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Sabbaticals are a chance to give yourself some space and perspective. Many use these “grown-up gap years,” to reconsider their work-life balance and to ask themselves some questions about the career path they have followed and the corporate ladder they are currently on. There is nothing worse than climbing ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Questions to Ask Your Job Interviewer

At the end of a job interview there is usually a chance to ask your employer some questions about the business. Many of us, when we are not prepared, simply go blank and quickly attempt to think of decent question to ask – this is no way the best way to come across professional! With careful planning and an un...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

What to Do After A Job Interview

What to Do After A Job Interview Often after a job interview we find ourselves at a bit of a loss, we are unsure of what to do exactly – should we sit by the phone and wait Or should we be immediately sending out more job applications Simply sitting back and waiting for the job to land in your lap is a little ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Career Development Tips

Career development includes any way in which you want to change your job situation or improve your working life. This could mean finding yourself a better position within the company or changing career altogether. Here are a few tips for moving your career on in one way or another: Be Visible for Promotion Whi...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

What is Unfair Dismissal

Unfair dismissal is, to put it bluntly, when your employer terminates your contract without fair reason. Equally you can claim the reason was fair but the way the dismissal was conducted was unsatisfactory – you are protected by law against either of these situations. Top 5 Reasons for Dismissal There are f...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Writing A Resignation Letter

Leaving a job can be stressful, especially during the weeks when you’re still making up your mind – the sense of immediate betrayal can be a bit much. Once you’ve decided to escape one of the best ways to finally build up courage to hand in your notice is writing the resignation letter. It helps you s...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Work and Depression

Many of us can find work depressing; especially in the winter months when it is dark outside and the evenings are becoming colder. Some depression can be directly linked to work however and should be dealt with as soon as possible – many do not because of a fear of derailing their career, and this is a big mistak...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Types of Benefits and Bonuses

One of the best ways for a company to get employees on side is to offer a series of benefits and bonuses related to performance – simply paying staff more money never seems to do the trick. Combining benefits and bonuses is a great way to keep employees happy, and if you are an employee you should try and take fu...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Salary Checklist

While most of us would like to claim that the reason we crawl out of bed in the morning is because of job satisfaction and the sheer joy of heading to work – this is not the case. It almost always boils down to the money – you need it and your boss is willing to give it to you for your skills. With our sal...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

How To Resign From A Job

We all come to a point during our working lives when we see a dead-end looming ahead, most of us decide, at this point, to leave. This may be because you need a change, or circumstances within your workplace have made it impossible and unpleasant to work there, either way you need to know the right way to say goodbye w...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Dealing with Rejection Letters

Rejection is never going to be a good thing. Even if we try our hardest to be cheerful and positive throughout the whole of the job application and interview process we will still be knocked back by the rejection letter sitting on our doormat. After reading you were “not successful,” on “this occasion...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

How To Combine A Career And Higher Education

Once upon a time it used to be you finished education, you found a job you were willing to put up with and waited it out until retirement. This model is of course, completely unworkable in the modern world. The world itself is changing into one where it is unacceptable to be standing still, with the rush of technology ...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Job Interview Tips

Anyone looking for work will know that there are few things more stressful than waiting for a job interview – one of these happens to be the actual interview itself! While it can be stressful planning for an interview, following our tips will hopefully help you through the planning process without causing any lar...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Job Search Tips

Looking for a job can be hard work – it feels impossible to get motivated and get out there searching when you’ve just lost your job. Your confidence can be knocked and you can end up expecting less because you feel like you have less to offer. This is the worst time to give up on yourself! Finding a new jo...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

What to Focus on in Your CV

What to Focus on in Your CV We all know the fear of having to fill in a CV; at first it begins with sense of depression that, for all your achievements, you still cannot think of enough to fill in one side of A4 to convince someone you are useful. After this initial stage, and once you start writing, you come to rea...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Dress To Impress To Get The X Factor At Job Interviews

Like it or not, when it comes to taking on new staff, employers are all too often looking for someone who fits the part just as much as they are looking for someone with the relevant skills and qualifications. Normal professionals and job-seekers are under pressure to look good, particularly now that the growing popul...16:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Employability Is Not All About A Degree

The employability of a candidate does not rest entirely on their degree, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). While the REC does not necessarily advocate by-passing formal education, it is urging secondary school pupils to broaden their skills set beyond their undergraduate qualifications. ...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Jobs Market Set To Remain Tough

Many of us have found it hard to make ends meet during the recession but most of us have retained our jobs. For those who have been unlucky enough to have been made redundant getting back into employment can be the hardest job of all. The employment market is tough and trading will remain difficult even after the reces...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Firms Should Explore Talent Pool During Recession

Firms should be exploring the growing talent pool available to them during the recession, one expert has advised. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), now is a good time for firms to reassess who they are hiring and make the most of the increasing number of people looking for work....16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Pensions Debt 'Risked By The Self-Employed'

Although most of us work for other people there is a large number of the population who work for themselves. There are many reasons for this, perhaps they find it more fulfilling doing what they love on their own terms or perhaps they have always wanted the freedom to work by themselves. Whatever the reason there is no...16:36 Mon 24th May 2010

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