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Archive for January, 2013

Are You An Irreplaceable Employee? »

Job insecurity is a concern for many but while making yourself indispensible is a wise move, getting the balance right isn’t always easy. Here the career experts reveal seven ways to make yourself an irreplaceable employee – without giving your life over to the job. 1. Be a bright spark People who regularly come up […]

Workplace Pension Campaign 2013 »

Be savings-savvy Many of us are worried about money at the moment – and all of us need to make our money stretch a bit further.  When it comes to making plans to save for the future, many people find themselves putting it off because they fear they have too little to make it worthwhile, […]

How To Get a Job in Fashion »

It’s Paris Fashion Week! All the haute couture has use thinking: Fashion is one of the most desirable and highly competitive industries to break into. If you’ve got a burning ambition to work as a designer, stylist or fashion journalist, here’s what’s involved and how to stand out from the crowd. Design and production High […]

Emigrating – Work Opportunities Abroad »

Tired of the recession and/or the British weather and fancy starting a new life abroad? Read on to discover the work opportunities in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. AUSTRALIA With a booming economy, Australia is looking more attractive than ever to many Brits. More than 70,000 people from the UK have moved to Oz over […]

Where to find work in 2013 »

Chancellor George Osborne has declared that ‘the British economy is healing’ and pointed to higher-than-predicted job creation figures in his recent autumn statement. While the figures are cause for (some) celebration, many of the roles are temporary or part time and you’ll need to look hard – and may need to consider re-locating – for […]

Recruiters Discuss What They Look For When Reviewing a CV »

While doing my weekly HR reading, I came across a blog post written by a recruiter discussing what they liked and didn’t like when reviewing CV’s. Things They Wish People Would Stop: Using MS Word’s resume templates — Period. Writing resumes in first person — Exceptions made for people who do it cleverly. Allowing their […]

10 signs it’s time to quit »

How many times a day do you say to yourself, “I like what I do, but not where I work?” Or the opposite, “I like where I work, but not what I do?” The current economy has kept many employees stationed for the past couple of years, not because they love what they do — […]

Who’s hiring in January? »

The UK’s employment outlook now stands at its strongest level since before the recession, according to the Manpower employment outlook survey for the first quarter of 2013. Employers across the UK are looking to take on staff in the first three months of 2013, giving the jobs market a new boost. Of the sectors that […]

Your Annual Review: Too Late for a Rise or Bonus? »

As we start a new year, here’s the good news.  Demand for jobs is outstripping supply and employers are clambering over themselves to attract the best candidates as the war for talent continues to escalate. Surely that means that you are an invaluable resource to your company and can expect to get your share of […]