Freelancing? Don’t make these 10 simple mistakes online…

I use freelancers a lot in my CV makeover business and I used them a whole lot more when I was involved in project management, PR and various other activities for clients before I went back into full time work. If you don’t already freelance and you’re job-seeking, I recommend you look into freelancing – asap...

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What’s in a name…..that which we put on a CV?

May 17, 13 What’s in a name…..that which we put on a CV?

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Okay so Shakespeare may not be too proud of the play on words for the headline, but I’m sure he’ll approve of my premise – does the name at the top of your CV make a difference to your employment prospects? Recently I was contacted by a jobseeker whose personal dilemma inspired this post. Bob (not his real name,...

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Youth unemployment – many problems, few solutions (Channel 4 ‘Class of 2012′ debate)

Sep 20, 12 Youth unemployment – many problems, few solutions (Channel 4 ‘Class of 2012′ debate)

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Yesterday I attended a cross-panel debate on youth unemployment organised by Channel 4 News in conjunction with Battlefront, Channel 4′s award-winning youth campaigning initiative. The debate was centred around the ‘Class of 2012‘ with the event asking, “Is this the worst year to leave education and look...

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London Olympics (and the power of propaganda)

Aug 06, 12 London Olympics (and the power of propaganda)

Posted by in Blog, Employment, Job hunting tips

For several months before the Olympics, Londoners were effectively brainwashed with messages of how our beloved city will be overrun with hundreds of thousands of tourists and spectators which will heavily affect the roads and disrupt the public transport system. Restrictions were put in place on certain underground stations,...

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Everything you’ve ever wanted to ask a recruiter (part 2)

If you’re looking for a job, signing up to a recruitment agency should be a part of your overall job search strategy (I mean, you do have a job search strategy, right?). Admittedly not all jobseekers realise how valuable recruiters can be, so last week I invited some top recruiters along to answer some of the most common questions...

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