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Most Outrageous Excuses When Pulling a Sickie »

Listeners of BBC Radio Suffolk heard CareerBuilder’s Managing Director Scott Helmes discussing the strangest excuses for pulling a sickie from our recent survey of more than 3,000 employees and 2,000 hiring managers. Check out our survey results below. Have you ever had one of those days where your false teeth fly out the window on the highway, […]

The steps of building a strong network »

“You should network” is advice as commonly repeated as “You need to floss,” and it’s just as irritating if you’re out of practice. However, just like going to the dentist, you’ll likely feel much better after you’ve seen the benefits of keeping up with the routine. So, when it comes to networking, where do 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. […]

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. […]

More Than a Quarter of Workers Plan to Change Jobs this Year, According to CareerBuilder.co.uk 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 CareerBuilder.co.uk survey. Twenty-six per cent of full-time employees plan to change jobs in 2014; additionally 23 per cent haven’t […]

CareerBuilder UK and EMSI Release Hot Jobs for 2014-2017 »

30 January 2014 – With the news of the improving economy, are you now considering finding a new job? Are you planning to do it in the next 12-24 months? CareerBuilder UK and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) compiled the ten hot jobs that are expected to grow over the next few years*. “After years of […]

Are these 8 mistakes ruining your CV? »

Your CV is your best tool for landing a job. Without it, you’re not getting called in for interviews and you’re certainly not receiving any job offers. Today’s job search takes place online and a lot of the advice you received growing up might not be relevant in today’s digital age, so a lot has […]

75 Per cent of UK Workers Are Burned Out »

Last week’s news that UK unemployment held steady at 7.7 per cent was bittersweet. On the one hand, the unemployment rate is still far away from its highs of 2011, but it’s also not at its pre-recession lows. This means workers might be relieved to have jobs in a tough economy, but they could use […]

“Quit Happens!” – Catchy Resignation Video Goes Viral »

I thought I had seen it all when Steven Slater famously quit his job at Jet Blue Airlines by announcing his resignation on the plane’s public address system before grabbing a beer from the galley and activating the emergency exit slide on the tarmac in New York. That was until Marina Shifrin uploaded a catchy […]

7 Things To Avoid At Your Company Christmas Party »

It’s been a crazy year, you’ve worked long hours and your company has decided to reward the team with a Christmas Party. Before you pop open the bubbly,  remember that your drunken karaoke rendition of Waterloo may impact your professional reputation come Monday morning.  To help you celebrate the season safely, here are eight things not to do […]