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Hit the Ground Running When Your Parenting Leave Expires

There is no perfect time to go back to work after you’ve taken maternity or paternity leave. Your employer may decide it’s time to return, or your pocketbook might dictate that you get back to the office. Whether you have a job waiting for you or you plan to look for a new one, we [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:43+00:00August 27th, 2015|Career Development, CV Writing Tips|Comments Off on Hit the Ground Running When Your Parenting Leave Expires

6 Ways to Ease the Transition From a Small Business to the Corporate World

Making the transition from the small business world to the corporate world can be intimidating, but the opportunities for personal and professional growth are vast. There are many resources available to help make your move to a larger company a smooth one. Here's are some tried-and-true tips to make the most of your transition: Nail your [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:44+00:00May 26th, 2015|Career Development, Interview Advice|Comments Off on 6 Ways to Ease the Transition From a Small Business to the Corporate World

Referees for Job Candidates

Who should be a referee? Deciding whom to use as a reference can be complicated. Your referee has to know first-hand about your job skills and personality, but also, they have to support your job application. If they do not care whether you get the job or not, the information, they give your potential employer [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:45+00:00April 15th, 2015|CV Writing Tips|Comments Off on Referees for Job Candidates

How to Land the Job You Want

The economy is steadily improving, but the competition for employment remains fierce. People hoping to land their dream position must put their best foot forward when submitting applications and interacting with prospective employers. If you’re currently in the market for employment, here are some tips that may help. Draft a Solid Resume While there are [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:46+00:00February 24th, 2015|Job Hunting|Comments Off on How to Land the Job You Want

Tables, graphs and numbers: Just how much fun can a Market Research job be?

Myth or fact: Market researchers are number crunchers, stat stooges, and questionnaire boffins. Market researchers obsessively pore over data that any sane human being would view as tangled errata. Certainly the question lingers in the minds of many when the term ‘market research’ is heard. It is a question that has blunted the appeal of [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:46+00:00January 5th, 2015|Career Development, Job Hunting|Comments Off on Tables, graphs and numbers: Just how much fun can a Market Research job be?

The Imaginative Job Application

Imagine the possibilities ... It doesn't matter where you are looking for creative jobs, your application can stand out from the crowd. The latest technology and tough competition means that innovative applications are on the rise. A traditional CV created with Microsoft Word works for most applications, but new infographic CVs and video applications could [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:47+00:00January 5th, 2015|CV Formats|Comments Off on The Imaginative Job Application

Environment jobs – a natural choice

Not many years ago, working for the care of the environment was the domain of a few crackpots and assorted boffins. Perceptions have changed and there exist a multitude of recognised qualifications and different kinds of environment jobs – in fact so many that the field has split into a host of sub-disciplines. With global [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:47+00:00January 5th, 2015|Career Development, Job Hunting|Comments Off on Environment jobs – a natural choice

How to Successfully Negotiate With Your Job to Work Overseas

A 2011 America Wave survey found that 2.5 per cent of Americans (or 6 million people) planned to relocate to another country for more than two years, and 10 per cent of those planned to leave the country for good. This was the largest number ever reported, and it represents the shifting attitude of Americans [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:47+00:00January 5th, 2015|Career Development, Job Hunting|Comments Off on How to Successfully Negotiate With Your Job to Work Overseas

Today’s online employment and jobs market in the UK

Today’s jobs market: an overview of the current UK employment sector. Recent government figures in October 2010 put the unemployment rate of those aged 16+ at 29.3%. Couple this with the lack of vacancies reported available by job boards, recruitment agencies and employers and what quickly becomes evident is that today’s job market is saturated [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:48+00:00January 5th, 2015|Career Development, Job Hunting, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Today’s online employment and jobs market in the UK

Know Your Rights as an Employee

It is crucial for everyone to fully understand the rights you have as an employee. It is easy for employers to take advantage, to give less holiday then you are entitled to or attempt to pay you below the legal recommendations. Not only is this incredibly unfair and can make you, as an employee unhappy [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:48+00:00January 5th, 2015|Career Development, Job Hunting|Comments Off on Know Your Rights as an Employee

Graduate Jobs Advice

Alongside the headlines desponding of the economic slump and the diminishing number of graduate jobs, job-seeking graduates are bombarded by job-hunting clichés in the press. These include the importance of relevant work experience and transferable skills to complement academic achievements and the need to seek jobs from a wide range of sources. There is, however, [...]

By |2015-01-05T17:42:45+00:00January 5th, 2015|Career Development, Job Hunting|Comments Off on Graduate Jobs Advice

How to Write a Cover Letter

There has been a lot of debate about whether a cover letter is needed when applying for a job. Sometimes, the application information will state that a cover letter is required and sometimes it is not mentioned. For on-line applications, a very similar document, such as a letter of motivation or statement of support, could [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:49+00:00January 5th, 2015|Letters|Comments Off on How to Write a Cover Letter

3 In-Demand Careers that Require a Two-Year Degree

Total student loan debt in the United States now exceeds $1.2 trillion, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The Institute of College Access and Success estimates that one in 10 graduates has $40,000 or more in student loan debt, while the average borrower carries about $26,000. Numbers like these can cause any rational person [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:49+00:00January 5th, 2015|Career Development, Job Hunting|Comments Off on 3 In-Demand Careers that Require a Two-Year Degree

Graphic Design Careers

  Young graphic design graduates have a wide variety of careers waiting to be explored. The first step to choosing a career in graphic design is to understand where your talents lie and what interests you. Below are some of the options you can choose from. Brand Identity Developers One of the most popular careers [...]

By |2017-01-28T15:04:49+00:00October 3rd, 2014|Career Development|Comments Off on Graphic Design Careers

Follow Your Passion: Careers for Gearheads

  Are you very interested in and passionate about machines, especially motorcycles? Congratulations! You’re a gearhead! You can join the ranks of Malcolm Forbes, publisher of Forbes Magazine and member of American Motorcyclist Association’s Hall of Fame; Robert M. Pirsig, author of “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance;” and Pacific Beachcomber CEO Richard Bailey. [...]

By |2015-12-05T18:22:58+00:00September 13th, 2014|Career Development|Comments Off on Follow Your Passion: Careers for Gearheads