With the ability to click “easy apply” and send a resume to dozens of job openings in seconds, it may seem to job-seekers that getting a new job is a simple endeavour. Unfortunately, that is rarely the case - as securing the perfect job in your career sector often takes time, planning and lots of networking. Even before the actual application, there are steps that those entering the job sector for the first time and those looking for a career change should take. To find out what steps help with the process, we spoke to career experts and coaches - who explained exactly what you should be doing during your search for your dream job. Take inventory of yourself and create a plan Prior to sending a single cover letter, job-seekers should take a moment to self-evaluate - and pinpoint exactly what they are looking for in a job, according to founder of Robin’s Resumes, Robin Schlinger. She told The Independent: “Before looking for a job or writing a resume, take … [Read more...] about Following these four steps will help you find the perfect job, according to career experts
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Just like his colleagues, Jonathan leaves home every evening to clock on for his night shift in security. But for him, “home” is a horse box, with no electricity or water. He sleeps on a ledge above the front seat and his loo is “Tesco or a bottle”. Jonathan is one of a growing number of “working homeless” who bed down on the streets each night – despite holding down a job. As rough sleeper numbers spiral, charity workers all report this new scandal which involves thousands of people yet is still largely hidden from sight. We found chefs, engineers, construction workers and security staff living in doorways, tents, cars and vans, battling to get enough sleep and to keep themselves presentable enough to hold down their jobs. By having a horse box for shelter, Jonathan, 50, regards himself as better off than many other homeless people. When we meet, the horse box is parked next to a cemetery in Bristol – although he has been told to move on … [Read more...] about Growing number of “working homeless” are sleeping on streets despite having jobs
The transformation of Pearn House is one of the most exciting property developments currently taking place in Plymouth - and this ambitious project has now taken a step closer to completion. Situated in the popular Mannamead area, the iconic Grade II Listed building has been generating plenty of interest since March of last year, when plans were approved to turn the former residential home into 10 luxury apartments. Click on the gallery below to see inside 'Apartment 5' In fact, the development has proved so popular that five of the homes have already been reserved by lucky house hunters, with the other five expected to be snapped up quickly. Inside the luxury show home at Pearn House View gallery Each apartment will feature two bedrooms, open-plan sitting / living / kitchen areas, and family bathrooms and en-suites, as well as having allocated parking and wonderful views across the communal gardens. Lang Town & Country - in conjunction with by Stackhouse Design, the … [Read more...] about See inside the hidden mansion in the heart of Plymouth
Scotland business Douglas Fraser Business/economy editor, Scotland 17 July 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-44861036 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Scotland's youth unemployment has been falling sharply … [Read more...] about Youth unemployment: jobs for the boys and education for the girls?
HEARING the key turn in the lock, Victoria* was overwhelmed with dread. Curled up on the floor of a darkened room, she had no idea how long she would be left there. “Some mornings I’d wonder if today was the day I’d die,” admits the 36 year old from Ghana. “I’d arrived in England thinking I was going to work in a restaurant, but ended up being kept as a prisoner and raped on a daily basis. There were no words to describe the hell I was living through.” She may not have known what to call it, but Victoria was one of the growing number of women held in modern slavery in the UK. Government figures from 2017 estimate there are between 10,000 and 13,000 victims in the country. They’re often trafficked from their place of birth (the most common countries include Albania, Vietnam, Nigeria, China and Romania) and forced to work for little or no money in sex, domestic or care work, as well as beauty salons, agriculture and construction. According … [Read more...] about From the woman who paints your nails to the one cleaning your neighbour’s house, we investigate the terrifying world of trafficking that’s hidden in plain sight