Coronavirus and the lockdown have hit jobs severely. BBC Radio WM are making a difference by trying to find £10m of work. They mention job vacancies, so listen out. Spread the word to anyone you know is looking, even if you are not.
More details on their website here
Successful job seekers often find that the job description they have been given is misleading. This article in the Harvard Business Review makes the point that this is detrimental because a disgruntled employee is unlikely to perform well. Additionally, it quickly becomes known on social media that this is an employer to avoid.
I would also say that the converse is true. A candidate who lies on their CV will not thrive, and quickly gain a reputation as someone not to recruit.
The article is here
I came across this recently, aimed at those over 50 who are looking for a job. Briefly the advice is – think strategically about your career, do your research, and hustle like a millennial. The article is US oriented, so some of the websites may be of limited use (though still worth exploring).
Just don’t do a Yosser Hughes (from Boys from the Black Stuff) https://youtu.be/R0bHvu3y0WA – it rarely works.
Google has now launched its new job search experience in the UK, a step on from simply googling “jobs”. The aim apparently is to work with existing job site (such as Reed) rather than to replace them.
More details in the Evening Standard.