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Using the Social Media in your job search Read more »

Using the Social Media in your job search

A new study from Chadwick Martin Bailey and iModerate Research Technologies shows that 60% of Facebook fans and 79% of Twitter followers are more likely to buy brands that they follow through social media. You can assume that many recruiters also are more likely to…

Stand out from the crowd! Read more »

Stand out from the crowd!

With a new study claiming that an average of four people chase every job vacancy in the UK it’s time to think about how you can make your job applications stand out from the crowd. The study which was conducted by Unison reveals that the…

How to start your career change Read more »

How to start your career change

There’s no question that some sectors of the job market are stagnant at the moment. Recent news of redundancies at UBS and Barclayssuggest that jobs in the banking industry are going to be few and far between for the foreseeable future. Equally, public-sector recruitment is down in many…

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Job hunters are being tracked online

Do you really need a traditional, two-page, paper CV in this day and age to find a job? It’s an interesting question and one I’m not sure I should be asking, seeing as I spend some of my professional life writing CVs for my coaching clients.…

Searching for a job overseas Read more »

Searching for a job overseas

A recently published report from the Home Office reveals that executives and senior managers are leaving the UK at the rate of 1500 every week. And with almost daily news of redundancies, and city job numbers expected to hit a 20 year low next year,…

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Five steps to get back to work

Richard is an experienced manager with a good degree in Computer Science. He’s a qualified Project Manager and he’s been searching for a new job for over six months. During that time he’s applied for over fifty jobs and he hasn’t had a single interview.…

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How can I get headhunted?

You need to be visible in order to attract the attention of a recruiter or headhunter. Networking, using social media (Twitter and Facebook) and using LinkedIn are very good ways for you to increase your presence and therefore become a potential target for a headhunter.…

Ten steps to your next job Read more »

Ten steps to your next job

Ten steps to your next job At the beginning of your job search you need to get into a positive frame of mind. Yes, the market is tough but there are jobs out there.  With determination and a good understanding of how to manage a…

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Recession what recession?

According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) one in ten Computer Science graduates are currently unemployed and apparently unable to find work. However a very interesting survey came up in the news recently which shows that despite these figures there are presently 2,697 tech…

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General guidelines for writing a personal statement

Explain why you are applying for this particular job. If you are going to mention personal interests and hobbies then try to link them to the skills and experience required for the job. For example being captain of your university football team suggests that you…

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