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How to Be a Hiring Manager’s Dream Applicant

Heart Hands How to Be a Hiring Manager’s Dream Applicant

Have you ever read a job description and your heart has skipped a beat? It’s your dream job and you’ve got the required skills and experience to apply. In your eyes you’re the ideal candidate, but how does the hiring manager view you? Your application is your first step to getting your dream job, so how do you make sure the hiring manager’s heart skips a beat because you’re their dream applicant? Read Article »

3 Job Search Strategies That Don’t Really Work

Stressed Man 3 Job Search Strategies That Don’t Really Work

Searching for a job is no longer limited to browsing your local newspaper.

Online recruitment has made it easier to find jobs but not necessarily gain employment. Why? Because everyone’s doing it and the competition is fierce. However, the job search strategies of online jobseekers could be what are preventing them from finding work, mainly because they get lost in the crowd.

Here are three of the most common job search strategies that don’t really work: Read Article »

3 Mistakes You MUST Avoid When Writing Your CV

OMG 3 Mistakes You MUST Avoid When Writing Your CV

It can be a struggle to convey your career on your CV. If you feel your CV doesn’t market your skills and experience to its full potential, you’re probably right and employers are going to pick up on this. Your working hours may be packed with communication, administration and hands-on work but on paper it’s hard to represent this. As well as highlighting your skills, you need to think about showcasing your personal brand.

Here are some of the mistakes you must avoid when writing your CV: Read Article »

3 Steps to a Job Application That REALLY Stands Out From the Crowd

Stand out owl 3 Steps to a Job Application That REALLY Stands Out From the Crowd

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 »

Proactive Jobseeking: The Jobs Employers Can’t Fill

Magnifying Glass Proactive Jobseeking: The Jobs Employers Cant FillThe 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 Social, Behavioural and Health Risks of Sleep Deprivation

Sleeping The Social, Behavioural and Health Risks of Sleep Deprivation

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 »