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Archive for January, 2012

Getting Back into the Game after Redundancy »

By Nisa Chitakasem, Founder of Position Ignition, the UK’s leading Career Consulting Company. If you’re one of the many working professionals who were made redundant as a result of the global financial crisis and consequent recession you may still be unemployed due to the unsteady nature of the recovery. Or it could be that you […]

A Day in the Life Series: Finance Manager »

In this installment of our Day in the Life Series, we talk to a finance manager at a global internet company. Historically at the Corner Office, we lump Finance and Accounting into one. Not so – managing budgets and forecasting are completely different to auditing historical profits and losses. Read below to find out what a typical […]

The CV Black Hole – What happens when you hit send? »

Even though economic conditions may be stabilizing globally and in Britain, economists expect unemployment to continue rising this year, as financial uncertainty persists. “In the real world of Britain’s workplaces people are still losing their jobs and finding it harder and harder to get new ones”, TUC General Brendan Barber said. Unemployerment is also on the […]

6 Reasons You Hate Your Job »

When people discuss their jobs, hate is a common bond for them. They hate their jobs or the people with whom they work. Or so they say. If you catch yourself griping about your job, stop and ask yourself if you really hate the job or if you’re annoyed with it and can do something […]

How to Give New Life to Your Job Search »

By Nisa Chitakasem, Founder of Position Ignition, the UK’s leading Career Consulting Company. Perhaps you’ve been out of work for a long time and it seems like you’ve been looking for a new job forever with nothing to show for it. Maybe you have a job but were intent on finding a better one for […]

A Day in the Life Series: Events Planner »

In this edition to our Day in the Life Series, we chat with Stephanie, an Events Planner with a large IT firm. Stephanie takes us through the ups and downs of planning and executing large scale meetings. We think that it sounds stressful but very satisfactory! Can you sum up your main responsibilities? Planning all aspects of […]

Five Ways to Spruce Up Your Cover Letter »

Most people seek out advice on how to improve their CV, often spending a lot of time, and sometimes a lot of money, to make their CV the perfect job-acquiring tool. Unfortunately, the cover letter, and the significant role it plays in the job search, often gets overlooked. It shouldn’t be this way. The cover […]

10 Companies Hiring in the UK in 2012 »

The calendar flipped and a new year arrived! We’re into our first week of 2012 and hopefully things are going well. A new year means a new change to start over with anything you want – even your career. We know that this is challenging. According to the Manpower Employment Outlook for the first quarter […]