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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 »

Why apprenticeships can be a good career option

apprentice1 Why apprenticeships can be a good career option

Apprenticeships offer a way for you to gain experience and learn a trade. Unlike college and university courses, they give young talent the opportunity to pick up valuable skills in a real work environment rather than an academic setting, but unfortunately they are still largely misunderstood. Read Article »

How to secure the job you want, in the company you’re in

promotion How to secure the job you want, in the company you’re in

Job hopping is now considered pretty normal, and even essential for some in order to move forward in their career, but career progression doesn’t always require you to switch companies even if the job you’re in is not your dream role. A lack of obvious opportunities can make you feel like your career is stagnating and you need to move in order to secure your ideal position, but we’re going to talk about the alternative today – planning your own career change or promotion where you already work. Read Article »