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Video - how to use social media to get a job

Fri, 01/02/2013 - 15:39 -- nick

The Department for Work and Pensions has made a video on how to use social media - like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn - to get a job.

Watching a video can be a better way of getting advice for some, and this one gets experts in social media together with jobsearch experts to make sure that you get all of the information you need.

Social media can help or hinder you in your search for work, so make sure yours is working for you.

It's a recommended view for UnemployedNet users. Read more about Video - how to use social media to get a job

Ten mistakes you should avoid when looking for work

Fri, 01/02/2013 - 14:54 -- nick

Guardian Careers has written an article of advice on common mistakes to avoid while looking for work.

You hear lots of advice on what to do while job hunting, but not much on what to avoid, and the article is a must read.

Ranging from practical advice through mindset to specific actions to stop, all ten are important but not always understood or known.

And it shows how important it is to keep up-to-date with developments in jobseeking; changes take place all the time, and fashions change here like everywhere else, so read on for guidance. Read more about Ten mistakes you should avoid when looking for work

How to get a job in gardening, construction and outdoor work

Thu, 24/01/2013 - 20:37 -- nick

UnemployedNet supports The Mirror’s Get Britain Working campaign.

The Mirror has moved its campaign on to advice on how to get a job in gardening and the outdoors.

It has found more than 22,000 current vacancies, showing there may be more work in this area than you think.

The work is suitable for those who don’t like the regular office environment, and it keeps you physically fit as well. Read more about How to get a job in gardening, construction and outdoor work

How to get a job in admin

Fri, 21/12/2012 - 13:30 -- nick

UnemployedNet supports The Mirror's Get Britain Working campaign.

The campaign has moved on to work in administration and business administration.

With many jobs spread across the country, in both public and private sectors, admin can be a great career for anyone.

If you're starting out it is helpful if you already have good skills in computing, communication - particularly written and spoken English - and information management. Read more about How to get a job in admin

The three simple rules of jobseeking

Fri, 14/12/2012 - 14:06 -- nick

Richmond Solutions, the CV and jobsearch specialist, has written an excellent blog on the three simple rules of jobseeking.

All jobseeking activity needs to stick to these rules if you are going to be successful in getting a job.

All three rules need to be followed, but don't worry, they aren't too difficult.

And whether you're just starting your search for work or need a boost having been looking for a while, if you apply these rules the next phase will be getting off to a great start. Read more about The three simple rules of jobseeking

How to get a job in the environment sector

Thu, 15/11/2012 - 12:10 -- nick

UnemployedNet supports The Mirror's really useful Get Britain Working campaign. The Mirror has been looking at jobs in the environmental sector, finding 3,160 available vacancies at the time of writing.

This vital sector combines potentially good wages with social value; you could be helping the UK to combat climate change, one of the biggest threats to our future. Read more about How to get a job in the environment sector

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