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5 Tips for Writing a Career Change CV

With the UK unemployment rate currently at its lowest level since November 1974, it seems that every day brings new articles demonstrating how employers are enticing the best talent money can buy to join and stay with their organisation. However, research from first direct shows that 47 per cent of Britons are unsatisfied with their careers and describe their work life as “unfulfilling”. Not only are almost half of UK staff people unhappy with their jobs but they are hoping to change careers completely.

LinkedIn’s Latest Feature: Recommended Matches

Did you know LinkedIn is currently testing a new feature called “Recommended Matches” to help employers find the ideal candidates to fill their vacancies?

Improve Your Prospects with LinkedIn Recommendations

I often get asked the question “What is the best way to ask for a LinkedIn recommendation?” But before I answer that, I want to explain the benefits you will gain from requesting and displaying recommendations on LinkedIn.

Career Elevator Pitch: A How-To Guide for Job Seekers

Mastering a career elevator pitch can be hugely beneficial when you’re job hunting. It lets you summarise your value and expertise and deliver it quickly and succinctly so that you can position yourself well and maximise your worth to a potential employer.

Top 5 Time-Wasters Killing Your Job Search Prospects

Job hunting is no fun. That’s expected. The usual job search experiences range from seemingly unending rejections to permanent communication black holes from job sites or recruiting firms. The whole job searching experience is often difficult and time-consuming.

How Modern is Your Engineering CV?

Increasingly we’re meeting engineering professionals from all walks of life who are facing the same issues and who are unsure about how to navigate these in the new world of job search. What is clear is that doing the same things to find a job today as you did five or ten years ago will no longer produce the same results.

Applicant Tracking Systems Explained

Did you know that Google received 2 million job applications in 2017? And, Facebook receives somewhere in the ballpark of 250,000 job applications each year? When applying for a vacancy with large engineering or tech companies, many candidate’s CVs must first survive the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) before an actual person looks at them. Read this article to find out how to get your CV ranked highly within applicant tracking systems, so that it can then go through to the next stage of the recruitment process and be seen by internal recruiters and hiring managers.

How to Create Your Online Brand

There has never been a time in history where it has been easier, cheaper or more efficient to shape your personal brand to highlight your passion, spotlight your skills and expose to the world, your accomplishments. The proliferation of online platforms has made it possible to deftly create or sculpt a specific identity that conveys who you are, your particular interests and your ultimate objective in life. Let’s take stock of some of the possibilities that we tend to recommend to our engineering and technical clients.

Is social media helping or harming your job search?

Social recruiting uses social media profiles, blogs, and other internet sites to source and screen candidates. It’s fast becoming an attractively integrated HR and Marketing strategy that supports the recruitment process for businesses both large and small.

Although most employers use social resourcing to look for information that supports an applicant’s qualifications for the job, others look to identify and assess if the candidate has a professional online persona aligned with the company’s values. This involves searching for what other people are posting about the candidate across a variety of social media platforms and popular search engines.