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      Today is ‘career move Monday’, will you be seeking a new job?

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      The first working Monday of the year has consistently seen a spike in job seekers, new research has found. Year-on-year job search engine Adzuna.co.uk has reported seeing a 36 per cent uplift in users compared to any average Monday. Web traffic regularly peaks at 1pm on the first working Monday – meaning Brits are using […]

      Half of us search for a new job while at work

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      Half of Brits are searching for new jobs while at their desks, with 49% of job searches via Monster’s mobile app taking place between 9am to 5pm.  ‘Humpday’ blues are also driving the desire to find that dream job, with Wednesday identified as the most popular day of the week for candidates to upload their […]

      What are the worst questions to ask in a job interview

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      Right up there with going to the dentist and sitting an exam has to be the great tradition of going for a job interview. Particularly now it’s September, and recent graduates will be gearing up for this. You sit there, being asked probing questions by someone you’ve never met, trying hard to impress them and […]

      Are you a CV cliché? Analysis of over a million CVs reveals the top buzzwords seen by UK employers

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      Analysis of over 1.1 million UK CVs has revealed the most common CV buzzwords seen by prospective employers. Job search engine Adzuna has scoured through the CVs on its platform to bring to light the UK’s most common job-hunting clichés, revealing the number of CVs in which they appear, and the amount of times the […]

      Top tips for video interviews

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      With the rise of online conferencing platforms such as Skype and FaceTime, video interviews for prospective candidates has never been more popular. Once reserved just for international recruitment, video interviews ease the scheduling burden at a fraction of the cost for both recruiter and candidate. Simon Adams, regional director for specialist teaching recruitment firm Teach […]

      Skills shortages on the rise

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      Three quarters of recruitment leaders expect to see skills shortages within sectors they operate in over the next two years, according to the latest research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). The findings, which are reported in the trade association’s 2018 Market Survey, also reveal this figure increases to 87 per cent for […]

      3 tips for writing a thank you letter following an interview

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      Employers will likely see many faces come and go when they’re looking for a new hire, so following up after an interview is a key factor in making yourself stand out. One important step to take immediately is to send a thank you letter that re-enforces your enthusiasm for the role. Here are some tips […]

      Job hunting treated like booking a holiday

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      The trend for checking reviews before making significant purchases is filtering into the world of work and job hunting, according to new research by global resourcing specialist BPS World. The research found that job seekers are increasingly reliant on researching their potential employers online and keen to have a number of job offers on the […]

      The other side of a recruitment agency

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      Recruitment agencies are designed to help connect companies with potential employees, but occasionally they can prove to be a road block for PAs, as Adam Russell discovered first hand “I had a **** of a day yesterday”… “You need to get off your high horse, why should I drop everything for you?” This is how […]

      Almost 40% of Millennials are choosing their careers based on TV

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      TV is playing a major role in helping the younger generation make career choices as a study reveals that 39% of Millennials have been inspired to take up a profession based on a TV show. Medical and police procedurals top the country’s favourite programmes to watch, with lawyers, police officers and doctors topping the most […]