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Hiring your first employees as a small business

As a small business owner, hiring your first employees is a big step. It means you’re ready to expand your business but it also means you have a responsibility to others for the first time. To help make sure you

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The UK’s dream job revealed – pens at the ready!

In May 1946, renowned author George Orwell gave a damning review of his chosen career: “Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one

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Switch off, it’s Christmas!

In a recent blog we discussed the positive impact of a healthy work-life balance, never more important than at this time of year. Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, chances are you will get the opportunity for some well-deserved ‘downtime’

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How to write an academic CV

Having a decent CV is a really important aspect of the job application process for any jobseeker. However, different jobs often require a different approach from your CV. It’s standard recruiter advice for jobseekers to have several ‘versions’ of a

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Jobseekers, get the best out of LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the best social media channels for jobseekers to get active on. You can connect with companies you’d like to work for, you can strike up conversations with like-minded individuals and you can keep updated with all

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How NOT to win friends and influence bosses

Candidates, are you secretly hoping for a promotion or pay rise? Do you wish your manager would treat you with more respect? Do you think you deserve better? Have you ever considered that it might be you? No, we didn’t

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Employment law changes – 10 things employers need to know

2014 has already seen some big changes to employment law and there are more to come. Many of the changes employers and employees are undergoing are owing to the enforcement of the Enterprise & Regulatory Reform Act 2013. We’ve selected

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The Best and Worst Jobs of 2014 – part two

Worst jobs Get that Sunday night feeling? Hate getting out of bed on a Monday? Think you have the worst job in the world? Think again! A recent survey conducted by Adzuna, the online search engine for jobs, provides an

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