Christmas holidays and the workplace

The Christmas holidays are fast approaching, with many of us looking forward to a few well-deserved days of from the workplace to enjoy with our nearest and dearest. However, the Christmas season has a big impact on most businesses and employees in the UK. It will be a time when there is likely to be…

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Lost your job? Social media can help

The moment you get the news that you’ve lost your job, regardless of if its due to redundancy or any other reason, it can send you into complete freefall. After the initial shock passes and the news sets in, it’s a completely natural reaction to panic about who’s going to be paying the bills now…

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Understanding your contract of employment

Everyone has a contract of employment, many of us will have a printed version whilst some may never have actually been given a paper version. Regardless of if you have a verbal or written contract of employment, they are still a binding agreement between yourself and your employer. Your contract of employment can be tricky…

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How to write the ultimate covering letter

Although their popularity has waned in recent years, some employers still insist that candidates provide a covering letter or email when submitting a job application. By ignoring their request and just applying without one, you run the risk of being perceived as someone who can’t follow simple instructions, are unable to create a basic letter…

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Why career coaching could work for you

When you’re stuck in a role that makes you miserable, or know where you’re headed career-wise but aren’t sure how to get there, then career coaching could work for you. Career coaching has really taken off in recent years and with good reason. No longer a tool for those earning a high income, access to…

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Do you know what counts as discrimination?

Sadly, discrimination can still exist when it comes to finding a new job. Although many businesses have taken positive steps towards removing all types of discrimination from their recruitment process, there are still a few businesses who don’t know what counts as discrimination or fully understand that they are unintentionally discriminating against candidates, whether consciously…

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Job Search Etiquette

Like many social situations, there’s a list of unwritten rules of how to behave. Job search etiquette follows similar guidelines, and it pays to be aware of what’s expected to give your application the best possible chance of being viewed in a favourable light. Here’s our four top tips on job search etiquette when looking…

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How temp work supports modern lifestyles

Following on from recent surveys, its apparent that as individuals we’ve never been so busy. Juggling work, family comitments and other responsibilities can leave us feeling completely frazzled – but what if there was a way of restoring the perfect work / life balance? More and more people are tuning in to the benefits of…

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Does your CV pass the 6 second test?

With many employers being inundated with CV’s, it’s not surprising that they have very little time to spend on each CV. But it might come as a bit of a shock if I told you that the time spent looking at applications can be as little as just six seconds! How on earth do you…

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How to spot a recruitment scam

During an online search or sneaky peek at what’s around job-wise during your lunch break, you can occasionally come across a vacancy that sounds too good to pass up. But beware – not all vacancies are what they seem and you could be playing straight into the hands of the increasing amounts of unscrupulous individuals operating…

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