Careers Blog

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Top 5 tips for getting back to work

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Whether you’ve just taken six months out of work to trek across South America, you’ve had a baby, or you’ve taken an early retirement only to discover that you miss the work routine, going back to a professional setting after a career break can be a daunting task. Read Article »

A rough guide to maternity leave

maternity1 A rough guide to maternity leave

Finding out that you’re expecting is an exciting time in a woman’s life, but parenthood brings with it a lot of questions. One thing that all working women worry about is maternity leave. While some women might have visions of working through their pregnancy, pausing only for the equivalent of a long lunch when it comes time to give birth, and then be back at their desks the next day, others see maternity leave as a much needed break or even a time to consider a career change. Read Article »

New Manchester careers for 2015

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Media City, Salford

No doubt during the early weeks of 2015 you’ll have started to make career plans for the year ahead, and may be considering a move to another city. With all the investment in recent years, Manchester is quickly becoming the go-to destination for major companies and fantastic candidates. But before you embark on your Manchester job hunting, you may want to reflect on if this great north-western city is the right place for you. With that in mind, here’s the lowdown on living and working in Manchester. Read Article »

All you need to know about psychometric and aptitude tests

standardised test All you need to know about psychometric and aptitude tests

A huge number of employers are now using psychometric tests and aptitude tests to help them find their perfect employees: not only in terms of the skill sets listed on their CVs, but also in terms of their personalities and the ways in which they work. Read Article »

Put a new job in that Christmas stocking

christmas Put a new job in that Christmas stocking

In addition to spending hours sitting on the sofa and eating your bodyweight in turkey, the Christmas holiday period can be a good time to get ahead on some serious job research. Read Article »

Zero hours contracts – what are they?

warehouse Zero hours contracts   what are they?

If you’re looking for flexibility when choosing a job or career, then a zero hour contract could be what you need. Like all types of job, positions available on a zero hour contract have their positive and negative aspects, but what exactly do they involve? Read Article »