Too many jobseeker's CVs stop them getting work

Mon, 23/09/2013 - 12:28 -- nick

Jobseekers are hurting their chances of getting work through common CV mistakes.

According to new research by the National Careers Service, two-thirds of careers advisors reported that sending general rather than tailored CVs was a major issue and could lead to applicants not getting a job.

More than 60% said spelling mistakes were common, while three-quarters pointed to a failure to highlight strengths as being a key error.

Two-thirds said CVs were often the wrong length, but a third of jobseekers said they did not believe they had ever made a mistake on their CVs.

The fastest-growing jobs in Britain

Tue, 17/09/2013 - 12:03 -- nick

What are the fastest-growing jobs in Britain?

An article in today's Telegraph tells you which jobs are on the way up, and it could help you decide on training options and where to apply to

It also tells you which are on the way down.

The fastest-growing profession is the paramedic, a vital position, and the full list is:

7) Non-paramedic ambulance staff

6) Undertaker

5) Police community support officer

4) Company secretary

3) Graphic designer

2) Psychologist

1) Paramedic

The fastest-shrinking jobs are:

Weekly jobs board - check out the work available now

Fri, 13/09/2013 - 14:17 -- nick

The Mirror produces a weekly jobs board with the latest big recruitment drives included on it.

Work is available in retail, catering, pub management, engineering, and hospitality, at a range of levels including management, supervisory, technical and entry level.

Why not click on the link below to find out more?

Go to The Mirror's jobs board

Unemployment falls by 24,000 but wages down again - with UnemployedNet comment

Wed, 11/09/2013 - 13:39 -- nick

Unemployment in the UK fell by 24,000 between May and July to stand at 2.49 million people.

The rate fell marginally from 7.8% to 7.7%, while the number claiming Jobseeker's Allowance also went down by 32,600 to 1.4 million.

There was an increase of 80,000 people in work over the same period according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Royal Mail to take on 21,000 Christmas staff

Mon, 09/09/2013 - 11:23 -- nick

The Royal Mail is to take 21,000 new staff on this Christmas to deal with the seasonal rush in business.

The organisation has 124,000 permanent staff to deliver and sort post all year round, and the new people will work alongside them.

Jobs include some shift work, and part-time and full-time opportunities are available.

The work doesn't just take place in December: temp staff can start as early as mid-November and work right through to mid-January.

Most of the jobs are in sorting, and no previous experience is required.

Tattooed jobseekers 'repugnant druggies' say employers

Wed, 04/09/2013 - 12:18 -- nick

Tattoos on jobseekers can put employers off giving them work, a study has found.

The British Sociological Association (BSA) asked 15 employers about their attitudes towards tattooed interviewees, and many told researcher Dr Andrew R. Timming that they would not consider some of them for jobs.

Getting work does not end poverty - Children's Society

Tue, 03/09/2013 - 12:27 -- nick

Moving into work does not end a family's poverty, the Children's Society has revealed.

While 150,000 fewer children are living in workless families now compared to a year ago, in-work poverty has been rising as the government's cuts to tax credits bite.

This is a long term issue, with working poverty increasing since 2004 as the value of wages for the bottom half of earners has fallen consistently even as those at the top outstrip inflation.

Weekly jobs board - opportunities available now

Fri, 30/08/2013 - 12:42 -- nick

We know the work situation is pretty bad in a lot of areas of the UK, but there are some bright spots.

This week's jobs board includes opportunities in retail, sales, delivery, driving, warehouse, catering and leisure as well as others.

Full and part time work is available, and there are jobs up to management grades, so why not click on the links below to find out more:



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