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CV Tips for Older Jobseekers

Finding a job can be a daunting prospect for anyone but if you are a more mature jobseeker, it may seem even more so. With lots of initiatives and projects aimed at the young unemployed, it can often seem that the older jobseeker is forgotten about. Not here however! At The Employable we aim to […]

How to become a Social Worker

‘Social worker’ isn’t exactly self-explanatory, is it? It’s one of those jobs that we we hear mentioned so often that we never really stop to consider what it actually entails. In its very simplest form, a social worker is someone who provides advice and enables support to vulnerable individuals, families and those living on the […]

TheEmployable Contributors & guest writers wanted!

We are currently looking to build up our team of ’employable’ contributors and guest writers and that is hopefully you come in! You might love writing but simply don’t have the time to manage your own blog, you may simply have something to say and would love the world to hear or you may simply […]

How to Answer ” Why did you apply for this job? TheEmployable Interview Tips

Why did you apply for this job? Well why did you?!  Whether it’s the company or the position itself, the salary on offer, or simply the fact that you really need a job, you will of course have your own reasons as to why you apply for one particular job over another. And determining what […]

Ways to Gain New Skills in 2014

There are many ways to gain new skills, many think to achieve this by returning to school or by taking on a second job, amongst the ways in which people seek to improve their skill set, another avenue is volunteering. Volunteering can provide an excellent opportunity to gain new skills. The primary skills you can […]

How to become a nurse

When you were a child did you dream of being a nurse?  Many many people do, in fact it’s one of the staple occupations cited by primary school children when asked what they want to be when they grow up. For many this desire will dissipate over time, however for others it only grows and […]

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 […]

How to Handle a Job Fair

If you’re actively job-seeking, you’ll no doubt be keeping your eyes and ears peeled for job fairs in your local area. Whether a fair is organised by a university or a job centre, the purpose is the same – it’s a direct way for job-seekers to connect and engage directly with employers and recruiters. If […]

5 Ways to Impress in a Video Interview

Thanks to Skype and the like, more and more interviews these days are taking place via video. Technology has a lot to answer for! However, just because you could potentially be interviewed in your own home, that doesn’t mean that you should let complacency set in. Preparation and planning are needed just as they are for […]

How to Become a Mechanical Engineer

So what exactly is a Mechanical Engineer ?  Well, in a nutshell a Mechanical Engineer is concerned with finding solutions in the development of products from the tiniest of components to enormous pieces of heavy machinery. It is widely considered to be the most diverse area of engineering owing to the huge reliance of industry on […]

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