful job search puzzle you need to impress them at the interview. How do you do it? Try asking questions. Besides showing your interest […]

How to Find Your First Job »

By Nisa Chitakasem, co-founder of career consultancy Position Ignition. How do you know what job is for you if you’ve never had one before? To identify what you’d both be good at and enjoy, look at your strengths, talents and passions. If you don’t know how to define these, reflecting on your experiences will help. […]

Jobs You Can Get With Your GCSEs »

For many, the road to success cuts through college and often graduate school. But the skyrocketing cost of education coupled with the widespread squeeze on people’s bank accounts and time often makes this impossible. Millions of people find themselves in this situation including those who: Have their GCSEs Have some work experience, but no college […]

10 Tips for Phone Interviews »

More and more companies are using telephone interviews to identify possible candidates for a job, especially when they live out of town. Telephone interviewing is not usually a substitute for a good old face-to-face interview, however. They’re a quick and easy way to identify and discount unsuitable applicants. In-depth interviews for senior and managerial positions […]

When Interviewing, Telling The Truth is Worth It! »

Let’s set the scene. You are on an interview for a job. At this point, you REALLY need a job. The interviewer starts the conversations with an easy question: “Do like to work in a group function?” The little voice in your head says, “No way – it’s the worst!” But your mouth opens are […]

Would You Move Abroad for a Better Job? »

According to a recent survey by GfK NOP, the answer is yes – in fact 7.6 million workers would consider moving outside of the UK. Of these 7.6 million workers, the majority are 18 – 36 year olds. Most of these have degrees – both graduate and post graduate. Sukhi Ghataore, director at GfK NOP Engage, […]

The Most Unusual Excuses for Calling in Sick »

Have you ever had a hair transplant gone bad or been attacked by a shark? According to a study by, some employees give quite unusual excuses for missing a work day. Employers check up on suspicious staff Of course it is tempting to call in sick for a day or two this summer to […]