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Having a Mid-Career Crisis? Here’s some things to consider

Having a mid-career crisis? Life must have been a lot simpler in the old days. Once upon a time, if your dad was a Bricklayer, or an Accountant, there was a good chance that is what you became. Really you had very few career choices to make. Women had even fewer choices to make (not […]

Preparing for Interview – Top Tips for Researching a Company

“ So then, what do you know about us….” At most interviews I have ever been involved in, either as the interviewer or the interviewee, this question generally features at some point. It is virtually a given that it will be asked. Which is why it always puzzles me why people don’t always pay attention […]

Alternatives to the 9 to 5?

When you have lost your job or have graduated with no job in sight, the next step you take is entirely up to you. For many the normal route is to get back to the 9 to 5 as quickly as possible. This of course is not your only choice. From career shifting to career […]

Have you got the X Factor?

Like it or not, reality TV is here to stay and the TV talent show format in particular is likely to be with us for a long time to come. It is easy for us to sit there in our comfortable living rooms, watching as ambitious, driven and often foolish wannabees give their all to […]

‘What entrepreneurship means to me’ – Rajeeb Dey, CEO, Enternships.com talks up Global Entrepreneurship Week….

What entrepreneurship means to me – Rajeeb Dey, CEO, Enternships.com   At the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week, a week where we hope to inspire thousands of potential entrepreneurs, I’ve been thinking about how I started and why I decided to start enternships.com… When I was young I thought I wanted to be a Doctor, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Temp Employment…the advantages and disadvantages of temp jobs

Having been in the position of working in temp employment and also working in recruitment as both a Recruitment Consultant and a Business Manager for an employment agency, I am in a good position to judge the advantages and disadvantages of temp employment. Temp employment can be anything from one day through to a few […]

Putting ‘well being’ into the job equation as a Job Seeker – A post by David Shindler

How can you be reassured that the employer offering a job has a handle on well being if you were to join their organisation? With high levels of insecurity in the workplace, what affect will this have on you as a job seeker if stress is currently the number one reason for sickness absence in the UK? […]

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 […]

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