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Always keep Linkedin profile up-to-date, urges expert

It’s not enough to simply set-up a Linkedin profile with the hope of it catching the eye of a recruiter – it has to show an up-to-date reflection of someone’s achievements and skills.  This is the view of David Culley, a recruitment … Continue reading

Older job seekers told to treat age as experience during interviews

Older job seekers have been informed that by treating their age as a way of demonstrating their experience in a job interview, they may stand more of a chance of impressing their potential employer. Careers expert Tricia Phillips recently joined forces … Continue reading

Eight in ten employers sift through candidates’ social media profiles

Job seekers have been urged to spring clean their Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles, following a study which claims that most employers will take to social media to find out more information about their candidates. Taking the example of the sector in … Continue reading

Social media paves the way for more honesty in job applications

The increased involvement of social media in recruitment is encouraging job applicants to be more honest with their skills and qualifications, according to new research. Recruitment firm Hyphen has witnessed a rise in employers advertising their jobs via sites like Facebook and … Continue reading

City lawyer suspended after lying about qualifications on CV

A city lawyer that lied about attending two of the world’s top universities on his CV has been suspended from the profession for three years, reports telegraph.co.uk. Dennis O’Riordan falsely claimed that he obtained qualifications from Oxford and Harvard Universities in order … Continue reading

Choose LinkedIn groups carefully, urges expert

LinkedIn gives people the chance to learn everything about a group before they join up, which is why its users should take their time in choosing where they should connect to. That’s according to patch.com writer Satta Sarmah, who says that people should pick … Continue reading

Four crucial ways a CV writer can help you reach the top jobs

You don’t have to so much as apply for a job these days to realise just how competitive the market for top roles has become. With the large number of applicants only increasing with the folding of yesterday’s industry powerhouses, being able to … Continue reading

Expert recommends hand-picking the right skills to feature on IT CVs

When it comes to applying for an IT vacancy, knowing what skills to include on a CV and what to miss out could be the difference between landing a job and being overlooked altogether. That’s according to Pamela Rucker, president of C-Suite advisory firm … Continue reading

Shrinking bonuses forcing London workers to consider other job opportunities

The demise of big bonus culture is causing almost half of London city workers to contemplate moves elsewhere, reports hrmagazine.co.uk. A survey of over 1,100 people from recruitment consultancy Hays found that just over half (55 per cent) either didn’t receive a bonus or saw their rewards … Continue reading

Expert recommends ghost writer approach for cover letter writing

A career advice expert at the Daily Muse has claimed that adopting the role of a ghost writer can help professionals draft out their cover letters. Writing at forbes.com, a representative for the company acknowledged that tweaking a cover letter for every role can be something of … Continue reading

Leadership expert exposes CV myths

Keeping the page count down, applying fancy formatting and avoiding the use of graphs are three of the unwritten rules job seekers feel they have to follow when writing their curriculum vitae.   However, leadership expert Jacquelyn Smith believes candidates could actually do without … Continue reading

Fidgeting can help men land dream job

New research has indicated that while men can benefit from fidgeting to help them relax in a job interview, it has the opposite effect on women. Researchers from the University of Roehampton, in South West London, examined whether foot taps, lip … Continue reading

Interviewees advised to the dress for the job and industry

Job hunters have been told to garner everything they can from their prospective working environment and dress accordingly when they step in for their interview. In his most recent post at business2community.com, fashion writer Ted Corbitt claimed that what candidates wear to their … Continue reading

One in three highest paid jobs found in London

Of the top 10 per cent of earners in Britain, one in three are plying their trade in London.   This is according to analysis from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which also revealed that full-time workers now earn 62 per cent more than … Continue reading

Always keep Linkedin profile up-to-date, urges expert

It’s not enough to simply set-up a Linkedin profile with the hope of it catching the eye of a recruiter – it has to show an up-to-date reflection of someone’s achievements and skills.  This is the view of David Culley, a recruitment … Continue reading

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Older job seekers told to treat age as experience during interviews

Older job seekers have been informed that by treating their age as a way of demonstrating their experience in a job interview, they may stand more of a chance of impressing their potential employer. Careers expert Tricia Phillips recently joined forces … Continue reading

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Eight in ten employers sift through candidates’ social media profiles

Job seekers have been urged to spring clean their Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles, following a study which claims that most employers will take to social media to find out more information about their candidates. Taking the example of the sector in … Continue reading

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Social media paves the way for more honesty in job applications

The increased involvement of social media in recruitment is encouraging job applicants to be more honest with their skills and qualifications, according to new research. Recruitment firm Hyphen has witnessed a rise in employers advertising their jobs via sites like Facebook and … Continue reading

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City lawyer suspended after lying about qualifications on CV

A city lawyer that lied about attending two of the world’s top universities on his CV has been suspended from the profession for three years, reports telegraph.co.uk. Dennis O’Riordan falsely claimed that he obtained qualifications from Oxford and Harvard Universities in order … Continue reading

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Choose LinkedIn groups carefully, urges expert

LinkedIn gives people the chance to learn everything about a group before they join up, which is why its users should take their time in choosing where they should connect to. That’s according to patch.com writer Satta Sarmah, who says that people should pick … Continue reading

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Four crucial ways a CV writer can help you reach the top jobs

You don’t have to so much as apply for a job these days to realise just how competitive the market for top roles has become. With the large number of applicants only increasing with the folding of yesterday’s industry powerhouses, being able to … Continue reading

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Expert recommends hand-picking the right skills to feature on IT CVs

When it comes to applying for an IT vacancy, knowing what skills to include on a CV and what to miss out could be the difference between landing a job and being overlooked altogether. That’s according to Pamela Rucker, president of C-Suite advisory firm … Continue reading

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Shrinking bonuses forcing London workers to consider other job opportunities

The demise of big bonus culture is causing almost half of London city workers to contemplate moves elsewhere, reports hrmagazine.co.uk. A survey of over 1,100 people from recruitment consultancy Hays found that just over half (55 per cent) either didn’t receive a bonus or saw their rewards … Continue reading

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Expert recommends ghost writer approach for cover letter writing

A career advice expert at the Daily Muse has claimed that adopting the role of a ghost writer can help professionals draft out their cover letters. Writing at forbes.com, a representative for the company acknowledged that tweaking a cover letter for every role can be something of … Continue reading

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Leadership expert exposes CV myths

Keeping the page count down, applying fancy formatting and avoiding the use of graphs are three of the unwritten rules job seekers feel they have to follow when writing their curriculum vitae.   However, leadership expert Jacquelyn Smith believes candidates could actually do without … Continue reading

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Fidgeting can help men land dream job

New research has indicated that while men can benefit from fidgeting to help them relax in a job interview, it has the opposite effect on women. Researchers from the University of Roehampton, in South West London, examined whether foot taps, lip … Continue reading

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Interviewees advised to the dress for the job and industry

Job hunters have been told to garner everything they can from their prospective working environment and dress accordingly when they step in for their interview. In his most recent post at business2community.com, fashion writer Ted Corbitt claimed that what candidates wear to their … Continue reading

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One in three highest paid jobs found in London

Of the top 10 per cent of earners in Britain, one in three are plying their trade in London.   This is according to analysis from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which also revealed that full-time workers now earn 62 per cent more than … Continue reading

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