Careers Blog

Welcome to the EmptyLemon blog - your first port of call for the latest careers and recruitment information.

Remember that our blog isnt just for entertainment - because EmptyLemon is a leading jobs site. We are here to help you progress up the career ladder - as well as arm you with the latest information.

Gender balance and the office environment

scales of justice Gender balance and the office environment

A recent study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology has confirmed it: the more diverse an office is, the better. The happiest offices have been found to be those where the employees believe that their office is diverse and accepting, but oddly they also feel happier in a single sex office, suggesting they like the idea of equality more than the reality of it. Read Article »

Flexible holidays: Good idea or commercial suicide?

holiday Flexible holidays: Good idea or commercial suicide?

It seems like the dream scenario for any employee.

Imagine having complete and unadulterated control over your time off at work. Do whatever you want, for as long as you want, with absolutely no need to seek prior approval. Read Article »

The importance of thorough job searches

job search The importance of thorough job searches

Whether you’re looking for a job for the first time as a graduate, or you’ve just found yourself in a position where you need to get a new job, the internet is a terrific place to find hundreds of job postings across a variety of listings sites. Read Article »

How volunteering can get your foot in the door

volunteer How volunteering can get your foot in the door

In periods of economic uncertainty, it’s easy to fall into this common trap: you have either no experience or a major gap on your CV that nobody – turned off by that very gap – will give you the opportunity to remedy. Whether you’re just starting out in your career or trying to get back into the workplace after a break, volunteering can be a perfect way out of that vicious cycle. Read Article »

Make sure you attract the best talent

stand out Make sure you attract the best talent

How to stand out from the crowd with your job advert

Here at EmptyLemon, we put employers in direct contact with candidates thereby completely removing the need for recruitment agencies. Our priority is getting the best match for both recruiter and candidate. So, rather than displaying a generic job advert, as many recruitment sites do, we want our adverts to be unique and informative to attract the best candidates. Read Article »

Scotland Decides: How will a yes vote affect Scottish job opportunities?

Flags Scotland Decides: How will a yes vote affect Scottish job opportunities?

With just days to go until the Scotland independence referendum on September 18, when Scots decide whether or not they wish to remain part of the United Kingdom, the outcome rests on a knife edge. The latest polls have suggested a strengthening pro-independence result leaving the no camp very uncomfortable. Read Article »