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How to be a more productive freelancer – increase your efficiency with these helpful tips

Be honest. When you first became a freelancer and began working for yourself, did you envisage rolling out of bed at midday, working in your PJs and picking up jobs when you needed them? Or is that the image your friends and family have created? Ask any freelancer and they’ll tell you that working for […]

How to Choose the Right Type of School

Choosing the right type of college is the first step towards beginning an academic path that will lead to a rewarding career. However, when a person first begins to explore the types of schools that are available, it can be hard to narrow them down to the right one that will help them to achieve […]

First Job Interview – Basic Tips

Going for a job interview can be a scary enough prospect for most of us, but if it’s your first ever job interview, it can be even worse. However like every other aspect of jobseeking, if you put a little effort in, it can be so much easier to handle. If you’re just about to […]

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 […]

4 Ways Working Abroad Can Make You More Employable

Given the highly competitive nature of the British job market, it’s no surprise individuals are doing whatever they can to get ahead of the competition. Whether it’s further education, extra training, unpaid internships or volunteer positions, we’ll do it — as long as it means standing out from the crowd and getting closer to that […]

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; […]

How to Become a Dental Hygienist

Fancy a career that you can really get your teeth into?  Have a particular interest in oral hygiene or ‘mouth maintenance’ ?  Then this just might be the post for you!  You may not be 100% sure about what a dental hygienist (also known as an oral health practitioner) actually does. However, to put it […]

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 […]

Tech companies you might be proud to work for

In this day and age, just getting into work is something worth celebrating; but once you’re in a new role for a few months and have become fully acclimatised to your new surroundings, you might be able to gauge whether or not you like what you do for a living. At the same time, you […]

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