Dalmatian BeSpotted – Taking the Tedium out of Job Hunting – Guest Blog by Marion Wright

Dalmatian BeSpotted takes the tedium out of job hunting allowing you to create bespoke CVs, or apply for jobs with the click of a mouse. Select and deselect what content you wish to show prospective new employers, employers you may have found via the BeSpotted Jobs board. But there is much more to the Dalmatian … Continue reading Dalmatian BeSpotted – Taking the Tedium out of Job Hunting – Guest Blog by Marion Wright

Looking After the Health and Wellbeing of your Staff

I was watching the film “The Intern”, which stars Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway recently and a part from the fact it’s a brilliant film, there was something else about it that I really loved! The films all about a widower (played by De Niro) who decides he hates being retired and so gets a job as a senior intern at an online fashion site, which is run by Anne Hathaway’s character. The firm, is very cutting edge, but one of the things it has, is a company masseuse, who is employed to make sure staff don’t feel stressed, as stress will stop them doing their jobs properly.   It occurred to me that, this was an absolutely brilliant idea! Now I know not many companies will be able to afford to hire a masseuse to constantly be on hand, but it set me thinking just how much companies did do to promote the health and wellbeing of their staff?

5 Signs you’re a Bad Boss

I always think that being a boss, is a bit like being the England Manager, everyone always thinks they can do the job better than the person doing it. Being the boss can be a tough and thankless job! We’ve all had bosses who have been amazing and who we feel have shaped and moulded our careers and then there’s those who have been hopelessly over promoted and you wonder how they manage to get out of bed in a morning let alone manage a team. If you’re a boss, which category do you fall into?

Is Using White Text on Your CV a Good Idea?

I was shocked to see a recruiter advise people to use white text on their CV, stating by adding a third page which contained key words written in white text, they’d easily get through any filter. I thought the post was incredibly misguided, it’s alright telling people how to buck the system, but the fact remains that if your CV does manage to make it through, when an actual person reads it, you still won’t get the interview, let alone the job!

Do You Put the “Busy” into your Business?

Running your own business is incredibly glamourous, you get to work the hours you choose, take your holidays when you want to…. It’s a sense of freedom you don’t get with other jobs! Oh no wait…. It’s not like that at all! The reality is, running your own business means working long hours, sometimes 7 days a week, being on constant call for your clients and you can end up doing everything! Including the hiring and managing of staff.