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Unspoken obstacles faced by mature candidates – Seven Elephants in the Room

Age stereotypes and objections are commonly held by employers. They’re present at very interview, being ignored, but influencing the decision makers. The challenge is to acknowledge and understand each elephant and then respond in a positive way. Here’s how: 1. Older people won’t work for a younger manager, or with a younger team This is […]

What to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer

What to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer Well done! You’ve been offered a job! Whether you’ve been looking for a job for a while or it’s simply the first job you’ve applied for, there’s a real sense of achievement in being deemed the ‘successful’ candidate and being offered the job. It’d be of course […]

Self-Promotion Part 3: Introduce Yourself with Confidence – Guest Post Part 3 by Robin McKay Bell

Robin McKay Bell is a respected author and voice, on the subjects of Age and Employment. For the last two month’s Robin has been writing a series of blog posts, on the subject of coping with redundancy and the story you have to tell. Click here to read Robins other posts for TheEmployable.   Check put Self-Promotion Part […]

How to become an air traffic controller

For some, it’s their dream job but for others, their worst nightmare – the role of air traffic controller is not without its pleasures, but is surely one of the most highly intense and stressful of widely available careers. We are all familiar with their role in aviation… they schedule and guide the takeoff and […]

How to write a CV – some top-tips on what your CV really says about you…

How to write a CV –  some top-tips on what your CV really says about you… If your CV is your shop window, then the obvious question is ‘what are you selling’ and ‘are your products on display?’ A little suggestive perhaps, but the truth is that as a recruiter, you spend no more than […]

Re-entering the job market – Job Search tips…

Re-entering the job market – Job Search tips… Just over 3 weeks ago, TheEmployable published its first e-book “How to Search and Apply for Jobs”…Now we offer you a sneak peek at one of the Chapters that we feature in the book; Niche Job-seeking advice, and in this article we concentrate on job seekers who […]

Top Tips for Job Searching

One of the most frustrating elements of getting a job is of course the “job search’ itself. In an attempt to perhaps ease that frustration somewhat, we have put together a list of our “Top Tips for Job Searching”. These are not listed in any particular order and the key thing is that you really […]

5 Steps to get onto the Teaching Assistant ladder

Being a teaching assistant is possibly one of the most rewarding careers that anyone can opt for. Working within a classroom setting, you can work with students on a one to one basis, or in small groups. You can help students with additional needs to reach significant milestones, and you can also challenge more able […]

Things you can do NOW to get a new job in January!

Things you can do NOW to get a new job in January! ‘Tis the season to be jolly… ’tis also the season when the vast majority of job hunters take a break and rest back on their laurels – after all no employers will be looking at job applications over Christmas and new year! Never […]

How to deal with Multiple Job Offers

It’s admittedly not a problem that every jobseeker has to face, however it’s still one which merits quite a bit of thought in order to determine the right outcome. What ‘problem’ are we referring to, you may ask – it’s that old chestnut – the multiple job offer. So what should you do if you get […]

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