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  • Social networking sites 'unreliable for jobseeker information'

    By John OakRecruiters should not consider a social networking site as a reliable source of information about candidates, it has been claimed.Dan Hawes, co-founder of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau, commented that those who use the technology should be aware that what they put on their site is... [more...]

  • Training 'makes jobseekers more adaptable'

    By Paul GoatmanJobseekers should take it upon themselves to improve their employable skills during a recession, it has been suggested.Sarah Van Der Heyden, public policy adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), said continually building skills can help make workers... [more...]

  • Retraining scheme 'must be broad in scope'

    By Paul GoatmanThe government should adopt a co-ordinated approach when looking to retrain people who are unemployed. Sarah Van Der Heyden, public policy adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, said research indicates companies that invest in skills development during... [more...]

  • Upskilling 'always a good idea'

    By Nikki BarristerPeople in the UK should retrain to improve their current or future employability in the current economic climate, it has been suggested. Frances Wilson, human resources advisor at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), said upskilling is a good idea over... [more...]

  • CVs 'must be honest'

    By John OakWhile candidates cannot be held legally liable for what is in their CV, future employment may be affected by lying on a resume, it has been claimed. According to Peter Panayotou, senior consultant for employment adviser The Write Stuff, any information presented to would-be recruiters... [more...]

  • Technology 'eroding employee relationships'

    The relationship between staff and their employers has been altered by technological development, it has been claimed.According to John Kline, president of marketing group VMI, an overall sense of commitment to a business and its deep-rooted ethics among workers has been lost in recent years.He... [more...]

  • Time for firms 'to work smarter'

    UK businesses should employ smarter working strategies, it has been claimed.Phil Flaxton, chief executive of employment strategies consultancy Work Wise UK, said companies need to become more trusting of their staff in order to get the most out of them.He commented: "We almost treat adults... [more...]

  • Smaller firms 'choosy in job interviews'

    People who apply for jobs at smaller firms after working at larger enterprises need to shift their mindset to give themselves the best chance of securing the post, it has been claimed.According to human capital strategies provider Kerge Consulting, some smaller firms are expanding and hiring... [more...]

  • Management and leadership training 'most important'

    UK companies are prioritising management and leadership development in the difficult economic climate, it has been revealed.According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), training and developing staff remains an important strategy for employers despite the economic... [more...]

  • Job losses 'can present positive opportunity'

    It is possible for those losing their jobs in the difficult economic climate to view their redundancy in a positive light, it has been claimed. Employment advice website stated that people can take the opportunity to retrain and do something they may have been considering for... [more...]

  • Volunteering 'can improve CVs'

    Jobseekers can boost their CVs by taking volunteer career breaks, it has been claimed.Nadia Daer, trekker coordinator for Gapforce, said volunteering can allow people to develop many skills which can then be put on a resume and shows that a candidate has made an effort to get involved in... [more...]

  • Firms 'should not need to let staff go'

    Companies that are only able to survive by removing staff should not be in business, according to the Institute of Employment Rights.Director of the group Carolyn Jones said it is also not surprising companies are beginning to look at factors such as age and relationship status when recruiting... [more...]

  • Specific skills 'improve job search'

    Job candidates should make an effort to ensure they stand out from the crowd in the difficult employment climate, it has been claimed.Steve Huxham, chairman of the Recruitment Society, said that jobseekers should aim to cover as much of their expertise as possible when pursuing a... [more...]

  • IT skills 'essential in recession'

    Investment in IT skills will help drive companies through the credit crunch, it has been claimed.According to technology training provider Global Knowledge, firms are likely to invest in new technologies if they offer a competitive advantage or help to make savings.Spokesperson for the group... [more...]

  • Engaged employees 'work harder'

    Employees who are engaged in their work rather than simply satisfied make better staff, it has been claimed.A study of over 2,500 employees across a range of public, private and not for profit organisations carried out by consultancy Pario HR Solutions found the most significant factor... [more...]

  • Recruiters 'missing vital candidate information'

    Almost two out of three managers fear they are missing crucial information about candidates during the interview process, it has been revealed.Research carried out by talent management group Development Dimensions International found 64 per cent of interviewers are missing key points, while 47... [more...]

