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So you've got the job!

19/04/2018 15:04:07

Tips for success in your first few days

Is Your CV Up To Scratch?

17/04/2018 11:17:26

A back to basics CV guide

Juggling Jobseekers

17/04/2018 11:09:49

Time management and the job hunter

Volunteer To Victory

12/04/2018 10:51:33

Going above and beyond

Greater Manchester 3 Merseyside 0

10/04/2018 09:45:00

More to be had in Manchester?

International Recruiters' Day - Really?

06/04/2018 13:55:32

ATTB Commercial Director Cris Bradshaw offers his thoughts

New cost per click service

20/03/2018 10:26:54

Clients of AllTheTopBananas.com (ATTB) can now cut out the middleman and make every penny count with AllTheTopClicks (ATTC).

Stay Realistic

24/10/2016 08:47:00

When searching for a job you will be presented with a lot of options, and not all will be viable. Still have your dream job in mind, but look at it as something to aspire to, as supposed to jumping in straight away and getting disheartened if the outcome isn’t positive.

Please persevere!

22/08/2016 10:15:37

If watching the Olympics over the past 2 weeks has taught me anything, it's that perseverance is a key aspect in achieving your career goals. For some Olympians competing in Rio 2016 they have previously missed out on their sought after gold by mere seconds.

Interviews make me a nervous wreck!

01/08/2016 08:48:08

If you're human, you will get nervous, it's completely natural and if anything, shows that you care. There is a fine line where nerves can start to affect your ability to perform but hopefully the following steps can help you to reach a point where you are in control, and your nerves are not controlling you.

Best foot forward...

29/03/2016 16:21:34

Once we have been offered a job interview it is important to remember that how you dress is the next key part to getting that job.

The Interview (you can do it)

29/03/2016 16:20:20

Ok, So you know you could do the job hands down, probably over most candidates in the room, but you are just not getting offered the job. Is this because you just don’t interview well? For nearly everyone when we think of going to an interview we know we have to be confidant and basically sell ourselves.

Personally Better?

22/12/2015 11:22:44

Watching an American sitcom the other day, I heard one of the characters talk about taking a ‘personal day’ from work. I wondered if this was the same as a holiday or ‘sick day’ for us, so I checked it out online.

Hobbies

08/09/2015 16:30:04

Having sent out many CVs in my time, and in my Management roles received many, I often question the relevance of the “hobbies”section. In my early years it seemed a section that generally consisted of “reading”, “sports”and “socialising”. When probed in an interview about what they had read, I often found that people were tripped up, with one candidate telling me he was currently reading a particular lads magazine…

Is it computing?

08/09/2015 14:56:05

When we are young we constantly wonder about what we want to be when we grow up. Most children imagine the jobs that they can play dressing up at and are in regular contact with such as Doctor, teacher, vet, singer etc.

I cannot interview well!

15/06/2015 10:29:48

Ok, So you know you could do the job hands down, probably over most candidates in the room, but you are just not getting offered the job. Is this because you just don’t interview well? For nearly everyone when we think of going to an interview we know we have to be confidant and basically sell ourselves. Now this may come naturally to a lot of people but for those that are introverts this can cause a problem.So how can you get through the interview stage to get in and do the job and show off you

Boss or friend?

15/06/2015 10:25:50

It is a very hard line to walk on and so thin sometimes that I think anyone who has been a manager can probably empathise with the daily tightrope this can be. The question is how much of a fun / friendly boss can you be and still have enough respect from your staff that when the whip needs cracking they are not going to laugh in your face. For most people, we still want to be liked as a boss. It is not often that I spoke to someone who said they hoped their team went home miserable and having n

Exam Officer

15/06/2015 10:00:28

Exam officiators roles are mostly in January, May and June. So if you are looking for a job for a few months a year that is in school hours, this could be the perfect role for you. But don’t be fooled. You may remember the examiners walking the room in silence as we scribbled desperately for hours on end. But the job is not about daydreaming your way through 2 hours. The basics for the job are: 1. Putting up signs in the hall and vicinity. 2. Collecting exam papers. 3. Distributing them on the s

Teaching Profession

11/05/2015 10:29:03

Have you considered retraining to become a teacher or is this the route you are looking at going down from school. To help you know what is required here are some guidelines of the the qualifications you will need. The basics are the first steps towards becoming a teacher. To achieve qualified teacher status (QTS), you’ll need to consider these requirements. To start teacher training you’ll need C-grade GCSEs (or standard equivalents) in:

Job Hopping

11/05/2015 10:00:36

People used to frown on hopping from job to job, some still do. If you were a job nomad, potential employers would probably overlook you. The biggest question would be why you couldn’t hold down a job? Today that mindset is often viewed as outdated. With the rise in LinkedIn and even Facebook it is easy to see that switching jobs every few years is the new norm nowadays. A recent employment survey conducted by Accountemps only confirms this. The Menlo Park, Calif.- based global temp staffing