Impressing Those Robotic Recruiters

It can be very easy to be put off by recruiters due to their seemingly robotic demeanour and people can often feel like they are just another number, just another candidate who the recruiter is looking to make money off. What their job entails However, just think about their job for a second and you’ll soon understand why they may …

BBC News – Can China’s economy absorb six million graduates?

Competition for good jobs is always strong and but often overstated. The biggest problem job seekers face is that they apply for the wrong jobs or have a the wrong CV for that job. In order to resolve the endless applications with seemingly no results job seekers need to be clear about what they bring to a company. If thats …

Beating Depression Whilst Job-Hunting

Looking for a job can be one of the most stressful experiences that we can have in our lives and this can often lead to the odd bouts of depression, which occur more and more frequently the longer you look for a job without success. Learning how to deal with these phases of depression can take time but you must …

Does Your Prospective Employer Possess a Positive Corporate Culture?

What is a Company Culture? You should always check out a potential employer’s Company Culture before accepting a job. The Company Culture is very important because it can make somewhere an excellent place to work, or an extremely miserable one, so this means that you should be looking into what the shared values and practices of the company’s employees are. …

Businesses reject call from Iain Duncan Smith to employ more Britons | UK news | The Guardian

We recently wrote about an article which stated that 90% of UK jobs go to foreign workers. Ian Duncan Smith urged companies to hire more British. In this article companies reject this call and “David Frost, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said employers hired eastern Europeans because often they were better workers.” In our previous article we …

How to Find a Job Abroad

In these tough economic times, many individuals are considering a career change. Because of the plenty of industries and businesses that have been hit by the recession, a complete career overhaul is not unheard of either. To cope with the challenging times ahead, there are those that take time to enrol in a community college while working. Others have taken …

How to NOT handle calls from recruiters

Dealing with recruiters can sometimes be difficult. They want the best for their client and sometimes they seem to loose interest in u. This blog post highlights some of the basic mistakes candidates make when handling calls from recruiters. So if you are looking for a job and have registered and applied for jobs with recruitment agencies make sure you: …

A Positive Job Search Part 2

In A Positive Job Search part one we outlines 4 elements we should tackle when dealing with negativity so we can keep our heads up and stay positive. 1. Not enough things to do to keep yourself busy 2. Worry about the financial future 3. Negative people around you 4. Not getting the right responses to your job applications Now …

A Positive Job Search

Staying positive during your Job Search is part of the challenge. The longer your job search takes the worse you feel and negative emotions are rife. Some of the drivers of this negativity include: 1. Not enough things to do to keep yourself busy 2. Worry about the financial future 3. Negative people around you 4. Not getting the right …

Personal Profile on your CV

Personal profiles are key on your Curriculum Vitae. However, applicants rarely provide any compelling information in their profile, inserting their overambitious career goals or other irrelevant information instead. In order to shed some light on what makes a good profile we will look at the following example from the marketing sector. When you look at the Coca-Cola ad below, it …