Yearly Archives: 2016

How can a recruitment agent help you?

Posted on November 30, 2016 at 8:58 am

When searching for a job it can be hard to know just where to start, particularly if you are considering a change in career. Most people find that a good recruitment firm can be the best option here as there are people there specifically trained in helping match appropriate candidate to available roles.

The other important thing to remember is that for some larger firms they only do any recruitment using agencies and do not accept CVs in directly or offer application forms from the business address.

If you are unsure of what sort of jobs you could apply for a good recruitment agent should be able to have a chat with you about the kind of things you enjoy and look at your skill set and qualifications to match you with an appropriate job. They should also be able to advise you about any qualifications that you could gain to help further your chosen career and point you in the right direction to attain these qualifications.

Once they have found a suitable position the agent will then offer help with completing the application form and can even give you some pointers with regards the interview process for that company.

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Getting back in to the world of employment

Posted on October 31, 2016 at 9:45 pm

When it comes to finding a job, it can often be a tricky task and one which leave many people leaving deflated and stressed. If you have been out of work for some time, then you may find it even harder than others to land a job even if you are open to most positions. Many employers are looking for people with experience in a similar role or candidates that have been employed for some time and used to a work environment.

If you are struggling to get back in to work then it may be the ideal time to do some unpaid work and volunteering to get you used to working with other people again and used to the daily work life. This can look great on a CV and will show potential employers that you are willing to go the extra mile to show them that you are ready for work and committed.

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Teaching jobs in the UK

Posted on September 28, 2016 at 9:25 pm

The UK have a wealth of teaching jobs in many different types of roles. Teachers are in high demand at the moment as the industry has seen many teachers leaving within their first year, leaving a gap in many schools.

It may be that you want to get in to teaching but are not sure of the exact route you need to take, or need to check if there is any funding available to help you through university. There are a number of companies out there that specialise in this and will help you through the whole process from finding the correct course for you to help you find a job once you have completed your course.

Having some classroom experience will help with your application, so it may be worth trying to find a school where you can help out in the classroom for a term or so to get this much needed experience.


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Working abroad

Posted on August 18, 2016 at 2:29 pm

If you are looking to travel around the world a little and don’t mind working whilst there, there are some great opportunities out there that will allow you to see and learn about different cultures, visit places of interest and know that you also have an income at the end of the day to pay for your lodgings etc.

Most of these companies will ask for a relatively small fee of between £400 – £1000, and this will often cover you food and living expenses for the first week, whilst you relax and get to know the people and the areas. They will then help you secure a job for the remained of the period you wish to stay there are often at hand throughout the process to assist you with any queries you have.

This can make travel less daunting and will also allow you to make friends quicker with the other people within the group.


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Gaining experience before applying for a job

Posted on July 31, 2016 at 10:51 pm

If you have applied for a number of similar positions and not been offered the job you may start to question why you are not getting them. It could be a number of reasons but often it simply comes down to experience. Employers like to be able to employ someone that has experience in a similar role so they do not have to spend too much of their time or money on training you, so if there is a candidate with experience who is very similar to a candidate without then the one with the experience will often get offered the job.

Try finding out if there is any way you can gain experience in a similar role, possibly by doing some volunteer work or by asking a company if you would be able to start on a lower salary as a trainee. Even taking part in a college course that specialises in that industry and possibly offers work experience may just be enough to land you that next job.



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Preparing for a job interview

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 10:25 pm

So you have applied for a job and just received a phone call inviting you in for an interview. Some people can find interviews hard and struggle to stay relaxed, but as with many things, if you can be prepared you will probably get through it much better.

You can prepare for an interview and should take some time to do this. Research a bit of background information about the company that you have applied for the job with. Try and find out how and when the company was set up and the structure in terms of management etc. This will also allow you to possibly put faces to names in your interview and may make you less nervous.

Check to see if they have a social media account such as a Facebook or Twitter profile, you may be able to find out some interesting news that they have recently shared or industry change that may affect the job you are applying for.

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Carrying out some revision before attending an interview

Posted on May 31, 2016 at 10:13 pm

Some people think that they do not need to prepare for an interview as they do not know what they are going to be asked. This is simply not the case as there is always some sort of revision you can do before attending an interview with a potential employer. Firstly revisit your CV and cover letter. Have a read through and highlight any sections you wish to expand on and any anomalies (such as time out of work) that you may need to explain about. Test yourself on questions they may ask you about your CV and be sure to have a confident and correct answer ready.

Apart from re-reading your own CV, you should also spend time researching the company background. Try to find out who the managers are and a bit about the history of the business. You should also have an overview of the products and services that they sell as they may well ask you about these even if full training is offered.


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How to Get a Good Primary Teaching Job in Oxford

Posted on May 22, 2016 at 11:21 am

Teaching is globally upheld as a noble profession; hence one of the best ways to join a noble society is to become a teacher. Consequently, if you’re thinking of switching from a different profession to a primary school teacher in Oxford, your thoughts are on the right track. The same applies if you are a seasoned or a newly qualified teacher who wants to join Oxford’s vibrant teaching community. Some have obtained this objective by getting a number of steps right while others have failed to secure lucrative teaching opportunities in Oxford owing to numerous loopholes that you can avoid and bask in the joy of landing your dream teaching job.

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Is teaching still a good profession to go in to?

Posted on April 30, 2016 at 11:04 pm

Over the last 12 months education has been in the news a lot. There have been a lot of changes recently in the education industry which has raised questions from teachers and parents as to if we are heading in the right direction. Many teachers feel that there is too much pressure being put on them and the work load is becoming unbearable. A he amount of teachers are leaving the profession within their first year of qualifying often down to stress related issues.

With this in mind, it is no wonder that the number of students studying and going on to teach has declined at a rapid rate. So is teaching still a good profession to go in to? It really is up t the individual. If you like the appeal of helping students along through their educational journey and are happy to adhere to the rules laid out by the Department of Education then you can still find the job very rewarding. There is always going to be a call for teachers, so you may find that you can quickly progress up the ladder if you show willingness and are egger to adapt to the new procedures.



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Looking for local jobs

Posted on March 19, 2016 at 9:18 pm

Online job search websites are a great way to access a number of jobs advertised within the industry you are looking for. Many jobs are uploaded on a daily basis by employers and recruitment agencies who are working on behalf of companies.

There is nothing more frustrating than finding a job that seems perfect for you but is miles and miles away, unless you are willing to relocate or travel a good distance to work. With most of the online websites you can narrow jobs down by location by either selecting the town or city you live in or by searching with a certain radius of your location.

You can also look in local papers and go in to local recruitment agencies to ask them as not all employers will advertise on jobs boards so you may miss out on the perfect job by not exploring these avenues. If you know what type of job you want you could also go in to local businesses and drop off your CV, even if they do not have any current vacancies, they may keep your CV on file should anything come up in the future.

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