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My New Year’s resolution – get a new job!

Every year millions of people make resolutions that are broken in a matter of days, the most common one is to ‘Get Fit’ and this is also the one that tends to be broken first.  But if yours is to get a new job, then you should defiantly stick to…

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Jobs for the New Year

As the New Year quickly approaches, people look towards that stroke of midnight with intentions of changing their life for the better. Whether they plan to finally book that dream holiday that they have always talked about, cut out old habits to replace them with better ones or renovate their…

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What Kind Of Winter Work Is Available?

As we progress well into the winter season, opportunities for temporary and seasonal work open up across the county. It's fair to say that temporary work isn’t suitable for all job seekers out there, but there are plenty of cash hungry students and new graduates who are looking for a…

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Finding a Job in a Competitive Market

Unemployment is unbelievably high in the UK as fewer job positions are emerging. According to Fresh Business Thinking, UK employers are reluctant to hire new employees which, combined with public sector cuts, could spell an increase in unemployment figures. This is bad news for those who are currently job seeking…

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Blue Octopus Recruiting Now For HMP Jobs

If you’re looking for work within the public sector, working in one of Her Majesty’s Prisons can be an incredibly rewarding experience. There’s a vast array of HMP jobs, ranging from helping to rehabilitate offenders to performing the essential administrative duties that help prisons to operate effectively. HMP jobs aren't just about…

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Top Ten Tips for Creating a Stand-Out CV

1- Be honest Your CV is essentially the tool by which you make your first impression with an employer, as such; you need to make sure it does you justice. At the other end of the spectrum, it is absolutely imperative that you don’t lie about your experience, education or…

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Job Hunting Tips

Following on from the great response to our first interview with Director Liam Coleman I asked him for some snippets of advice about taking some of the stress and hassle out of job hunting. Given the current economic climate and widespread worries with regard to the job market, many are…

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