A cover letter is a tool you can use to show an employee why you are applying for a particular role in their company and why they should hire you. Therefore you need to use it to its full potential and include as much as you can in such a short space – on one
The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 133,000 to a new low of 2.2 million from January to March. The rate fell to a five year low of 6.8% with the number of people in work rising to 30.43 million which is the highest since the records began in 1971.
Most people know that you should always dig out your best suit or business attire for an interview – but you would be amazed at what some people turn up wearing. Part of preparing for a job interview is making sure you come across as a good addition to their company. Although appearances shouldn’t matter,
A report out this week has shown that the number of permanent roles filled in the UK grew in April compared to the previous month –with the demand for permanent staff rising at its fastest rate in 16 years. Growth in demand for temporary staff remained substantial, almost matching the fifteen and a half year
1. Maximise Readability Recruiters and hiring managers receive many CVs for each different vacancy they are recruiting for – so they don’t want to be reading through long wordy CVs just to find the relevant experience they are looking for. Therefore, it is essential that your CV is easy for the reader to scan quickly
A new survey published this week shows that over three quarters of employers (76%) are planning to employ more permanent staff within the next quarter – with 81% intending to employ more staff within the next 4 – 12 months (22% more than 3 months ago!) This report reflect the hiring intentions of 600 employers
It has been suggested that some UK employees may feel unsettled within their current employment as 21% of employees are concerned that they will be made redundant this year – while 35% are concerned about their colleagues being made redundant or being affected by redundancies. Younger employees (aged 16-24) are the most concerned of all
Congratulations on your new job! Your first day is crucial! It could be the start of the rest of your life… or it could be the beginning of a routine much similar to your old job, where every day feels pretty much the same and not really getting anywhere. In order to avoid this, here
Job interviews can be extremely nerve-wracking, but in order to ensure that you get the best chance of succeeding you should ensure to prepare for three main questions; by ensuring you are prepared for these will allow you to answer questions more naturally, through simply being able to refer back mentally to the preparation. Obviously,
Entry salaries for permanent jobs in the UK have increased at their fastest rate for seven years, although the same cannot be said for temporary staff, whose pay increased at its slowest rate for five months. This study (conducted by the REC) has suggested that the improving economic climate is finally translating into higher wages.
It’s always horrible when you’re asked “Why are there gaps in your CV?” Many people dread interviews due to being asked about periods of time when they were out of work. However, this gap could be because of a variety of reasons; from sickness, to travelling to being made redundant. Although employers should look more
Over a quarter of all employers (28%) are intending to increase the salary they pay their employees in 2014, with an additional 40% still considering increasing their employee’s wages; according to the latest JobsOutlook survey. When asked whether they planned to give workers a pay rise this year; 11% said all staff were expected to
New Research commissioned by Talent Q has found that companies could do more to motivate and retain their staff. Almost half of employees stated that they felt that they were not treated as an individual within the workplace; suggesting that employers categorise their employees as part of homogenous group; in spite of 81% of employees
According to a report by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), multi-generational working will become more and more common as people delay retiring until they are in their 70’s and 80’s. With the number of economically active people aged 65+ being expected to rise by a third by 2030. This intermingling of generations
An employee’s first year in a new company can be challenging and very overwhelming with all the details and information they need to know in order to succeed – but it would be full of opportunities, growth and positive outcomes if you take the following concrete, specific actions to inspire your new employee: 1. Provide
The government’s latest figures unveiled the highest number of people in employment since 1971 with the unemployment figure for the three months to January reducing by 63,000 bringing the total to 2.33 million. Britain’s unemployment rate was very stable in the three months to January, but the number of individual’s claiming unemployment benefits; such as