Associated Northcliffe Digital (AND), a division of DMGT, today announces the acquisition of JobsGroup.net™ Limited which operates a portfolio of successful niche job boards including JustEngineers.net, JustConstruction.net and JustRail.net. Here is the press coverage it received…
If you are interested in applying for positions in the UK, you will need to have a valid work permit. Individuals from countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) must be in possession of a work permit to allow them to take up employment. Continue reading “Working in the UK” »
Competition for graduate jobs is fierce. It’s not uncommon for many new graduates to spend months in an unskilled job before starting a professional career. But this needn’t be the case for you – find out the search strategies that can help you kick-start your graduate working life this summer!
First, you need to consider your various options. Are you looking to go directly into a permanent job, or would you rather take a step back and explore another avenue for a while? You could:
- Find a graduate job
- Take a year out
- Study a postgraduate programme
If you are looking to start your graduate career, you need to begin by evaluating yourself and your skills – are you ready and sufficiently equipped to enter the job market? What do you have to offer potential employers? Continue reading “Finding a Graduate Job” »
If you’re in the hunt for a new job then it’s time to get fit and ready to face the job search challenges that lie ahead. By reaching the peak of your mental fitness you’ll really be able to stand out from other candidates and show potential employers you’re ready to face whatever challenges come your way. So forget your pecs and biceps – it’s time to give your brain a workout. Get started right now with a few simple exercises you can try anywhere.
1. Get creative
Rapid change is a constant feature of our work and personal lives. Today’s employers are looking for people who can think and adapt creatively and innovatively. Innovative people are really valuable to organisations because they can generate practical solutions to problems, come up with new ideas and are open to continuous change. Continue reading “Job Search – Are You Fit Enough?” »
I’m delighted to introduce you to Ann Swain, the CEO of ATSCo, who over the next couple of week is going to write a couple of blogs discussing the recruitment industry.
Hello and welcome to my first blog – not just for Jobsite, but for anybody. I last kept a diary when I was about 10. That was mainly about girlie stuff. This blog should deal with some weightier issues – but be no less interesting for that, I hope!
First of all, I ought to explain who I am and tell you a little bit about the organisation I run. I’ve worked in recruitment for over 25 years, and I am currently CEO of the Association of Technology Staffing Companies (ATSCo), which is a body that represents the technology recruitment industry.
ATSCo has many functions, but an aspect of its remit which is likely to be of most interest to you, the candidate, is that it expects recruitment companies who are members should treat candidates to a high standard.
This week at Jobsite we’re busy starting to prepare for the 2007 RecruitRank awards which will take place in London in November.
Set up 18 months ago, RecruitRank was born out of some Jobsite research we did, which revealed over 50% of people hated job seeking. In particular, the lack of respect from recruiters and poor communication were real bug bearers, so we decided to do something about it and RecruitRank was created.
Hosted on the homepage on Jobsite, RecruitRank is basically a free confidential online forum for jobseekers, which invites jobseekers to feedback to recruiters on their experience every time they apply for a job. What’s great about RecruitRank is that it not only allows people to feedback confidentially to their recruiter, but also to share their experiences with fellow job seekers through our daily ranking system (which lists the ten best recruiters every day according to your feedback), providing a trip advisor type recommendation system.