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GPKV 1 – 136 : Graphic and Product Designer — Property Developers  NEW!

Permanent — Central London

Description and Online Application Form



GJAM 1 – 137 : Executive Search Recruitment Consultant — Recruitment Consultancy  NEW!

Permanent — Manchester

Description and Online Application Form


GNGF 2 – 127 : Trainee Recruitment Consultant — International Recruitment Consultancy

Permanent — Newcastle

Description and Online Application Form


GNGF 3 – 128 : Trainee Recruitment Consultant — International Recruitment Consultancy

Permanent — London

Description and Online Application Form


GVHS 1 – 97 : Trainee Recruitment Consultant — Technology Recruitment

Permanent — London

Description and Online Application Form


GVIT 1 – 89 : External Drywall  Sales Representative — Distributor of Drywall and Building Materials

Permanent Graduate Role — Hertfordshire

Description and Online Application Form

GVIT 2 – 90 : Internal Drywall  Sales Executive — Distributor of Drywall and Building Materials

Permanent Graduate Role — Hertfordshire

Description and Online Application Form


GVIT 3 – 91 : Customer Relations Executive — Distributor of Drywall and Building Materials

Permanent Graduate Role — Hertfordshire

Description and Online Application Form

GLIT 1 – 125 : Sales and Marketing Graduate — Electrical Products Supplier

Permanent Graduate Role — Staffordshire

Description and Online Application Form

InterGrad, 12 Station Rd,
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By J.T. O’Donnell

Yesterday, in a group coaching session, I had a heart-to-heart with one of our new members. She explained, in spite of glowing recommendations and lots of supportive friends and family telling her how great she is, deep down, she questioned if they were all lying to her. Why? She’s been looking for work for 18 months and can’t seem to get anyone to interview her, let alone, hire her. I asked her what qualities she was showcasing when she networked and met with potential hiring managers. She said, “I share with them all the important ones, like the fact that I’m resourceful, upbeat, hard-working, organized, and efficient.” To which I said, “Those sound like vitamins to me.” And employers don’t buy vitamins today. They buy aspirin. Let me explain…

You Get Hired to Alleviate Pain

There is only one major reason a candidate gets hired for a job: The hiring manager has a problem and the candidate is seen as the one that can solve it the best. Which means your goal as a job seeker is to showcase how you will be the hiring manager’s aspirin for their pain. Being “resourceful, upbeat, hard-working, organized, and efficient” are all qualities hiring managers naturally expect from an employee. They are like vitamins, they keep future pain away. However, it’s the aspirin which stops acute pain – and, my friends, makes aspirin always perceived as worth more to the employer.

Translation: You need to differentiate from all the other vitamins (a.k.a. job seekers) out there by showing how you solve problems to alleviate a hiring manager’s pain. In short, BE THE ASPIRIN!

Here are three steps you can take to do that effectively.

Step 1: Identify the Symptoms

To start, you need to look at what problems hiring managers in need of your skill sets are having today. This requires some research. You must figure out what is causing the need to hire someone, and more importantly, what will happen if they don’t find the right person to alleviate the pain. Once you do that, you can start to tailor your personal brand to showcase how you solve those problems.

Step 2: Be Proactive in Dispensing Your Aspirin

The next step is to reach out to hiring managers directly to inquire if they are currently experiencing these types of problems. You want to start a dialog around their pain so you can introduce the fact that you are the aspirin. Think about it: If you are the one who reaches out about the pain and has the solution, don’t you think the hiring manager is going to be inclined to check out what you have to offer?

Step 3: Keep Your Aspirin Within Arm’s Reach

Even if the hiring managers you speak with aren’t currently in pain, they most likely will be at some point in the future. Your job is to stay in touch with them regularly so they remember you are the aspirin. The goal is to use a simple job search technique that lets you share some value with them on a small scale as a way to showcase to the employer your pain-relieving skills. It’s the ideal way to earn their trust so when the pain finally hits them; you are the first person they contact.

