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  • Sales manager demand 'remains robust'

    By John OakThe need for sales manager positions is likely to increase further in the current economic climate, it has been claimed.Research carried out by Hays Contact Centres indicates employers are looking to bolster recruitment through the taking on of performance and workforce managers.Lorna... [more...]

  • Smaller firms 'may benefit from internship scheme'

    By John OakThe government has announced plans to make internships available for those claiming jobseekers allowance, it has been revealed.Elspeth Farrar, vice president for the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, commented that the plan is likely to assist smaller companies that... [more...]

  • Firms 'positive about graduate recruitment'

    By Nikki BarristerEmployers remain optimistic about graduate recruitment next year despite the difficult economic climate, according to a study.According to the UK Graduate Careers Survey 2009, carried out by High Fliers Research, a quarter of firms plan to take on more staff next year and half... [more...]

  • CVs 'should focus on one position'

    By Nikki BarristerJob candidates should ensure their CVs focus on one particular position, it has been suggested.Patricia Justice, founder and principal of Justice Human Resources Consulting, said employers do not want to sift through all the things that a jobseeker can do or their full... [more...]

  • IT training to go virtual

    IT training courses in Europe will soon be revolutionised by the use of virtual technology, it has been claimed.Studies carried out during a 36-month project awarded by the European Commission to a consortium of 13 leading European organisations mean it will soon be possible to use grid and... [more...]

  • Training providers to recieve funding

    Training providers are to bid for government funding from a pot of £7 million, in order to take on apprentices in the economic downturn.Apprenticeships minister Lord Young commented that the £7 million has been set aside by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills to fund... [more...]

  • Jobseeker market 'remains robust'

    The recruitment market remains dynamic despite the difficult economic climate, it has been claimed.According to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), many people are still finding they are able to find work and the group pointed to figures indicating 276,900 people came off unemployment... [more...]

  • IT jobs 'remain secure'

    IT professionals do not anticipate that there will be any cuts to their departments, despite the difficult economic climate, it has been claimed.Research carried out by data security provider (ISC)2 indicates 50.6 per cent of those working in the IT security industry believe spending will not... [more...]

  • Psychometric profiling 'should be part of 360-degree hiring plan'

    Psychometric profiling should be used alongside other candidate assessment tools such as ability tests and structured interviews, it has been claimed.Writing for HR Zone, John Hackston, a senior consultant at business psychology consultancy OPP, commented that any psychometric tool needs to be... [more...]

  • Financial services firms 'struggle to find best recruits'

    Financial services providers find it difficult to connect with the best candidates, despite being presented with a talented pool of jobseekers, it has been claimed.In comments that underline the need for recruitment agencies, online job board OneWire points out that the finance employment market... [more...]

  • IT use 'of benefit to sales firms'

    Sales firms could benefit from using IT to reduce their marketing spend, it has been claimed.Thomas Brown, research projects manager at the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), commented that technology can replace forms of direct marketing and be coupled with systems already present to... [more...]

  • Tailored sales pitch 'can strengthen CVs'

    By Paul GoatmanA CV 'sales pitch' should be created and adapted for all roles that a jobseeker is applying for, it has been suggested.Tony Restell, founding director of careers website, states that the primary purpose of a CV is to secure an interview rather than land a job.He... [more...]

  • Firms 'to maintain training spend'

    By Paul GoatmanUK companies expect the economy to recover by the end of 2009 and investment in training to remain steady, it has been revealed.Research carried out by leadership development group The Ken Blanchard Companies indicates only one-quarter of the 1,700 executive, line managers, human... [more...]

  • Skills training increases in downturn

    By Paul GoatmanEmployment training tends to become more popular during a recession, it has been claimed.Graham Arnold, centre manager for Construction Training London, said that an economic downturn is a time when people typically evaluate their career."People want to enhance their skills.... [more...]

  • Qualifications 'foundation of job search'

    By John OakQualifications are the key when it comes to looking for a job, it has been claimed.According to Steven Harris, director of education at professional body the Association of Business Executives, people who have sector-specific qualifications or even academic certifications, such as... [more...]

  • 'Good grooming great' for job interviews

    By John OakJobseekers should take care of their appearance as well as their preparation when they go for employment interviews, it has been claimed.According to, shirts should be ironed and look crisp, while shoes should be freshly polished in order to make the best possible... [more...]

