More UK companies going bust, official figures show

Insolvency figures are not looking too good for small companies according the the latest data. Individual insolvencies have gone down for those who managed to get their finances sorted. I wrote an article some time ago about actions you need to take after redundancy. Getting your finances sorted is key in any job search since it takes away some of …

BBC News – Horror degree offered to University of Derby students

Some might have read my article on personal development but if you are looking for a career change this degree could be something completely different. So if you live close to Derby and are fascinated by horror maybe this article can give you some ideas. BBC News – Horror degree offered to University of Derby students: “

Job losses have hit women hardest

Good and bad news for unemployment. Along with young people, woman seem to bear the brunt of the difficulties in the employment market. Over 1 million are out of work in spite of an increase in consumer confidence. Men have been able to get their job search back on track, leaving woman and students fighting for what’s left. Career coaching …

Credit card interest rates hit 13-year high | Money | guardian.co.uk

With credit card rates have gone up with 2%. Fortunately the Bank of England has decided to keep the base rate at an all time low. This will give some relief to households where one of the parters works at FOCUS DIY. With potential 4000 jobs at risk its another blow to the hard working families. If you are in …

Vacancies fell in April but up year on year

David Prosser wrote an interesting article about how the private sector will be coping with the loss of public sector jobs. With vacancies falling in certain industries whilst staying strong in others it certainly will be a challenge for most to find a suitable job. For those who will face redundancies understanding their transferable skills in their Job Searchwill be …

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 …

Career decisions

Whilst on your job search, decisions rarely come easy. Here are some reasons why people do not like to make career decisions: – Their decision is permanent, there is no way back once it has been made – Their decision involves risk – Fear for the unknown The decision is permanent When you leave a job it is normal that …

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 …

Getting your First Job

Trying to get a job for the first time is by no means ever easy. People often find that they make many applications only to be rejected or not even acknowledged, which can be tough. We hope that you find this article provides you with some useful, yet straightforward, advice that can help you to land your first ever role. …