Monthly Archives: April 2015

How to Celebrate International Workers’ Day When You’re Unemployed

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As International Workers’ Day is being celebrated around the globe, we’d also like to take a moment to recognise the job seekers. With global unemployment rising, finding a job these days is, in itself, a job. You’re unemployed and looking for work, we’re here to tell you not to give up, we know how tough it is out there and we want to do all we can to help.

Don’t celebrate what you don’t have, celebrate your potential.

unemployed on international workers day

5 Tips to help you get hired


Education:
Education is important and while analysing JobisJob data, we’re finding it to be more important than ever. According to job listings on our site, having more education means a higher salary. As a university graduate, one is 42% more likely to earn double the average salary of someone who has no university studies. This number only increases as more schooling is completed. Postgraduate employees are 3 times more likely to earn £20,000 over the graduate average income and those with doctorate degrees are 4 times more likely to earn £20,000 over a graduate income.

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Creative Applications: Our Favourites from 2014

This entry was posted in CV writing and tagged , on by Lynn.

In 2014, a number of creative applications were picked up by various media due to their originality. Starting a personal, online branding campaign and directly or publicly addressing a company are two methods particularly in vogue at the moment. Below are last year’s most original and popular creative CV and application ideas.

Cause an online sensation with an extraordinary CV


Leah’s Lego CV was particularly popular on the net. She also tried to attract the attention of HR managers at advertising agencies using a creative CV. Creative CVs are no rarity in some sectors, but with an open online application you’re obviously also exposing yourself to the critical eye of the public. It is not known whether Leah found an internship.

Leah-lego creative CV2014-

This very original CV was made by Bruno from Portugal. Whoever receives this creative CV must hire him immediately! If you would like to get in contact with Bruno you may reach him via Behance or LinkedIn. 

Bruno-Simão-creative application

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Our 10 Favourite Book Quotes to Start Your Day With

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In honour of today, Sant Jordi and World Book Day, we’ve rounded up our favourite quotes from our favourite books, both business related and not. Let’s raise our coffee mugs to starting off the day inspired, motivated and ready to face the world.book quotes courage

Courage is not something that you already have. Courage is what you earn when you’ve been through the tough times and you discover they aren’t so tough after all. – Malcolm Gladwell

If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. – Ronald Dahl

good thoughts quote

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go. – Dr. Seuss

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5 Tools on JobisJob That You Should Be Using for Your Job Search

This entry was posted in Articles, JobisJob Data on by Lynn.

JobisJob is a job search engine for job adverts. The job adverts are, of course, online ones, i.e. adverts that were either posted directly on JobisJob or, as in most cases, ones that were placed with one of our partners, who are well-known job boards. Some of our JobisJob UK partners are listed here.

The practical thing about JobisJob is that the website, as a search engine, lists a summary of job adverts, thereby giving job seekers a quick overview of vacant positions linked to a particular keyword. In addition, JobisJob offers some great tools, making it easier to find that job of your dreams. Here are 5 JobisJob tools that are guaranteed to make your job search easier.

5 JobisJob Tools You Should Be Using

 

  • Help

If you’re a little confused on how to begin your search, or if you have questions about using JobisJob or about the Jobmails, then the ‘Help’ link; located to the bottom left in the footer of the website, provides answers to frequently asked questions.

You will also find an explanatory video and our contact information. We promise to answer any inquires within 48 hours.

 

  • App for iOS and Android

More and more people are using smartphones when looking for jobs. According to JobisJob figures, in 2014 mobile traffic on smartphones made up 34% of all traffic on the UK website. To make it even easier to search for jobs, JobisJob has therefore also made its services available to mobile users via the JobisJob app for iOS and Android.

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Think Creative | CV Templates That Will Get You Noticed

This entry was posted in CV writing and tagged , on by Jeannine.

If you want to land your dream job, you’ve got to stand out from the competition.

If it were a perfect world, recruiters would have the time to really get to know a candidate before hiring them; not only their skills and experience, but their personality, disposition and how they’d fit in with the team. But what we know is that recruiters take an average of 6 seconds to review each CV. Ok, don’t panic, 6 seconds is no time at all, but with an original CV, you’ll stand out from the others.

Creative CV’s allow you to present your talents visually, giving the recruiter an impression of your personality, who you are and what you’re about. With CV templates and your imagination, your creative resume is already halfway done. Of course, CVs need to be appropriate for the sector to which you are applying, but that doesn’t mean you’ve got to stick to white paper and black text.

3 creative CVs that make us smile


Tell your story.
Today, there are no rules when it comes to creating your CV. Take Ashley Spencer for example, the Digital Designer and Developer who turned his CV into a mini book. Complete with his background, work experience and an infographic to present his skills and work process in a way that highlights his talent.

ashley.spencer CV collage

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