employment

Should You Work Through An Agency?

Posted on May 12, 2022 at 9:20 am

Trying to find work right now is challenging. The job market is high and the jobs being posted are being filled faster than what some people can put their applications in. This is when working through an agency could be beneficial for you. When you decide to sign up through an agency, you are going to be the first to hear about these new job offers. You will be able to get your application seen before others and have more of a chance of gaining employment. Agencies also work alongside many companies, meaning they will be able to find you regular work. Whether this is causal or flexible work, full time or part-time. Agency work does not need to be frowned upon, it is going to help you to gain employment and regular work income. Perfect for those looking for employment or working as self-employed.

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Creating The Perfect CV

Posted on October 18, 2021 at 9:43 am

When you are entering the world of employment or looking for a new job, the most important aspect of your application is your CV. This is the document that you will send to the employer to showcase yourself before you meet them. So, you need your CV to sell you in the best way possible so you are invited to an interview.

That is why today, we are going to share with you some of our tips to help you create a CV that will sell you, that will ain you interviews for your dream jobs.

What You Need To Include
There are many things that you must include in your CV, but you do not want to overfill your CV so you have nothing else to share. Here is a short list of what is vital for your CV.
– Contact Details – this is so it is easy for the employer to get back in contact with you.
– Personal Statement – You should include a short paragraph for a personal statement where you share some of your best bits. The bits about you that you think will sell you.
– Previous Experience – You should also share a brief description of your previous work experience to help the employer understand the experience you have.

Consider Your Wording
One area that CV’s always fall short on is not the information they are giving, but the way it is shared. The wording on your CV is the most important part. You will need to learn how to write an effective CV that will sell you. In another blog post, we will discuss more deeply the words you should be using in your CV and those you should be avoiding.

Make It Stand Out
You want your CV to stand out, you don’t want it to be the same as everyone else. So, consider adding images. Consider changing the layout. Make it unique but also easy to follow. This may help to make you stand out from the crowd in the best way possible.

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Choosing The Right Career Path

Posted on August 13, 2021 at 4:06 pm

During your life, you will always hear people talking about their career path and asking you what career path you are thinking about going down. This can make you think a lot about your career path and how you can choose the right career path, so this is what we are going to talk about today.

Firstly, it is important to remember that it is okay for you to not know what career you want to go into. It is okay to have gone down one career path and completely change your mind and choose a new path. The career path you choose as a child does not need to be the one you stick to your entire life. Even though this is amazing to choose your childhood dream, passions change and that is okay.

So, with choosing the right career path for you, you need to focus on your passion. To ensure a career path is right for you, it is best for it to be doing something that you enjoy. This will make your work life much more enjoyable.

Another aspect you will need to consider is what you want from your working life. Some people may want to focus on the money they will earn. Of course, some career paths have greater opportunities for earning higher wages than others. Whereas others like to focus on helping people, this will take you down a completely different part.

When choosing the right career path for you, you need to focus on yourself. Don’t worry about what other people in your life are doing. You need to think about your own values and what you want for your working life as well as ensuring it is a job that you will enjoy. As mentioned before, there is no rush and your career path may change multiple times but this is okay!

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I Want To Work From Home – What Jobs Are Out There?

Posted on May 13, 2021 at 11:31 am

There has been a rise in the number of people who now have the desire to work from home. After the Covid-19 Pandemic, people are beginning to realise how possible it is to complete their daily jobs from home. But, for those who are now deciding they wish to work from home full time – what kind of jobs are now out there for you?

Firstly, there are a lot of home-based jobs you can participate in that require selling. These can also be known as MLM companies, where another employee hires you under them to gain more money. While this is ok to work within, you can be sucked into a world where you are not making much money from the effort you put in, whereas the people at the top are.

Another option for you is to create your own products or brand. You can literally do anything you want from home. As long as you make a customer base to sell your products to.

Finally, a lot of companies are now hiring for IT staff that are open to working from home. For example, web developers, writers, social media managers and so many more. The options are endless for those who wish to work from home.

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Job Industries That Are Constantly Hiring!

