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How to Handle a Competency Interview

There are very few interviews which don’t include some form of competency style questions. You know the ones – the questions where you are asked to provide examples of how you have reacted to or dealt with various situations in your past. It’s pretty much a given that you’ll be asked a competency question of […]

How to become an Actor

Last week we outlined the basics required to become a video / film editor. We highlighted that although it does not have the razzmatazz appeal of perhaps camera work, directing or even acting, it has a massively important role to play in the overall creative process. It therefore made sense that this week we followed […]

5 Ways to Improve Your CV

If you’ve been applying for jobs for a while now and seemingly having absolutely no success, it’s perhaps time to take stock and see what, if anything you could be doing wrong. One of the first things perhaps you should look at is your CV itself. Yes, you may have spent hours creating and in […]

Top Tips for Completing Application Forms

Top Tips for Completing Application Forms… Applying for a job doesn’t always mean sending off a CV. There are increasing numbers of employers who are using the application form as their preferred means of recruitment and selection. Whilst for some employers that may mean the traditional paper application form, but for others it may consist […]

Top 5 Alternative Tips for the Proactive Jobseeker..

Top 5 Alternative Tips for the Proactive Jobseeker… The problem with job-seeking is that  aside from doing many of the obvious things, after you have covered all the usual job-seeking techniques, you are left with the repetition, of doing many of the same things, over and over again to try and find employment. With this […]

5 Ways to Impress an Interviewer

5 Ways to Impress an Interviewer If you’ve been invited for interview, well done! In this particularly challenging jobs market, that’s no mean feat. Your CV or application form has served its purpose and impressed the employer so much that they want to meet you in person. Everything you do from here on in will […]

Finding a Graduate Program – the what, how, where and why’s

A Graduate Program, graduate scheme, or post Graduation position – call it what you like – over the last few years the competition and availability of such graduate programs has become harder to find and even harder to even get short listed for. However they still do exist, and in their 1000’s, so TheEmployable, took […]

Looking to London: The hub of finance jobs

London is a location for many to look to when it comes to a high-paid, high-profile job, and for good reason too. The English capital harbours many great roles for young professionals and experienced minds alike, but the one sector most people think of when they look to London for vocational opportunities is finance. Armed with an ACA […]

Knowledge Is Key: Stand out at an interview without spending a penny

The big interview is coming up—the interview for the job you just know you’d be perfect for: it’s in the field you want, you have the right skill-set, and it seems like a fun company with great benefits. Your CV is in tiptop shape and your suit is freshly dry-cleaned and waiting in the closet […]

How healthy is the UK jobs market?

A brief overview of employment in the UK Has the Olympics made a difference to employment statistics in the UK? What is the current status of the recession? Will it be easier for those of us seeking work to find satisfying employment? What about the kind of jobs on offer on the country’s most popular […]

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