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LinkedIn or CV: what’s best for your job search?

One of the biggest, most frequently banded-about pieces of advice dispensed to job hunters at the moment is: ‘ensure that your LinkedIn profile is up to date’. While most senior executives will probably possess a LinkedIn profile, this statement can … Continue reading

Omitting age from a CV can help job prospects

A new survey has suggested that many employers remain oblivious to the fact that rejecting a candidate based on their age is illegal discrimination, after a proportion of older individuals said they thought their age had been held against them. … Continue reading

‘Relevance’ and ‘difference’ entices recruiters to read CVs, experts say

A good CV or LinkedIn profile should include information that’s important to recruiters, according to a careers expert writing for forbes.com. In an attempt to establish what makes the ‘perfect’ CV, Lisa Quast spoke to industry professionals and discovered that pushed-for-time recruiters search … Continue reading

How to reflect an executive CV on a LinkedIn profile

One of the top tips given to any executive when they are looking for a new job is to ensure their LinkedIn profile is up to date. For many, this is interpreted as refreshing and uploading their CV; adding their … Continue reading

Employers urged not to categorise staff or recruits

Generational categories have changed and should not be used to define employees nor potential new hires, recruiter.co.uk reports. That’s the opinion of Linda Gratton, leader of the Future of Work Research Consortium. The business researcher and author claims that categories … Continue reading

Managers behave ‘unethically’ to get ahead, new survey reveals

New research has revealed that a third of managers ‘ditch ethics’ in order to progress at work, hrmagazine.co.uk reports. A study by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has discovered that 30 per cent of managers routinely work in ways that … Continue reading

Wednesday lunchtime identified as ‘best time’ for a job interview

A new survey has revealed Wednesday lunchtime to be the best time to have a job interview in terms of success rates, recruiter.co.uk reports. The professionally-written CV has done the job and secured an interview, but according to employment consultancy … Continue reading

Who are CV writing services aimed at?

How many people groan at the prospect of updating their curriculum vitae? Nearly all of them, no doubt. It is one of those jobs that is painstakingly slow, yet requires concentration, good recall and the ability to succinctly convey exactly … Continue reading

Competition for jobs still highest in the North

A report on the British job market has found that while the overall number of vacancies is growing, competition for roles is highest in the North of England, express.co.uk writes. Information compiled by online recruitment site, Adzuna revealed that vacancies rose … Continue reading

Experts dispense helpful job-hunting tips

It’s difficult to secure a new role in the current jobs market but fortunately, some experts have shared some vital tips. For senior executives, according to hcamag.com, the number one piece of advice is to ‘adopt modern recruitment practices’. Unlike … Continue reading

What could I gain from a free CV review?

FOR HIGH LEVEL EXECs Formalised CVs have been used as part of the recruitment process since the 1950s, though can trace their origins back to Leonardo Da Vinci, apparently. You’d think with some many years to get them right, modern-day … Continue reading

More resignations implies job market recovery

A new study by XpertHR claims that an increase in the number of voluntary resignations received across the public and private sectors could indicate the jobs market is starting to recover, personneltoday.com reports. Figures from XpertHR’s 2013 labour turnover report show that … Continue reading

Job opportunities rise in May

The latest Reed Job Index indicates positivity in the UK’s jobs market, with activity picking up in May, recruiter.co.uk reports. The May 2013 index reveals that the market is ‘at its healthiest since 2008’, where the number of vacancies advertised … Continue reading

Volunteering hailed as a great way to boost the CV

The importance of volunteering in terms of career progression has been highlighted by a – now employed – advocate, mirror.co.uk reports. All job hunters will attest that finding a new role in the present economic climate is tricky, hence many are … Continue reading

Top talent deems UK second most attractive working destination

Increasing numbers of ‘high-flying’ professionals are choosing to work in the UK, according to a new study.   Research carried out by recruitment consultancy, Hydrogen entitled: ‘Global Professionals of the Move 2013’, discovered that after the USA, Great Britain has become the … Continue reading

Up to 75 per cent of French recruiters still favour graphology

Huge numbers of French companies are still using a hand-writing analysis called ‘graphology’ to determine candidates’ character traits during the recruitment process, bbc.co.uk reports. British job hunters probably don’t realise just how good they’ve got it when compared with their … Continue reading

