Job Adverts Hit New High in Run-Up to Christmas

The number of active job adverts in the UK continued to grow rapidly throughout November as businesses rush to hire staff ahead of Christmas.  According to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC)’s latest Jobs Recovery Tracker findings: 210,000 new job adverts were posted in the UK last week, after three of the best weeks for […]

Free Broadband For Job Seekers

Jobseekers can apply for six months of free broadband to help them look for a job.  TalkTalk has partnered with the Department for Work and Pensions to create the offer. The Salford-based telecoms giant said it will roll out a new voucher scheme giving those looking for work free access to high-quality broadband.  The programme […]

Scam: Loan Fraudulently Obtained In Jobseeker’s Name

Most headlines about the jobs market are about increasing opportunities for people to find work, but some job seekers’ experiences are a stark reminder that fake job adverts are also on the rise.  The victim found out that fraudsters took out a car loan of almost £4k in their name after obtaining personal details via […]

“Last In First Out” Fears Prevent People Changing Jobs

New research from LinkedIn shows that people are reluctant to switch jobs due to concerns about being “last in, first out” and this pandemic uncertainty is holding people back.  LinkedIn surveyed 500 in-house talent professionals and agency recruiters in the UK, and found: More than three-quarters (77%) of recruiters say that candidates currently seem less […]

New Support for Disabled Job Seekers Is Announced

The government will boost the number of specialist advisors dedicated to helping disabled jobseekers to secure and stay in work, with an additional 315 Disability Employment Advisor (DEA) roles to be in jobcentres across the UK by May 2021. This comes as the number of Disability Confident employers in the UK reaches a record 20,000 […]

020 Resilience Despite Rejection In Your Job Search

When searching for a job, whether it’s your perfect career move or a temporary stop-gap, it’s likely you will face rejection at some point as all the best candidates do.  The current jobs market is very competitive meaning that rejection is even more likely, so we chatted to the brilliant Tamzin Louise, Interview Cheerleader about […]

Which Job Roles are Increasing in the UK?

Undoubtedly there have been significant job losses, but the last year has shown people changing career and applying their skills differently as they adapt to new circumstances.  According to latest data from LinkedIn, there has been a rise in certain job categories in direct response to changing consumer behaviour and business needs as a result […]

015 Routes to Market – Different Types of Contracts With Recruitment Agencies

If you’re completely new to finding work via a recruitment agency then you can be forgiven for being overwhelmed by the various contractual options you might be offered.  There is a confusing array of choice, and each one has different tax and employment rights implications.  To bring some clarity to a very confusing subject, we […]

013 Great, you’ve got a job interview – what next?

So you’ve managed to get yourself that elusive opportunity – a job interview!  How are you going to give yourself the best chance of success?  By listening to our chat with Interview Cheerleader, Tamzin Louise, that’s how!  She has a fantastic track record in supporting people to achieve their dream job through honing your interview […]