Job hunting isn’t easy and with the unemployment rate dropping very slowly; there are still millions of people battling it out for the (what seems like very few) available positions. During the job hunt, there will be times when you miss out to stronger candidates and are left facing rejection but the most important thing is to remain positive and professional throughout. It’s all about ‘bouncing back’ – shrugging rejection off your shoulders and moving on as soon as possible. Read Article »
Asking questions is an important part of any job interview. The whole purpose of a job interview is to get through to the next stage of the recruitment process as well as to show the interviewer you’re the ideal candidate. You may have the perfect experience and background to be able to get the job, but there are questions you should ask to make your interview stand out from the crowd. Read Article »
There are times when you think your colleagues are acting a bit childish, which isn’t fun when you have kids of you own and you work two shifts a day – one in the office and one at home. But the way you handle the ups and downs at home can really benefit the way you operate in the office. The skills learnt through parenting can prove highly beneficial at the office. Read Article »
After having to drag your sleepy body out of bed this morning, the idea of working from home seems quite tempting. The flexible working phenomenon is fairly new, with more employers offering more varied working hours to those who have out-of-work commitments such as childcare. With the social aspect of work experience a technology takeover and our colleagues send us emails when they’re sat a few feet away, many jobs can now be done from the comfort of your own sofa. Read Article »
Job-hunting has become a chore – a long-winded process where you scroll through pages of brief job adverts advertised on behalf of “the client”. Your tailored approach to applying becomes tiring and the ‘basket’ button becomes more and more appealing. After you fail to hear back from the tens of jobs you apply for, you begin to lose confidence and the job hunt begins to drag. You know your skill set’s a match yet you always lose out to someone who is “more experienced” than you – as the automated response says.
What do you do when you hit this brick wall and when everything begins to slow down? It’s important to remember that you’re not the only person saying, “I feel I’m the ideal candidate” as 2.51 million people in the UK are out of work. Job-hunting brick walls can be seasonal, it’s hard to find work during the summer when university students return home and need to fund their holidays and the same around Christmastime when retail stores require staff to work the longer hours. This is when job hunting becomes fiercer – as if it’s not a sea full of sharks as it is. Read Article »
Tough interview questions aren’t an attempt to catch you out. They’re there to determine how to react when you have to think outside the box or on the spot, to see if you have a creative flair or to see if you take an analytical approach to problems. Here’s how to answer the questions that would usually trip you up: Read Article »