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Jobs growth in struggling sectors

Jobs growth in struggling sectors

Jobs posted are ahead of the same time last year, according to the latest Keep Britain Working job index report. Job vacancies for March 2021 are 17% up on the same month last year. The country went into the first lockdown on the 23rd March 2020 so it is expected that...

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How and why to budget during difficult times

How and why to budget during difficult times

Budgeting Budgeting allows you to create a spending plan for your money, it ensures that you will always have enough money for the things you need and the things that are important to you. Following a budget or spending plan can help in a variety of circumstances,...

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Job market back to pre-pandemic levels

Job market back to pre-pandemic levels

Keep Britain Working has spoken for some time about a Spring recovery in the job market and it seems as though those green shoots of optimism have grown. According to the latest Keep Britain Working job index report, job vacancies for February 2021 are only 1% down on...

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Are hobbies the key to your next job?

Are hobbies the key to your next job?

During the past year we may have found ourselves picking up a new hobby or two. Of course, there’s the obvious surge in sourdough baking but there were other areas Brits found themselves dabbling with. Retail reported a boom in gardening equipment as we spent more...

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Recruitment market adapting to lockdown

Recruitment market adapting to lockdown

The recruitment market is showing resilience in the face of a predominantly remote working landscape. The latest Keep Britain Working Job Index Report shows that January saw the most number of jobs posted in a month since February last year. This is in line with the...

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2021: The year to consider contracting

2021: The year to consider contracting

I’ve been working in the recruitment industry for 23 years and I don’t think any 12-month period has ever inflicted so much change on the ways we live and work as 2020 has.  There have been three main factors. The first and most obvious is the pandemic. This would’ve...

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Mindfulness & The Interview Process

Mindfulness & The Interview Process

Walking into an interview can feel daunting and a range of emotions will come to the forefront of your mind. Panic can start to set in and your confidence and self-belief tested. Being mindful is a process that allows us to be aware of the present moment, to allow...

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Job market momentum fuels optimism for 2021

Job market momentum fuels optimism for 2021

The impact of a second UK Lockdown has failed to damage the UK jobs market’s recovery, according to the latest Keep Britain Working Job Index. The early shoots of a recovery in the jobs market has been maintained through November as job listings – a key indicator of a...

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Finding your strengths through mindfulness

Finding your strengths through mindfulness

You might find yourself at a loose end right now and wonder what path to take next. Understanding your strengths is a key part to making decisions about your future, and being a little more ‘mindful’ is one way to help you get there. “Mindfulness opens a door of...

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Why the vaccine(s) will change everything

Why the vaccine(s) will change everything

It feels like change is on the horizon. Chris at Graduate Coach gives us much to be optimistic about, in regards to the future of the Graduate Market. Chris also shares his top tips for Graduates and Parents alike. He tells us:  On Monday 9th November my wife...

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How do you write a standout CV?

How do you write a standout CV?

Your CV is your first step on the path to a new job, and if you don’t get it right, your journey will end before it’s started. James Reed, in his book The 7 Second CV, argues that recruiters make up their minds within seven seconds of starting to read a CV as to...

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Lockdown 2.0 – What can I do to help myself?

Lockdown 2.0 – What can I do to help myself?

Even though this was expected it has still felt like a surprise for many, including myself. Even though I want the best for the people around and the rest of the people in the country, I can’t help but feel a little annoyed at this lockdown. However, as this is the...

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Tips on improving ‘Time Management’ skills

Tips on improving ‘Time Management’ skills

There are about 24hrs in a day and within those 24hrs you probably spend about 5-8 hrs sleeping (or more if you are that type of person). Assuming you slept for 8 hrs, you probably only have 16 hrs left.Then the rest of that is all based upon operating your day doing...

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CV Writing Workshop – Webinar

CV Writing Workshop – Webinar

Ever wondered what it is that a recruiter or potential employer looks for in a CV? On Thursday, 29th October we conducted our CV writing workshop with Andrea Raven-Hill, Regional Manager for Reed Education. Andrea has been a recruiter for 16 years and has worked for...

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Hiring workers ready for Christmas

Hiring workers ready for Christmas

As we approach Christmas, the jury is out as to whether or not our spending will match prior years but one thing is bound to be certain, online shopping will be make a greater proportion of all spending. Last year one-third of all spending took place online and...

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