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Writing a Personal Statement

Writing a Personal Statement by Katy Farmer Six weeks in and already I feel like I am drowning in CVs! Honestly, we see so many of them every day that when I say “hundreds” I am not, for once, exaggerating – especially not when there are so many job boards to trawl through now on…

Legal Update: National Minimum Wage and Living Wage

The minimum amount per hour that most workers in the UK should get depends on their age and if they’re an apprentice. Find out what the current rates are and where to get help if you think you are being paid below the minimum wage rates. Current National Minimum Wage and Living Wage rates There…

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New Look for Jobseekers – Office Refurb

We have had a very busy start of the year here at Jobseekers. We have had the offices updated and been given a modern bright look to keep up to date with our logo and website. In reception we have maximised the space creating storage and a welcoming area, and both interview rooms have had…

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Candidate Attraction: Handling a counter-offer situation

Handling a counter-offer situation Having sifted through a number of CV’s, interviewed and made an accepted offer, you would hope this was “Job Done” – unfortunately the hard work is not yet over! In this competitive market, here at Jobseekers, we are seeing more and more that a counter-offer is being made rather than the risk…

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Interview Questions you should be asking!

Great News – You’ve made it to interview stage. But are you ready with your questions? Having completed answering their questions you may have thought you are past the finish line however the interview has not ended yet. Asking the right questions makes you look prepared and keen to work for them; just the qualities…

Christmas Opening Hours

Jobseekers Christmas Opening Hours Friday 23rd December – 8.30am – 4.00pm Saturday 24th December – Christmas Eve (Closed) Sunday 25th December – Christmas Day (Closed) Monday 26th December – Bank Holiday (Closed) Tuesday 27th December – Bank Holiday (Closed) Wednesday 28th December – 9.00am – 2.00pm (Payroll Day) Thursday 29th December – 9.00am – 2.00pm…

Minimum Wage Update 2016/17

Minimum Wage Update 2016/17 The government has accepted recommendations from The Low Pay Commission for Minimum Wage requirements, these take effect from 1st October 2016: Structure, level and increases in the minimum wage Current level From April 2016 From October 2016 – April 2017 Increase Adult rate (21+) NLW (25+) £7.20 £7.20 n/a Adult Rate…

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Interviewing – Jobseekers’ Top 10 Tips

Interviewing – Jobseekers’ top 10 tips It is well recognised that the right selection and appointment process is crucial to business success from entry level to senior management a bad appointment can be detrimental; increased staff turnover and loss of morale. This is a small window of opportunity to spot a star or to ensure…