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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 »

Interview Tips: Example Questions to Tackle “Do You Have Any Questions For Me?”

Interview5 Interview Tips: Example Questions to Tackle “Do You Have Any Questions For Me?”

“Do you have any questions for me?” Seven words that strike fear into the hearts of jobseekers. Following a successful application and interview, this is the question that can trip you up.

Struggling to answer this question is not uncommon and many jobseekers fall apart at this point in their interview. It’s not a trick question; it’s your chance to shine. Here’s how: Read Article »

10 Amazing Meeting Spaces – You’re Guaranteed to be Inspired!

Colours 10 Amazing Meeting Spaces   Youre Guaranteed to be Inspired!

Picture a meeting room.

Whiteboard? Large table? Slightly uncomfortable chairs?

Meetings can be dull, but the meeting space doesn’t have to be! Here are 10 amazing meeting spaces, try not to be inspired! Read Article »