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Self-Promotion Part 1: What’s Your Story? A post on Coping with Redundancy by Author Robin McKay Bell

Redundancy is traumatic – it’s generally recognised as one of the worst things that can happen to a person, right up there with a death in the family. Dealing with it is personal. There are no prescriptive methods that work for everyone. But one thing is certain: you will have a story about what happened. It’s […]

Top Tips to get the most out of the Job Centre

The Job Centre… For many proactive job seekers these words don’t fall very nicely off the tongue. Firstly there is a certain stigma attached to being unemployed and the stereotype of the ‘sign-on-here’ culture. Secondly, once you have the pleasure (or otherwise) of having to sign on, it is often demoralizing to not only have […]

5 places to go if you become unemployed

We previously highlighted some of our top UK Recruitment Websites and of course visiting a Recruitment Website if you become unemployed and looking for work is one definite avenue to explore. But where else can you go, turn or look if you suddenly find yourself unemployed and are looking for a job? Here we highlight […]

Top Job Search Mistakes

Top Job Search Mistakes  Looking for a job can at times be quite a lonely exercise. You may have the support of your family and friends but when it comes down to it, it really just involves you. And when you are doing something alone with little or no feedback from other people, it is […]

The Not-Quite-Working Girl – Seven months and counting…

Jenna is our newest Guest Writer, and will be writing a series of diary themed posts from the perspective of a recent Graduate facing the challenges and potential opportunities of the current job market. We look forward to reading Jenna’s posts and I hope you do too…. The Not-Quite-Working Girl – Seven months and counting… […]

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 […]

Hireland – Kickstarting Job Creation in Ireland

At TheEmployable we love hearing all about people and projects that are striving to address the issues that matter – the economic, environmental, social and cultural issues. One such project that has recently really impressed us is Hireland. Hireland is a new initiative aimed at encouraging job creation for Ireland’s skilled unemployed and was launched just […]

Interview Tips for Older Jobseekers

The young ‘unemployed’ and the NEET generation may grab the headlines, however they are not the only section of our society which is suffering from joblessness in the current climate. Many older jobseekers also are finding themselves facing an uncertain future and intense competition when applying for any job which gets advertised. This older demographic […]

Job Search Tips for the Older Jobseeker

The job market is challenging for everyone at the moment, but if you are of a shall we say more ‘mature’ disposition, it is particularly so. Press attention and column inches seem to be focused on the unemployed graduates, the so called ‘Neet’ generation. But what of the older job seekers who have found themselves […]

How to Stay Positive when Job Searching

We all know that looking for a job in the current “challenging” economic times can be a pretty difficult task. The media is filled with gloom and doom stories – from the increases in the numbers of people claiming unemployment benefit through to the increases in the numbers of people applying for every job that […]

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