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What it takes to identify the best jobs

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As the UK economy bounces back, businesses are now looking to recruit staff, either to fill vacancies or to enable them to expand as confidence grows in their sector. How do you know what the employer is looking for?

UK facing worst staff shortages in over 20 years

Despite what you may read in the media, it’s not just the haulage and hospitality sectors that are reporting a staffing crisis. Other industries such as Construction and Building Services are also reporting a lack of skilled labour as the aftermath of Brexit and the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic starts to bite.

A job for life or living for a job – how to cut through the job lists

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As lockdown restrictions are lifted, more staff return to working in the office or site, and we get back to some sort of normality, many people are also now questioning their current career choice. In fact, having had over a year to consider their current position, we are now finding an increasing number of people are wanting to do something different.

Is now a good time to change careers?

The way we view employment has dramatically changed over the past 50 years. Previous generations grew up with a ‘job for life’ mentality. All that has changed, and today’s working population are accustomed to a fluid employment market. Something that involves, especially in response to the ever expanding gig economy, working for different employers over our working lives.

Is now a good time to look for a new job?

As organisations start to recover and, in some cases, plan for future expansion, we are starting to see an increasing number of vacancies. This means if you were thinking about changing your job or career, now could be a good time to take the plunge.

Creating an eye catching personal statement

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If you are looking for a job or new employment challenge, how you position yourself in the market-place is a critical factor in your success. And that means producing a personal statement that resonates with the target audience – in this case, the prospective employer.

How tempting is temping?

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As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a major impact on job opportunities, with the government forecasting unemployment is likely to hit 2.6m (7.5% of the working population) by the summer of 2021, is now is a good time to consider temporary employment?

What did a recruitment consultancy ever do for us?

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As a result of the Covid pandemic, there are many people who are currently re-entering the recruitment process, probably for the first time in many years. There are also others who, having had a prolonged period of working from home or practicing office social distancing, are re-assessing their future career opportunities, and looking for an improvement in their work-life balance.

How to find that perfect job – in a pandemic

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With a record numbers of redundancies and an increase in unemployment figures recently announced by the Office of National statistics (ONS) – largely attributed to the coronavirus pandemic, it is undoubtedly a worrying time for many employees in the region.