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How to build an online profile   As well as posting jobs online, many recruiters will be actively searching for candidates, so here’s how to make yourself more visible in the right way:   Upload your CV.  If the job site allows, post your CV and allow prospective employers to view it. Use a Word or PDF format so it can be easily downloaded. It’s difficult to customise your CV in this instance, so...
Many millennials are struggling to get the jobs they want because they have plenty of qualifications but lack experience. With so many people applying for each role, it can be tricky to get a foot in the door. But don’t give up hope; the right job is out there for you. These interview tips will help you make a good impression when the big day arrives. 1.        Dress appropriately Money may be...
Working from home has some major advantages, but if you’re trying to balance homeworking and childcare it can be a huge challenge. Whenever you sit down to work, George will desperately need a snack or Evie will require an instant (and stinky) nappy change. So how will you ever get anything done? Be realistic.  If your kids need nonstop attention when you’re not working, the chances are they won’t sit quietly in...
If you’ve been offered a job in a different location or are considering a fresh start in pastures new, it’s worth thinking it through carefully before taking the plunge. Relocating can throw up unexpected issues and increase stress levels, so it’s best to be prepared. The challenges We all know that moving house can be pricey and stressful, but what other potential challenges might a job relocation involve?...
You may have been the best employee ever until one mistake was made and you found yourself being disciplined by your employer. Or perhaps your boss has had it in for you since day one and has been looking for a way to get rid of you, either as a result of your actions or through invented allegations. Alternatively, it might just be a simple misunderstanding that you can explain away. Whatever the reasons, having disciplinary action taken...
The answer to this question will depend on your workplace. If you work for a Christian company where there is an atmosphere of prayer and ministry in place, it will be much easier to minister to your colleagues, although sensitivity will always be required. If not, it may be more difficult to speak to your fellow workers or clients without finding yourself in hot water. You may also have been put off by news stories you’ve heard...
Even though we live in a pile-it-high and move-fast-recruitment culture, adding weight and focus to your application through a carefully crafted letter or cover email can be extremely advantageous. Most job boards accommodate this. I have also visited a number of larger employers' career sites, and each one I visited included a section for a covering note or letter of some kind. As an ex-recruiter, I’ll confess that we very often...
It’s great that you’ve been offered the chance to present yourself in person, but how do you get past the awful nerves? The tips below could help you before, during and even after the big day.   Do your research.  One of the most common fears relating to interviews is that you will be asked something you can’t answer. The more prepared you are, the less likely this is to happen. Research the company you...
Don’t ... ...forget it’s a two-way process While the interviewer is looking to find more about you, the interview is your chance to find out if you would like to work there. We know you may have been searching for a job for a while and that merely having a renewed source of income might be the most crucial thing, but use the interview as an opportunity to ask questions (see below for inspiration). Look around at the...
Pray Open yourself and those around you to God’s influence and blessing by beginning with prayer. You might feel more encouraged, inspired and even enjoy the preparation work. Content is key Having great highlights in your CV is important. Gather thoughts about yourself on paper, making simple notes. Ask others what they think you’re good at. It might be quite an affirming exercise. Ask to see the CVs of people you...
Following these tips will get you off to a good start. Carry out a self-assessment.  Before you get started, make a list of your skills, experiences and strengths. The better you understand your preferences and abilities, the more likely you are to find a satisfying role. Research carefully.  Perhaps there is a specific company or industry you want to work in, or a particular position you are looking for. If so, carry out...
But it’s also one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. It’s worth weighing up the pros and cons before you hand in your resignation. The pros One of the biggest perks of self-employment for me is that I get to work from home… in my pyjamas most of the time! That’s a huge advantage, particularly in cold weather. It also cuts out commuting time and costs, allowing you to work while other people are stuck...