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The Most common job application mistake

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The most common job application mistakes that guarantee you WON’T get an interview… so are you making them?

  • Lee Biggins, founder of CV-Library, has carried out extensive research
  • He has determined common mistakes that will put a recruiter off you
  • Includes unrelated skills and a CV longer than two pages

If you’ve been endlessly applying for jobs with no luck, it could be down to some very crucial mistakes you’re making.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, has carried out extensive research across a range of recruiters to determine the common mistakes that will put a recruiter off your job application.

From listing unrelated skills to the specific length of your CV, Lee says it’s essential to avoid these mistakes if you want to maximise the chances of hearing back and getting that all important interview.

Spelling mistakes

When applying for a job, attention to detail is of paramount importance. This means your spelling should leave no doubt in the recruiter’s mind that you’re the right person for the job.

Lee found that 71 per cent of recruiters interviewed highlighted this as the number one job application mistake that would be likely to put them off of a prospective interviewee.

Make sure before you send off the application you double check it, triple check it, and even get a friend or family member to run through it and make sure everything is correct and makes perfect sense.

Being under-qualified

Ambition is obviously key to any successful applicant, but make sure you’re being realistic with the jobs you apply for.

If you’re aiming high, that’s great – you should always be trying to push yourself to the next level – just make sure you’re being tactical. Don’t apply for jobs expecting years of experience when you’ve only been doing the job for a few months, it’s not going to get you to where you want to be.

THE GOLDEN MISTAKES

Spelling mistakes

Being under-qualified

Unrelated skills

Lengthy CVs

Don’t waste your time going for jobs well over your current skills set; focus your time on the jobs you know are within your reach and work your way up to those top level jobs over time.

Unrelated skills

Your CV should sell yourself to the recruiter, and this means tailoring it to every job you apply for. A long list of skills wholly unrelated to the job isn’t going to help you in this endeavour.

Unrelated skills

Your CV should sell yourself to the recruiter, and this means tailoring it to every job you apply for. A long list of skills wholly unrelated to the job isn’t going to help you in this endeavour.

Before you send off the application, look at the job posting really carefully. Highlight any key skills the job demands and make sure you’re including any relevant experience or talent you have in these areas.

With over 40 per cent of recruiters stating that a list of unrelated skills is one of the biggest turn-offs for them, you need to make sure you’re really tailoring your application to the job at hand, starting with your relevant skills and experience.

Lengthy CVs

Alongside unrelated skills, the length of your CV is hugely important. A good rule of thumb here is try not to exceed two pages of A4.

Being concise and to the point puts across your professional manner, which many recruiters are keen to see. Ensuring that you can succinctly present who you are, your employment history and experience neatly in two pages or less is going to massively improve your chances of getting that interview.

Take time to go through your CV with laser-like focus and ensure that everything you’re including is relevant. Making sure your CV is short and to the point means that a recruiter is going to be able to get a good handle on the type of employee you will be.

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Jobs Growth

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

 

Jobs growth and the race for talent to continue despite fears of triple dip recession

Released on 27 February 2013 via REC

 

Fears of a triple dip recession have failed to make a dent in employer confidence on hiring decisions in 2013, according to the latest survey of 600 employers from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.

The REC’s JobsOutlook report indicates that the UK jobs market is likely to continue to grow over the next year, bringing positive news for people looking for temporary or permanent work. In fact, the report found that more than half of employers are planning to hire additional permanent workers in the next three months.

REC director of policy Tom Hadley said: “The latest JobsOutlook shows that employers are feeling a great deal more confident than they were a year ago. Our data indicates that the resilience of the UK jobs market is set to continue and there is good news for people seeking temporary work with the vast majority of employers planning to increase or maintain their use of agency staff.”

“This month’s survey also highlights the growing demand for certain skills and the race for talent in certain areas like technical, engineering and the professional and managerial sectors.”

February’s JobsOutlook survey of employers reports that:

– 57 per cent planned to increase their permanent workforce in the next three months and a further 39 per cent planned to maintain their numbers of permanent staff

– 56 per cent planned to increase their permanent workforce in the next 4-12 months and a further 43 per cent planned to maintain their permanent headcount over that period

– 36 per cent plan to increase their use of agency workers in the next three months and further 53 percent intend to maintain current numbers

– 35 per cent say they will increase use of agency workers in the next 4-12 month period (which is up 3 per cent on last month) with an additional 57 per cent saying they will maintain their current level of use of agency workers through to the start of 2014

JobsOutlook reports the responses of 600 employers questioned about their hiring intentions over the next quarter and the next year. Respondents are drawn from across the public, private and non-profit sector, and from across a range of industries and sizes of organisation.

 

Traineeships:

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Traineeships: Improving the system of transition from education to employer

Released on 26 February 2013
Author By Kim Regisford (via the REC)

As the disconnect between the education system and employer needs remains under scrutiny, the government’s proposal to develop a traineeship programme geared at  ‘Supporting young people to develop the skills for apprenticeships and other sustained jobs’ is welcomed. Skills Minister, Mathew Hancock, described the proposal as a “bold new programme to get young people ready for work”.

