You may think your CV is the best thing ever written. You’ve got some great qualifications and your experience is spot on for the job you’re applying for. Yet two weeks pass and you’ve still heard no response. You tried applying for something you’re more than qualified for, yet you’re still being ‘ignored’. Why? You may have ruined your CV. Read Article »
Got the Monday blues? Chances are, if your employees are living for the weekend they don’t really enjoy their job. It may not specifically be the tasks they’re set or the work they do, but the same thing day in, day out. If you’re finding that there’s a lack of ‘umph’ in your workplace, perhaps it’s time to inject a little more excitement into your week and introduce new things.
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I’m not really one to complain. Well, to companies anyway. I’ve recently submitted a complaint after an online clothing company after they failed to process my order and the item went out of stock in the meantime. I addressed the issue with the company’s online ‘ticket’ system but only received an abundance of “sorry for the inconvenience“. The company do not disclose any contact details on their website, so I had to ask for an email address to send a written complaint to. Their ’24-hour response’ policy failed to work and I had to contact them again with the same request. Luckily I did receive a response and sent over my email complaint. Read Article »
An attractive workspace can boost productivity and morale.
If you were asked to picture an office, you’d probably be piecing together white walls and wooden desks. It’s a fact, offices can drab and dull with minimal decor as many employers are overlooking the fact that attractive offices boost employee morale, increase creativity and overall improve revenue. Plus there’s the wow-factor for any visitors to the building. Read Article »
Many people look to volunteering work to boost their experience and increase their chances of finding work. In theory, having relevant volunteer work on your CV shows the employer you’re so committed that you’re even willing to work for free, therefore more likely to become a shortlisted candidate. But that’s not always the case. EmptyLemon spoke to a number of volunteers about their experience and career progression. Read Article »
Unless you’re applying for a job as a costumed character, you need to look smart and well presented for a job interview. I’ve personally found myself looking online for inspiration for interview attire as I don’t see the appeal of a dark grey trouser suit with a salmon shirt, but that’s always what it comes to. So I’ve decided it’s about time I get something useful out there to all our jobseekers and to help everyone else out there who’s struggling to find suitable business wear in their wardrobes (or floordrobes in many cases).
Now, this isn’t my personal opinion on how people should look – I’ve asked for opinions, tips and tricks from those who have worked or still work in recruitment and held interviews. Read Article »