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How you can use your best asset – your skills!

At TheEmployable we truly believe that everyone should be valued, “employed” or not. We all have skills, knowledge and experience that are worthwhile and valuable and which if used to their full potential can help us all make a difference in our lives. Our skills are probably our biggest assets. And in these, shall we […]

What are transferable job skills?

We all know that the economic downturn has had a significant negative impact on many market sectors. Retail and manufacturing for example have both suffered badly in recent times and consequently there have been significant job losses as a result. But what of the people who worked in these areas? If those sectors are not […]

What do I do if I think I have been unfairly dismissed?

Losing your job can be a stressful and upsetting experience whatever the circumstances. If you feel you have been unfairly dismissed it can be even worse but there may be steps you can take. If you need advice, you can visit an advice service like the Citizens Advice Bureau, consult your union if you belong […]

Improve your Employability – Start Volunteering

Improve your Employability – Start Volunteering! There can be no denying that the current jobs market is a challenging one. With so many people applying for every position that gets advertised, it is essential that you do your utmost to ensure that your application stands out. It may be difficult though to make your application […]

Keep Calm and Employ Me!

Over the past year or so, some jobseekers have resorted to ever more creative ways to find employment. We’ve featured many of them right here – from Philippe Dubost and his Amazon CV through to Adam Pacitti and his billboard. Well, in the last couple of weeks, another jobseeker has decided to take yet another […]

Speculative Job Applications – Basic Top Tips…

What are Speculative Job Applications? Well, like it or not, not every job vacancy gets advertised. Many positions get filled every day by people who take the initiative and apply directly to the company in the hope that there is a suitable vacancy for them. Although sometimes there is an element of luck in this; […]

Top Tips for Last Minute Interviews

Ideally, when you find out that you have a job interview you may have days, sometimes weeks to prepare. Lots of time to get your answers in order, do some research on the company and of course plan what you are going to wear. However sometimes things don’t quite work out like that. You may […]

How to write a CV – some top-tips on what your CV really says about you…

How to write a CV –  some top-tips on what your CV really says about you… If your CV is your shop window, then the obvious question is ‘what are you selling’ and ‘are your products on display?’ A little suggestive perhaps, but the truth is that as a recruiter, you spend no more than […]

Top New Job Boards – TheEmployable countdown

We all have our favourite job boards that we use to search for jobs online. But the online jobs market is a saturated place, and many of the big sites often flatter to deceive. With this in mind we wanted to take a look at some of the new pretenders that are currently hitting the online […]

How to get Interview Feedback

So, you’ve attended interview and then the call, letter or email arrives to tell you that you’ve been unsuccessful. It’s never nice to hear especially if it’s a job that you have your heart set on, in a company where you really want to work. The best thing that you can do however is to turn […]

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