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Build a new future: How to get a job in construction

Fri, 31/08/2012 - 12:18 -- nick

UnemployedNet supports The Mirror's Get Britain Working campaign. The article below is ideal for those who are interested in working in construction, with The Mirror finding over 33,000 jobs in the week the campaign was launched. Don't think you have to work outside though - there are a huge range of jobs available, and many of them are based in offices, like design, cost management, and administration roles. And with the way construction is changing there are lots of opportunities for further training and developing yourself.

I or no-one at all? CV grammar and styles

Tue, 28/08/2012 - 11:41 -- nick

This is one of Richmond Solutions' excellent blogs on writing a CV. In it you will find information on how to make the grammar in your CV work for you, and what the current practice is for writing a CV. The most important points are to make it easy to read (remember, the person who reads it is likely to read many CVs every day), to check your grammar, and to be consistent throughout the CV. Richmond Solutions like using 'I' in CVs to help the reader connect with the writer.

Could you adapt to a new line of work?

Mon, 20/08/2012 - 15:19 -- nick
You've been working in one vocational area but been made redundant, with little hope of opportunities arising in it in the future. Could you adapt your skills to something different, something with a better future ahead of it? This article could be of particular interest to public sector workers wondering how to change track.

Graduate jobs: what employers want

Wed, 15/08/2012 - 11:50 -- nick

The article from The Telegraph provides some tips on what employers want from new graduates. The emphasis is on the whole person; as more and more graduates come on to the jobs market employers are increasingly looking at extra-curricular activities, students jobs and personal interests and qualities to differentiate between them. But remember, there is no substitute for thoroughly researching each company you apply to.

Shy jobseekers: overcoming the barriers

Mon, 13/08/2012 - 11:46 -- nick

Richmond Solutions have written this excellent blog on how to deal with being a shy jobseeker. If you're the kind of person who doesn't like networking or meeting people face to face, the advice below could be useful. It may seem like the jobseeker's world is made for people who like going out and shouting about their fantastic qualities, but there are ways in to work for those with a more reserved character too.

Which is better: a career plan or a good CV?

Mon, 30/07/2012 - 12:13 -- nick

This is one of Richmond Solutions' series of blogs that aims to support people to develop winning CVs. This one is particularly helpful to students who are about to complete their degrees and to those who have recently graduated. A jobsearching strategy is vital if you want to get in to a competitive vocataional area rather than simply get a job, and the excellent tips below will help you work out how to combine strategy with a CV.

Word of mouth marketing and your job search

Mon, 23/07/2012 - 12:03 -- nick

This is one of Richmond Solutions' blogs. It suggests using every means to get a job, particularly asking whether you have asked all previous employers to promote you to their networks. Word of mouth is one of the best ways of getting a job - people tend to take personal recommendations very seriously when looking for employees, and those currently in work may hear about jobs a long time before you do.



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