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Archive for April, 2014

6 ways to ruin your career »

At a past job, I worked with a nightmare of a client. My team members and I would often forward her “nasty-gram” emails to each other, commenting about her awfulness. After one particularly snippy email from said client, my colleague accidently replied all instead of forwarding the email, letting the client know just what he […]

Ten creative ways to earn extra money »

With an abundance of job losses, salary cuts and eliminated bonuses, your income may be shrinking — but the bills aren’t. If your regular job isn’t earning you enough cash or you’ve lost your job altogether, these simple side gigs can help put some padding in your pockets until — maybe even after — you […]

The best (and worst) words to have on your CV »

Do you consider yourself a hard worker? A real go-getter? Someone who likes to think outside of the box? Then you’re just the type of person who needs to review their CV. A recent CareerBuilder survey found there are some words hiring managers and human resources pros just don’t want to see on your CV. […]

Top Industries Where Information Technology Jobs Are Growing Fast »

LONDON – 16 April 2014 – It’s no secret that information technology is one of the hottest sectors for employment in Britain.  But, just where are those jobs growing the fastest?  CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) released a new list of ten industries that are leading in IT job creation post-recession. “Technology is […]

After work drinks – How to keep a clear head »

Most of us like a drink or two after a hard day at work. But how much is too much? It’s liberating to lose your inhibitions after a stressful week, but embarrassing when you’re in the office the morning after. Don’t let one thing lead to something you might regret – the pub can result […]

Are you checking me out? »

- New CareerBuilder features allows you to see who is viewing your CV! – We have been working tirelessly with job seekers to find out exactly what you want from our site. Our goal is to make you smarter about your job search. Our new Resume View allows you to get feedback about who is […]

How to turn an unpaid internship into a paid job »

It’s estimated that 100,000 young people are currently working as unpaid interns in the UK. While every one of them will be hoping to gain valuable experience, not everyone will be lucky enough to land a paid position at the end. Campaigners warn that companies are using internships to replace permanent roles, pointing out that […]

10 ways to make your working week go faster »

By Nisa Chitakasem, founder of Position Ignition Isn’t it funny how a weekend feels like two minutes instead of two days but a working week can feel like five years instead of five days? If you spend your week longing for 5 pm on Friday, try these tips to make the most of your week […]

Who’s hiring in April? »

When looking at the latest labour market figures things aren’t bad, but they could be much better. Despite a drop in the jobless and an increase in the number of people in employment, there are still more people looking for a job than officially jobs available. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the […]

CareerBuilder Acquires Broadbean to Bring Exciting New Recruitment Technologies to Global Markets »

As reported yesterday with much coverage, CareerBuilder acquired Broadbean. The announcement was run in quite a few major publications. John Zappe in the Fordyce Letter highlighted “Gaining access to such business intelligence as the relative performance of competitors may not have been the single driver behind the deal, but it certainly adds to the “Big […]