• Getting a Job

    How to Find a Green Career

    There are a number of ways to look for a job within green industries. It’s a fast growing sector, and there are plenty of career opportunities out there. First of all, it’s always a good idea to have an up-to-date CV to hand. Most employers will require one, so before seeking out opportunities, be ready to show prospective employers what you can do. Careers fairs and targeted recruitment events are a popular way to learn about new job opportunities, so have a look for some in your local area. Events like this are a two-way-street, where employers and employees have the opportunity to showcase what they’ve got to offer, directly…

  • Getting a Job

    Waiting for a Call Back

    When job hunting one of the most anxious points is when you’re waiting for a call-back regarding an interview. It could be leading to a second interview, a job, or a “thank you for your time, but we don’t feel that you’re a good fit”, and the waiting game can be a pretty stressful experience. Dealing with this situation can only get better by continuing to explore your options. If you know that you have a number of different options then you’re less likely to focus upon the individual cases to the point where you start to feel anxious. In the situation where you’ve been given a specific timeframe by…

  • Recruitment

    What is Recruitment?

    Recruitment refers to the overall process of attracting, selecting and appointing suitable candidates for jobs within an organization. Recruitment can also refer to processes involved in choosing individuals for unpaid positions, such as voluntary roles or unpaid trainee roles. Managers and recruitment specialists may be tasked with carrying out recruitment, but in some cases public-sector employment agencies, commercial recruitment agencies, or specialist search consultancies are used to undertake parts of the process. Internet-bases technologies to support all aspects of recruitment have become widespread. The processes involved in recruitment are: Job Analysis In situations where multiple new jobs are created and recruited for the first time, or the nature of a…

  • Getting a Job

    What To Do On Your First Day At Work

    Here are 19 things you should do on your first day at work: Prepare and ask questions “Generally, you’re trying to demonstrate your curiosity and desire to learn. Beware of asking too many questions on the first day, though. You have plenty of time to master the job.” – Mark Strong Prepare an elevator pitch Get ready to give a 30 second speak which explains who you are and where you were before, as many new colleagues will likely ask about your previous place of employment. Show up early Get there at least 15 minutes early. “If you haven’t done the commute before, practice it a couple of times during…

  • Career Development

    What is Career Development?

    Career Development is a lifelong process of managing work, learning, leisure and transportations in order to move towards a personally determined and evolved preferred future. In educational development, career development provides an individual, often a student, and focus for selecting a carrier or subject to take on in the future. In organizational development, the study of career development looks at how individuals manage their careers within and between organizations, and how organizations structure the career progress of their members; it can also be tied into succession planning within most of the organizations. In personal development, career development is the development of a career – informed by: experience within a specific…

  • Career Development

    A good CV Format

    A good format for a CV can be found below. You can download a work document with this HERE Read how to create a successful CV HERE First Name + Surname Home Address Home Number • Personal Email • Mobile Number Personal Statement Achievements Employment History Education Hobbies & Interests Volunteer Work References

  • Getting a Job

    Writing A Successful CV

    So, what actually is a CV? The term CV stands for Curriculum Vitae and it is an outline of an individual’s education and professional history. CVs are usually prepared for job applications as it conveys your personal details. A CV is a marketing document in which you are selling yourself to the company you are applying for. When should a CV be used? You should use a CV when an employer asks for applications to be received in a CV format, When an employer doesn’t state a specific format for an application and when making speculative applications. What to include in a CV When writing a CV, you need to…

  • Career Development,  Recruitment

    The Green Tech Industry is a Massive Area of Growth

    One of the fastest growing sections of the global economy is actually green technology, which means that there are a lot of opportunities for new careers in the field. This is also unlikely to change any time soon, as all economic predictions seem to show that green tech will only continue to grow in importance and as a share of the economy. The types of jobs which are currently requiring filling is everything from project managers, to engineers, and to sales professionals. It is an entire commercial apparatus which is quickly developing, so pretty much any job that entails is required. It is worth saying that, no matter what role…