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Plans to close more than 20 Jobcentres in Scotland will heap stress on some of the most vulnerable, employability minister Jamie Hepburn has said. He was speaking in advance of meeting UK employment minister Damian Hinds in London to raise concerns about the proposals face-to-face for a second time. The…
Job vacancies are increasing despite continued uncertainty over what will happen to the economy when the UK leaves the European Union, according to a report. Recruitment firm Reed said 110,000 jobs have been posted on its website so far this year, 16% up on the same period in 2016. The…
Half of the Jobcentre Plus offices in Glasgow are to close to save money, officials have said. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) says the move, which will see the closure of eight jobcentres, will also provide more efficient use of DWP premises. DWP officials say Castlemilk and Langside…
People considering a career in care can chat to Bluebird Care’s fully-trained workers at a ‘Care Job Fair’ at Guildford Job Centre next week. Learning a variety of key skills, including how to save a life, the old-Woking based care provider is currently creating 25 care assistant jobs as a…
Most older people have felt discriminated against by a prospective employer because of their age, a new study shows. Research by totaljobs revealed that few 55 to 64-year-olds believed their age was an advantage when applying for a job. A survey of almost 700 people in the age group found…
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…
Gaining a new position with your current employer can be a great way to achieve a career change without losing the benefits you’ve built up during your employment. Those benefits may include your pension contributions, working with great colleagues, a flexible working arrangement and/or a solid employment history. For many…
Getting feedback about job applications and interviews is often a difficult territory for people. One of the big impacts of digital technology in job search and the recruitment industry is that job applicants don’t get feedback on their applications. The fact is you may well have to cope with no…
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Dress for success

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Although some companies have relaxed their dress code for employees, many still expect a professional look in interviews for new recruits. Here we look at why it is still important to companies.

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Resigning with class!

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Are you preparing to resign from your current job? Some job seekers have a hard time doing so, either because they love the job and their colleagues or because they can't stand the job and can't wait to leave. 

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When the workplace is a hell place

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Founder of Just Fight On, Jo-Anne Brown, spoke exclusively to us about bullying and harassment in the workplace. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds.

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