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Archive for September, 2012

10 Unusual Interview Questions and How to Tackle Them »

There are various ways that you can prepare yourself for an interview. One can research the company thoroughly, carry out a test-run to get to the premises and consider the questions that you may be asked in order to prepare a good answer. But what happens when an interviewer throws an unusual question at you? […]

Featured Employer: Alpha Hospitals »

This week we would like to introduce to you our Featured Employer Series. We will be speaking with the hiring managers of companies that work with CareerBuilder. We are able to provide you with information from the hiring managers you are trying to impress. We’ll include information on the company and CV Advice. First up […]

Day in the Life Series: Marketing Executive »

Have you ever bought something based on a commercial? You were the product of an excellent marketing campaign. These are coordinated by marketing teams who work for a variety of organisations. We caught up with a marketing executive to find out more about their role and how they perform their day to day duties.  By […]

20 Ways to Impress the Boss »

Whether you’re vying for a promotion or just want to make a good impression, here are 20 ways to show you’re dream team material: 1. Know the mission. Align yourself with your boss’s and company’s goals and values. Make your boss’s priorities your priorities. 2. Understand how you’ll be evaluated. Know precisely which skills, behaviours […]

Work Your Perks! Understanding Salary Sacrifice Schemes »

No one likes paying taxes but thankfully there are ways to keep more of your hard-earned cash in your pocket. Salary sacrifice schemes allow you to purchase benefits from your pay packet BEFORE it is taxed – potentially saving you hundreds of pounds each year. Here are a few of the most popular… Get on […]

10 Indestructible Jobs »

Society is changing but some jobs will always stand the test of time – no matter how fast technology evolves and however many machines are invented to do the jobs our great-grand parents once undertook. No matter how much info you can find out on Google and Wikipedia, we will always need people to take […]

Who’s hiring in September? »

The UK labour market has shown much flexibility over the past months and the private sector continues to create jobs. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK employment rate has risen to its highest level since May 2009, with 71 percent of 16- to 64-year-olds now in work. However, Kevin Green, chief […]

10 Things Not to Share with Your Co-Workers »

Most of us spend more time at the workplace with colleagues than anywhere else. So it just comes natural that we talk about many other things than simply work. In fact, this is even essential in order to build a good relationship with your co-workers. You might even count some of your colleagues as real friends. […]