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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

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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 »

4 Future Workplace Trends

Technology 4 Future Workplace Trends

The future looks bright for those who seek careers in Synthetic Biology and Micro-Energy. Careers in these industries are predicted to be the most popular by 2030 as the UK’s technological advances provide employment to suit demand. In a recent survey, half of participants felt comfortable with the current rate of technological change with just 17 percent showing concern.

To keep on top of changes in technology, businesses need to be able to adapt and look into what it takes to survive in our high-tech future. Read Article »

3 Quick Tweaks to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Employer-Friendly

Linkedin 3 Quick Tweaks to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Employer Friendly

I’d be wasting my time if I wrote yet another blog on the importance of your LinkedIn profile. Everyone knows a LinkedIn profile is an vital part of the job hunt and that online engagement can increase your chances of making the shortlist, but what about your LinkedIn profile itself?

Assuming you have already built your LinkedIn profile, your smiling face and professional page should appear at of the top of Google search results. If not, it could be lacking a few vital pieces of information. If you can’t find your LinkedIn profile, how are employers supposed to?

When creating your LinkedIn profile, you need to keep one little phrase in mind: be unemployable. Not in the sense that you arrive to your job interview wearing a bin bag, but “unemployable” in the sense that not just anyone can hire you.

We all receive job offers we don’t want but are tempted by their convenience. You’re not worth a job that’s going to make you miserable. Only apply for or consider accepting jobs with the right employers – ones which show respect and allow you to achieve your career goals.

When it comes to LinkedIn recruitment, there are three quick little tweaks you can apply to your profile that employers are really looking for: Read Article »

Creative Ways People Have Quit Their Job

Quit Creative Ways People Have Quit Their Job

Handing in your notice can feel like a huge relief for some people, but for some, a letter is not enough. For those who are looking to go out with a bang, here are three creative ways people have quit their jobs: Read Article »

Is Your Online Presence Stopping You from Getting Your Dream Job?

Facebook Screen Is Your Online Presence Stopping You from Getting Your Dream Job?

Most jobseekers are aware of the importance of an online presence during the job hunt. Your online reputation has the potential to make or break your future career. Inappropriate online content can put a hiring manager off you completely. For example 17-year-old Paris Brown, Youth Crime Commissioner, came under fire for racist and homophobic comments made on her social media accounts and resigned from her position before the start date because of the bad impression her online presence had created.

However, ensuring your online reputation in no way alters the decisions of the hiring manager isn’t as simple as just not having an online presence. Your online reputation is important because a whopping 91 percent of hiring managers scrutinise social profiles during the hiring process. Read Article »