  • Firms 'should focus on employee experience'

    Companies should look to improve the quality of the employment experiences they offer in order to recruit and retain the best staff in the difficult economic climate, it has been claimed.According to Dr Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, director of employment advice group the Sloan Center, it is in... [more...]

  • CVs 'must be focused'

    CVs should be well-laid out and tailored to the post a candidate is going for, a recruitment specialist has stated.Writing for the Times, blogger James Charles stated that jobseekers should consider eschewing the traditional chronological format and opting for a performance or functional CV,... [more...]

  • Future 'requires IT training'

    By Nikki BarristerIT training is vital to help people in the UK prepare for digital future, it has been claimed.Commenting on the Digital Britain Summit which took place on April 17th at the British Library, internet services provider stated that persuading computer users to... [more...]

  • Construction industry 'offers job flexibility'

    By Nikki BarristerJobs within the construction sector tend to be mobile, it has been claimed.Dr Noble Francis, economics director at industry body the Construction Products Association, commented that skills are often transferrable between residential, school and hospital sectors."Within... [more...]

  • Government 'to focus on skills investment'

    By Paul GoatmanThe government has launched a strategic plan to invest in Britain's economic and industrial future.A policy statement entitled Building Britain's Future - New Industry, New Jobs identifies key areas where government actions have the greatest impact in driving the economy... [more...]

  • Smaller firms 'can lack skills training'

    By John OakSmall to medium-sized businesses can struggle to find information on available skills training, it has been claimed.Will Cookson, head of skills at jobsearcher help group Working Links, commented that awareness of skills training within employers varies greatly."The employers... [more...]

  • Government 'advocates skills investment'

    By John OakInvestment in training and skills is particularly important in a difficult economic climate, according to a government department.The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills stated that public services should invest more of the £175 billion a year which is spent... [more...]

  • Employers 'value internship experience'

    By Nikki BarristerInternships can help job candidates stand out from the crowd and improve their chances of securing employment, it has been claimed.Writing in the Guardian, Maggie Mallon stated that the ongoing recession means the competition for employment positions is greater than ever.In an... [more...]

  • More jobseekers 'looking long term'

    Graduate jobseekers are planning their future careers more carefully as a result of the difficult economic climate, it has been revealed.Research carried out by professional services consultancy KPMG indicates candidates are placing an emphasis on training and development when looking for a... [more...]

  • Rounded candidates 'fare better in job search'

    Evidence of a balanced lifestyle and social skills can help candidates secure jobs, it has been claimed.Writing for the Guardian, Karen Hainsworth stated that mentioning hobbies gives the impression that a would-be worker is likely to arrive in the office on Monday morning refreshed rather than... [more...]

  • Coaching 'can benefit sales firms'

    Sales professionals should consider putting in place a coaching style of management to maximise their efficiency, it has been claimed.According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, companies could benefit from moving from a command and control approach to a more participative... [more...]

  • Jobseekers 'advised on interview communication'

    Candidates applying for marketing and sales jobs should openly discuss what makes them the right person for a position during the interview process, it has been claimed.According to recruitment website, employers tend to look for a well-rounded individual with an enthusiasm and... [more...]

  • Graduate jobseekers 'must exercise patience'

    Graduate employment candidates must remain realistic and patient in their search for jobs in the current recruitment market, it has been claimed.Jobseekers' advice website advised that recent graduates can improve their chances of finding employment by being willing to work... [more...]

  • Internet 'speeds up job search'

    By Paul GoatmanUsing the internet when looking for employment can help speed up the recruitment process for candidates and companies, it has been claimed.Patrice Barbadette, founder of people solutions provider Jobpartners, commented that companies need to recognise technology has changed the... [more...]

  • Work-based training 'provides focused skills'

    By John OakOffice-based training programmes allow employers to retain better control over skills development plans, it has been claimed.According to David Gallagher, head of skills leadership at Working Links, a group which aims to find employment for people who have been out of employment for a... [more...]

  • Training investment 'can improve productivity'

    Companies that do not invest the improvement of staff skills, such as those increased by sales training courses, are potentially harming their future productivity, it has been claimed.Employee skills regulator Cognisco states that a lack of expenditure on training will also undermine companies'... [more...]

  • More staff training 'needed in downturn'

    Increasing investment in improving staff skills is vital to helping firms through a recession, it may interest those thinking of taking part in sales training to learn.According to Chartridge Conference Company managing director Peter Darnell, good service is provided by quality people.He... [more...]

