Today is a momentous day, after 3 long years it’s my last day working as a Technical Support Consultant for an ISP. It seemed like only yesterday I had started as a new recruit learning the ins and outs of broadband internet technical support.Read more "Last Day in Technical Support"
Should I stay or should I go now…? There comes a time in everyone’s career when they are faced with this exact question. We have all been there. So where do we go from here and why?Read more "Should I stay or should I go now…?"
Christmas in the workplace is typically the time of decorating your workspace, wearing silly hats and tinsel and the dreaded office party. But for some it is also the time when they choose to leave the company and move onto other things. If it’s advancement and progression that you are looking for, it’s up to you to take advantage of potential opportunities as they arise both inside and outside the company. So how can you climb the ladder in your career? Read on to find out…Read more "Climbing The Ladder"
In this current climate the phrases “transferable skills” and the ability to “read between the lines” seems to have become all but lost on today’s recruiters. All a prospective candidate is to the recruiter is a series of employer “tick boxes”.Read more "You can’t get a job for trying!"
If you are a contractor you are just as much at risk of being typecast as any A-list or TV actor. Have you ever wondered why agencies are always contacting you about similar roles and not the “exciting” gigs that offers you some real challenges (and bigger pay checks)? If this is the case then you’ve been typecast. Falling into the “typecast” trap is very easy to do as a contractor because of the nature of the work, and the fact that it requires certain attributes and specialist skills that are not required otherwise by the client.Read more "You Can Be Typecast Too!"
If you’re in-between jobs or in a job you know how time consuming looking for jobs, filling in application forms, customising your CV and covering letters can be. So you need to be able to maximise your search results in the shortest time. In this article I’m going to show you how to make RSS feeds work for you!Read more "Is your Job Search down the tubes..?"
For many people becoming a contractor is not a lifestyle choice you should make hastily. While there is money to be made if you have highly sought after skills, for many of us who are more mainstream e.g. IT Support, it can feel like a never-ending cycle of job applications, interviews, knock backs and occasional successes. I look at each opportunity as a chance to “shine” brightly in front of an client.
This is where I like to feel that I can make a difference.Read more "Being a Superstar Contractor"
In the current economic climate with job vacancies in short supply, agencies are becoming more desperate in their attempts to generate business (not to mention attempting to look “busy” when they aren’t!). And that often means preying on the trusting nature of job seekers by the use of unethical practices. When dealing with agencies it is imperative that job seekers know how to spot the warning signs that a consultant is being less than honest…Read more "Playing the Recruitment Game"
Going to job interviews is a lot like being in a horse race, once the starter’s pistol goes off the race is on between yourself and the other candidates.Read more "The Also Rans"
Hell is not solely confined to oppressive regimes… just ask anyone who has had to visit the Job Centre Plus office since the beginning of the downturn…Read more "Job Centre Plus – A Living Hell"