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Perhaps you are a student that is approaching a break in their studying schedule with Christmas soon to be here.
And as students are usually stereotyped, they seem to generally lack the funds to look after themselves whilst at university, let alone buy Christmas presents for their friends and family.
Here we are going to give you some tips that might help you if you are looking for a job to help with your funds over the next couple of months or so. Continue reading
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A recruitment agency will work as the middle man between you and any companies you are looking to gain employment with. When a job opportunity arises the agency will find the best people they have on their books and put them forward for the role.
A recruitment agency can specialise in any work-related industry. They will receive a job description from a company that have a specific role to fill, which will lead to the agency drawing up a shortlist of suitable candidates and their CV’s from everyone they have on their database.
The prospective employer will then pick the CV’s that take their fancy and ask the agency to set up interviews with these selected people. Continue reading
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Looking for a new job is very much like going shopping for a new car. You have at least a rough idea of what it is you’re looking for, a list of requirements that absolutely must be met, several optional extras that would make it particularly appealing and thoughts of just where to start looking.
What’s more, however, is there’s also good and bad times to start looking for both, whether you truly realise it or not.
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For interviews with companies based a long way away, it’s become standard practice to conduct interviews via video conferencing software such as Skype.
Video interviews combine the best elements of phone and face-to-face interviews. You can talk to your future employer from your living room or home office – and yet still make use of visual clues that we know are so important in any interaction.
Though there are so many similarities between a Skype interview and a live one, there are a number of rules and best practices to keep in mind when you do one.
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A cover letter is just as much important to you being successful in your job hunt as a CV is; make sure you put your maximum effort in to writing it.
Your cover letter shows off your writing skills a lot more than your CV does – so if you are applying for a job where your writing is an essential aspect then make sure you take the time to write it in a professional manner.
It should give that personal touch that your curriculum vitae will lack, stating why you should receive the job in question and why you are suitable for it.
Try to make it no longer than one side of an A4 sheet of paper, and no shorter than half a sheet. You don’t want to give your prospective employer too much to read, but at the same time if you write too little then they won’t get a feel of how you are as a person. Continue reading
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The last few years haven’t been easy for many of us. The job market has seen enormous changes, mostly for the worse, as employment has massively dropped and the concept of job security has, for all but a few, dissolved.
In response to the new state of affairs, outplacement is a range of services that have become ever more popular
In fact, if you are a business owner or executive who has to let employees go, you may be interested to know that outplacement is considered by many to be a standard service for companies to offer.
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Job interviews are challenging at the best of times, but sometimes you’re asked a question that really throws you for a loop.
Whether it deals with something irrelevant, personal, or just plain surreal, there are some questions that leave job candidates not just confused, but sometimes angry.
Interviewers and HR staff rarely come up with questions just to catch you out though – the hope is usually that you’ll come up with an answer that really helps them narrow down that pool of candidates.