At EmptyLemon, we’re all about making employers stand out from the crowd. But as a jobseeker, personal brand marketing is something you must do alone. There’s a fine line between quirky, noticeable tactics and trying too hard, so it’s vital you go about your job applications in a professional manner instead of relying on gimmicks.
Here are three steps to an application which REALLY stands out from the crowd: Read Article »
The recent findings of recruitment firm, Manpower have shed some light on the “hardest to fill” positions in the Western world. According to the agency’s annual list, whilst employers are continuing to find suitably skilled workers for a wide range of professions, in 2014 you don’t need to be a brain surgeon or rocket scientist to be wanted by employers! Read Article »
The 21st century demands round-the-clock lifestyles. The combination of your family, social life, community involvement and career can mean you’re always on your feet. Whilst having an outgoing lifestyle is great, it can cut back on your sleep. Too many nights of not enough sleep can result in low energy levels and this then has an impact on your performance and productivity at work and at home. Studies show a lack of sleep can reduce the quality of work a person produces by 30 percent. Read Article »
A fantastic, polished looking CV is vital for the job hunt, but sadly it’s not enough to get you a job. Like in any business, marketing is vital to ensure people see your product. This needs to be applied to your job hunt. After tweaking your CV, it’s now time to consider marketing it to the right people to achieve the results you want. Read Article »
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Until you’re invited to an interview, your CV is the face of your job hunt. It is the key to finding success and is your helping hand into the working world. However, it’s important to emphasise “help” – you’re CV won’t work hard unless you do.
But what if you’ve worked hard on your CV but you’re not getting anything in return? Read Article »
I’d be wasting my time if I wrote yet another blog on the importance of your LinkedIn profile. Everyone knows a LinkedIn profile is an vital part of the job hunt and that online engagement can increase your chances of making the shortlist, but what about your LinkedIn profile itself?
Assuming you have already built your LinkedIn profile, your smiling face and professional page should appear at of the top of Google search results. If not, it could be lacking a few vital pieces of information. If you can’t find your LinkedIn profile, how are employers supposed to?
When creating your LinkedIn profile, you need to keep one little phrase in mind: be unemployable. Not in the sense that you arrive to your job interview wearing a bin bag, but “unemployable” in the sense that not just anyone can hire you.
We all receive job offers we don’t want but are tempted by their convenience. You’re not worth a job that’s going to make you miserable. Only apply for or consider accepting jobs with the right employers – ones which show respect and allow you to achieve your career goals.
When it comes to LinkedIn recruitment, there are three quick little tweaks you can apply to your profile that employers are really looking for: Read Article »