Social media is almost inescapable in today’s world, and is often regarded as your “digital face”. For job seekers, this can offer great opportunities for networking and even job offers, particularly through LinkedIn and Twitter, as well as for researching companies. However, there are a few social media mistakes to watch out for in order to keep your job prospects looking sunny. We’ve rounded up some of the most common below.
In any new job, the first few weeks are invariably crucial. It can be an exciting, if nerve-racking, time, as incomer and employer get used to each other. After all, those early days will be when both sides gain an impression of one another that will affect the success of the working relationship – and even how long it will last.
It can be surprisingly hard for people to recognise the signs that they’re so unhappy at work they need to leave. However, sometimes this really is the only viable option – either because staying will damage your health in some way, or won’t allow your career to progress in the way it needs to.
Body language matters, and nowhere does it matter more than in a job interview, where a shocking 33% of surveyed hiring managers admit they’ve made up their mind if they’re going to hire you within 90 seconds.
That’s hardly enough time to shake hands and take a seat, let alone discuss your suitability for the role.
Attracting the right kind of employees is vital for the sustainability and growth of any business. Global companies who turn huge profits are naturally in a strong position to attract a high standard of candidate. The ability to offer an attractive salary in an appealing role is what most job hunters are on the lookout for.
Although what you write in your CV will help to secure that all-important interview, how you present it is just as crucial. A visually appealing CV will grab the attention of an employer, and is the first hurdle to pass to getting it read. Here are five visual tips to make your CV stand out from the crowd.
There are a number of reasons why you might choose to take on a temporary role, even if it’s not related to your chosen career path. Temping is a great chance to strengthen your soft skills and it’s always good to get experience, no matter where it is!
It is said that a huge percentage of people currently in school or at a university will end up working career paths that currently do not exist. This saying was coined some 10 or 20 years ago and referred – accurately – to the precipitous boom in information technology, but it is still valid today for a vast range of industries. One of the sectors poised to boom in this dramatic manner is the Renewable Energy field.
When you’re running a business, there are a million tasks you could, should or are doing every day, and there is always something extra on top. Building a great team to help share the load is key to growing your company and ensuring its success, and that’s where a recruitment company comes in.
Writing a good CV is very important when you want to apply for a new job. It is the best way to introduce your experience and skills to a prospective employer and the primary method of selling yourself to a company. You may have the qualifications and skills needed for a job, but without an up to scratch CV, you won’t even make it to the interview stage. Creating a great looking CV is easier than it may appear. All it takes is some practice and these useful tips: