Job Seeking In The United Kingdom From Another Country

Finding a job in a foreign country is a difficult task, not only are there often issues with the language barrier but in tough economic times such as now in the UK there is increased pressure on companies to hire existing nationals. It does however also work in the job seekers favour as businesses feel…

Dress To Impress: What To Wear To A Job Interview

When you first meet a potential employer in an interview setting, there is one factor you will be assessed on which will contribute to their final decision – to hire, or not to hire. The question: ‘What shall I wear to my job interview?’ has passed so many lips and crossed so many minds –…

Could the digital sector be the youth’s best hope?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll know that young people have been hit by historic levels of unemployment since the recession. The unemployment rate (the proportion of the economically active population who are unemployed) for 16-24 year olds was 20.0% at the end of 2013. One area that may be key to young…

Top 4 types of interview questions

There are 4 types of interview questions you’re likely to encounter. If you can recognise them, you’ll be able to answer them more effectively. Let’s start with General capability questions which are asked so the interviewer can learn about your skills and achievements. For free download of many more examples of the four types of…

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UK universities starting to sag as lack of investment takes its toll!

The Times Higher Education University rankings 2013-2014 have been published today and with them come stark warnings for British universities. Whilst Oxford and Cambridge have managed to stay in the top 10, many UK universities have slipped down the rankings.  The universities of Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, Sheffield, Warwick, Southampton, Nottingham and Newcastle; all Russell Group…