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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 »

Why Your CV Alone Won’t Get You a Job

Stand out Why Your CV Alone Won’t Get You a Job

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 »

The Facts and Figures on Time Wasting at Work

Clock The Facts and Figures on Time Wasting at Work

Time wasting in the workplace is a big deal. 89 percent of employees admit to wasting time at work every single day, a 20 percent increase from 2013.

31 percent of employees admit to wasting 30 minutes to an hour everyday whilst 16 percent admit to wasting 2 hours. 2 percent of the working population admit to wasting over 5 hours a day. 4 percent of people admit they waste half their working day on non-work related tasks. Read Article »

Attracting the Best Talent Through LinkedIn: 3 Things Jobseekers Want to See

LinkedInlogo Attracting the Best Talent Through LinkedIn: 3 Things Jobseekers Want to See

Giving your ideal candidate their ideal job isn’t a straightforward process. Many people now enter the working world with the “all jobs are temporary” mindset, meaning “employees” are becoming a thing of the past.

Not many people spend their entire working lives at just one company and therefore strive to make themselves as employable as possible. Whilst proactive jobseekers spend their time marketing their personal brand and searching all job advertising avenues, employers market their job as the best possible opportunity up for grabs, don’t they? Read Article »

3 Reasons Your CV Isn’t Working

Puggy 3 Reasons Your CV Isn’t Working
Don’t be sad, we’ll get this fixed!

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 »