What to Do When Your Boss Won’t Give You a Pay Rise

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When was the last time your boss came over to your desk with a friendly smile and said: “Let’s talk about a pay rise“? For most employees, this is a rare occurrence – indeed it’s the stuff that dreams are made of. As a rule, it’s you who has to muster the courage to approach your boss and bring up this somewhat awkward subject. And that’s not the end of it. After all, they don’t call it ‘salary negotiations’ for nothing. A manager will seldom reward your courage and simply agree to your request. Xing-PayRise Instead, he or she will think up a host of good reasons why it’s a not a good time for a pay rise right now.  So there you sit, with two options ahead of you: One: you hide your dissatisfaction as best you can and resign yourself to the idea that there’ll be no extra money coming into your account any time soon. Or two: you try to convince him. Only the second option has any prospect of success. If you’re asking for more money, however, you should choose your words carefully. Continue reading

Digital Footprint: What do You Leave Behind on the Internet?

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Did you know that everything you do on the Internet stays on the Internet? That’s also called our digital footprint and has raised some issues about privacy. Let’s see the effects it can have on your job search.

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What does your digital footprint reveal about you?


Since its emergence, Internet has brought us democratization of communications.  Traditional media messages used to be completely controlled by companies. However, nowadays you have the opportunity to express your opinions about them. Play your cards right with Social Networking and the job will come to you. But, be aware of the digital footprint you leave behind.

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What’s It Like to Work for Barclays?

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The rush of summer is winding down and if you’re looking for a change of pace, why not look to Barclays?

Working at Barclays

With more than 300 years of history behind them, Barclays could be your next choice in a career in Finance, IT-Telecommunications, Marketing and Media. Operating in over 50 countries worldwide, and with a customer base of over 48 million, you’re sure to find your fit!

Headquartered in London, Barclays also operates in more than 1,500 branches throughout the United Kingdom!

Why work for Barclays?


The best reasons we’ve found to start a career at Barclays.

If you’re just starting out. Barclays offers two create career initiative programs for its future employees. Apprenticeships are aimed at youngsters over the age of 16; the apprenticeship recruitment is based solely on attitude and not experience. Once a part of the program, the students will develop crucial work experience and even earn a competitive salary! They’ll get specific on the job training and learn everything they’ll need to know to succeed in the future.

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Can Instagram Land Me My Next Job?

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How Instagram, the simple image sharing mobile app can land you your next big gig.

We know that social media can help us network, we know that sites like LinkedIn keep us up to date with labour market trends and draw recruiters to look at our profile. Instagram, the image sharing app, is also another valuable tool that we should consider when looking for a new job.

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Instagram: Who to follow


With Instagram, you get a sneak peek into the lives people across the globe. Love travel? Follow an Instagram featuring beautiful photographs of every part of the world. Need style advice? Follow a fashion enthusiast post everything from beach chic to business casual. But how does this help you in the job search?

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5 Degrees That Lead to High Paying Jobs

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University fees cost students an average of £9,000 a year. If you’re a student studying in another city, add living expenses and you’re almost up to £20,000 a year for 4 years. Some students are probably wondering, is it worth it?

Degrees for High Paid Jobs

The labour market has always been very competitive and continues to be so. With a university degree, (and internships or volunteer experience) you’ll put yourself far ahead of other candidates. We took a look at this year’s highest paying jobs and the university degrees that’ll get you there.

The degrees for a high paid job


1. One of the world’s most important fields today is within the STEM subjects. That’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM encompasses a whole range of careers including medical manufacturing, telecommunications, software developing, computer analysing, and engineering of all kinds.

A science based degree will set you up for a stable, prosperous career in medicine and science and research. Depending on the field you’d like to pursue, the education level will differ. Some jobs may require post graduate studies, a master or doctorate degree. Currently on JobisJob, one of the highest paid positions listed is within the field of Dentistry, averaging a salary of £60,000-£80,000 per year. Other jobs directly relating to medicine may include nurses, which require less studies, as well as doctors, therapists and veterinarians.

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