Careers advice

  • Sometimes job-seeking is as much about bravery as ability. You may have a great CV boasting experience, excellent qualifications, and superb contacts, but if it’s not being noticed by the employer in the stack of applications, then you may as well send in a blank sheet.
  • The UK’s automotive industry is experiencing a period of growth, which is expected to peak with an all-time vehicle production high within three years – and that should have a positive effect on employment opportunities.
  • Contemplating a change of job, or even career, is a common situation that many people find themselves in during their lifetime – at least once, and possibly several times.
  • Would you be willing to work hard, perhaps without money, to show your dedication to a career? Read the benefits of working as an intern.
  • From June 30th the rules around working hours changed to mean that employees now potentially have the right to change the way they work.
  • Fifteen per cent of the total UK workforce is now categorised as self-employed – the highest percentage in 40 years and two per cent higher than at the height of the economic crisis in 2008 – 4.6 million compared to 3.9 million.
  • So - you’ve made it through your trial period and you’ve finally found yourself in a fantastic job, that hopefully you see yourself in for a while. Settling into a role is still tricky though, even if it’s your dream job-So how can you perform to your highest ability?
  • Making a great first impression on your first day at a new job is so important, not just for building great relationships with colleagues, but also for establishing trust and proving you’ve got what it takes.
  • If you have made the decision that a university education is not for you, but are torn between entering the world of employment and continuing to learn in some capacity, then an Apprenticeship could be perfect.
  • People who have been unemployed for more than two years will face a cut in their benefits unless they comply with new rules that came into effect at the end of April.
  • Recent government statistics for the UK jobs market show that for the first quarter of 2014, unemployment across the country has fallen.
  • The UK is emerging from the longest recession on record, which is great news for anyone looking for work. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) recent figures show that output is up in all sectors and that means that there is greater choice in the jobs market.
  • Most companies have heard of display advertising but have very rarely used it, especially when recruiting for a new role.
  • Jobstoday is aware that recruitment advertising is not a case of “one size fits all.” That’s why we provide a range of online advertising tools that overcome the issues encountered by many businesses when recruiting for new staff.
  • Here are the top 5 questions to quickly assess a potential hire’s personality, business acumen, passion for your industry and, most importantly, whether they’re the right person for the job.
  • When people ask us about the best way to conduct the recruitment process we always urge them to focus on what they’re trying to achieve, and then KISS… keep it short and simple.
  • As all good recruiters know, finding the right employee for the right job can transform a company and change the way it operates forever.
  • UK employers who don’t hire people from Britain’s growing older population could suffer drastic skills shortages over the coming decade.
  • We decided to take a look at a number of recruitment clangers to see if there was any insight that we could glean from these errors of judgement.