  • Sales jobs 'remain available'

    Sales jobs have not dried up despite the difficult recruitment market, it has been claimed.According to CareerBuilder North America, 41 per cent of workers who were laid off in the last three months reported they found a new full-time permanent position.President of the group Brent Rasmussen... [more...]

  • Jobseekers 'in unchartered territory'

    By Paul GoatmanThe current recruitment market requires jobseekers to use new techniques in order to find employment, it has been claimed.According to David Twiddle, chief executive of careers advisory service Renovo Careers, the current climate is the most challenging market those looking for... [more...]

  • British firms 'aim to maximise training impact'

    Written by Nikki BarristerUK firms are attempting to increase the effectiveness of staff sales training to help them survive during the recession, research carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Nord Anglia has revealed.The research found 51 per cent of companies want to... [more...]

  • Firms 'place emphasis on management skills'

    By Paul GoatmanManagement skills testing remains top of the training list for employers in the UK, it has been claimed.According to the Chartered Management Institute, government and employers need to think about how skills training can be accommodated in order to improve UK productivity.Ruth... [more...]

  • Video interviews 'becoming more common'

    By Nikki BarristerVideo interviews conducted live over the internet are growing in popularity, it has been claimed.According to job board, the hiring method is being embraced by corporations, in contrast to video resumes, which are still considered controversial.The company gave... [more...]

  • Jobseekers 'have ethical concerns'

    By Paul GoatmanJobseekers, including those looking for graduate sales jobs, are increasingly approaching companies that have a sense of environmental and social responsibility, it has been claimed.According to Mark Catchlove, director of the specifier and design group at office supplier Herman... [more...]

  • Mix like a DJ with the Pacemaker system

    Written by Paul Goatman.Those in sales jobs will soon be able to purchase a pocket-sized gizmo which will allow them to mix their favourite songs like a real DJ.Named the Pacemaker, it is the brainchild of Swedish firm Tonium and the latest version boasts auto beatmatch technology which will... [more...]

  • Expert: See the interview as merely a conversation

    Written by Paul Goatman.Nervous interviewees should view the process as a conversation, rather than an inquisition, according to one recruitment expert.Jonathan Alpert, a psychotherapist who provides advice on careers and workplace concerns, writes on a blog that people who get worried about the... [more...]

  • EU fails to reach deal on working time opt-out

    Written by Paul Goatman.The UK government has not yet reached a deal on the working time directive, after continuing to refuse the removal of the opt-out.Discussions in Brussels on the European Union Working Time Directive ended without a conclusion after the UK said it wanted to retain the... [more...]

  • Business to be given support for eventual upturn

    Written by Paul Goatman.Businesses are to be given more help on coping with the economic downturn and preparing for the eventual upturn.The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) is launching a new service which will provide sales managers and their companies with free... [more...]

  • Sales managers should get staff on one simple goal

    Written by Paul Goatman.Sales managers need to get their staff back to the one simple mission of exceeding sales goals, an expert advises.Peter Michie, writing for Sales and Marketing, says it is inevitable that in the downturn budgets will be cut and orders reduced, but good leadership will see... [more...]

  • Expert: Avoid clichés and be passionate in interview

    Written by John Oak.Candidates for sales jobs should avoid clichés and show they are really passionate about the role, one author states.Steve Miller, author of Change Your Life - Grab that Job, tells the Mirror one-liners like "the new job will be a challenge" should be avoided... [more...]

  • First impressions 'essential' in an interview

    Written by Nikki Barrister.First impressions are essential when attending a job interview and candidates should ensure they stand out from the crowd.Leila Hutchins, writing for the People Bulletin, says interviewees should wear something which sticks in the employer's mind so they can be... [more...]

  • Candidates 'should take varied approach to job seeking'

    By Paul GoatmanJobseekers should treat their employment search like a political campaign in order to succeed in the current market, it has been claimed.According to political and public affairs staffing agency PoliTemps, multiple strategies are required to get a CV seen by the people who matter... [more...]

  • Training 'hit by funding withdrawal'

    By Nikki BarristerAdults looking to change career or retrain are being hit by government moves to withdraw funding from universities, it has been revealed.The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education has pointed out that the government's decision to refuse funding to students with equal... [more...]

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