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Where to Find Government Jobs in the UK
Government jobs: it's a subject that's never out of the news but there's no doubt that getting a government job can be the start of a real and meaningful career for a great many people. The range of government jobs in the UK is vast, but finding them isn't always easy. Many government departme ... read more.
What Will the Future of Work Look Like?
The future of work: what will it be like to work in the future - a decade from now? Now there's an expansive question, and one that's being asked a lot as we witness the accelerated pace of change in business and workplaces. Jobs and roles are changing all the time but the future of work is much mor ... read more.
5 Practical Ways to Improve Your Job Search
There's no shortage of great tips for jobseekers out there. Just a quick web search will uncover a host of great advice, but not alll of it is actually actionable. Being told to create the job and schmooze a company into hiring you is probably sound advice, but only for about 1% of the people lookin ... read more.
How to Use LinkedIn to Land Your Dream Job
Do you know how to use LinkedIn? In today's job market, being active on social media is absolutely essential. Rarely will an employer hire someone without first taking a look at their Facebook and Twitter pages. Unlike most social media sites though, LinkedIn offers potential employers the chance to ... read more.
What About Going to Work to Help You Find Work?
It may seem a ridiculous concept: going to work to find work, but what if going to work wasn't the traditional commute that we all know and love? There's a phenomenon sweeping the world just now, and it's called 'coworking'. Some of you will have heard of it, and some of you won't. Coworking i ... read more.
What Not To Do When You Want the Job
You've scoured the help-wanted ads, networked, dropped off applications and even been on a few interviews, but you haven't landed a job. What are you doing wrong? While it's possible that you've simply had bad luck or need to re-evaluate how well your professional qualifications match the requiremen ... read more.
The Lost Art of Telephone Job Hunting
In this age of super-connectivity, there's a wide choice available to all of us when we want to communicate with others. We can email, text, video message, or no matter how old-fashioned it might seem: call people. The internet is making communication easier by the day, but many people make ... read more.
Tailoring Your CV for Every Role
It's really tempting to put lots of effort into having a single CV that you can use for every job application, knowing that the document you send is good quality, telling hiring managers about your experience and generally giving the impression you want hiring managers to get. So if you ... read more.
What's the Real Purpose of Your CV (Resume)?
Most job ads ask you to submit a Curriculum Vitae (or a resume if you're in North America). A Curriculum Vitae, or CV, as the latin name suggests, charts the course of your working life. In career terms, that's the jobs you've held, the achievments you've made and the training and education you've r ... read more.
Job Interview Questions: Do You Have Any Questions?
With all the preparation required to answer a multitude of possible questions during a job interview, it's very easy to forget that the job interview is also an opportunity for you to find out more about the hiring company and the role. Most candidates are glad when this question co ... read more.
How to Make a Great Impression on the Phone
Making phone calls is still one of the pillars of a successful job search. But it has to be you that's making the calls. No matter how many jobs you apply for online, or how many letters and CVs you send out, waiting for the phone to ring will see you waiting a long time. You have to take the initia ... read more.
Recognising Your Own Transferable Skills
You'll have heard the term 'transferable skills' a few times in your job hunt no doubt, but have you stopped to figure out what your own transferable skills might be? Many roles require similar skills, like managing time, being organised, and communicating effectively, but it's easy to ... read more.
Have You Proofread Your CV?
Getting your CV into shape can be a challenging task. Best practice is to tune your CV for each individual application to ensure you use the language of the job advertisement, highlighting the skills and experience being requested, but this means that you're constantly changing your CV. When you ... read more.
Remember the Little Things: What Do Your Social Media Pages Say About You?
Recent statistics show that the vast majority of hiring managers - as much as 93% according to Jobvite - will take a look at a candidate's social media presence before deciding whether to hire them or not. The same survey showed that as many as 55% of the hiring managers they spoke to have reconside ... read more.
Remember the Little Things: What Does Your Email Address Say About You?
When you get into a serious job search, it's easy to forget that you need to check all sorts of things that wouldn't normally occur to you. One of these small but important things could be your email address. It's imperative that you come across as professional at all times and sometim ... read more.
Five Tips for Making Progress in the Hidden Jobs Market
We've heard before that as much as 70% of the available jobs out there are unadvertised, and some sources believe it's higher than that. It's imprtant then that you can ake some headway in the hidden jobs market, so here's a few tips to help you along. Why not visit TheJobWorx on Facebook and share ... read more.
How to Job Search: Some Tips to Make Your Job Search More Effective
There's lots of guidance around on how to job search. Some of it concentrates on writing a CV, some on how to access the hidden job market. This article looks at some practical tips to help you job search more effectively, increasing your chances of finding the job you're looking for. ... read more.
Managing Your Time When Job Hunting
Like any activity that you need to devote significant amounts of time to, job hunting requires a degree of organization and in particular, time management, to ensure you get maximum benefit from the time you invest in it. Some basic time management tips can make all the difference t ... read more.
Using a Comprehensive Job Search to Make Progress in the Hidden Jobs Market
We published an article on TheJobWorx before looking at why many of the jobs available in the job market today are unadvertised. This time we'll look at why you need a comprehensive approach to your job search if you're going to effectively tap into that hidden job market to find the job you want. ... read more.
Job Interview Questions: What Do You Know About Our Company?
For anyone who has done basic homework before a job interview, this question should be a gift and a great opportunity for you to demonstrate that you've come prepared. Doing your homework on a company goes beyond just reading the website though and forms an important part of your overal ... read more.