  • Companies 'happy to hear pay requests'

    Employers believe it is OK for job applicants to discuss compensation during interviews, it has been revealed.Research carried out by staffing service Accountemps found 56 per cent of senior executives claim they are comfortable with applicants broaching the subject in the first or second... [more...]

  • Candidates 'should beware social networking websites'

    Employers are becoming more able to track would-be job candidates through social networking websites such as Twitter, it has been revealed.According to, information put on a Twitter profile is automatically saved, allowing people to look back at every post a user has ever made.The site... [more...]

  • References 'make or break job applications'

    A jobseeker's references are likely to determine whether a candidate is offered the position they are aiming for, it has been claimed.Writing for Thomas Net, reporter Jorina Fontelera commented that a referee should be knowledgeable of a candidate's abilities and strengths, confirm information... [more...]

  • Research and preparation 'key to securing sales jobs'

    Candidates looking for sales jobs should conduct research into their desired position in order to prepare for success, it has been suggested.According to recruitment website, professional achievements such as letters of recommendation, noteworthy sales statistics, presentations,... [more...]

  • Sales professionals 'remain in demand'

    Demand for high-quality sales professionals is increasing in the difficult economic climate, it has been claimed.According to recruitment firm Hays, having a strong sales force and an effective strategy in place is one of the best ways for organisations to trade out of the recession.Kevin... [more...]

  • Cover letters 'essential in job search'

    Cover letters are vital when making a job application, it has been claimed.According to Louise Kursmark, co-author of job hunt advice book 15-Minute Cover Letter, the only assumption jobseekers should make about their cover letter is that it will play a significant role in how hiring managers... [more...]

  • Sales vacancy applications 'streamlined by new program'

    Jobseekers looking for sales vacancies may not need to complete additional application forms due to the release of new software.Arithon has announced the release of a program which allows a CV written in Microsoft Word to fit within the databases used by human resources departments, [more...]

  • Remain positive and focus on the goal to get the job, expert claims

    Jobhunters who remain positive and focused on their goal of obtaining a sales job will succeed despite the credit crunch, an organisation asserts.Chris Morrall, a graduate recruitment careers management expert, claims it is crucial for applicants to be confident if they are to inspire this in... [more...]

  • CVs must not be too long, expert warns

    Jobseekers looking for sales vacancies should limit the length of their CVs when applying for work, an expert asserts.Peter Panayotou, senior consultant for the Write Stuff, recommends that the document should usually be two pages long.Advising those looking for sales vacancies ensure they... [more...]

  • 81% of recruiters 'would ask women about family plans if this was legal'

    Nearly four fifths of managers would enquire about women jobseekers' family plans if this was not illegal, new research shows.A study published by reveals that 92 per cent of businesses would choose a married man over a pregnant woman if they were equally qualified, although... [more...]

  • Govt 'must make sure women are treated fairly in downturn'

    The government should introduce measures to ensure women do not lose out during the credit crunch, an organisation asserts.Brendan Barber, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), is calling for policies including universal access to world-class childcare and actions to close the... [more...]

  • Sales professionals 'should follow best practice guidelines'

    Sales professionals looking to increase their margins in the current difficult climate should seek to implement best practice rather than trust their instincts, according to an industry expert.Writing for, Marty Latz, the founder of business training firm the Latz... [more...]

  • Rebrand yourselves, jobseekers told

    Jobseekers need to be able to sell themselves in order to secure their ideal employment in the difficult economic climate, it has been claimed.According to career strategist John Lees, candidates must learn how to re-brand themselves in the same way that companies do.He added that the working... [more...]

  • CVs 'are simply to achieve interview place'

    Jobseekers should keep the length of their CVs to around two pages in order to maximise their impact, according to a recruitment advice firm.Peter Panayotou, senior consultant for The Write Stuff, said the only time that a one-page CV should be provided is if it has been specifically... [more...]

  • Employers 'encouraged to seek best graduates'

    The government is to help UK businesses recruit the best people at graduate level.A new guide launched by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills aims to help employers look outside of their usual practices in recruiting staff, to make sure they are open, fair and reaching the... [more...]

  • Government 'to help with jobseeker stress'

    Those experiencing anxiety and stress as they search for work are to be helped by a government health scheme.Health secretary Alan Johnson and work and pensions secretary James Purnell stated that a new network of employment support staff is to be created, while greater access to talking... [more...]

