Archive for September, 2016

Explaining gaps in your CV

A lack of consistent employment without a reasonable explanation will look bad on your CV and your application could be instantly rejected. Send a covering letter with your CV and clarify why there is a gap in the history of your employment, as there could be a perfectly legitimate reason and you want to make this abundantly clear and leave … Continued

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Streaming sales rise 49% to drive UK music industry

Music streaming services saw revenues grow 49% to £251m last year, as a new report suggests the UK music industry has several reasons to be cheerful. The data appears in Measuring Music 2016, an annual study from UK Music examining the scale of the industry and changes in employment and consumer behaviour. The rapid rate of growth led UK Music … Continued

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UK jobs market rebounds after Brexit shock

Permanent appointments rise for first time in three months in August. UK firms began hiring again in August as the panic engendered by the vote to leave the European Union subsided, a fresh survey has revealed. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) permanent staff placements index climbed to 51.1 from 45.4 in July.   It is the first increase in … Continued

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Jobs market shrinks for new graduates, survey suggests

The number of jobs for new graduates has shrunk by 8% in a year, suggests a survey of more than 200 top employers. This is a sharp reversal after four years of growth in graduate jobs, says the Association of Graduate Recruiters. Some firms are “repackaging” graduate roles as higher apprenticeships but overall the labour market for young people is … Continued

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