Volunteering is great. If you don't believe us, then you could ask the author. Since researching this article, Matt now spends his Saturday mornings stroking homeless cats.
If you'd like to gain some new skills or broaden your network (or just pet some kitties), then volunteering could be for you. In this article we'll show you how to find…
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If you've read our two-part article series on Automation in the workplace, then you'll already be familiar with the benefits (and threats) that come with it. And while it's not quite as scary as cyborg Arnie hunting you down, AI does involve adaptation, redundancies and a wave of change to many sectors.
So if you work in recruitment,…
Tell me, what do you think about when you read 'cyber security'?
Dark clothed anarchists hunched over laptops? Matrix digital rain? Annoying antivirus updates?
These are just the tip of the cyber security iceberg, a sector that has picked up significant momentum over the last decade.
Of course, this has been matched by recruitment growth,…
You've heard about the Internet of Things, right? That concept that's bringing all of our appliances to life?
Okay, so it's not quite that dystopian, but the Internet of Things has certainly started to infiltrate our homes and offices.
As the technological takeover continues, the demands on the recruitment industry are changing - especially for…
It's not hard to see that the recruitment industry has a bit of an image problem.
There are some rogue recruiters out there, and they're pulling everyone else down. You don't need to look any closer than the front page of Google to see the effect this is having:
Google can make depressing reading for a recruiter
But why is this? Agency…
Working life is ever changing. While not unrecognisable from a generation before, the opportunities that crop up are more varied.
Full or part time jobs aren't the only routes into employment. Nowadays, there is more flexibility and one of the terms that fits this elastic lifestyle is a style of work you undoubtedly will have heard of: the gig…
You've seen a job, your'e the perfect candidate and, the best bit is, the salary is some 20% higher than your current pay. So you apply. Then the employer (or recruiter) calls you up, and after a positive phone interview they ask: "What's your current salary?"
What do you say? Do you have to disclose it? Will it put you in a weaker negotiating…
You can't trust everything you see online.
I know! Who knew?!
Unfortunately, this applies to job adverts, and candidates can easily be sucked into applying for a vacancy that doesn't even exist.
A vacancy that doesn't exist? Surely that can't be a thing...
Well, fake job ads are 100% real and they're not always…
Politics affects everyone. And we shouldn't need to mention that the political world has been going a bit crazy recently. What with Brexit, Mr. Trump, and a general election, there's plenty to discuss. That's before you even start to consider longer-standing issues. But is politics something you should ever talk about in work?