Apprenticeships: valuable free training or naked exploitation?

For school leavers and those finding it hard to find suitable employment, apprenticeships may appear enticing. Yet there is a fair amount of controversy around this type of on-the-job training, with some going as far as calling it “naked exploitation”. So are apprenticeships a source of valuable free training or merely a method of exploitation…

So where did my interview go wrong?

Guest post by Get Real Video The amazing thing about interviews is that it’s almost irrelevant the position you are trying for, virtually the same questions will come up every time. If you haven’t really prepared for these questions, your answers may say to the interviewer that maybe you’re not serious about the job. So…

Freelancing – What you need to know

Freelancing can be job seeker heaven or job seeker hell – it all depends on your personality and how prepared you are. To see if you’re the type of person who would enjoy working freelance (or otherwise self-employed) read our blog Self-employed…Better off? If you have decided you want to go it alone and apply…

Networking to find your dream job

Bit nervous about networking? Read on… Networking is an overused word, you hear it everywhere: ‘networking events’, ‘networking opportunities’, ‘a chance to network’ but what does it actually mean? And, once you understand what it is and how to do it, how can you use it to improve your chances of getting a job?

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Half-term: heaven or hell for a jobseeker?

When looking for a job, there seem to be some pretty established ‘don’t even bother’ dates in the diary: the December pre-Christmas wind-down, the slow January afterwards, and then there’s July and August when people seem to take months off for summer holidays. On top of that, there are quiet patches throughout the year and…

Making Your CV Stand Out

By Chris Sharp It’s an unfortunate fact of life that most C.V.s will be judged within seconds and consigned to either a “yes” or “no” pile. It’s harsh, but then if you were tasked with sorting through endless C.V.s you might become quite ruthless in your search! But if you keep this fact in mind…