But is that true? The English Collective of Prostitutes set out to investigate by comparing pay and conditions between sex work and other jobs disproportionately done by women like cleaning, midwifery, teaching and caring. The research “What’s a nice girl like you doing in a job like this?” launched last week in Parliament at an event hosted by Dawn Butler MP and supported by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, shone a light on the frequently asked question: “why do women become sex workers?” Sixteen women and one non-binary person (who does her job in the capacity as a woman) were interviewed. The key findings were corroborated by much larger studies, recorded in the report. Some results were not a surprise: sex workers earned more per hour than other women workers. This was clearly and explicitly stated by the brothel worker as the primary factor for entering the sex industry. “It’s the only possibility to earn more than the minimum wage … [Read more...] about “What’s a nice girl like you doing in a job like this?”
Likely questions to be asked in a job interview
You're on time, dressed well, have researched the job and have your references lined up. It's all going brilliantly until you're asked the dreaded: "What would you like to ask us?" quesiton. When you've spent so long working out how best to answer their questions, it's easy to put your foot wrong here. Especially as 28% of employers are on the record as saying they would be put off a candidate for asking the wrong thing at this stage. So, what should you avoid at all costs? Well, video interview company Shortlister decided to ask employers to find out. These are the five worst questions you can ask: ‘How many sick days do I get?’ - This sounds as though you want to skive off. ‘Can I work from home?’ - This can give the impression you're not committed to the job. ‘Will I have to work overtime?’ - This can come across as if you're not prepared to put the hours in. ‘What is the salary?’ - This can make it sound like all you're … [Read more...] about Worst questions you can ask in a job interview
Although having the perfect resume is necessary for job-seekers to get a foot in the door, the most important step in securing a new job is successfully navigating the job interview. As the first, and most important, impression, interviews require candidates to stand out from the hundreds of other applications vying for the position. And while having the relevant skills and experience is fundamental, knowing what to say and what phrases employers want to hear is key. To find out what job-seekers should always say during an interview, we spoke to career experts - who shared their tips and advice for coming across as the perfect candidate. The most common interview question is the one that trips people up the most, according Carolyn Betts Fleming, the CEO and founder of Betts Recruiting, who told The Independent: “It’s very important to have a clear pitch when the person asks you to tell them more about yourself. “It’s usually the first question asked in an … [Read more...] about The four phrases you should always say during a job interview, according to career experts
Not many All Blacks have pitched up in Welsh rugby in recent times, what with the regions forced to watch every penny they spend and there being opportunities for overseas players to negotiate lucrative packages elsewhere. So it was a surprise when Welsh Premiership strugglers Neath revealed they'd secured the shock signing of Regan King some months ago. But a week into the new season, the Scarlets legend is nowhere be seen. We consider what has happened and assess the likelihood of the veteran playmaker pitching up in Neath at some point... WHAT WAS SAID ABOUT THE PROPOSED MOVE Neath were understandably enthusiastic about appearing to have finalised a deal for King to come to Wales as a player who would help out with the coaching. Chairman Mike Cuddy said at the time: “We are really pleased to be bringing on board someone of Regan’s quality and experience. “He will be nothing but positive for the club. “We are talking about one of the most skilful players … [Read more...] about Where is the All Black who’s supposed to be playing in Wales now?
Hopefully, you’ve returned from your summer break feeling refreshed – but maybe you also feel like it’s time for a change of job, perhaps with a view to earning more cash?If that’s the case, great; now you just need to get searching, and prepare to make the best possible impression when you apply. Getting interviews right can be tricky – even if you’re confident in your ability to do the job you’re applying for.Overcoming nerves and the pressure of the day to put in your best performance can throw even the most experienced candidates off balance – so here are some step-by-step tips from Laura Holden at jobs website reed.co.uk, to help you through the interview process…Before the interview:1. Prepare answers to questions you may be askedYou can’t prepare answers to every possible question, but you can prepare for the most likely ones. Make a list of questions you’re likely to be asked and prepare some bullet points for … [Read more...] about How to ace a job interview: 10 top tips