We’ve always been ahead of the game. When Jobsite launched in 1995, the total UK internet population numbered just 40,000. The best part of 20 years on – and we still believe in forward thinking.
People use mobiles and smart phones every day, so the next step for us was obvious: helping candidates to apply for jobs via their mobile phones.
Applicants can now access their CVs and resumes from one of six popular clouds – including Dropbox, SkyDrive and GoogleDocs.
From start to finish, from finding a job to submitting a CV takes around one minute and 18 seconds (we were counting). So for busy smart phone users, it’s a small but energetic boost on the way up the career ladder. And for our recruiters, it’s an opportunity to give 30-50%* of applicants a way to apply for jobs the moment they see them, via their mobiles.
With Google predicting that by 2015 mobile will be the preferred device for jobseekers, Jobsite hiring managers and recruiters can stay ahead of the game.
Sophie Relf, Marketing Director at Jobsite.co.uk said, “We want to make our customers’ and candidates’ lives easier. This is one small step to doing that”.
*comScore Mobile reports 2013
Choosing a university degree is far from easy and finishing one is an achievement in itself, especially within the hospitality industry which demands a working commitment, in and outside of the lecture theatre.
Hospitality is an industry that immediately ticks all the boxes in terms of stimulating students through robust degree courses, which usually involve a year’s placement of ‘on the job’ experience. This depth of study allows graduates to gain a wealth of experience before completing their degree course, putting them in a great position when looking for jobs once finished university.
This article will take a look at some of those avenues; paying attention to particular skills that as a graduate, you can sharpen and develop to increase your employability in the hospitality world.
According to Prospects, the hospitality sector is the second largest employer in the UK, so your decision to study it at university may have been a wise one, having possibly reaped the benefits of immediate employment that the industry offers.
We spoke to a hospitality recruiter, Andrew Duffy, from the recruitment agency Mise en Place to gain some insights into the various roles in the industry, along with some information to help you along in your career.
With more than 10 million UK members LinkedIn has grown from a professional networking site to playing a key role as an important resource in the job hunt.
We’ve recently been talking about jobs in the games industry, and in a niche sector having a strong LinkedIn profile will always be important, but whether you’re focusing on a specific skill, or are on a wider job search, there are certain things you can do to make sure your profile stands out.
In this video, job hunt coach Katrina Collier shares her tips on how to do this…
You should also check out Katrina’s post on how to effectively use Google+ in your job hunt
Our latest figures show that 33% of you visit our site from a mobile device. Clearly more and more of you like using your smartphones and tablets for job hunting, and we don’t blame you given they provide…
Of course, one of the big frustrations for mobile job seekers has been the inability to upload your CV via your device…current smartphones just don’t support it and this has led to you having to complete your application from a desktop.
At Jobsite we are always committed to making your job hunt process as straight forward as possible, so with mobile visits increasing and tablets beginning to overtake desktop and laptop as device of choice for job applications on evenings and weekends, it has become vital for us to remove the dependence on the desktop site and to find a way for you to carry out your entire job hunting journey on your device of choice.
And that solution has come in the form of a quickly growing technology known to most as ‘The Cloud’.
This is essentially an area where you can save your documents on a server meaning that you can then access them from wherever you are. Some of the most popular services that you may have heard of are DropBox, SkyDrive and GoogleDocs.
Jobsite have now integrated with the popular cloud services so that you can instantly attach your CV via your cloud service of choice, when applying through our mobile site. In addition, if you have a Gmail email account you can instantly locate your CV as an email attachment and upload it to Jobsite.
We’re proud to be the first major job board to integrate with all of the popular cloud services, and to now give you the opportunity to complete your job applications whenever you like, and wherever you are.
Watch this short video to see how easy it is…
From console to tablet, social to PC, mobile to MMO, gaming is now a £45 billion global industry. Games have an increasingly prominent place in mainstream culture, spawning memes and film tie-ins, as well as attracting talent from across the creative industries and beyond.
The UK games industry is enjoying a return to growth, and around 30,000 people are now employed in games-related jobs nationally. With new studios setting up all the time, and an unparalleled level of investment, the sector’s never looked like such an attractive prospect for jobseekers.
At this time of optimism, we’re taking a look at some recent trends in the world of gaming, and highlighting the opportunities out there.
A Challenging Time for Console and PC Studios
Britain is a gaming nation. Recent studies have suggested that over 35million Britons are regular gamers. Gaming now contributes almost £1 billion to UK GDP, and with studio numbers last year leaping from 329 to 448, the signs seem to be positive for the industry.
But it hasn’t all been plain-sailing in recent years. Though the sector has returned to growth in investment and studio numbers, this was preceded by three consecutive years of contraction. Dr Richard Wilson, CEO of The Independent Games Developers’ Association (TIGA), commented on the recent challenges for the UK industry:
“For the past few years the UK games industry has been on the backfoot. We’ve lost investment, we’ve lost jobs, we’ve lost studios and economic assets. Game sales suffered during the recession, and investment levels and developer numbers remain below their 2008 peak.” Continue reading “Levelling Up: Opportunities in the UK’s £1 Billion Games Industry” »