Kick Start Your Career With LinkedIn

Never before has the fight for graduate jobs and internships been fiercer. The determined applicant needs to stand out and with 10% of LinkedIn’s 136 million members being students or graduates; you face a lot of competition. Here are some tips to get ahead in business networking. Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success Your profile will give many employers …

Job Research When Looking For Work

If you’re serious about a career change or finding a new job then it really does pay to do your homework before you start. You wouldn’t buy a new house without first having a survey and finding out about it’s location and the neighbours, so to even think about looking for a new job without knowing what it entails is …

How much social networking happens at work?

According to research conducted by Reed 33% of employees do some sort of social networking at work. We know from yesterdays “College Students Job Requirements” that 56% would not accept a job without social media access. Well it looks like some will be disappointed.

Job Requirements [infographic]

Cisco commissioned a study into the necessity of access to the internet as part of your remuneration. The study included college students and college graduates who recently joined the workplace. The reason why this study is important comes when companies have an older demographic and need to attract a younger workforce. This could actually become an issue for many employers …

Historical Guide to The Job Search [Infographic]

This infographic from mindflash shows how the job search has involved over time. The infographic speaks for itself but one thing I want to point out. Selection has become more fierce and if you are not specialised for the role you apply for chances are you will not be considered. Just think about it, if you match the requirements for …

Don’t let your social media exploits ruin your employment chances

Recently Reppler looked at how hiring managers and recruiters use social media to screen candidates. We recently wrote an article about how Twitter can get you fired in 140 characters. According to this Infographic you might not get hired in the first place.

BBC News – Royal Mail seeks 18,000 Christmas staff

Finding jobs here and there to keep your head above water is not always easy. The christmas holiday season is one opportunity you should not miss out on. Each year the Royal Mail adds a temporary force to their staff to cover for the Christmas mail. It is not only Royal Mail who add Christmas Staff. Many shops and restaurants …

Getting More Out of Your Direct Gov Job Search

Direct Gov Job Search The Job Search is a service provided by jobcentreplus and is part of the Department for Work and Pensions. The search also includes options for Voluntary work. This is provided by “do-it” Voluntary Work “Why should I do unpaid work?” you may ask. When you are looking to do voluntary work you have to think about …

CV Layout Template

This is a question I get asked every other day and I always happily send my CV Layout template out. These are the main CV Layout Template components: Name It is obvious that your name is essential, make sure it’s clear whose CV the hiring manager is reading. You do not want them to mix up your name. Contact Details …

Working at McDonalds, Why You Should Be Lovin’ It

Many people love eating a McDonalds meal but when it comes to working there, people tend to be a bit more wary, with some even turning their nose up at the mere thought. However, if you actually take the time to consider what a job at McDonalds entails, you’ll probably be pleasantly surprised. Firstly, the company takes great care of …