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Why are You Not Getting the Job?

Posted on September 23, 2019 at 6:34 pm

It can be a frustrating process to apply for jobs continually, get interviews then never actually land the job. If this keeps happening to you, then there could be a reason why. Here are some of the most common:

  • You’re too nervous in the interview. If you are too worried about what you’re saying and how you’re coming across, it can jeopardise your chances of doing yourself justice.
  • You’re not using the right words. Interviewers wants to hear certain things. If you familiarise yourself with the kinds of skills they might want to hear about, this will help you to succeed.
  • You’re not applying for the right jobs. Interviewers will be able to tell if you are passionate and driven – you might think you’re good at imitating enthusiasm, but it’s difficult to get across if you don’t genuinely feel it.

Work with your recruiter to understand where you could improve and this will help you to get better at interviews.

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Using the Language of your Industry

Posted on July 3, 2019 at 11:37 pm

Buzzwords aren’t always the best option. They can make you sound like you don’t really have in-depth, broad knowledge, and are instead trying to sell yourself with the odd phrase you have picked up along the way. However, if you use buzzwords cleverly, you can make yourself sound very knowledgeable indeed, and demonstrate your understanding of the industry.

If there are certain industry terms and jargon, show that you understand them. This will show a recruiter that you have experience and are comfortable talking in the language of the people who will hopefully be employing you. This can only serve to work in your favour, showing that you have all the capabilities they want. If you can, explain key terms and jargon as well, in conversation, to show that you do have a good understanding of what they actually mean. Language is important, so make sure you use it wisely.

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Selling Yourself on your CV

Posted on January 26, 2019 at 12:00 am

You only have a few seconds to show someone what you are about via your CV, be that a recruitment consultant or an interviewer for a new job. You need to make sure your CV delivers if you are going to get the interviews that you want, and be able to show a potential future employer what you can do.

If you are putting together a new CV, first make sure it is well presented. This will make it easy for someone to scan through, which can only go in your favour. If you have a CV already, it might be worth running it past someone else to see how easy it is for them to read. It should have clear headings, so that someone can see at a glance what your core strengths are. You can then move on to editing the content, making sure it sells you and tells someone what you are capable of.

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A New Job for the New Year

Posted on December 21, 2018 at 9:01 am

The New Year is a perfect time to find that ideal new job. It’s a time that is all about fresh starts and new beginnings, so what better way to begin it than with a new start in one of the biggest parts of your life – your job? It’s also a time when the job market is thriving, as companies tend to leave their big recruitment decisions until the New Year, rather than advertising in December when everybody is busy.

Begin by signing up to some online recruitment agencies. This will keep you updated about the job market and you can follow the opportunities that are relevant and interesting. If something catches your eye, make contact with the recruiter so you can talk some more. Even if this job isn’t the one for you, ask to be added to their mailing lists and kept up to date. Making contact in person with a recruiter is always beneficial.

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Training In-Job and What It Means

Posted on February 25, 2016 at 11:21 pm

Once you’ve found your desired job, continuing with your training in the profession is important. This can be done through a variety of ways, you can learn how to use a lot of the software, such as excel, better than you could before. For this, you can actually get certificates of your understanding, which will benefit you no matter what job you have now or in the future. Other examples of things you can do is to enter a management course. This will help your job prospects if you don’t already have a management position, and it can be useful for those already performing that role. There are numerous skills which you can learn while in work, to help bring you success in the moment, and in the future. Showing that you are engaged in your career can really help to improve your image among your employers, who want to acquire engaged motivated people for their business.

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School governor recruitment drive

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm

A recent report on schools in and around England indicate there is a vast need to recruit more school governors to represent the wider community. The government is in the process of formulating a series of calls to action to encourage more people to become a school governor.

At this current moment in time there are around 350,000 governors in England that their combine value to the school system is worth £1 billion a year, while controlling the budget of £45 billion worth of school spending.

The results show that 96% of the school governors are usually retired and have had professional or managerial jobs prior to becoming a governor. The recruitment drive is trying to involve more ethnicities from different socio-economic groups to give the approach to governing a holistic representation of the population covering both urban and rural settings.

Governing bodies are trying to give incentives in order for employers to let people take time off work (if still in active employment) so they can get involved as the typical time allotted to school governing is between 4 and 16 hours a month.

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The Amount of UK Students Wanting to Study Abroad Increases

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 2:05 pm

In the past few years the amount of UK students has increased. Noticeably from 2013 to 2014 there has been a substantial jump from 20% to 37%.

Some students view this as a unique adventure that could boost their employability as well as help them grow as individuals in a different culture system. The UK students destinations of choice are Australia, United States of America, France, Germany and Canada.

This comes as a result of the increase of tuition fees in the UK. Students are looking for alternatives and are very willing to travel to get these new experiences.

Not only does this have the capacity to learn and adapt to different cultures, its also an opportunity to learn new languages and push students beyond their comfort zones and gain additional academic credits.

Whether students study in the UK or abroad there is still some concerns about the debt that they will incur. Time will tell if this trend continues to increase.

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How should you do your local job searches?

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 5:03 pm

How should you do your local job searches? For sometimes, people have been asking themselves this important question without especially how to do this task. Here are some of the tips;

First, you need to do your research on the internet on the best local jobs. Through your internet search, you will always get all the information about the local jobs that you need. This will definitely help you make an informed decision depending on your qualifications for the given type of job.

Secondly, several agents offer mediation between the employers and employees. Through their help, you can always get an opportunity to get local jobs. How do you do this? Ensure always that you give them all your details to enable them contact the corporations that may be looking for people in Local Job Searches. In conclusion, the above tips will always help you do your local job searches in a perfect way.

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Ways to Increase your Job Responses

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 11:57 am

Actively applying for jobs is probably the best way to get the responses you desire, such as interviews, but occasionally you could go through a ‘dry-spell’ whereby you find you are not gaining any responses.

To make sure you get as many responses as possible, we’re providing you with a few pieces of advice:

  1. Adjust your CV to suit a different job role
  2. Create a new cover letter each time, rather than just changing the name of the company or HR manager.
  3. Set a target per day for the amount of jobs you need to apply for and exceed it.
  4. Ensure your CV includes: contact details, education, employment history, personality and achievements.
  5. Call back people who did not find you suitable and ask for feedback.
  6. Upload your CV to as many job websites as you possibly can.

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Job Hunting – Developing your Portfolio

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Whatever job you’re going for, portfolio’s are becoming extremely important, these can include jobs for teachers, designers, photographers, writers, and pretty much any role whereby you can gain materials to show the quality of work you can create.

That’s why today it is just as important to develop your portfolio of skills as well as your CV; it can really boost your job chances. Portfolios can grow at tremendous speeds, and that can be a good thing, especially if you take advantage of it.

Creating a folder of relevant work to present to potential employers is fundamental, because there is only so much that a CV can tell someone. For companies to get a much better picture of you and what you’re capable of, its fundemtal to maintain and develop your portfolio.

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