Claire is Managing Director of leading publishing recruitment company Atwood Tate. They recruit for roles including editorial, production, publicity, design and sales, ranging from fiction to educational publishing. Claire has some REALLY good advice on applying for jobs, including some recommended events and a detailed cover letter plan.
Recruitment agents, too good to be true? They'll help you find your dream role, coach you, put in a good word for you, and generally bust a pretty big gut to make sure you get a job (Just as long as it's advertised through them). All this for a reasonable fee paid by the employer? Well, I've put together a list of must-knows for those considering using a recruitment agent to find a job... Read more >>>
Glassdoor is a company rating and review service, which allows anyone to rate their employer, past employer, or any company which has interviewed them. You can then log on and have a good old nosey into what they've all been saying. You can read full reviews and ratings of specific jobs in companies, individual salary and benefit reports, and in depth reviews of interviews.
Having been on both sides of the table numerous times in the last few years, I have managed to picked up a few great coping strategies for dealing with interviews. They are stressful occasions, there's no denying that. However, there are common mistakes that people make time and time again, which dramatically affect their chances of success. There's far too many people applying for each role for you to breeze into an interview without some preparation and a bit of a pep talk...read on for my ten best tips to help you make the most of your chance to shine. Read it >>>
Huntsy is a great new find I've discovered for managing your job applications. Just copy and paste the URL of the job ad into their website (or use their jazzy 'bookmarklet' in your browser bar) and manage the whole application process from there. They can send you reminders, store your CV, and manage the various tasks involved in applying for jobs. Your task list will let you know exactly what you've got to complete and when by, including sending your application, tests, scheduling interviews...the lot. They can even sync with your LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook accounts to find contacts you already have at the organisations you're applying to. Really, seriously useful even if you're applying for just one job, but if you're applying for a few, this is a MUST. And it's completely free! Sign up now >>> www.huntsy.com.
When looking for a new challenge, Anna decided St Mungo's was where she wanted to be. They're a national charity providing accommodation, advice and help for homeless people. Anna's role is to help the charity influence policy which affects homeless people, and her responsibilities include research, planning, campaigning and advising the rest of the team at St Mungo's.
Dominic is Sales Manager at Adnams, the popular British beer brewer dating back to the 1800s. His job is to manage the team at Adnams who are responsible for selling their wide range of beers, wines and spirits to pubs, bars, restaurants, clubs...and anywhere else we all like to drink it!
One of the biggest reasons I started WPD was because I was so uninspired by the employment opportunities (all in large companies) I came across whilst I was at University. I was always much more keen on the idea of working for a smaller company, but found it hard to find decent places to browse opportunities, and even just get some insight and ideas.
Why do I think SMEs are so great? I've chosen my top 5 reasons... Read on >>>
From man with a van to crisp-creator extraordinaire, Dave Willis founded Salty Dog in 2003. He now runs their sales and marketing, including new product design, selling Salty Dog to customers nationwide, and lots of driving...clearly some things don't change.
Lewisham Council are running paid 8-week internships across five different departments this summer: Welfare Reform Team; Strategic Needs Team; Mayor's Office; Early Intervention Team; and the Policy and Partnerships Team. These roles are for undergraduates with a connection to Lewisham - including those who went to school or university there, or who live there now. These are really brilliant schemes, which will give you a real insight into local government. Find out more and apply >>