Character reference – What is it, and how do you get one?

You’re probably very familiar with work references, but you may not know what a character reference is, or the value of having one.

5 tips to spring clean your social media

As warmer weather approaches and bank holidays are a plenty, spring is the perfect time for job seekers to give their social media channels a ‘spring clean’ as new research from Jobsite reveals 71% of employers admitted to looking at candidate’s social media accounts before making a decision for most or every role1.

Meanwhile, only 23% of job seekers believe their social media profiles can help in their job search2, showing that candidates have a huge untapped resource at their disposal for enhancing their application.

We live in a digital age where our lives are showcased through our social

Job References: Your Questions Answered

Have you been offered a new job, subject to reference? Congratulations! If you’re unsure of what the employment reference process entails, read on to find out the dos and don’ts.

How to prepare for a performance appraisal review?

Terrified of the A-word? Don’t be. If carefully prepared for, work appraisals can help you to improve your day-to-day work and boost your career. Here’s how…

Don’t like your job? Top questions to ask if you’re considering a career change

If your current job doesn’t excite you as much as it used to, you’re not alone! So, if you’ve had a change of heart about your career, read on to see the top questions you should ask yourself before deciding to make the jump. 

Unpaid Time Off from Work

We all need time off work every now and again, but did you know that your company isn’t always obliged to pay you for it? 

How to resign from your job

The importance of how you submit your resignation is too often overlooked by candidates eager to start their new jobs. Just because you’re leaving a particular job doesn’t always mean that you’re leaving that industry.

How to get the most out of work experience or an internship

The very word ‘internship’ has a bad reputation, and can conjure up images of coffee runs, picking up dry-cleaning and other thankless tasks. But these opportunities (internships, not coffee runs) often prove to be very rewarding and the launchpad for a fruitful career.

We speak to experienced insiders who hire interns, and Amy Mcdonnell, who did a work experience placement in the media industry, to get their words of advice…

Top planning jobs

Benjamin Franklin is reported as saying that by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Having a plan in order to achieve success is something that more and more organisations are spending time and resources on, but there are already some jobs that are all about planning. Here, we profile some of those roles and examine what, if anything, they have in common.

How resigning can help you get what you want

Finding a better job – especially through promotion – is not only time-consuming, it’s often fraught with obstacles. There are many courses of action you can take to help you get the job you want, such as training and exhaustive job hunting. But there’s another route that’s often overlooked: resigning.