Careers Blog

Welcome to the EmptyLemon blog - your first port of call for the latest careers and recruitment information.

Remember that our blog isnt just for entertainment - because EmptyLemon is a leading jobs site. We are here to help you progress up the career ladder - as well as arm you with the latest information.

Make sure you attract the best talent

stand out Make sure you attract the best talent

How to stand out from the crowd with your job advert

Here at EmptyLemon, we put employers in direct contact with candidates thereby completely removing the need for recruitment agencies. Our priority is getting the best match for both recruiter and candidate. So, rather than displaying a generic job advert, as many recruitment sites do, we want our adverts to be unique and informative to attract the best candidates. Read Article »

Scotland Decides: How will a yes vote affect Scottish job opportunities?

Flags Scotland Decides: How will a yes vote affect Scottish job opportunities?

With just days to go until the Scotland independence referendum on September 18, when Scots decide whether or not they wish to remain part of the United Kingdom, the outcome rests on a knife edge. The latest polls have suggested a strengthening pro-independence result leaving the no camp very uncomfortable. Read Article »

Revamp Your CV in 30 Minutes with These 10 Tips

Thinking Revamp Your CV in 30 Minutes with These 10 Tips

Revamping your CV can seem a little daunting. There’s so much information that needs to be included that your CV can often look busy and untidy. You can spend hours rewriting your CVs content, playing around with the formatting and choosing a font, so here’s EmptyLemon’s guide to sprucing up your tired CV in just thirty minutes. Read Article »

25 of the Funniest Things Written in Job Applications

Laughing 25 of the Funniest Things Written in Job Applications

Recruitment isn’t all serious business. Here are a collection of 25 hilarious real life CV blunders. Enjoy! Read Article »

6 Cover Letter Blunders You Need to Avoid At All Costs

A cover letter can go two ways. It can either open the doors a to new career, or become a dead-end blunder. It all depends on the way you write it. Here are 6 cover letter blunders you need to avoid at all costs in order to be considered by a prospective employer: Read Article »

5 LinkedIn Hacks Every Jobseeker Should Know

Linkedin wizard 5 LinkedIn Hacks Every Jobseeker Should Know

Jobseeking can feel like a full time job in itself. As well as perfecting your CV, searching for jobs and tweaking your application to match the job description, you’ve got the digital side of things to keep on top of too. Keeping your Facebook and Twitter profiles clean is relatively simple, but when it comes to LinkedIn, you have to dedicate the time to creating a profile, a presence and engage with potential employers.

There are however, a few LinkedIn “hacks” you should be aware of to make your digital job hunt a little easier: Read Article »