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How to Interview a Potential Job Candidate

Interviewing is a very important technique as it gauges the abilities of a candidate. An interview helps the concerned authority to take the right decision of selection or rejection of the respective candidate, as the case may be. It is the best way of understanding a complicated situation from the perspective of anoth...15:47 Wed 02nd Jun 2010

How to Write a CV

The job market has always been competitive, but since the recession took hold it seems that hundreds of people are applying for a single position. So what can you do to make yourself stand out from the crowd Your curriculum vitae is the single most important weapon in your armoury when it comes to job hunting. A prospe...15:47 Wed 02nd Jun 2010

50 Top Job Website Links

www.reed.co.uk www.cv-library.co.uk www.monster.co.uk www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk www.jobs.ac.uk www.agencycentral.co.uk www.redgoldfish.co.uk www.onlinejobhunting.co.uk http://www.jobsite.co.uk/ http://www.prospects.ac.uk/cms/ShowPage/Home_page/Applications__CVs_and_interviews/p!eefmd jobs.guardian.co.uk www.j...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Workers Can Benefit From Career Breaks

In most cases, career breaks are the preserve of middle-aged professionals keen to take a respite from the rat race they have been on non-stop for at least a couple of decades and enjoy 12 months of golf or globe-trotting. For most people, walking away from a stable job, particularly in the current economic climate, is...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Staying In Touch With The Boss While Away Is Key To A Successful Career

While many of us love our job and enjoy time at the workplace it's likely that, only the keenest jobsworths would check their work emails or voice messages while sunning themselves on a beach on their summer holidays, and many women may be tempted to cut off all communication with their place of work for the total dura...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Workers Reaping The Benefits Of Flexible Working

Not so long ago, the majority of office workers were tied down to a strict regime, compelled to punch in and punch out of their places of work and be visible to their bosses at all times. Fortunately, however, technology and travel industry improvements mean that being close to a place of work is no longer a top prior...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Humility Pays Off In Job Interviews

When it comes to succeeding, determination and a strong sense of faith in one's own abilities can often be just as effective as a finely-polished CV. However, the line between confidence and arrogance can easily be blurred and it is a much safer option to err on the side of caution and pull the reigns in a bit. A firm...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Ditch the pretence: most jobs don’t need all this window dressing

It was watching again ‘The Spy who came in from the Cold’ that set me thinking.  In the old film, starring Richard Burton, Burton’s character Alec Leamas goes under cover playing a washed up ex-spy on the skids. As part of his cover story, Leamas lands a job in a local London library.  Set ...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

A Girls Guide To Escaping The Dole Queue

As we women spend most of our lives shopping we are used to long queues, but the dole queue is one line we don’t want to be frittering our time away in. Unemployment is a huge worry in the UK, as a direct result of the recession, with the number of people claiming the dole at around 1.16 million – including...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Switching Career Paths Can Be An Option For All Of Us

Although many of us are lucky enough to have a stable long term job, some are not so fortunate. Whether they have only temporary contracts or in the worst case have been made redundant many people have found themselves without a job. While some see this as a problem others can look past the difficulties and see an oppo...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Not All Dads Can Quit Work

Thanks to a combination of increased government intervention, growing levels of sympathy among employers and the rise of technology enabling employees to work remotely, a significant proportion of women are now able to successfully juggle a career and a young family. However, when it comes to benefiting from flexible ...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Unemployment Fears

Unemployment as a whole has seen a turn for the worst in recent months; however unemployment among young people has been especially acute, as firms cut jobs to reduce costs in the downturn. Fear of unemployment: Worries surrounding unemployment stem from statistics, which show that the jobless rate increased to a sho...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Recruitment Agencies

Agencies are sometimes a good way to make the job hunting process a painless one. As many large companies and institutions recruit through agencies signing up to a job or recruitment agency is a good idea. Choosing an agency can be a tricky decision – some will work with specific industries and may therefore h...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Temporary Work

Temporary work usually involves either being contracted or working freelance. There are certain advantages to working as a freelancer or a contractor – usually they allow you to move around and see the world while sometimes offering flexible hours. If you are considering becoming a contracted worker or a freelanc...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Translating Job Adverts

When hunting down your perfect job it can sometimes seem that job adverts are designed to make it as hard as possible. Sometimes they seem to be written in their own language – one in which you have yet to be initiated! Some of the jargon used in job adverts is designed to save time and space and has an agreed me...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Volunteer Work

Many of us have thought about volunteering, but very few of us actually get out there to do it. Because, while it is a fine idea to do something good and helpful for others or society on a wider level, we often find the idea less appealing once we’ve finished a hard day’s work! Why Volunteer Voluntee...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Working Part Time

More and more of us are opting out of the traditional nine to five, five-days-a-week job and instead attempting to find more flexible working conditions. For some this means changing from full time work to part-time work. Most employees are open to the idea of flexible working even if they do not currently offer it as ...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Jobseekers Benefit From A Second Language

Many of us have found ourselves sitting in an office reception with three or four other people waiting for the nod to go in for an important job interview. However, how many us of have sat there and realised that although all the people in the room are probably similarly qualified as you are but that one of them has go...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Staying Happy At Work

We all sometimes find ourselves not enjoying work. Sometimes this is because we are having trouble at work with certain colleagues or we do not feel appreciated – maybe it is time to move on and try something new. It might of course, just be the time of year or something in your personal life which is getting you...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Searching For A Job During Holiday Season

While waiting for any response from a job application is an exercise in anxiety this can be especially true during the holiday season. With the plethora of holidays and vacations being taken at this time the job application and review process can take much longer than it usually would. On top of absence of some of the ...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

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