Queues form as hundreds seek shopping centre jobs

Hundreds of people have queued up at a jobs fair in Hampshire, eager to land one of 1,000 positions at a new retail centre, bbc.co.uk reports. The Whiteley Shopping Centre, situated near Southampton, recently underwent an £84 million redevelopment and is … Continue reading

‘Unemployed’ among the words that shouldn’t appear on a CV

‘Unemployed’ has been named one of the words that those seeking financial positions should never state on their CV, hereisthecity.com reports. It and several others have been hailed CV ‘no-nos’ by worldwide banking recruitment site, eFinancialCareers and emphasised as ones … Continue reading

Naughty postcard ‘teaser’ campaign wins grad 12,000 profile views

An unemployed media production graduate has launched an innovative, if not cheeky, campaign to get his CV noticed, mancunianmatters.co.uk reports. Myke Hamilton from Altrincham had been searching for work since January but to no avail. Reluctant to sign on, the talented … Continue reading

HR directors using video interviews more frequently to fill skilled professional roles

Almost nine in ten HR directors believe it is ‘somewhat or very challenging’ to recruit skilled professionals, resulting in an increase in the use of video interviews, relocatemagazine.com reports. A survey of British HR directors by business stationery and furniture provider … Continue reading

Study finds 51 applicants for each vacancy in Hull

A new survey has revealed the best and worst places in the UK to find a job, emphasising the importance of differentiating your application, ft.com reports. An analysis of job vacancies per city by online jobsite Adzuna, discovered that competition … Continue reading

More people find work via social media networks, survey finds

The importance of social networks in the job hunting process has been emphasised in new research carried out by an online recruiter, hrmagazine.co.uk reports. As 2013 begins, millions of Brits are expected to tweak their CV and start looking for a new … Continue reading

Twenty per cent lie on their CV, survey finds

New research has revealed that one one in five job applicants lie on their CV, telegraph.co.uk reports. A survey of 25,000 Brits by job site Staffbay found that some 20 per cent will lie on their CV to get ahead … Continue reading

LinkedIn or CV: what’s best for your job search?

One of the biggest, most frequently banded-about pieces of advice dispensed to job hunters at the moment is: ‘ensure that your LinkedIn profile is up to date’. While most senior executives will probably possess a LinkedIn profile, this statement can … Continue reading

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Omitting age from a CV can help job prospects

A new survey has suggested that many employers remain oblivious to the fact that rejecting a candidate based on their age is illegal discrimination, after a proportion of older individuals said they thought their age had been held against them. … Continue reading

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‘Relevance’ and ‘difference’ entices recruiters to read CVs, experts say

A good CV or LinkedIn profile should include information that’s important to recruiters, according to a careers expert writing for forbes.com. In an attempt to establish what makes the ‘perfect’ CV, Lisa Quast spoke to industry professionals and discovered that pushed-for-time recruiters search … Continue reading

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How to reflect an executive CV on a LinkedIn profile

One of the top tips given to any executive when they are looking for a new job is to ensure their LinkedIn profile is up to date. For many, this is interpreted as refreshing and uploading their CV; adding their … Continue reading

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Employers urged not to categorise staff or recruits

Generational categories have changed and should not be used to define employees nor potential new hires, recruiter.co.uk reports. That’s the opinion of Linda Gratton, leader of the Future of Work Research Consortium. The business researcher and author claims that categories … Continue reading

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Managers behave ‘unethically’ to get ahead, new survey reveals

New research has revealed that a third of managers ‘ditch ethics’ in order to progress at work, hrmagazine.co.uk reports. A study by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has discovered that 30 per cent of managers routinely work in ways that … Continue reading

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Wednesday lunchtime identified as ‘best time’ for a job interview

A new survey has revealed Wednesday lunchtime to be the best time to have a job interview in terms of success rates, recruiter.co.uk reports. The professionally-written CV has done the job and secured an interview, but according to employment consultancy … Continue reading

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Who are CV writing services aimed at?

