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Archive for August, 2013

How to resign »

Congratulations, you’ve finally got a new job! While you might be tempted to slam the door on your way out, it pays to be professional. How you resign could be the last thing people remember about you and could affect your future career. Here’s how to get it right. DO: Tell your boss first You […]

Britain’s dream jobs that you could actually do »

Who hasn’t dreamed of becoming a best-selling author, professional footballer, an astronaut or a rock star? While these may be out of reach, there are other slightly more accessible dream jobs that will make you the envy of all your friends. See if any of these inspire you… Voice over artist Have you ever given […]

Panel interview dos and don’ts »

Interviews can be nerve wracking, which is why it pays to practise and work on your technique, but when you’re faced with a whole panel of people, you need to adopt a different approach. Read on for our dos and don’ts guide. 1. DO: Establish rapport but keep it formal As with any interview, part […]

Jobs that pay you to play all day »

Who says earning a living has to be hard work? If you’d rather spend your nine-to-five having fun, we’ve found five jobs that will pay you to play. Playworker Do you enjoy having fun with kids and possess endless patience along with a caring attitude? A job as a playworker could be for you. Playworkers devise and […]

10 Jobs of the Future »

The way we work – and the kind of job titles we see advertised – will be very different in 20 years time if predictions by leading futurologists are anything to go by. Fancy becoming a “virtual architect” or a “digital life assistant”? Read on for our top 10 job predictions. 1. Virtual architect/avatar designer […]

5 tips for an efficient online application »

Are you sending tons of CVs to employers, but you don’t even get an answer? Guest author and recruiter Jorg Stegemann explains here why this may be. Recruiters, both in HR departments or recruitment agencies, receive a large number of CVs every day and we have to decide within 5-10 seconds if we call up […]

How to make a career change »

A career change is one of the single biggest life transitions we can go through and therefore should not be taken lightly. Nor should we be overwhelmed by the thought of the process, as daunting as it may seem. By breaking it down into different stages, we can change careers without fear and with success. […]

Best jobs for quiet people »

We recently told you the best job for party addicts. We are now exploring the best jobs for those of you that are less into the party. Introverted and quiet people aren’t as rare as often thought. Approximately half of the people tend to be introverted, while the other half is extroverted. The latter simply […]

Who’s hiring in August? »

According to the latest labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics, there were fewer unemployed people and more people in employment compared with the previous quarter and last year. The number of unemployed people fell by 57,000 to 2.51 million and there were altogether 29.71 million people in employment, 16,000 more than last […]