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How To Nail Your First Job Interview!

Posted on July 8, 2021 at 1:11 pm

Applying for your first job can be a very daunting process, and the day you receive your interview is a day filled with joy. That’s until the interview comes around, the nerves kick in, and stressed is the only way to describe it! Today, we want to share with you how you can nail your first job interview!

Firstly, you need to try to stay calm. Practice breathing techniques that help you to keep a clear mind and not worry. This will help you to be more relaxed during your interview.

You should also not go into your interview big-headed. Regardless of if you have a degree or any previous experience. They like to know that you are willing to learn. That you will not enter their company with the view of you are the best.

It’s important to remember that no matter the outcome of your first interview, the fact you have gone is something to be proud of. You may not get the first job you apply for, but the interview experience is there and will help you in the future.

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Why Can’t I Find A Job?

Posted on June 8, 2021 at 2:54 pm

A question that we always hear, why can’t I find a job? Now, there are many reasons why you may be struggling to find a job, and we want to help you to realise what you may be doing wrong.

Looking In The Wrong Place
Depending on what type of job you are looking for, you may be looking in the completely wrong place for this job. Most people will look on Indeed to find a job, but not every employer will post on this platform. Some companies will only advertise on their own property if they are looking for local people. Others may focus more on LinkedIn or social media job advertising. So make sure you look around to discover where your potentials jobs are being shared.

High Expectations
It is possible that your expectations are set slightly too high. You need to consider what company you want to work for, what experience you have, and what pay you’d like. You need to be open to accepting less pay and a lower level of work if your desired company are looking for work. Do not have your standard set too high or you may not find a job in your expectations.

Outdated CV
Another reason why you may not be receiving job offers is if your CV is out of date. By this we mean, you have not updated it with your current information. You have not updated your home address, email address, phone number, etc. It is also a good idea to update your personal statement on your CV to showcase your latest experience and how they’ll help potential employers.

These are just a few of the many reasons why you may not be finding a job. It can be something so simple as you are looking in the wrong place. Or maybe you forgot to update your details so have been checking the wrong emails the entire time.

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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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How to create the perfect CV

Posted on June 2, 2018 at 6:52 am

Contrary to popular belief that a CV is supposed to get you the job, it is only supposed to convince an employer to grant you an interview. So, how do you write a great CV? Consider the following guidelines:

  1. Personal attributes.

Indicate your full name, your contacts (email addresses and phone numbers) and address.

  1. Career objective.

Provide a quick overview of your skills and a clear indication of the position you are looking to fill.

  1. Education and professional background.

Incorporate the most recent and highest qualification down to the lowest. Include the institution, years of study and grade.

  1. Work Experience.

Begin with the most recent and continue in reverse sequence of dates. Include the organisations, job titles, responsibilities, job duration and the job achievements.

  1. Training.

Include a special set of skills you possess such as foreign languages or computer skills.

  1. Referees.

Incorporate at least two referees, their contacts and their relation to you. Make sure to inform them about the inclusion.

  1. Hobbies.

Although optional, it is recommended to include off-work activities you enjoy doing. This helps enhance your individual aspects.

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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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Signs you’re better off self-employed

Posted on November 11, 2017 at 5:44 pm

There are many people who enjoy careers as self-employed individuals. That can be through any means of work, including construction, marketing, photography, writing, design, hairdressing, consulting or reporting to name a few. If you’re contemplating spending a year or more self-employed, then here are a few signs to let you know you’re ready:

  • You want flexibility in your job role.
  • You want to be in control of complete projects.
  • You love working individually.
  • You’re motivated to work in different environments.
  • You want to run your own business.

If this is sounding like you, you may be ready to pursue a career as self employed, but just know that you will have some good months, and some bad months, and income can vary depending on seasonality at times. There’s no salary set in stone, so you really have to put the work in, but when you do, the rewards can be unbelievable.

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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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