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5 ways to perfect your soft skills »

Most candidates focus on their technical skills and experience when applying for a new job or developing their career – but neglect soft skills at your peril. ‘Soft skills are just as important if not more important than technical skills at work, which can be taught more easily and quickly,’ says Claire McCartney, CIPD Adviser, […]

How to handle interview questions that you can’t answer »

Your mouth goes dry and your mind goes blank. The interviewer peers at you with a quizzical look. You ask them to repeat the question. Their look turns to bemusement and then annoyance. You still don’t have an answer – so what do you say? ‘Many candidates leave too much to chance, hoping that certain […]

Staying work-focused during the summer »

Summer’s here (although you might not notice) and many people face the challenge of staying focused at work. They’d rather be on the golf course, at the pub, just sitting in their garden, or anywhere but at the office. We all know the work can’t stop just because it’s nice outside, so consider these tips […]

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 […]

More than a Quarter of Employers Currently Have Vacancies For Which They Cannot Find Qualified Candidates, According to 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 […]

Quiz: How to Pick Your Ideal Job? »

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you feel something’s missing from your career. Perhaps the jobs you’ve had before were chosen for the paycheque; maybe you got into your current role because your wife wouldn’t stop putting on the pressure; or you’re simply not sure what career path you’re interested in. No matter […]

Stat Of The Week: Food Service Activities Are Growing in Britain »

The Corner Office is diving deeper into the nuanced granularity of job growth in the UK. Today we focus on the food service industry! In the last three years (2010-2013), this delicious sector has gained an additional 120,108 jobs – a growth of 9 per cent. While beverage service activities have declined by 11,377 jobs, […]

Jobs for Chatty Men and Women »

Enjoy a good chinwag? Always being told off by your teacher or boss for nattering when you should be working? Luckily, being a bit of a chatterbox can be an advantage in many jobs. Call centre operative There has been a swing back toward UK-based call centres among many organisations – which have come to […]

Work Life: Finding the Balance and Setting Boundaries »

I have a smart phone that can be enabled to received work emails – 24 hours a day. I can check my emails before I go to sleep and when I wake up in the morning (according to statistics, most of us already do). I had a call this week that went from 6pm until […]

10 tips for job interview success »

Job search techniques change, the labour market changes and job descriptions change. But what more or less stays the same is the job interview. It’s your chance to sell yourself. The first 30 seconds of a job interview are the most important – so if you want to be a cut above the rest you […]