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National Minimum Wage Increase

National Minimum Wage Increase

30th September 2015

Are you ready for the national minimum wage increase?You might or might not be aware that the NMW is rising again on 1 October 2015.The national minimum wage will increase by 20p an hour to £6.70 for workers over the age of 21.The new rates will be implemented from the 1 October:-the adult rate wil... Read more >

Top ten pet hates by employers when looking at CV's:

Top ten pet hates by employers when looking at CV's:

22nd September 2015

The average boss looks at a curriculum vitae for just three minutes while one in five make a decision on a candidate by gleaning it for under a minute, new research suggests.Here are the top ten pet hates by employers when looking at CV's:Typos and grammatical errorsOverly casual toneUse of jargon a... Read more >

Blog Post: Job Search Blues - by Matt Dixon, Yeovil Office

Blog Post: Job Search Blues - by Matt Dixon, Yeovil Office

2nd September 2015

Let’s be honest, job hunting is not everyone’s favourite past time…in fact I’ve often thought it’s a great way to find out how often and how well you can procrastinate. But unless you are extraordinarily lucky you will always find yourself searching for a new job at least once. With this b... Read more >

Blog Post: First Impressions by Emily Rutherford - Administrator/Resourcer, Shepton Mallet Office

Blog Post: First Impressions by Emily Rutherford - Administrator/Resourcer, Shepton Mallet Office

14th August 2015

One thing I’ve learnt since working in recruitment is that first impressions count. Career success can come down to the first moments of meeting someone, it can be the make or break of your career.Working on the front desk of a busy recruitment office, I meet our candidates for the first time. Wit... Read more >

Blog Post: The Joys of Recruitment by Sarah-Jane Trask, Branch Manager/Commercial Consultant, Bridgwater Office

Blog Post: The Joys of Recruitment by Sarah-Jane Trask, Branch Manager/Commercial Consultant, Bridgwater Office

27th July 2015

Some people, especially those that know me, may read that title and think that I am being sarcastic. However, the reason I do this job is because I genuinely do find it a joy.The joys:I get to do a living version of “How It’s Made” every week, visiting clients and seeing what they do and how t... Read more >

Sitting Stagnant – Moving Forward! by Joanne Roberts, Resourcer - Bridgwater Office

Sitting Stagnant – Moving Forward! by Joanne Roberts, Resourcer - Bridgwater Office

20th July 2015

Having just made a massive change to my working career, you take the time to evaluate who you are and what motivates you. There are many articles online and in the media about job satisfaction and the dangers to our health if we are unhappy at work.My previous role as office manager was always going... Read more >

Blog Post: Unemployment Blues by Harriet White - PA to MD

Blog Post: Unemployment Blues by Harriet White - PA to MD

14th July 2015

The unemployment Rate in the UK remained unchanged at 5.5% in April of 2015 from 5.5% in March of 2015. Unemployment Rate in the UK averaged 7.23% from 1971 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 12% in February of 1984 and a record low of 3.4% in November of 1973. When reading statistics like thi... Read more >

Blog Post: Work Is Pride by Matthew Dixon, Account Manager/Resourcer, Yeovil Office

Blog Post: Work Is Pride by Matthew Dixon, Account Manager/Resourcer, Yeovil Office

6th July 2015

I want to talk this week about the apparent negative stigma that is attached to working for companies that may not seem as 'prestigious' as others. Let me give you an example. I'm sure you can imagine the conversation, it's certainly one I've heard before, where someone will say that they work for ... Read more >

Office workers are itchy for a career change

Office workers are itchy for a career change

18th May 2015

UK workers are increasingly dissatisfied with their career choice, according to ‘The Seven Year Itch’, says a new reportA third (33%) of office workers are thinking of a career change and a further third (34%) have a plan to switch jobs.Over half (56%) of workers would like to do something compl... Read more >

How to use a recruitment agency and get a better job

How to use a recruitment agency and get a better job

15th April 2015

Recruitment agencies are here to help, offering advice and skill development as well as helping you in your search for work.The benefits of using a recruitment agencyLooking for work can sometimes seem an impossible task, but recruitment agencies can help you find the perfect vacancy for you, whatev... Read more >

Career change at 30-40+: how to change your career in later life

Career change at 30-40+: how to change your career in later life

31st March 2015

For many of us, reaching our 30's heralds the time to seriously think about our ‘real careers’ and whether we’re in the ‘right job’ for us.Always remember that you’re not on your own in your decision to take a different career path. It takes time and experience to work out what you enjoy... Read more >

Tweet or not to tweet, that’s the question

Tweet or not to tweet, that’s the question

25th March 2015

Did you rush to set up a Twitter account that now lays dormant? For many of us the answer is yes. When celebrities started tweeting we all jumped on the blue bird band wagon intent on sharing our inner most thoughts with anyone with an internet connection.The problem is that, apart from friends and ... Read more >

How to Prepare for Your Interview with Body, Heart and Mind

How to Prepare for Your Interview with Body, Heart and Mind

19th March 2015

‘To fail to plan is to plan to fail’, one of my favourite quotes and nowhere more true in the area of interviews.But what should you be preparing? Mind, body and heart Prepare with your mind You need to do a lot of research and thinking before any interview. You need to engage with the future ... Read more >

Boosting creativity to further your career

Boosting creativity to further your career

11th February 2015

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”If you have a degree, nothing can ever detract from your achievement, but with so many graduates competing for jobs in an increasingly tough market, you need to set yourself apart. How? By displaying the sort of skills that are really valued in the modern ... Read more >

How to improve your health at work!

How to improve your health at work!

16th January 2015

Our health always seems to take a back seat in the grand scheme of things: we hit the winter months and find ourselves struck down with all manner of germs. And, a lot of the time, we could be doing much, much more to keep our wellbeing levels high.Whether it’s eating a poor diet, shying away from... Read more >

 

 

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