By Rachel on May 17, 2016 in Job Search | Comments Off
With a population of around three-quarters of a million people, Leeds is one of the UK’s largest cities and home to England’s biggest financial centre outside of London. Forecast to see 25 per cent growth over the coming decade – with finance and business services making up half of that – now is a great […]
By Rachel on May 10, 2016 in Job Search | Comments Off
The UK has long been a leading force in the world videogames industry – from the 8-bit heyday of the 1980s, right through to Edinburgh-based Rockstar North’s Grand Theft Auto V generating a staggering $800m within 24 hours of its release in 2014.
By Rachel on May 4, 2016 in Job Search | Comments Off
If you work in construction, things are looking up. Having come through the recession, the industry is now enjoying a boom with both the number of jobs and wages on the rise. According to Hays’ recent research into the salaries of contractors in construction, pay for contractors increased by an average of 5% for some […]
By Rachel on Apr 26, 2016 in CVs | Comments Off
You’ve spent hours making sure your CV fits on two pages, and have proof read it twice. Surely now you can email it to hiring managers? Not so fast. Before you send your résumé into the world, it pays to have a friend check it over – and not just for spelling mistakes. ‘The best […]
By Rachel on Apr 19, 2016 in Job Search | Comments Off
Cardiff has undergone extensive regeneration in recent years to become a vibrant, modern and cosmopolitan city. The Welsh capital was the fastest-growing core UK city over the past decade and is projected to grow by 26% over the next 20 years. To accommodate its 91,500 extra residents, the council plans to build 41,100 homes and […]
By Rachel on Apr 12, 2016 in Assessments | Comments Off
Group assessment days are a standard part of the recruitment process in many industries. Whether the idea strikes fear into your heart, or you see it as yet another hoop to jump through, it’s time to change your outlook. Approached the right way, they can be an opportunity to shine.
By Rachel on Apr 5, 2016 in Job Search | Comments Off
Book publishing is a highly competitive industry and employers are looking for candidates with the right mix of qualifications, skills and experience – plus a real passion for books and an understanding of the industry. Here’s what you need to know to land a job in editorial.
By Rachel on Mar 22, 2016 in Job Search, Jobseekers, Money | Comments Off
Ever wondered what Britain’s best-paid employees earn? We reveal the UK’s top-paying professions according to The Office for National Statistics Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2015, along with advice on how to get them.
By Rachel on Mar 15, 2016 in Job Search | Comments Off
Salary and employment opportunities are important when you’re relocating for work, but then so is job satisfaction. If being happy at work tops your list of priorities, you might want to take a look at Norwich. Employees here are the happiest in the UK, with 77% of them saying they are satisfied in their job […]
By Rachel on Mar 8, 2016 in CVs | Comments Off
You want your CV to stand out from the competition – but at the same time, you need to use language that employers will understand. So what’s wrong with including a few standard stock-phrases on your résumé? Everyone does it, so it can’t be that bad, surely?