As the economy shows welcome signs of recovery, Government and businesses are waking up to the fact that digital is a key driving force behind this growth. But, in order to make the most of the digital opportunity, there must be people with the right skills and experience at the heart of our workforce.
The curator of the Sherlock Holmes Museum has sparked outrage on social media by suggesting job applicant Rachel Fox was
It may sound simple but recruitment is absolutely essential and is something that requires a lot more effort than is sometimes offered. Taking all the correct steps towards employment are often ignored by the individual, which is why we are here to help.
There needs to be a compromise when recruiting talent. It isn't convincing to think of individuals as wholly introverted or extroverted. We need diverse, balanced workforces that accommodate different styles of working and different ways of talking.
For a start, it's extremely dull. Remarkably dull. It's hard to even imagine what it must have been like thirty or forty years ago, scouring newspapers for leads and sending off a hand written covering letter in the post.
You lie awake at night, tossing and turning, unable to think of anything else. You try to do some work during the day to take your mind off it all, but it's no use. You can't concentrate, so instead you end up exploring the area around your would-be office on Google Streetview.
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The new school year is only a few weeks old, and it's started already: the awkward moment when a final year student shuffles over after class, shamefaced, a piece of paper or a memory stick in their hand, and asks me whether I would read the Personal Statement for their UCAS form.
A covering letter is a chance for you to emphasise why you are perfect for the position, to show that you've gone that extra mile; and it does so in a far more personal way than a CV. It may be the first impression your potential employer gets of you, so use it wisely; not only to reiterate your relevant skills and knowledge, but to demonstrate the enthusiasm you have for the post.
The Facebook Timeline is going to tear away this innocent ignorance and will either be a spectacular failure or will finally ensure that people think not only about what they publish. That drunken night out in 2009 could now have a direct impact on your job prospects in 2019.