Posted on March 16, 2021 at 9:11 am

Gaining employment can be extremely difficult. But there are a few industries that always seem to be hiring if you need quick employment and arent too fussy about the pay. Today, we are going to share with you which industries are constantly hiring new employees.

Healthcare Industry
This is one industry that is nearly always hiring. With them constantly needing new health professionals to help with the demand of the country. You may need to have qualifications to work in the healthcare industry if you wish to be a nurse or a doctor. But there is also the option to work in a pharmacy, which is also nearly always required!

Retail Industry
The retail industry is always hiring new employees. With there being such a high demand with people enjoying shopping in retail stores and supermarkets. Older employees are constantly leaving this employment to go on to do greater things, meaning there is always the option to work in any retail store. With the constant need for workers to complete extra hours, any store in the retail industry will be thankful for an extra set of hands.

Website Development
Web developers are sought after. With there being very few web developers skilled at their job, they are constantly moving around companies. These people are highly skilled in what they do. But if you have the skills to become a web developer, or already know about the industry you will be in luck as web development companies are always looking for new developers.

Call Centres
Another industry that is always hiring new employees is call centres. With them receiving high numbers of calls every day, the more people they can have working for them the better. This job will be quick and easy to grasp, making it a good starting point for anyone wanting to work in the customer service industry.

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What Are Seasonal Temp Jobs?

Posted on December 10, 2020 at 3:52 pm

With Christmas feat approaching you may be noticing that some places are offering seasonal temp jobs. In this article, we are going to discuss with you what these are and if they are worth it.

Firstly, a seasonal temp job is essentially a job which you will only have for the festive period. They will hire you to help with their workload throughout December and January. For some people, this is an easy way to get into the work industry. With some companies, you will only be hired for a short period of time, being asked to leave once your contract is up. However, it is worth applying for these jobs if you are looking for work as some places will offer you full employment after the festive period. If they are happy with how you have been working they may wish to hire you for the long run.

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Why are your Facebook and Instagram likes flatlining?

Posted on August 14, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Social media is without a doubt one of the best ways in which you can market your business for free, or at least that used to be the case. With organic reach decreasing on both Facebook and Instagram, there has been a gradual shift towards paid advertising. Both Facebook and Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) make it incredibly easy to create advertisements to reach more people with your posts and acquire more likes, however, you can waste money very quickly on the wrong individuals, so targeting is key. So what we’re saying is that it’s no longer just enough to put a Facebook post out there for your followers to see, some may not even see the content because their feed is so oversaturated with adverts and a friend’s picture of their cat. But it’s not even enough to start an advert to draw in more likes, you have to be very clear on your audience and only then can you begin to target the right people and grow your social accounts whilst acquiring more likes. You could also consider investing in a web outsourcing company to handle some of your digital marketing work, which can include the likes of SEO, Social Media, Design and Email Marketing among others. If you had a team of social media experts to call on, you’d be able to optimise your adverts for the right audience and track the results, which may not be something you’re able to do right now. Facebook and Instagram may be social platforms in their own right, but they do also require skill and a good understanding on the targeting options. Once you have this in your locker, you’ll create more effective ads and improve likes from the right types of individuals.

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Office work parties: The importance of celebrating Christmas with your colleagues

Posted on February 1, 2018 at 10:15 pm

Okay so maybe it’s not quite that time of year yet, and some of you will be thinking, “but we’ve just had Christmas, why are you writing a blog post about it!” Well, we believe in good planning, and sometimes it does make sense to start early. Let us explain. A Christmas party is widely regarded as the biggest social event in the calendar. Even if Christmas is a time obviously intended for celebration, some firms may question the value of holding a party to mark the event. Therefore, it is very important that you celebrate with your colleagues during Christmas so as to appreciate your employee’s strengths and make them feel important and loved.