Struggling to Determine What Pain You Relieve? Get Help

If you feel like you are struggling to determine what problems you solve for employers, then I strongly suggest you get some help. Knowing what pain you alleviate is vital to being able to identify employers who will appreciate you. The alternative is to blindly apply to jobs and hope they see you as the aspirin – a long shot at best. Why not get clear on your value and start showing employers your true abilities as a problem-solver. Not only will you find being the aspirin to their pain a real confidence-booster to your self-esteem (who doesn’t like being the aspirin?), you’ll also increase the chances they take you up on your offer to make them feel better.

Phoenix unemployment

This post originally appeared at Gawker.
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We were forwarded this rejection email, apparently sent to more than 900 hopeful applicants in one bulk delivery, by a reader who shall remain anonymous. (The person is, after all, still looking for a job).

“I don’t find it helpful,” the rejected applicant wrote. “I just find it arrogant.”

“At first I thought I’d made it to the second round,” the reader said on the phone this evening, “but then I realized I’d been Bcc’d, along with 900 others, on my own rejection letter.”

Here it is, in all its bullet-point glory:

————— Forwarded message —————
From: Shea Gunther
Date: Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Subject: You applied for a position at my clean tech news site


If you’re reading this, it means that you applied for one of the positions open at my new clean tech news site (this ad-> I’m Shea and it’s been my job to do the first read-through of the 900+ applications that have poured in as a result of our ad.

I have gone through each of the applications as they have come in and picked out the best 50 or so to be passed into the second round of consideration. Some of you are amazing candidates that I am really excited to learn more about. Those of you who are passed into the second round of consideration will be hearing from us soon, if you haven’t been contacted by us already.

Others applications have come in from strong writers who just aren’t a great fit for what we are trying to do. When you have a pool of 900+ applications, you can be picky, and we passed over many worthy people simply because they don’t have enough experience in clean technology and green media. I would advise anyone without enough of the right experience who wants to break into environmental writing to start a personal blog and write about the things you want to get paid to cover. You are welcome to get back in touch with us in the future after you’ve built a more focused portfolio.

Beyond those two groups, there were applications that were skipped over after just a quick read—the brutal truth is that the very worst applications got less than a few seconds of consideration. Often I could tell from the first few words of an application that it would be passed over. I was helped by the fact that we are hiring writers; if a person can’t craft a good email applying for a writing job, she’s unlikely to be the kind of writer we are looking to hire.

As I went through your applications, I couldn’t help but jot down ideas on how some of you could improve your job hunting email skills. As evidenced by the response to our ad, there are a lot of people out there looking for work right now and you need every advantage that you can get if you want to beat them to a good job. If your application email sucks, you are going to be left looking for work for a long time because you will get flushed out with the first filter every time you apply for a job. Some of your applications are that bad.

I have broken my suggestions down into a list of 42 writing job application dos and don’ts.

Good luck.



If you happen to be in Jyväskylä why not check out the event below!?  This event is hosted by Business Arena.  Remember to write to if you’d like to join the vent!  Download the Invitation from the link below.

Willing to meet a Finnish employer?
Willing to find a job after graduation?
Willing to create valuable networks?

Date and Time: 24th of October from 17 to 20 hour
Place: Crazy town, kauppakatu 32, 2. floor

Invitation PDF Download


Dear IB Alumni!

We are looking for enthusiastic students/alumni who have adopted or who have an idea of the following themes: effective cooperation between companies and institutions of higher education, science-to-business transformation and entrepreneurial universities.

We would like to invite you to visit our office in Kauppakatu Jyväskylä, in order to talk about the future where YOU might have an important role to play – possibly even a future career in/with Business Arena! If you want to know more, please send us a motivation letter, where you tell us about yourself with a description of your relationship to the themes above. All letters by email to tiina.saarinen(a) by the end of September 2012!

Tiina & BA team