3Search isn’t about to take on Gok Wan as the UK’s biggest fashion advisor. To be honest, we never thought we would write a blog about dressing for an interview. Yet, as the flexible dress code trend spreads, it is becoming one of the most common questions we are asked by candidates during their interview preparation. How, then, to decide what to wear to a job interview?
3Search’s summer intern, Andrew Longstreet, shares his thoughts on how an internship can help give your career the kick-start it needs So, you’re a recent university graduate with a good degree, a well-written CV, and the know-how to give a great interview. All that, though, could be meaningless if one crucial element is missing: practical work experience. But how do you get the practical experience you need to get on to the first rung on the career ladder? You get an internship.
Most jobs are never advertised publicly. In fact, it’s been suggested that as many as two-thirds of all new openings are filled via the so-called ‘concealed’ jobs market. How, though, can you make sure that you’re part of this marketplace and not missing out on new opportunities? Simple: networking.
Ever struggle to concentrate on the task in hand? Often feel distracted by all of the media around you? Find yourself endlessly procrastinating? We’ve found five experts who think they can help!
Whether you like it or not, your online life is quickly becoming an extension of your CV. Surveys have shown that 94% of hiring managers are using social media to either source candidates or to check up on them post-application meaning that how you appear online is more important than ever.
In skilled sectors – such as digital and marketing – we regularly see roles with 10s, if not 100s of applicants for every job advertised. In such a competitive market how can you make sure that your CV stands out? Hiring managers are reportedly receiving almost 100 applications for every job they advertise. That average is for the whole of the UK though, and is likely even higher in London’s hyper-competitive jobs market – particular for sought after roles in marketing, communications and digital.
Arriving at work squashed, squeezed and feeling stressed from the commute, many Londoners may have considered working from home. Now official data has shown that more people are taking the plunge and home working in the capital than in any other part of the UK.
There are so many learning opportunities out there now that it can be hard to choose the courses that are most likely to boost your employment prospects. That’s why we’ve put together details of our favourite online resources covering five of the most in-demand skills today.
It was hyped as the first ever social media general election, where interactions with voters across social networks and via new media would radically affect the outcome. The reality has turned out, though, to be quite different.