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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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What is Job Entry Targeted Support (JETS)?

What is Job Entry Targeted Support (JETS)?

JETS is a new programme recently launched by the government,  dedicated to supporting those left jobless due to Covid-19. This new programme will target those out of work for three months. It will ramp up support for claimants to ensure those who are put forward for...

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Your views on the new government guidance

Your views on the new government guidance

On 22nd September, the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new set of rules to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the UK. There rules were (as reported by the BBC):  Pubs, bars and restaurants to close at 22:00 BSTThey will also be restricted to...

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Retaining talent, re-skilling the talent pool

Retaining talent, re-skilling the talent pool

When you remove demand in the market for your products and services it becomes hard to plan for the future and we are seeing this impact on recruitment plans, with many currently on hold. A recent survey by Keep Britain Working and Reed shows that people management is...

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Facing into the challenge of market demand

Facing into the challenge of market demand

M&S is the latest of the high street mainstays to announce massive cuts to their workforce. 7,000 workers will feel the knock-on effects of the pandemic over the next three months. Unfortunately this is a recurring story of recent times, as retailers struggle to...

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Taking control of your career

Taking control of your career

Many people I’ve worked with have modestly described their career journey as ‘lucky’ in parts, whilst acknowledging their hard work along the way. They may have benefitted from strong leadership and mentoring, and their career has often been directed by the promotions...

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Leading the path to recovery…

Leading the path to recovery…

Pressure on leaders right now is immense: you are expected to convey calm optimism in the midst of a global pandemic, take short-term decisions faced with a fragile economic future, juggle unprecedented business demands while remaining sensitive to employee...

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