Traineeships are ultimately designed to help young people ages 16-24 to develop the skills required to secure a position in either an apprenticeship scheme or a job. The new programme is scheduled to begin in September 2013 and will include elements of intensive work skills training, English and Maths and high quality work placements. Employers have repeatedly raised the long term concern of missing skillsets and the increasing difficulty they encounter in obtaining individuals with the right attributes and abilities for the workplace.  The lack of practical experience remains a major hurdle for young people entering a highly competitive jobs market.  As a result, building bridges into the world of work must be a shared responsibility between government, business and academic institutions if we are to avert future skills shortages and minimise the skills divide. Pre-employment and pre-apprenticeship preparation is a positive opportunity to strengthen the UK’s skills capacity for the future. Information from latest REC/KPMG Report on Jobs confirms that skills shortages in a number of key sectors are continuing to intensify. This fits with the anecdotal feedback we get from recruitment agencies on the ground. The current skills deficit is a barrier to economic growth which is why it is crucial to promote careers in high growth sectors and create better routes into work. Effective traineeships are a key means to achieving this goal. The REC believes the government must aim to minimise the gap between policy and practice and any new programme must be adequately monitored to ensure efficiency. The REC recommends the use of assessment tools, employer input and the building of key links to specific apprenticeship frameworks and sectors to facilitate the correct level of flexibility and specification. One possible way forward is to ensure that any future framework for traineeships is customised to specific sectors. Trade associations and professional institutes across the different sectors could play a major supporting role in this area.

We will continue to monitor traineeships with interest and for more information you can read the full DfE discussion paper on traineeships ‘Supporting young people to develop the skills for apprenticeships and other sustained jobs’ online.

JOB Hunter Help

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Blog, News | 0 comments

JOB Hunter Help

Article taken from North Somerset Times

Dated 20 February 2013

 

FREE support for job hunters is on offer at libraries across North Somerset.

Anyone needing help writing a CV or maybe skills health check can pop along to one of the sessions being run by the National Career Service.

They will take place at Nailsea Library in Crown Glass Place from 10am to Noon on March 1 and 15, Portishead Library in Harbour Road from 1 to 4pm on March 1 and 15 and at Clevedon Library in Old Church Road from 10am to 12.30pm on Tuesday March 12 and 26.

If you are currently looking for employment in North Somerset visit our Job listings

 

 

 

UK Labour Market Defying The Doom-Mongers

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Strength of UK labour market continues to defy the doom-mongers – REC

Released on 20 February 2013

 

Commenting on the latest employment figures released today by the Office for National Statistics the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) Director of Policy and Professional Services Tom Hadley says:

“The strength of the UK labour market continues to defy the doom-mongers. Employer confidence remains strong and the outlook for 2013 is generally very positive, although there are still legitimate reasons to worry about persistent levels of youth unemployment.

“The private sector continues to more than compensate for public sector job losses and in some high demand areas starting salaries are inflating as businesses find themselves in a race for talent.

“When skills shortages emerge employers need to be flexible. Business demand for candidates in highly skilled areas like engineering, IT and management is outstripping the UK’s current supply of qualified and experienced candidates. Bosses need to think about whether they could do just as well by taking on someone who shows potential if they can’t find candidates with the years of experience they initially feel are necessary for a role. That change in attitude would also be good news for graduates and younger jobseekers.”

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Employers Predict Job Growth For 2013

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Employers predict jobs growth for 2013

Released on 30 January 2013 REC Website

A new survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) shows that more than half of employers are planning to hire more permanent staff in 2013.

According to the latest monthly JobsOutlook, a survey of 600 employers, the UK’s jobs market is set to continue on a trend of slow growth during 2013 with more than 50 per cent of employers looking to increase their permanent workforce and one in three planning to take on more temps.

REC director of policy Tom Hadley said: “At first glance the predicted growth in jobs for 2013 may seem at odds with recent gloomier news about lack of GDP growth

“There are various factors influencing what’s been termed this ‘jobs puzzle’. The fact that wage inflation remains low is one reason that employers have been able to maintain or increase their workforce.

“Our latest data indicates that the robust performance of the UK labour looks set to continue. At a time of high profile closures on our high street, it is important to remember that job creation is primarily fuelled by SME businesses.”

JobsOutlook reports the responses of 600 employers questioned about their hiring intentions over the next quarter and the next year. Respondents are drawn from across the public, private and non-profit sector, and from across a range of industries and sizes of organisation.

January’s JobsOutlook survey of employers reports that:
• 57 per cent planned to increase their permanent workforce in the first quarter of 2013 (up two per cent on last month) and a further 40 per cent planned to maintain their numbers of permanent staff.
• 56 per cent planned to increase their permanent workforce throughout 2013 (up three per cent on last month) and a further 43 per cent planned to maintain their permanent headcount.
• 90 per cent plan to increase (35 per cent) or maintain (55 per cent) their use of agency workers in the first quarter of 2013 (a total increase of four per cent on last month).
• 92 per cent say they will increase (32 per cent) or maintain (60 per cent) their use of agency workers in 2013 (a total increase of four per cent on last month).

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Strength of UK labour market continues to defy the doom-mongers

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Commenting on the latest employment figures released today by the Office for National Statistics the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) Director of Policy and Professional Services Tom Hadley says:

“The strength of the UK labour market continues to defy the doom-mongers. Employer confidence remains strong and the outlook for 2013 is generally very positive, although there are still legitimate reasons to worry about persistent levels of youth unemployment.
“The private sector continues to more than compensate for public sector job losses and in some high demand areas starting salaries are inflating as businesses find themselves in a race for talent.
“When skills shortages emerge employers need to be flexible. Business demand for candidates in highly skilled areas like engineering, IT and management is outstripping the UK’s current supply of qualified and experienced candidates. Bosses need to think about whether they could do just as well by taking on someone who shows potential if they can’t find candidates with the years of experience they initially feel are necessary for a role. That change in attitude would also be good news for graduates and younger jobseekers.”

REC – Released on 20 February 2013