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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 […]

TheEmployable Artist in Residence – request for entries…

At TheEmployable we appreciate that the job market is tough. Many creative graduates are struggling to find paid employment. So how can we help? TheEmployable is introducing an ‘Artist in Residence’ Wall. Every two weeks, the artist will change and a new artist will have the chance to display their work for free.  There are no […]

#TheEmployable Artist in Residence #Artist No 2. Rebecca Lowes

We gratefully introduce our 2nd Artist in Residence, Rebecca Lowes, who profiles her work below and also gives us a rundown on her inspirations, achievements & plans for the future. Rebecca is a final year student at the University of Central Lancashire. Tell us a bit about your design / art background so far… I have […]

Improve Your Employability – The Essential Skills

As anyone who is currently looking for a job will tell you, it is pretty tough out there. With increasing numbers of people applying for every vacancy that arises, it can be very difficult to even secure an interview with an employer, never mind a job offer. Improving your employability has become a must, no […]

Qualifications vs Experience

With thousands of students each summer leaving education and then struggling to get themselves on the job market, it begs a question that has been around for a while now: what’s better qualifications or experience? More and more times we’re hearing of people being turned down because of lack of time in the job, despite […]

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… […]

Can’t Get Work Experience? Here’s a few ideas how…

Work Experience…The Vicious Circle. Can’t get a job because you do not have the experience, but can’t get the experience because you don’t have a job. This is a common problem that many new job-seekers face, if they are entering the world of work for the first time after University or College. If you have […]

Top CV Tips for “Older Jobseekers.”

There can be no denying that the economic situation has had an extremely detrimental impact on the ability of younger people and graduates to get jobs.  It’s difficult all round – they may have the qualifications but not the required work experience and proven abilities in a commercial working environment. But what about those who […]

#TheEmployable Artist in Residence #Artist No 1. Anthony Cooley

Hello my name is Anthony Cooley. I am a 26-year-old artist from Derry, Northern Ireland who works mainly in the area of illustration but also likes to dabble in other areas such as animation and concept art. Tell us a bit about your background…Since I was very young, art has always been in my blood. My grandfather was […]

Job Seeking Graduate? – Some top tips

First of all, if you are a job seeking Graduate and you are reading this post, may I start by congratulating you on your degree level qualification…However, I must be honest in that the advice I will give you, will be frank, may be hard to hear, & some of you will feel frustrated. But […]

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