How many people groan at the prospect of updating their curriculum vitae? Nearly all of them, no doubt. It is one of those jobs that is painstakingly slow, yet requires concentration, good recall and the ability to succinctly convey exactly … Continue reading

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Competition for jobs still highest in the North

A report on the British job market has found that while the overall number of vacancies is growing, competition for roles is highest in the North of England, express.co.uk writes. Information compiled by online recruitment site, Adzuna revealed that vacancies rose … Continue reading

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Experts dispense helpful job-hunting tips

It’s difficult to secure a new role in the current jobs market but fortunately, some experts have shared some vital tips. For senior executives, according to hcamag.com, the number one piece of advice is to ‘adopt modern recruitment practices’. Unlike … Continue reading

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What could I gain from a free CV review?

FOR HIGH LEVEL EXECs Formalised CVs have been used as part of the recruitment process since the 1950s, though can trace their origins back to Leonardo Da Vinci, apparently. You’d think with some many years to get them right, modern-day … Continue reading

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More resignations implies job market recovery

A new study by XpertHR claims that an increase in the number of voluntary resignations received across the public and private sectors could indicate the jobs market is starting to recover, personneltoday.com reports. Figures from XpertHR’s 2013 labour turnover report show that … Continue reading

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Job opportunities rise in May

The latest Reed Job Index indicates positivity in the UK’s jobs market, with activity picking up in May, recruiter.co.uk reports. The May 2013 index reveals that the market is ‘at its healthiest since 2008’, where the number of vacancies advertised … Continue reading

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Volunteering hailed as a great way to boost the CV

The importance of volunteering in terms of career progression has been highlighted by a – now employed – advocate, mirror.co.uk reports. All job hunters will attest that finding a new role in the present economic climate is tricky, hence many are … Continue reading

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Top talent deems UK second most attractive working destination

Increasing numbers of ‘high-flying’ professionals are choosing to work in the UK, according to a new study.   Research carried out by recruitment consultancy, Hydrogen entitled: ‘Global Professionals of the Move 2013’, discovered that after the USA, Great Britain has become the … Continue reading

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Up to 75 per cent of French recruiters still favour graphology

Huge numbers of French companies are still using a hand-writing analysis called ‘graphology’ to determine candidates’ character traits during the recruitment process, bbc.co.uk reports. British job hunters probably don’t realise just how good they’ve got it when compared with their … Continue reading

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Queues form as hundreds seek shopping centre jobs

Hundreds of people have queued up at a jobs fair in Hampshire, eager to land one of 1,000 positions at a new retail centre, bbc.co.uk reports. The Whiteley Shopping Centre, situated near Southampton, recently underwent an £84 million redevelopment and is … Continue reading

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‘Unemployed’ among the words that shouldn’t appear on a CV

‘Unemployed’ has been named one of the words that those seeking financial positions should never state on their CV, hereisthecity.com reports. It and several others have been hailed CV ‘no-nos’ by worldwide banking recruitment site, eFinancialCareers and emphasised as ones … Continue reading

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Naughty postcard ‘teaser’ campaign wins grad 12,000 profile views

An unemployed media production graduate has launched an innovative, if not cheeky, campaign to get his CV noticed, mancunianmatters.co.uk reports. Myke Hamilton from Altrincham had been searching for work since January but to no avail. Reluctant to sign on, the talented … Continue reading

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HR directors using video interviews more frequently to fill skilled professional roles

Almost nine in ten HR directors believe it is ‘somewhat or very challenging’ to recruit skilled professionals, resulting in an increase in the use of video interviews, relocatemagazine.com reports. A survey of British HR directors by business stationery and furniture provider … Continue reading

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Study finds 51 applicants for each vacancy in Hull

A new survey has revealed the best and worst places in the UK to find a job, emphasising the importance of differentiating your application, ft.com reports. An analysis of job vacancies per city by online jobsite Adzuna, discovered that competition … Continue reading

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More people find work via social media networks, survey finds

The importance of social networks in the job hunting process has been emphasised in new research carried out by an online recruiter, hrmagazine.co.uk reports. As 2013 begins, millions of Brits are expected to tweak their CV and start looking for a new … Continue reading

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Twenty per cent lie on their CV, survey finds

New research has revealed that one one in five job applicants lie on their CV, telegraph.co.uk reports. A survey of 25,000 Brits by job site Staffbay found that some 20 per cent will lie on their CV to get ahead … Continue reading

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