Application Follow Up Calls: The Essential Ingredient in Every Job Search
One of the most important aspects of any job application is the follow up call after you've submitted your application. Remember to always use the telephone - email is much less effective for follow ups. Following up is important, so you don't want to miss the chance. Not everyone will be doing it, ... read more.
What You Need to Remember About Recruitment Agencies and Headhunters
A great many job seekers either don't like or misunderstand employment agents and headhunters. Sometimes this comes from experience, sometimes from reputation, but a little understanding of what agents and headhunters are doing, where their focus is, and how to approach them and achieve a mutually b ... read more.
Are You Preparing for the Jobs That Don't Exist Yet?
The modern world of work is a fast-moving environment. Continuously developing technology brings new and previously impossible opportunities every day, but how can jobs not
Answering Job Interview Questions About Your Weaknesses
One of the most difficult questions you'll face in a job interview is undoubtedly "What is your greatest weakness?". When the hiring manager asks you this question, they're effectively handing you a gun and you can either show that you know how to handle it safely, or you can shoot yourself clean t ... read more.
Five Great Job Search Tips
Here's five great job search tips to help you focus your efforts and make sure your job search is effective. There are so many great pieces of advice that we should all take notice of, it's impossible to fit them all into one page. So keep coming back and watch out for more lists of great tips.< ... read more.
Five Common Sense Ways to Find a Hiring Manager's Email Address
Contacting hiring managers and recruiters directly is one of the most effective ways of getting your application to the top of the pile, but it can be difficult. Most company websites don't give direct email addresses on their contact pages, guaranteeing in many cases, that your message will never r ... read more.
Our Pick of Some Great CV Advice Links
Every now and again, it's good to take a look out there at what's being offered in the way of good advice. This time, we've focused on CV tips (or resumes as they're also known), so here's a few of our favourite links with some great CV advice on offer. read more.
Are Most Jobs Really Never Advertised?
Did you realise that only a small proportion of the job vacancies out there are actually advertised? Some believe as few as 30% of roles are advertised. If you didn't know this, then you're not alone. Most job seekers don't realise it, but understanding why this is the case, and how to stop ... read more.
Job Hunting Isn't Easy, No Matter Who Tells You Otherwise
It seems to be popular to tell job seekers that looking for work should be easy. Lots of new systems and websites appear every day telling job hunters their lives can be made easier by automating everything and removing personal contact from the process. One of the biggest myths of all is that emplo ... read more.
When Did You Last Send a Thank You Note After a Job Interview?
This may sound like a ridiculous question, but stop: think about it.
50 Words That Can Unlock Interviews
One of the most important and often overlooked elements of your CV is the personal statement. Convention dictates that people expect to see it at the very start of your CV and this makes it a powerful tool to draw the reviewer in and tell them why they should find out more about you, why you're the ... read more.
The Importance of Your Personal Network When Job Hunting
Many people mistakenly believe that putting their personal network to good use is difficult and that friends, family and ex-colleagues will be irritated by requests for assistance. The reality is generally quite the opposite. People are often much more accommodating and helpful than you may give the ... read more.
5 Ways to Make a Great First Interview Impression
There are very few things in life that you will never get a second chance at, but you never get more one chance to make a first impression on someone, so you need to make sure you do everything you can to make it a good one.
The Modern Job Market: Changed Days Indeed
The modern world of work and careers is a very different place to that known by previous generations. The days of long term employment security, continual promotion within the same company and unswerving loyalty from both employer and employee have long gone. Where a career-minded individual may ha ... read more.
Organise Your Hunt to Boost Your Chances
One of the single-most effective things you can do to increase your chances of landing a job is to get organised. Actively managing your applications and activities will help you ensure you never miss an opportunity and are able to follow up on every possible lead when it matters.
5 Essential LinkedIn Profile Advice Articles
Just like you, we're always looking across the web for great advice and articles on how to land your next job. One of the things that nearly every expert is agreed on is the importance and usefulness of the professional networking site LinkedIn in the modern job hunt, so we've pulled together five o ... read more.
The Importance of a Great CV
The world of work has changed beyond all recognition in the last decade. In the good or bad old days, depending on how you choose to remember them, it wasn't uncommon for workers to be employed by the same company for most, or even all, of their working lives. The modern business world no longer see ... read more.
Keeping your Job Hunting Phone Bill Under Control
When you're looking for work, your telephone inevitably turns into your best friend and almost becomes an indispensable part of your body. A committed work search will see you pounding the phone like never before as you talk to contacts, network with old friends and colleagues, and follow up on the ... read more.
Four Alternative Ways to Find Your New Employer.
Getting the advantage when looking for a job can sometimes be more about doing something differently; about getting outside of the box in your thinking. This can be especially true when identifying and approaching potential employers. Finding an alternative way of identifying which companies might b ... read more.
Job Hunting: Using LinkedIn to Broaden Your View of the World of Work.
If you're job hunting and have not heard of, or used LinkedIn, it might be time to consider joining up and getting connected. LinkedIn is a professional networking phenomenon launched in 2003, which allows people to connect with work colleagues and other professionals to form a network of connection ... read more.
Things You Can Do to Set the Odds in Your Favour
You've heard it said before, when you're out of work, job hunting should be your job. It's all very well being committed to finding a job and making contact everywhere you can, but sometimes you have to do things that will stack the odds in your favour and give you the edge over other potential cand ... read more.
Why Looking for a Job Should Be Your Full Time Job.
Have you ever been told that, when you're out of work, looking for a job should be your job? While it may be a cliche', it's also sound advice. Looking for a new job can be difficult, but it's an especially difficult time when you're out of work. Professional recruiters and statisticians believe tha ... read more.