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Archive for March, 2014

Are you overlooking great candidates? »

When your inbox is overflowing with applicants it can be tempting to look for easy ways to filter them out. The long-term unemployed, over-qualified, ex-military and those who don’t have experience in your business sector or need flexible working are all likely to go in the ‘Rejected’ folder. But don’t look for a quick fix […]

More than a Quarter of Employers Currently Have Vacancies For Which They Cannot Find Qualified Candidates, According to CareerBuilder.co.uk Survey »

The current job market is not only frustrating for those looking for employment, but also for businesses with open positions that they can not find the talent to hire.  Half of employers say they are concerned with the growing skills gap in Britain and more than a quarter of employers (28 per cent) say they […]

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? »

Every hour of every day, somebody, somewhere, is being stripped of their dignity, wondering what happened to the glittering career they hoped for. Unfortunately, we’ve not yet been able to substitute technology for human labour in jobs that largely rely on hand-eye co-ordination. Read about these real-life experiences and feel the trauma from the comfort […]

5 mistakes first-time job seekers make »

Whether you’re fresh out of college or looking for a job after a decade working in the same company, there are common mistakes every first-time job hunter makes. Save yourself valuable time and energy with our guide to the strategies to adopt instead. 1. You set your target too wide In the early stages of […]

Want to earn £25 by sharing your opinion? »

We are looking for people like you to share your thoughts and feedback on some of our products. You don’t have to be a seasoned Product Tester or be actively looking for a job, you just have to be able to spend an hour or two with us – yes it really is that easy! […]

5 jobs worth a second look »

Not everyone is cut out to be a prison officer, funeral director or pest control officer – but could you be? If your job search is running out of steam, it could be time to take a second look at those jobs which are easy to dismiss. To get you started, we reveal five jobs […]

Tips for telephone interviews »

Employers are increasingly using telephone interviews, both as a quick screening process to check candidates against a set of criteria, and in place of standard face-to-face meetings. If you’re invited to take part in a full-length phone interview, you’ll need to prepare as thoroughly as you would normally. In addition, because you won’t be able […]

Why Taking An Apprenticeship Is The Way Into A Rewarding Career »

In today’s world, it can be difficult to know what the best option is when seeking a rewarding career. While not everyone is agreed on the solution, there are some facts we all agree on: – Current youth employment is at a record high – There are many jobless graduates living in debt – As […]

How to advance your career in 2014 »

Is 2014 the year that you’re going to get noticed by company leaders, secure that big promotion or finally land that dream job? If this is the year you’re really going to supercharge your career, then put a plan in place now to ensure that you’re taking all the right steps to make it happen. […]

Ten worst things you can say at work »

Paul MacKenzie-Cummins for CareerBuilder The British have a reputation for being intelligently humorous, polite, reserved and proud of our stiff upper-lip, as satirised by shows such as Fawlty Towers and Blackadder. But, when it comes to the office, many UK workers are guilty of displaying bad manners towards their colleagues and committing verbal faux pas […]