Jobs in United Kingdom

London is a prosperous city in trade and commerce as well as economics and management. Jobs in London aren’t just numerous but also pay well when it comes to basic compensation and human right. Many do think jobs are often given to those who are more experienced or more intelligent. Though this may be true

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C.V Writing Tips

When it comes to writing a CV there is no magic formula, but spending time on crafting a professional and considered effort is often an essential factor in helping you secure a new position. Some of the basic tips you should follow are:

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A Polished Appearance Pays Off for Candidates

If you’re actively job hunting, paying close attention to your image is as crucial as the scrutiny you give to other facets of your campaign. For instance, you have probably agonized over multiple versions of your resume, attended job-search seminars, identified your key skills and rehearsed what you plan to say in interviews about your

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Why Contacting Recruiters Is a Waste of Your Time

It’s a scene that’s played out all too often these days: You’re looking for a job and you’ve read or heard that you should contact executive-search firms. After all, they recruit people for jobs, and you’re looking for a job. You send a well-worded letter or leave a polite voice mail for the recruiter, and

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Starting salary

“Can you give us some idea of your salary expectation?” is the question that strikes fear into the heart of every interviewee. Just how do you answer? Pitch it too high and you look unrealistic and overly confident, pitch it too low and you undervalue both yourself and your ability to do the job.  

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Relocation packages

If your skills and talents are much in demand, some of the biggest employers from around the country will be tripping over themselves to snap you up – and they may offer you more than a generous starting salary.

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Multiple job offers

The good news is you’ve got a job offer. The bad news is you’re not sure if you should accept. There are interviews you are still waiting to hear back from. There are still more interviews at which you fancy your chances. What should you do? Take the bird in the hand? Wait to see

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Cold calling

  It’s reckoned that four-fifths of the job market is ‘closed’, meaning you can’t find out about available job openings unless you dig for them. So what do you do? Pick up the phone and dig. Cold calling, or uninvited job-hunting, is a proven method of finding employment. Find out for yourself by following these

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Careers fairs

Preparation is the key to success at careers fairs as many employers interview on the spot. · Make sure your CV is ‘hard copy ready’. Many CVs are created for email use and don’t always transfer well to paper. Also, ensure your CV is appropriate for general distribution and not job specific.

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Seeking advice

If you had a machine in your living room that was capable of printing £50,000 or £1000,000 a year in used notes, you’d take pretty good care of it, wouldn’t you? If it needed repairing, you’d take it to a qualified, professional repairer. If you thought it could print even more money, you’d seek the

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Covering letters

The basics When it comes to writing a covering letter, you can probably learn more from the personal columns than you can from the jobs pages. Get it wrong and at best you’ll condemn yourself to a miserable, unfulfilling 40-year relationship; at worst you’ll end up, alone and unwanted, on the job scrap heap.

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CV and resume lies

Nick is a teacher at an English language school in Tokyo. Nick is also deceiving his employers. On his arrival in Japan eight years ago he obtained what he expected to be a temporary job teaching English by claiming he had a degree from Oxford University. He backed up the claim with a false degree

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Multimedia CVs

In today’s multimedia age, choosing the perfect format for your CV is no longer as simple as deciding between Helvetica or Palatino, double or single space type, or remembering to buy a stamp for the envelope.

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Are gimmicks a good idea?

Enclosing a teabag with your application to encourage the recipient to make a cup of tea before they read it is one way to make sure they remember you. But will it ensure you pass that first big hurdle and get an interview? It may get you noticed but the content and presentation are more

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Interviews – Media – Brad Rees

Brad Rees enjoys working his socks off. Rees, the former new media editor for Express Newspapers, has just swapped one hectic dotcom job for another. He has recently been appointed senior producer at Sports.com after spending seven months at rival online outlet Sportal. He describes the change as moving from ‘hard work’ to ‘seriously hard

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Writing a cover letter

The covering letter     While your CV (resume) is a summary of your qualifications and achievements, your covering letter is essentially a sales pitch. The aim is to demonstrate why your skills and background are a perfect match for the advertised position. The letter should be concise, written in the same positive and vigorous

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Let your CV do the talking

Have you ever wished your CV (resume) showed employers the ‘real’ you? In the current recruitment climate, getting the right message across on a CV is serious business. Wouldn’t it be easier if you could just tell it as it is? Well, believe it or not, that wish is fast becoming fact. Videotaped CVs are giving job

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