034 Smart Works – Confident Dressing For Interview Success

Looking the part is helpful when it comes to getting a job, but what if your circumstances prevent you from having anything suitable to wear for an interview?  This happens to more people than you might imagine, and fortunately there are support services that can help.  Today, we’re talking to a fantastic charity, Smart Works, […]

A Quarter of Job Applicants Receive No Response

New research commissioned by Reed.co.uk, one of the UK’s leading jobs and careers sites, has found that almost a quarter (24%) of workers that have applied for jobs since the start of the pandemic have had no response to their application. Of those that did receive a response and moved through the hiring process, long […]

The Great Reshuffle – Flexibility Is The Future

Coined as the “Great Reshuffle”, people are rethinking not only how they work, but why they work.  Flexibility and fulfilment are top priorities for workers everywhere, and they are ready to to make it happen.  Many people have already left seemingly stable or traditional careers in favour of “precarious” roles which bring them the flexibility […]

High Wage Areas Lost Most Jobs During The Pandemic

Latest PAYE and furlough data indicate an uneven impact of the pandemic on jobs, with some geographic areas of the UK being much harder hit than others.  Employee numbers are back at, or close to, pre-pandemic form in many regions, but in London the jobs recovery has a long way to go as jobs numbers […]

UK Hiring is Rising Strongly According To LinkedIn Data

The UK hiring rate is rising strongly, and many sectors are now seeing hiring above pre-pandemic levels, according to LinkedIn data.  Hiring has increased 7% month-on-month in June — and is now up 92.6% compared to June of last year.  This is not surprising given the pandemic effectively shut down the recruitment plans of many […]

A Quarter Of Young People Worry Mental Health Affects Job Prospects

More than one-in-four 18-24-year olds are afraid that poor mental health will affect their ability to find a job in future, according to new research published by the Resolution Foundation.  Their research used new YouGov survey data to highlight young workers’ concerns about what might lie ahead, and about how mental health struggles that have grown […]

White Collar Contract Jobs Increase By 120%

For a third month running, year on year jobs data for the professional sectors is showing massive upticks. That’s according to the latest Professional Trends Snapshot Report from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), the recruitment trade body. The data, provided by analytics platform cube19 showed permanent vacancies were up 116% compared with May last year […]

021 Help, I’m new to the jobs market and don’t know where to start!

We know that the pandemic has caused an increasing number of people to enter the jobs market unexpectedly, and we also know how overwhelming it can be to suddenly find yourself needing to find work.  For that reason we chatted to Maxine Hart from Wote Street People to create a podcast episode packed full of […]