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#TheEmployable Artist in Residence #Artist No 3. Hannah Catmur

We gratefully introduce our 3rd Artist in Residence, Designer, Hannah Catmur, who profiles her work below and also gives us a rundown on her inspirations, achievements & plans for the future.  Tell us a bit about your design / art background so far… I have always had a strong interest in the visual communication field. I studied […]

Networking secrets & pitfalls… A guest post by Author & Entrepreneur Patrick Powers…

Networking is probably one of the most misunderstood and underrated skills. Some people think it’s just about mingling and some people think it’s about getting a chance to get in front of someone they can sell to. But this completely wrong and the latter is extremely counter productive. Done the correct way networking is probably […]

The CV – Your Shop Window.

Having spent the last number of years in commercial recruitment and before that in HR, I have seen my fair share of CVs. I have read them , corrected them, rewritten them and at times had to shred them. ( Sorry…but it’s true.) When I opened the post or my inbox on any given day, […]

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; […]

Getting the most out of a recruitment agency as a job seeker

Dear Job-seeker,  Getting the most from the recruitment agency you decide to use is often not a simple process. With the market place saturated with good candidates, and not too many jobs, please find below our ‘insiders guide’ to getting the most out of your recruitment agency experience! Please report back, any conflicting stories you have […]

Angel Delight – A guide to top Angel investors

We all know who the Dragons Den Investors are don’t we? Willing to Invest their own money in exchange for business capital…. However from 1st time Entrepreneurs to seasoned startup and business professionals, you don’t need to appear on TV and deal with the lights and camera’s to get the action of some much needed business […]

The Coolest / Try hard office spaces in the World?

The Coolest / Try hard office spaces in the World? Someones Ying is another person’s Yang. What works for one person, might not for another and this can be said for the following collection of office spaces and interiors. One could argue that by trying to be cool, they are nothing of the sort – […]

Body Language at Interview – The Employable’s Top Tips

Body Language at Interviews… So you’ve managed it! You’ve secured an interview. They want to meet you! You’ve spent hours perfecting your CV, researching the company and preparing for the interview. But the reality is that you could potentially ruin it all as soon as you walk into the interview room through poor body language. […]

How to Answer “Tell Us About Yourself ” – TheEmployable Interview Tips

“So then….Tell us About Yourself…..” Despite being one of the most frequently asked questions at interview and many interviews actually opening with this very question, many candidates do not pay as much attention to how they answer this question as perhaps they should. Don’t be fooled into thinking that this is simply a nice little opener […]

Top tips for graduates – how to succeed in life!

Taking a look at the news this week, it’s hard not to get carried away by the stream of economic despair that again seems to be hitting the UK. UK unemployment rises again, talk of double dip recession…again, youth unemployment up….again, business closures and redundancies….again; the déjà vu of this never ending recession hits again. Having […]

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