Career Advice

What do employers look for in CVs for security guards and door supervisors?

Here is how you can make your CV make a good first impression for a security guard or door supervisor role.


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How to be an Easter business sales winner

Easter traditionally saw a slow down of business, with many workers taking the opportunity to enjoy an extended Spring break or meet childcare commitments.  Here is how to be among the Easter business sales winners.


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How To Get Happy In The Workplace

It is International Day of Happiness Day today and we are getting our smiles on here at EmptyLemon.  The International Day of Happiness was established by the UN general assembly in 2012 to promote the idea that ‘the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal’. In its 70th anniversary year, the UN will be undertaking several campaigns to help achieve this goal.

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I traded plans to read Economics at Oxford for an Apprenticeship

Jennifer joined EmptyLemon as an Apprentice Administrator after a change in circumstances forced her to change her plans to study Economics at Oxford University.  Here, she reflects on how her early career path has changed and whether she has any regrets about missing out on a prestigious university place.

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Why careers advice in schools ‘could do better’

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In an ideal world, life for young job-seekers leaving full-time education would be brimming with opportunity. Yet the sad fact is that over 16% of people aged between 16 and 24 are currently unemployed, according to the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS). Compare that figure with that of the general population where the jobless rate is now less than 6%. Read Article »

Top 5 tips for getting back to work


Whether you’ve just taken six months out of work to trek across South America, you’ve had a baby, or you’ve taken an early retirement only to discover that you miss the work routine, going back to a professional setting after a career break can be a daunting task. Read Article »