The following are some of the benefits gained when celebrating an office Christmas party with your colleagues

  • It adds more joy to your employees hence increasing your importance in their life.
  • Allows the whole team to get together and have a bit of fun while getting to know each other better.
  • Enhances colleague’s confidence and sense of belonging at the company.
  • Creates a sense of closure amongst your staff come the end of the year, so they can properly prepare for the twelve months ahead.
  • A Christmas party is a great way to formally mark the end of the year, take a breather and start looking ahead to what the New Year will bring.
  • A cheer from management to the staff of all their hard work throughout the year
  • Entertains your staff at Christmas thus returning the favor in loyalty, hard work and motivation.
  • Offers a tremendous chance to retell and convey key company messages, recognition awards and strategies for the year ahead
  • Brings fun into your event with colleagues and teambuilding activities thus strengthening team dynamic and bond the staff.
  • Encourages management and staff to associate outside of a work setting, hence promoting morale.
  • Upholds staff retention through giving them an event to recall memories
  • It will be spoken about for years to come.

Conclusively, Christmas parties present the perfect opportunity to break away from the desk and relish the chance to enjoy festivities among your colleagues. With a Christmas party, you’re also able to get your colleagues talking to each other and making friends that they wouldn’t otherwise make at work. It can be such a big reward to have employees getting along with each other because it will rub off in their work. It’s also a great opportunity for new employees to make friends and learn more about each and every individual, helping them feel more at home, even if the surroundings are a little unfamiliar and nerve wrecking at this moment in time.

Make sure you at least think about your next Christmas work do now, because as much as we hate to say it, the year will roll round very quickly, and the longer you leave it, the more disappointing your party will likely be!

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Changing your current job to a career in teaching

Posted on December 29, 2017 at 11:42 am

What if you do not have a burning desire to do anything in particular and teaching seems like the easiest way to go? Well, there are so many reason for becoming a teacher but if you think you’re in for an easy ride then you’ll be in for a rude awakening when you start training to become a teacher.

We feel hat to be a successful teacher who impresses schools and parents alike, you need to be rooted in an unbridled enthusiasm for being allowed to participate in the emotional and intellectual maturing of others. If you know you have that unbridled enthusiasm, there are some suggestions that will get you started on your way:

Just in case your unbridled enthusiasm is more a product of you imagination than your real-world experience, start taking every opportunity you can to work with children. Join a summer camp; be the neighborhood babysitter; be a public pool lifeguard; help with the local Brownie or Campfire Girl troop. Try to spend time with kids of different ages, so you’ll find the group for which you have the best affinity.

After you know the age group with which your style is most effective, you’ll have a better idea of whether you should concentrate on primary or secondary education. To teach any age group through middle school, you would get a degree in primary education; for high school you should get a degree in the subject that you most enjoy teaching.

Do some research on the teacher certification requirements for the town our county in which you’ll be teaching. While all towns and cities now require that their public school teachers have bachelor’s degrees, not all of the local governments have the same teacher certification standards, and some of them will even let you qualify for a teaching credential after you have begun your teaching career.

While you are an undergraduate studying for your bachelor’s degree, work as a teacher’s assistant or, if you can swing it, a substitute teacher. There is nothing like classroom experience to give you a very clear understanding of what teaching entails and whether or not it is the career you’ve been imagining it to be. And the experience will look great on your resume. There are always brilliant opportunities for teaching roles in towns and cities throughout the UK, so if you wanted a job in the capital or are perhaps looking for Cambridge teaching jobs, you may be surprised what you can find online. Some TA jobs can be undertaken at the same time as you’re studying and some schools will help you put your training into practice so it can be really beneficial to find a role whilst you’re studying to become a teacher.

Teaching jobs can, in spite of what you may have heard, be hard to come by, especially in some well-funded school districts. You will find your university’s campus career counseling service invaluable in helping you do job searches for teaching positions and hooking you up with school districts conducting interviews.

 

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Who to use as your job references?

Posted on October 12, 2017 at 11:39 am

When it comes to applying for a new job, there are a few checks that your new employer will need before giving you a contract to sign.

Your CV should not only provide an in-depth statement regarding why you are right for the role, it should include relevant qualifications, extra courses and any volunteer work too. At the bottom of every CV there should be a section for references, this could be written ‘references available on request’ or you could list two to three references.

When it comes to selecting who to have as your references, it is always recommended to use your most recent manager as your professional reference and a professional work colleague or long term friend as a character reference. Giving a professional and character reference is the vest way for your future employers to get the best insight into your personality and you as a professional.

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