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Managing Finances in the Wake of Job Loss

One of the most difficult things about losing your job is the financial pressure it brings. Most people do not have enough savings to maintain their current lifestyle under the circumstances of a job loss. This is where planning ahead can really be beneficial. Unfortunately, job loss can strike without warning. As outlined in my […]

Redundancy – Know Your Rights!

Redundancy is painful – there’s no way around that fact. However, if you know your rights, you can manage your time and resources more effectively and make your job hunting efforts work for you. Employees under notice of redundancy have the right to: What does this really mean? First, it gives you a certain amount […]

Job Hunting – Where Should I Begin?

Everyone in the UK is keenly aware of the redundancy problem. Whilst unemployment fell in May, the number of applications for Job Seeker’s Allowance is up. And really, with government plans to streamline and cut jobs over the next few years, redundancy is not a problem that will go away anytime soon. The best place […]

I Received a Job Offer, But It’s the Wrong Salary

You’ve been job hunting for months – dozens of CVs, numerous interviews, and finally, you’ve received the long-awaited job offer! Unfortunately, it’s £7,000 less than what you need to just survive and pay the bills. The dilemma is agonising: It pays more than nothing, but you still can’t meet your daily needs. What do you […]

10 Job Boards and I Still Can’t Find a Job – What Am I Doing Wrong?

  If you’ve plastered the job boards with your CV and spend hours each day on your job hunting efforts without gaining a single interview, your error most likely lies in your CV and cover letter, or the process by which you submit them. Job boards seem easy enough to navigate, but you would be […]

Help! I’ve Been Made Redundant!

Redundancy. It has hit every industry, every job class and every nation. For those in the UK, redundancy is a long-term problem that does not seem will end soon. While there is strength in numbers, this is one area where more is not merrier – they are competing with you for very limited job resources. […]

Knowing Your Worth

Part of your ability to succeed in obtaining a job is knowing your worth. If you overvalue yourself against the market, you are unlikely to get a job offer – there are plenty of similarly qualified candidates willing to take less. However, undervaluing your worth will leave you unsatisfied and may even raise questions with […]

Working the Job Boards

There are a large number of job boards available for those out of work in the UK. Before I get into a list of those you should use, I want to discuss how to use them for maximum opportunity. The Right Fit First, you need to choose the one that is right for you. If […]

Dressing Up a Job Title

I’ve seen a lot of people looking for employment who struggle with making mundane job titles sound somewhat more exciting. To some extent, selecting a job title that is more descriptive of your actual job duties can be, at times, a good idea. For instance, if you hold a generic job title, such as ‘Clerk’, […]

Over-qualified vs. Under-qualified – How to Overcome Objections

Many employers have a mental image of the perfect candidate for each job. In most cases, this includes a list of the must-haves, the nice-to-haves and a salary range. Their objective is to get the person with the most skills at the lowest cost. Unfortunately for the employer, rarely do ‘perfect’ candidates walk through the […]

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