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Archive for February, 2014

How to find a great career coach »

Stuck in a rut at work or can’t seem to get past the interview stage? A career coach could be the answer – as long as you’re able to find the best professional for you. ‘The right career coach can make an enormous difference to your career success,’ says Corinne Mills, ( Managing Director of […]

Give your CV a makeover »

Whether you’re just embarking on your job search or have been looking for work for months, it never hurts to go back to basics. Your CV is the first chance you get to impress a potential employer – is yours working as hard as possible for you, or does it need a refresh? 1. Show […]

The job life cycle – which phase are you in? »

Everything has its life cycle, including your current job. Jorg Stegemann, Managing Director of Kennedy Executive Search & Outplacement, explains in which phases your job can be cut down. This will help you to decide when it is time to move on. Most of us won’t be in the same job as we are today […]

Jobs that pay £40 an hour or more »

The average full-time employee in the UK earns £517* a week – or £13 an hour for those working 40 hours a week. While that certainly sounds preferable to the minimum wage (£6.31 for those aged 21 and over), there are jobs out there that pay £40 or more per hour. We reveal five roles […]

Email etiquette rules »

You use email every day and have sent countless messages to colleagues, clients and senior managers without a problem – so why start worrying about etiquette now? ‘How you send business emails, as well as what you say in them, can reveal much about you professionally,’ says Rob Williams, an occupational psychologist and author of “Brilliant […]

Office romance: dos and don’ts »

With more of us working long hours – leaving less time and energy for dating – should we really be surprised when co-workers’ eyes meet across the water cooler? ‘When people spend eight hours a day, five days a week, together, it’s only natural to form close friendships, which can sometimes develop into something more,’ […]

More Than a Quarter of Workers Plan to Change Jobs this Year, According to Survey »

Whether it is confidence in the slowly improving economy or a need for a higher salary or a better work/life balance, workers are planning to changes jobs before the end of the year, according to a survey. Twenty-six per cent of full-time employees plan to change jobs in 2014; additionally 23 per cent haven’t […]

Who’s hiring in February? »

According to the latest REC/KPMG Report on Jobs demand for staff is still growing. The strongest rate of expansion was signalled for executive and professional workers. Nursing, medical, care, IT and computing as well as accounting and financial also registered strong rates of growth. However, shortages of suitable candidates in some skill areas could hinder […]

Payslips – and how to interpret them »

Payslips – and how to interpret them As another year starts, it makes sense to take a look at one of the most important papers we receive on a regular basis – our payslip. Most of us tend to only look at the bottom line, but there’s a lot more to scrutinise than how much […]

Day in the life of a Business Analyst and Test Architect »

We caught up with Steve Gray, a test architect, and Marshal Konzvo, a business analyst, both working for Capita Children’s Services to find out a little bit more about their day to day activities. What exactly is a business analyst and a test architect? SG:  As a test architect my key areas of responsibility are […]