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Careers coach: jobseekers should be realistic and flexible

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 17:47 -- nick

Jeremy I'Anson, the careers coach, has written about the importance of being both flexible and realistic when looking for a job.

Although the latest government figures show falls in unemployment, the reality is that more than 2.5 million people are still without work, and there are more than five people chasing each vacancy.

How not to get a job...

Tue, 30/10/2012 - 18:49 -- nick

Recruitment software company Bullhorn have carried out a survey of recruitment consultants to find out what actions are most likely to stop applicants getting a job from them. Anyone looking for a job should read this excellent Telegraph write up of it. Some of the advice is contradictory but that only shows that where human beings are involved there is no one right answer.

Some of the advice should be put in to practice by all jobseekers straight away:

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