Yearly Archives: 2014

Finding a job in the city

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 10:26 pm

When living in a city some people think that it will be easy to find work as you’re surrounded by businesses and employment opportunities however it easy to forget that living in a built up area also means that there is more people applying for each position advertised.

To find a good job under such circumstances requires you to stand out from the crowd during an interview, it means that you need to make sure that you do plenty of research into the company and the job role in order to show that you are the candidate with the best understanding of the role and the candidate who is showing the most willing.

When preparing your CV for a city job it’s essential that you tailor it for each job you apply for, this means that you must try to show exactly how your past experience is relevant to the role and reflect some key requirements in the previous jobs you’ve held.

All of this teamed with being punctual and well-presented should be enough to set you apart from the crowd.

Posted in Jobs in UK

Working for minimum wage

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 9:16 am

Most of us have to work, it is a fact of life. But for many of us we may actually find ourselves worse off in work than out of it! This is a sad fact of life with the way the benefits system works and it is no wonder many people chose to stay at home than have a career. There are many people in the situation where they earn slightly too much as a couple to get any help with housing, council tax and nursery fees but still struggle.

If you are a mother or father wishing to return to work after the birth of a child and are considering full time nursery care then you have to consider the fees compared to the actual earnings you will be taking home. Often putting a child in nursery full time will cost between £800 – £1000 per month and with a monthly salary on a basic wage of not a lot more it is time to really consider your options. You will also need to take in to account fuel costs to get to and from work and what you will do should your child be ill and need time off nursery.

I believe that everyone that can, should work, but there needs to be an incentive.

Posted in Jobs in UK

What it takes to be a good administrator

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 9:13 pm

There are many essential jobs within a business and for the majority of companies the back bone of the business is the administration department. An administration team organise the paper trail side of the business, form filling, filing, taking telephone calls and generally keeping the business ticking over on a daily basis.


So what does it take to be a good administrator?

Firstly it’s essential that you are able to work as part of a team as usually if you are dealing with an application style process it’s rare that you will deal with each client entirely from start to finish, it is therefore important to be able to communicate effectively with your colleagues to allow a smooth seamless process.

You will also need to be able to work well as an individual and use your initiative when it comes to planning your work and prioritising items in your workload as necessary.

A good knowledge of systems such as Word, Excel and SAGE will also be an advantage in most administrative roles so it’s really worth getting to grips with these and adding them to your CV to ensure the best chance possible of getting your desired job.

Posted in Jobs in UK

Finding a teaching Job in Oxfordshire

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Oxfordshire is amongst the best places to be a teacher in the UK. Boasting an envy inducing selection of the countries best state and independent schools coupled with an inviting culture that blends the best of country and city living, Oxford is hard to beat. Although the last few years have been tough for teachers, teaching remains one of the most reliable and secure careers available in the UK. Being in a teacher in the UK gives you a flexibility which jobs in other industries in the UK don’t enjoy, and a security which many other careers lack. A teacher can move and be highly likely to find employment elsewhere, and there will always be demand for a good teacher. That’s because nurturing the minds of the next generation is an important, and, crucially, transferable skill. If you’re thinking about a change of scenery and you’ve worked as a teacher before, then you’re in a great position to get the job that you want.


Posted in Recruitment Services

Working as a recruitment consultant in the UK

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:37 pm

A recruitment consultant is responsible for finding potential employees for vacancies that a client has available within their company. These positions may be permanent or temporary / Full time or part time within many industries. Some recruitment consultant companies specialise within one particular industry, such as teaching.

To become a successful recruitment consultant, you need to be confident in talking to people from all backgrounds. You need to have the ability to network and establish good relationships with clients and potential recruits.

Recruitment consultants attract candidate by creating advertisements based on information that they have been given to them from a client wishing to offer a post. The consultant will also be expected to liaise with clients and candidates on expected salary levels, training pathways and career advice.

Being a recruitment consultant can be a very rewarding job and you can often quickly progress to an account managers position if you show willing and obtain results.


Posted in Recruitment Services

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