Jobseeking

Where can I find hidden vacancies?

Wed, 01/02/2012 - 13:56 -- nick

A common misconception about looking for a new job is that all vacancies will be either advertised or easily visible. Unfortunately, that couldn't be more wrong.

Many vacancies are regarded as hidden, never to be seen by the majority of people - instead of advertising, employers will fill these vacancies by word-of-mouth, headhunting or simply recruit internally. Knowing how to get yourself in contention for these roles could give you a major boost when it comes to finding your next role.

What does my rejection letter really mean?

Wed, 01/02/2012 - 13:29 -- nick

You have remained positive throughout the application and interview process and expected the offer for your dream job to be on its way. Instead, you get the dreaded “thanks, but no thanks” letter telling you that you have not been successful “on this occasion”.

It's important not to dwell on it – if you start going into job interviews expecting the worst then your negativity will be evident and you won't come across in your best light. So, when you receive a rejection letter, consider what you can learn from it and turn a negative into a positive – the next offer won't be too far away