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Tips for preventing back pain at work

While the common cold may be the undisputed champion in the work absence stakes, back pain isn't far behind with musculoskeletal conditions leading to 31 million working days being lost last year. It's hardly any wonder though when we consider that the number of Quasimodo-esque employees who are hunched over their keyboards is increasingly on the rise.Office workers are the most likely to suffer from back pain with the risk ...

Published: Wed 23 July 2014

Don't let social media ruin your job prospects

As the physical world continues to slip into a digital slumber, social media offers a very personal and public insight into our lives. While its methods of communication have been lauded, our personal profiles are providing a much more astute depiction of ourselves than a CV ever could, and this has resulted in employers becoming much more tech savvy when searching for future staff.While your resume may list your academic and ...

Published: Tue 22 July 2014

Top tips for creating a secure password

In an increasing age of big brother and cybercriminals, your online identity is at risk of being compromised if you don't take the right precautions. In most cases, creating a secure password is your strongest ally and choosing a complex variation of characters to protect your most personal of data could just be enough to deter even the most determined of online hackers.Have different passwords for different accountsWith our ...

Published: Thu 17 July 2014

5 best brain food for thought

If ever there was an aspect of life which was better suited to the phrase 'easier in theory than in practice,' maintaining a healthy diet has to be it. The benefits of healthy eating has long been proven by our friend science but it's not only its physical impact that makes it a recommended daily mantra by experts. The brain is perhaps the biggest beneficiary of a healthy diet, and so called 'brain food' can supposedly make ...

Published: Tue 15 July 2014

5 essential tips for managing your time at work

We've all been there; pressing deadlines, important business meetings and the old maxim 'so much to do, so little time' reverberating around your head. It really doesn't have to be like this. Making your 24 hours go further is easier than you think and just a little organisation will enable you to manage your time at work much more effectively. Plan and prioritise  You might have a revolving door of projects, meetings ...

Published: Thu 10 July 2014

Researching a company before an interview: essential tips

So you've found yourself in that limbo between arranging the interview and actually meeting the company and the feeling of accomplishment at getting this far may leave you tempted to just sit back and relax. Don't.The preparation before a job interview is just as important as the actual date and swatting up on your potential employers beforehand could give you an edge over other candidates. Demonstrating knowledge of the company ...

Published: Wed 09 July 2014

Graduate CV writing services

When the student bubble finally bursts, it can be difficult to put on a tie and make that first step onto the corporate ladder. This of course isn't helped when competition for graduate level jobs is at an all time high and standing out from your fellow university leavers is more difficult than ever. This is why it could be worthwhile to invest in a graduate CV writing service. First impressions count, and rightly or wrongly ...

Published: Thu 03 July 2014

How should you look for a new job?

Agency Central recently took the time to create a survey with the goal of finding out how candidates are looking for jobs at the moment to see whether there were any options you could be missing.What we found was very interesting and you can see an infographic below which highlights the main findings. Of particular note though was that recruitment agencies and direct employers are 330% more likely to send candidates a positive ...

Published: Fri 22 November 2013

Are recruiters adapting to the changing face of the online world?

The Internet has had a profound effect on business, and the recruitment sector has been amongst the pioneers of the digital age. However, despite this leading role in the online world, it seems that embracing new technologies for effective recruitment does have its limitations. According to a recent survey involving head hunters, direct employers and recruitment agencies, an enormous 88 percent of respondents said they would ...

Published: Fri 22 November 2013

What did the world of recruitment look like before the dawn of the Internet?

Imagine a distant time, somewhere with paper, telephones and fax machines; a place filled with the buzz of busy people, when contacting a prospective candidate meant calling a number and speaking to a real person. Cast your mind back yet further, and try to imagine scouring local newspapers in search of a job. Perhaps most difficult of all, imagine a world where the only way to find a job was to visit a local job centre. Whilst ...

Published: Fri 22 November 2013

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