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New research released from Glassdoor, a jobs and careers community, reveals that discussing salary is still a taboo in the workplace, as just 35 percent of employees know what their colleagues earn. Of those that know, more than a third (38 percent) said that it was because their colleagues are…
The job search process can be an exciting, yet daunting task for job seekers. Those re-entering the job search market - and those entering for the first time - are finding that applying for a job is not as quick and simple as it used to be. A process that…
What do we mean by charm school? We know what we mean by “charming”. Someone who’s “charming” usually has beautiful manners and is generous in what they say and do. Although we don’t use “charmless” nearly as much as we tend to use other equally derogatory words, we also know…
The caring profession is vital to the wellbeing of our society, and the people who work within it contribute disproportionately to the quality of life of some of our most vulnerable and elderly citizens. However, a career in caring is not universally regarded by those outside the sector as a…
Workers in the social care sector are experiencing a number of difficulties with the interview process, according to a survey carried out by specialist recruiter Randstad Care. The new research found that just 27% of social care employees consider themselves well-practiced interviewees, with 19% deeming themselves ‘rusty’ and a worrying…
If you’re looking for a career for life which makes a positive difference, then a job in social services is for you. There are opportunities to progress, have an important role in supporting others and get a sense of personal achievement from knowing you are helping other people. There’s a…
Three Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) Ambassadors visited Fort Hill College, Lisburn this week to speak to students interested in a career in early years and childcare. Janine McEvoy and Danielle Gallagher of Aisling Daycare, Belfast led an interactive session for Year 12 students. Later in the morning Sharon…
When you walk into a job interview, you want to know you’re ready for it. Knowing you’ve prepared as well as you can gives you a confidence that can only help you in the interview. Once you’ve covered the areas below in your interview preparation, you can be sure you’re…
With friends like these, who needs a recruiter? If that’s not your immediate thought when you think about your pals in conjunction with your job search, perhaps it’s time for a rethink. Your friends are as much a part of your network as your boss, colleagues, fellow alumni, mentors and…
Gaps in CVs are anxiety-inducing. It can be tempting to lie on your CV and pretend that you have no long gaps between jobs. However, the right option is always to tell the truth. Here are ten tips on explaining gaps in your CV honestly while still selling yourself as…
As you move up the career ladder, you are going to confronted with this scenario many times. It is always a good sign that you want to move ahead and the fact that you are putting yourself forward will be looked upon favourably by senior management. But you will always…
There are three distinct types of rejection in an interview, all of which I have experienced firsthand. None of them is a fun pill to swallow and each holds a particular place in my mind as a quasi-traumatic event. First type of rejection The first type of rejection is the…
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