Monthly Archives: December 2018

  • How to Stay Confident During Your Job Search

    a picture of job searcher meeting interviewer

    Sometimes, when you are unemployed and looking for a job, it can feel demoralising. It's daunting looking for a job, plus there's so much pressure these days to try and “stand out from the crowd” because pretty much everyone in your position is doing the exact same thing.

    No matter how you became unemployed in the first place, whether you were dismissed, made redundant, or just finished a course, it is really important that you stay positive during your job search because you are bound to get rejected. 

    And while having a glittering CV can be advantageous, employers want to employ some

  • How to Manage Your Online Reputation

    a person managing online reputation

    With over 2.27 billion users on Facebook, it is easy for employers to run a quick background check on you before they invite you to interview. And while everyone has an online life and an actual life, it is what you put on social media that can really hamper your job prospects. 

    According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder, 70% of employers turn to social media to research potential job candidates. 

  • Assessor Working Life: 7 Alternatives to Working from Home

    Life of working as an assessor comes with many perks. You have flexibility, you feel fulfilled when you see the people you've assessed achieve their goals, and more importantly, you also get to work from home.

    But working from home does have its setbacks. Remote working can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness, and at times, you want a change of environment.

    Fortunately, there are many places where you can work besides your home. In this article, we take a look at the 7 alternatives.

    1. Big Chain Coffee Shop

    You may notice a plethora of artisan coffee shops located in right in the heart of

  • How Smart Speakers Can Benefit Health and Social Care

    a person using a smart speaker

    According to The King's Fund, a prominent think tank of the health care sector, the UK's welfare system is not looking in good shape and is heading towards a significant crisis. With the current economic climate and no foreseeable signs of a significant increase in Government expenditure, we could see a staggering funding gap of £2.5 billion by the year 2020.

    Even though the demand for health and social care is high, we can't deny the mounting pressure this sector faces. However, we have seen a number of local authorities take some form of innovative action to help improve the

  • Education vs. Experience: What is More Important in the Job Hunt

    a group of university students discussing education and experience

    There's a never-ending debate on deciding whether education is better than experience, or vice versa. 

    A recent survey by recruitment firm Universum revealed that 58% of leading graduate employers value work experience more than grades or where their prospective employee went to university. From that statistic alone, you could say experience clearly trumps education, but only by a margin.

    The truth is there is no clear winner, and depending on what career path you want t