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Archive for December, 2013

What we learnt in 2013 – according to the careers surveys at least! »

Love them or hate them, surveys can throw up some fascinating insights. Here’s our round-up of careers and work surveys of 2013, along with what we learnt behind the stats. 1. A quarter of workers say management speak is “pointless irritation” Wondering what the most annoying management phrase of 2013 is? You may need to […]

Merry Christmas »

We hope that you have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! From all at CareerBuilder UK

Job hunting at Christmas? Use the time to reflect instead »

The jobs market always tends to be slow over Christmas and picks up again in January. Taking the opportunity to step back and reflect (rather than firing off applications to an empty desk) can prove more productive – especially if it means you start the New Year with renewed purpose. ‘Job hunting is a full-time […]

Are these 8 mistakes ruining your CV? »

Your CV is your best tool for landing a job. Without it, you’re not getting called in for interviews and you’re certainly not receiving any job offers. Today’s job search takes place online and a lot of the advice you received growing up might not be relevant in today’s digital age, so a lot has […]

Embarrassing workplace blunders – and what you can do »

We all make mistakes at work, some more embarrassing than others. Whether you got drunk at the office Christmas party or were caught taking a sickie, knowing the best course of damage limitation can help save face – and your career. 1. You resigned in the heat of the moment It’s important to think about […]

Britain’s oldest-surviving occupations »

You might be able to guess what Britain’s longest-surviving occupations are – no, we’re not talking about that particular ‘oldest profession’ – but you may be surprised to know that some of the more unusual roles listed in the Domesday book are still going strong now. Written in 1085/6, our earliest-surviving public record offers a […]

EMSI Contributes to UK Tech City Report »

In remarks this morning to mark the celebration of UK Tech City’s third anniversary, the Prime Minister officially announced the success that the hub has brought to the UK and London. In the Tech City report titled “Tech Powers the London Economy”, CareerBuilder and EMSI data was the chief data source of the jobs and […]

Who’s hiring in December? »

According to the latest CIPD/SuccessFactors Labour Market Outlook the short-term jobs outlook is increasingly positive. Near-term employer confidence has risen to its highest level since the report began in 2005. Private sector firms will continue to drive much of the upturn in employment prospects, with confidence particularly strong in the manufacturing and production and the wholesale, retail […]