|George Osborne MP|
Julian Bray writes: From time to time something jumps out of social media, and deserves wider exposure. But first, I have just finished a live broadcast on BBC Radio Berkshire on George Osborne (remember him? ) taking to Twitter in a series of tweets to big up the Heathrow bid for another runway.
Our George whilst in high office has been careful not to publicly support one side or another although it was widely known in media circles, that he was in favour of Heathrow expansion, if only to shore up his failing Northern Powerhouse idea.
In any case Brexit and Sterlings continuing dive has almost put paid to his pet project, but it'll take politicians a few years to properly and decently bury the remains.
During the live radio interview, the question arose of job losses being invoked at Heathrow if the new runway isn't built. As I understand it, job security is already at risk from increasing airport automation, which is also built into the proposed expansion plans. In any event, London Gatwicks' new owners say they will go ahead with a privately funded runway whatever happens with Heathrow.
So if job losses are on the horizon, time to dig out the dog-eared CV and start sending it around the recruitment agencies and review personal networks. So if you are thinking of changing jobs here is an early Christmas present from us, to make the job trawl that much easier. If it works for you, drop us a line from your new position.
Almost half (48.1%) of UK workers cannot write a stand out CV – with 12.5% admitting they’ve written a fib on their résumés to boost their chances.
The study by CV-Library surveyed over 3,000 UK workers and found that nearly a quarter (22.4%) encouraged those looking for a first job to tell a white lie to help them get their foot in the door.
23.8% of candidates do not know how to tailor their CV, making it relevant to different job roles.
Confidence affected almost a third (31%) who said they did not have enough knowledge to confidently write their CV when applying for their first job and 16.4% admitted that they wouldn’t be able to write a good CV.
Perhaps accounting for this, one in five had to learn the trade of writing their first CV by themselves.
A large 93.7% believe that more job-hunting skills, such as application writing and interviewing, should be taught at school, and more guidance from recruiters (6.8%) and employers (5.4%) would also be useful.
Lee Biggins, Founder and Managing Director of CV-Library, comments: “It’s worrying that many job hunters are making mistakes because they do not have the necessary insight to embark on a confident job search. In order to get ahead and nab the best jobs out there, candidates need to do all they can to get noticed and recruiters should be on hand to help.
"As an industry, it is important that we help to educate candidates on the best ways to write and tailor each application, as well as creating a stand out, truthful, CV that will boost their chances of finding the right job.
“It’s clear that more direction is needed to help candidates feel confident in their job search, and our research suggests that recruiters and employers bear some of the responsibility in ensuring that all candidates have the basic skills required for securing a job.
We all know how difficult it can be to get on the career ladder, but with a little help throughout their education and into their working lives, we can ensure that candidates embark on a happy and successful job hunt.”
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