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Archive for March, 2013

10 tips for job interview success »

Job search techniques change, the labour market changes and job descriptions change. But what more or less stays the same is the job interview. It’s your chance to sell yourself. The first 30 seconds of a job interview are the most important – so if you want to be a cut above the rest you […]

Huge Rise in Apprenticeship Starters »

We have all heard the recent media push about getting apprenticeships out to young people. The Corner Office was interested in exactly how popular this program is. According to a recent report from The House of Commons, the amount of young adults in the UK starting apprenticeship schemes is drastically increasing. Changes made in the […]

A Legal Overview of Maternity and Paternity Rights »

Guest article by Dominic Higgins Having a baby inevitably brings huge demands on your time. Fortunately, the law gives parents employment rights so you can combine the responsibilities of parenthood with your career. We summarise the main maternity and paternity rights imposed by the law – but in practice your employment contract may give you […]

Office Pet Peeve: The Lurker »

How to be a smarter job seeker »

When looking for a job you often need to come up with more creative and smarter ways to stand out from the competition. So what is it that some job seekers do that they often seem to find a new job faster than others?  Often, it is one of these 10 things that make your job search smarter: 1. […]

10 Pitfalls To Avoid When Asking For A Raise »

You’ve been at your job for nine months. In that time, you’ve not only worked very hard in the office, but you’ve also rewarded yourself for your efforts. You bought yourself a sleek new apartment, went on a few vacations — you’ve even hit up the local casino for a gamble or two (or five). […]

Workplace Animations to Brighten Your Day »

Our American colleagues recently posted a blog post highlighting humorous animations that coincide with various parts of our day. We have decided to steal their brilliant idea and make it our own! The animated GIFs bring joy to us all at CareerBuilder. A long and tedious day can be brightened by a simple graphic. Here are some of the best […]

What the Colour You Wear Says about You in Your Job Search »

With the daunting prospect of interview hanging over us, we spend hours practicing our firm handshakes, preparing our faultless answers and learning facts about our potential new company. We all do this because we know that first impressions are made in an instant but that they can last forever. Dressing for success at an interview […]

Who Pays Into Your Workplace Pension? »

Over the next few years millions of workers in the UK will be automatically enrolled into a workplace pension. Unlike other ways of saving, being in a workplace pension means you’re not the only one putting money in; your employer will contribute to your pension and the government will also contribute through tax relief To […]

Who’s hiring in March? »

The latest statistics show continuing positive developments on the UK labour market. In the last three months to December 2012, the number of people in employment increased and the number of unemployed people decreased. The rise in the number of people in work was 154,000, with 29.73 million people employed, of which 73% were working […]