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The top ten interview mistakes Read more »

The top ten interview mistakes

If you have recently come out of an important job interview thinking that you could have done better or if you are constantly failing to get through to the second round of interviews you may need to think again about your interview technique. Here’s my…

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…

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Should you pay to have job interview coaching?

You’ve got an important job interview coming up and you can’t afford to mess up. Would you consider paying a professional coach to help you with your interview ‘technique’ and therefore improve your chances of being offered a job? It’s quite surprising how many people…

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 get a graduate job Read more »

How to get a graduate job

Recent research indicates that graduates applying to some of the UK’s leading employers stand a much better chance of being offered a job if they have already had some work experience with the same organisation – either through internships, industrial placements or vacation work. In…

Age discrimination isn't the default for employers Read more »

Age discrimination isn’t the default for employers

I often speak to people looking for careers advice who complain that they can’t find a job because they are too old; rather alarmingly some of these people are in their forties. Like many people, I’ve always assumed that as you get older, it gets…

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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Do you really need to go to university?

This Wednesday saw the release of the Select Committee’s Report on Career Guidance which “examines the impact of the new duty on schools to provide independent and impartial careers guidance for young people”. The Education Committee Chair Graham Stuart MP says “We want face-to-face guidance…

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In the news on Monday was a new scheme proposed by Labour to offer the long-term unemployed a guarantee of a six-month job.   Of course with Labour in opposition this idea is only hypothetical however it does lead to a broader question for job hunters;…

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It’s all about you!

Next time you log into your computer call up Google, or any other search engine, and type your name into the search box. What do you find? Well it’s an interesting question because that’s precisely what many recruiters do when they have a candidate for…

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