Jobs in UK

How the pandemic has changed job hunting

Posted on September 6, 2021 at 2:38 pm

The pandemic has certainly changed how people are job hunting, but how have they changed. 

Pre-Covid, employment gaps were often questioned but now employers are no longer as concerned that you took time off to look after your children, care for a loved one or lost your job, no matter when it happened.  So rather than trying to hide that gap, just say why you were not working. 

Covering letters mean so much more now, with some surveys suggesting 48% more covering letters are read post-Covid.  Before writing your covering letter, research the company and explain why you are the best fit for the position and include keywords from the job advertisement.

 Many interviews are still being conducted via video call, so if you are invited to a video conference interview, make sure you know how to use the software in advance and find the most suitable place to do the call.  You still need to make an impression so still wear your suit or smart clothes as this get you in the mood for the interview too.

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10 Highest Paid Careers in the UK

Posted on January 11, 2021 at 3:19 pm

When choosing a career or planning a career swap, one big consideration is the pay. Whilst this is not the main reason one should decide on a career, it does not hurt to know what to expect.

1. Attorney- graduate jobs in the legal sector typically have high entry-level salary and incredibly high potential salaries, on average £102,000.

2. Director of Operations- graduate jobs in operations are moderate, around £23,000 but the salary can quickly rise to an average of £100,000.

3. Marketing Director- graduate marketing jobs typically start around £23,000 with potential earnings nearer to £100,000, they average around £92,000.

4. General Practitioner- junior doctors can expect to earn an average of £27,000 and expect a potential average of £88,000 or more.

5. Geologist- a graduate typically starts around £28,000 with a potential earning of around £82,000.

6. Recruitment Consultant- due to commission, recruitment can be a lucrative career choice with graduates starting at £23,000 and possibly reaching a potential of £80,000 as a basic pay with commission added to that.

7. Creative Director- entry-level creative careers can start quite low but can potentially reach a competitive salary of around £80,000.

8. Investment Banker- starting graduate salaries are usually £27,000 and reach around £78,000 at a senior level.

9. Airline Pilot- entry-level pilots earn approximately £36,000, following a large amount of training and as a senior pilot expect an average of £64,000.

10. Data Scientist- graduate usually take home around £27,000 and can reach a potential £61,000, or more in some companies or due to seniority.

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How to Attain the Best Teaching Jobs in Abingdon

Posted on June 9, 2016 at 3:54 pm

If you are looking for a teaching Abingdon job, you should not worry because there are a lot of vacancies available at any given time. However, it is good to note that there is high competition in the area because there are many more qualified candidates with a similar or higher level of education and experience in this field. So, you have to ensure that you have everything in place in order to ensure that you have a competitive edge over other candidates. Here are some of the ways to increase your chances of getting the teaching you need in Abingdon. (more…)

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Apply For a Supply Teaching Job Today

Posted on February 10, 2015 at 12:02 pm

A supply Teacher takes up the position of a regular teacher who may be absent owing to ill health, participation in managerial duties or out on official service training. Due an increase in Supply Teacher jobs in St Neots, this is the best time to apply for the job in this area.

All you have to do is find an agency working with a number of schools in the area. How do you do that? There are innumerable agencies with their website online through which you can easily apply for the job. Find an agency that works with a considerably healthy number of schools to maximize on your time. If you do proper research, you will find an organization that will supply you with work in schools that are local enough for you. Apart from the excellent returns in payment this job offers, there are a number of other reasons as to why you should apply for Supply Teacher jobs in St Neots. (more…)

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Jobs in the beauty industry

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 10:14 pm

In the UK the beauty industry is thriving and looking for a job within your chosen area can be widely based search especially in urban areas where there are vast amounts of spas, salons and nail bars in close proximity.

When conducting your search it’s important to ask yourself what sort of business you’d ideally want to work for, considering pay levels, progression prospects and the day to day role that you would be carrying out and see what would suit your career plans the best.

Once you apply for a position you will most likely be asked to do a trade test where you will be expected to demonstrate your practical skills through a number of treatments. This can be very nerve racking so my advice would be to get plenty of practice so that you are confident and can demonstrate your best work under pressure.

 

Ensure that you attend the interview smartly dressed, ideally in a beauty standard uniform, with neat low-key make up and nails and with long hair tied back off your face.

And don’t forget to smile!

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