Monthly Archives: August 2011

Better careers guidance needed

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has announced that improved careers guidance must be provided for young people, particularly those at GCSE-level. In statement published by Recruiter.co.uk, the industry body said that offering better guidance is the only way in … Continue reading

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Psychometric profiling can avoid expensive mistakes

With the jobs market as competitive as it is and companies keen to keep costs down, a psychometric profiling expert has argued the case for using the technique at the recruitment stage. Writing for HR Magazine, managing director of Success … Continue reading

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Professional recruiters “still vital”

Recruitment companies and the specialists that work with them are “still vital” to companies wishing to recruit for jobs in London or any other area. That’s the opinion of recruitment expert, Neil Owen, speaking out in response to the recent … Continue reading

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Get recruitment right first time, says expert

Getting recruitment right the first time is the key to success, an expert has claimed. Writing for Mortgagestrategy.co.uk, businessman Peter Gwilliam stated that getting recruitment right can both make and save a company money. The latter is particularly pertinent, as … Continue reading

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University is not the only route to career success

As record numbers of students achieve top A Level grades, business experts highlight the fact that higher education is not the only way to get a great job. Facing competition for university places, plus the prospect of long-term debt, is leading to … Continue reading

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Regional television stations could work, says TV industry source

The television journalist who founded and ran Pembrokeshire TV has suggested the government’s plans to create regional broadcast stations could succeed. Gordon Main told WalesOnline that he thoroughly enjoyed his time at the Welsh channel and highlighted how it broke … Continue reading

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London is the best region for employment opportunities

Jobs are being created in London at a much faster rate than anywhere else in the UK. Research by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) shows that employment in the capital has increased by 3.3 per cent since December 2007 and is now above pre-recession levels.   … Continue reading

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Young jobseekers must have a thick skin

Employers throughout the nation have reportedly told young jobseekers to “toughen up”, news.sky.com confirmed Candidates must develop a thick skin if they are to succeed in the recruitment process. This is because competition for jobs is so rife, that candidates must … Continue reading

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Demand remains high for quality candidates

It seems demand remains high amongst employers throughout Britain for high-quality staff, after it was revealed job levels grew through the month of July. Jobs in London and other areas continued to increase at a steady pace, potentially heightening the confidence … Continue reading

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Work potential boosted by gap year experience

The potential of a job-seeker looking for media or market research jobs, or indeed any type of role, can be greatly boosted by having voluntary work experience on their CV. That’s according to Matthew Parker, a recruitment expert from KPMG, … Continue reading

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