Sector Focus: IT Part 2

In part one of the IT sector focus, we gave you a snapshot of the industry over the past quarter. So now we’ve covered the employment figures and which companies have been hiring and firing, it’s time to focus on what skills have been in demand over the past few months. While the IT job market is doing well and.
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Sector Focus: IT. Part 1

IT sector focus part 1Every month we take an in-depth look at an individual sector, and give you a snapshot on how it’s doing. From employment figures and average salaries, to the big news stories that affected the industry, we’ve got it covered. This month we take a look at the IT industry.  And unlike many other sectors, it appears to be good news on.
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Totaljobs recruiter news 01.05.13

All the jobs industry news you need to know in the UK Half of all UK employees feel threatened by their boss, research reveals Research from leadership development consultancy Head Heart Brain has found that almost half of UK employees say they feel threatened by their boss. Poor leadership skills were one of the main reasons for 47% of.
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What is the state of play for young people looking for work?

A recent report by the Education and Employment Taskforce, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, and b-live, which surveyed around 11,000 young people mainly aged 13 to 16 about their career ambitions, found a marked mismatch between young people’s ambitions and the future jobs market. The upshot is that teenagers are in danger of pursuing careers in industries that.
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Does Twitter actually help your recruitment process?

How many recruiters and candidates out there use Twitter as a job hunting tool? The answer is surprisingly few. Many Twittter users see it primarily as a tool to market themselves, rather than a way to link with a vast pool of untapped candidates. Part of this is down to the profile that Twitter has within the media and the perception.
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CVs or applications? How do they affect the selection process for recruiters?

There is no doubt that in a candidate rich market the number of CVs and applications that a recruiter has to review has gone up tenfold. With resources tighter than ever, this has led to noticeable changes in the ways applications are matched. The biggest change for the worse is the disheartening regret message: “If you have not heard from us.
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Where you shouldn’t look for candidates

In today’s competitive employment market, cutting-edge employers and recruitment experts like you are looking for the sharpest, keenest and best-fitting candidates out there. To find them, you’ve no doubt been scouring your mind for ever-more imaginative ways to widen your candidate pool. Many of you will have been experimenting, for instance, with the power of technology and social media to deliver.
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Improving candidate treatment

Many recruiters and employers are going to extraordinary lengths to seduce candidates from a wider pool and attract job applications from high-performers, but they do little to woo them through the interview process. There are horror stories of people being put in the dilemma of having to fork out for travel expenses and overnight stays or forgo the interview. Ironically, then,.
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Are new industries keeping the economy alive?

This economic downturn has been unprecedentedly long and tense for jobseekers, with many of the traditional industries suffering thousands of redundancies. The good news is that there are a growing number of job opportunities in emerging industries.   Industries damaged by the recession Like the recessions of the 1980s and 1990s, blue-collar workers have fared the worst. The Working Futures study by the.
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Area Focus: East Midlands

With 1,700 people applying for just 8 jobs at Costa coffee’s latest shop in Nottingham, the statistics might suggest that the jobs market in the East Midlands is in turmoil. But in reality, the story is much the same in the East Midlands as it is for the rest of the UK, as an almost static economy renders any growth.
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