  • Sales executives 'should be patient in job searches'

    Sales executives looking for new employment should be patient in their job searches, it has been claimed.According to research carried out by the Korn/Ferry Institute, 83 per cent of top-level management believe they will be hunting for more than four months for their next opportunity, while 43... [more...]

  • Graduates 'may choose insurance over banking'

    More graduates could look for jobs in the insurance sector as opposed to banking as a result of the housing crisis, it has been claimed.Speaking at the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) British Insurance Brokers Association east Midlands market forum in Leicester, chief executive of the CII Dr... [more...]

  • Prepare yet be spontaneous, job interviewees told

    Jobseekers should strike the correct balance between preparation and spontaneity in order to be successful at interviews, it has been claimed.According to Clare Shuttlewood, a sales manager currently looking for work, it is not always necessary to prepare a script of answers before meeting... [more...]

  • Post-interview behaviour 'vital for jobseekers'

    Jobseekers should take care not to ruin their employment chances after an interview is over, it has been claimed.According to US News, common mistakes made by candidates include forgetting to send a thank you note, attempting to apologise for an interview mistake and bombarding a hiring manager... [more...]

  • Executive pharmaceutical candidates 'talented'

    There has never been a greater depth of talent among executives seeking employment in the pharmaceutical sales industry, it has been claimed.According to recruiter Heritage Partners International, it is particularly important to assess this source of qualified candidates. Kevin Butler, managing... [more...]

  • Personal issues 'restrict workers' performance'

    Workers are kept from carrying out their employment responsibilities by a range of personal and lifestyle-related issues, it may interest sales managers to learn.Research carried out by health and productivity solutions provider LifeCare indicates 38 per cent of employees said personal matters... [more...]

  • Jobseekers 'encounter age discrimination'

    Age discrimination continues to be an issue in employee recruitment despite legislation designed to stamp out the prejudice, it has been claimed.Writing on HR Zone, recruitment specialist Dianne Bown-Wilson stated that the media is increasing its attention on the problems that employers are... [more...]

  • Wood-look gadgets 'bark in fashion'

    Those with commission to spend from their sales jobs may be interested to discover that gadgets with wooden designs are a growing trend among professionals, a reviewer asserts.Sophie Morris, writing for the Independent, claims everything from earphones to console controllers are being released... [more...]

  • Half of employees 'crave more challenging work'

    Nearly half of workers around the world, including those in sales jobs, are craving more challenges in the workplace, a new survey reveals.Research published by Accenture shows three quarters are confident in their skills, but 46 per cent of women and 49 per cent of men want to have their... [more...]

  • Sales managers 'should use social networking to find leads'

    Sales managers should look at how their firms manage use social and business networks, experts recommend.Riley Samuda, sales executives at the Marketer, predicts these sites will become important platforms during the next twelve months.He calls on businesses to approach these problems... [more...]

  • Apprenticeships 'must be preserved'

    UK firms should not seek to cut back on apprenticeship schemes, despite the difficult economic climate, it has been claimed.According to recruitment specialist ATA Selection, a new government scheme fronted by Alan Sugar, which aims to increase the number of apprentices and bridge skills gaps... [more...]

  • Jobseekers 'must manage search effectively'

    Employment seekers looking for sales positions should manage their job search to ensure they stand out from the crowd, it has been suggested.According to marketing expert Mary Donato, jobseekers should create a marketing plan to find new employment, just as they would to launch a new product to... [more...]

  • Jobseekers 'exaggerate past employment'

    The top two lies told by job candidates are exaggerating the dates of past employment and falsifying the result of a degree or qualification, it has been revealed.According to background screening provider HireRight, other popular untruths are inflating a salary or job title, concealing a... [more...]

  • Body language 'vital in interviews'

    Correct body language can mean the difference between failing to get a job and securing a position, it has been claimed.Writing in the New Vision, correspondent Fred Ouma stated that a strong, sincere smile and firm handshake constitute the best start to an interview.Body language trainer... [more...]

  • Companies 'realise value of apprenticeships'

    Employers are increasingly realising that apprenticeships are the most cost-effective way of bolstering their workforce, it has been claimed.According to Brian Wisdom, chief executive of People 1st, the sector skills council for hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism, more employers in the... [more...]

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