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  • Social media for Jobseekers and Recruiters..what's the difference? March 23, 2018

  • 4 ways to make the most of your CV’s top quarter February 12, 2018

      4 ways to make the most of your CV’s top quarter Optimise the introduction of your CV and get invited to interviews sooner. If you want to land job interviews, then your CV needs to make a big impact from the moment it is opened.The top...

  • How to support the wellbeing of younger employees August 2, 2017

    How to support the wellbeing of younger employees Large or small. B2B or B2C. Profit or not-for-profit. UK or abroad. Employee wellbeing forms an important part of every business’ set-up. With stakeholders to please, profits to hit and deadli...

  • Research highlights presenteeism challenge for UK employers  July 18, 2017

    Research highlights presenteeism challenge for UK employers More than half (51 per cent) of UK workers claim their workplaces are affected by a culture of negative judgement around sickness absence, research has revealed. The study of 1,123...

  • UK university applications fall by 4%, Ucas figures show July 18, 2017

    The number of people applying for UK university places has fallen by more than 25,000 (4%) on last year, data from the admissions service Ucas shows. The figures show a sharp decline in those applying to study nursing courses - down 19% - and a cont...

  • Over 55s braced to work until 70 to ‘stay mentally fit’ March 5, 2017

    Over 55s braced to work until 70 to ‘stay mentally fit’         Almost half of over 55s believe they will work past retirement age, but three quarters of employees don’t think employers are doing enough to s...

  • LGA in the media - Weekly media round-up 15/10/16 – 21/10/16 November 14, 2016

    This week has seen 1,003 LGA mentions in national, regional, trade, broadcast and online publications including 48 LGA mentions in national newspapers, broadcast and online articles. Home Office criticised over child migrant family checks Friday 21 O...

  • The ultimate workplace skills package August 2, 2016

    Imagine how confident you would feel applying for a job or walking into an interview for which you believe you have all the necessary skills. Whilst it may be difficult to tick every box for every job with one set of skills - every job has different re...

  • Why you need to reflect on your volunteer experience August 2, 2016

    Among its many benefits, volunteering experience can be great addition to your CV or resume. As you step outside of your comfort zone, taking part in a volunteer activity inevitably throws up new situations and challenges. The experiences can help ...

  • How to research your interviewer August 2, 2016

    There's an old saying among poker enthusiasts that you play the man, not the cards. There's something to be said for this approach when it comes to job interviews. While it's important to research the organisation you're applying to, knowing a litt...

  • Alert Jobs Barometer August 2, 2016

    For the month to 31 July 2016, Alert detected a total of 36,180 job movements across UK organisations - 55.9% (20,215) job gains and 44.1% (15, 965) job losses. This compares with a total of 33,745 job movements detected for July 2015 with, coincid...

  • The impact of your voice July 22, 2016

    Most articles about improving the way presentations are delivered focus on body language and content. Body language accounts for an amazing 55% of the impact you have when talking or presenting to people; what you say or show, only 7%. The remaining 38...

  • Understanding and categorising your strengths and skills July 22, 2016

    Making sense of our strengths, weaknesses, skills and our instinctive feelings about them can help us define our personal brand and guide our career choices. But how do we even start making sense of them? Strengths based interviews these days ask wh...

  • Job seeking post Brexit – a survivor’s guide July 22, 2016

    With the dust still to settle on the UK's momentous EU referendum, the media is already doom-mongering as to what Brexit will mean for employment in the country going forward. With businesses putting the breaks on hiring, graduates entering the job...

  • 7 tips to follow up after an interview without being annoying July 19, 2016

    Just being asked to an interview means you're a strong contender for the job and by following up you're reminding the interviewer of that fact. Besides when you've come out of an interview, buzzing with how well it went, it can be very frustrating to s...

 
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