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Top 5 Tips for New Graduates

The long hard slog may be over…the degree is finally in your hands, but for many graduates the hardest task of all is about to begin. Entering a pretty tough jobs market in such a challenging economic climate is not something to look forward to. Add that to the daily media onslaught of gloom and […]

3 Awesome Questions to Ask the Interviewer – A Guest post by Aimee Bateman of careercake.com

You have (hopefully) answered all the interviewers’ questions perfectly and it’s your chance to ask the questions. I have spent nearly every day, of the last 10 years, interviewing people for various clients. I promised I would eventually write a book which includes all the random/funny/crazy questions I get asked, but for now I am […]

How to Become a Typist

You would be forgiven for imagining, that pretty much anyone who is proficient in the use of a keyboard could make a successful application for a typist position…but you’d be wrong. Whilst of course, typing prowess is a major component of what makes a good typist, there are many more things which need to be […]

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 […]

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 of an application form completed and submitted […]

5 Ways to make a good first impression at interview

It’s said that many interviewers make up their mind about a potential candidate’s suitability for a job within minutes of meeting them. First impressions certainly count, so if you are attending a job interview, it’s vital that you do all that you can to make sure an employer gains a positive and good impression of […]

Planning a Career Change – Basic Tips

There are many reasons why people choose to change careers. For some, it’s simply in order to try something new; for others, it’s borne out of necessity – for instance as a result of redundancy. Whatever the reason for the change, it’s important to make the transition as smooth as possible. If you’re planning a […]

5 Ways to use Social Media to find a Job

There can be no denying that social media and networking has had an impact on virtually every aspect of our lives and that includes searching for a job. Traditional job search methods like newspaper ads, recruitment agencies and the like still count too of course but they ought to be used in conjunction with other things. […]

Old School Job Search Tips

‘Old School’ Job Search Tips Looking for a job is never an easy task, although at the current time, we all do have a lot more tools at our disposal than we once had – from innovative job boards to job search apps. Admittedly, technology is important in a job search, but so too are […]

Breaking into a career in the IT industry – Some basics on improving your chances…

Breaking into a career in the IT industry…..A Guest Post for TheEmployable… In recent years, I’ve met a fair few people that have had to put their dreams on hold due to the recession – this includes getting married, having children, buying a new house and looking for dream jobs, all of which can take […]

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