Cyber-attacks boost demand for IT specialists

Salary growth eased at the end of 2015 but cyber-attacks boost demand for IT specialists Pay growth eased to a 26-month low in December; hiring also eased Demand for permanent staff stronger than for temp staff The strongest demand for permanent staff was for computing workers UK companies appointed more staff and starting salaries continued Read More

Are the robots taking enough jobs?

The Bank of England’s chief economist, Andy Haldane, has warned that new technologies could replace up to 15 million British jobs. As I blogged, last week, he went as far as to openly wonder whether the Luddites “had a point after all”. And it turns out he wasn’t the only prominent central banker to be Read More

How to be prepared for though questions during a job interview

  Your interview is as memorable as the stories you share. Many people have fascinating experiences but forget them when they’re on the spot.  To remedy this, have three anecdotes ready to plug into your interview. Your anecdotes should follow a simple format: Problem – what was the situation? Action – what did you do to Read More

Infidelity site’s customer data stolen

    A dating website that allows married people to cheat on their other half, Ashley Madison, has had its customer data stolen. Large caches of data stolen from this website have been posted online by an individual or group that claims to have completely compromised the company’s user databases, financial records and other proprietary Read More

The monotonous world of overused CV words

The monotonous world of overused CV words   A survey suggests that the terms are so present in CVs that they have become utterly meaningless. These words include ‘hard-working’, ‘team player’ and ‘motivated’   It’s not easy to write the covering letter that goes with CVs. The ideas and feelings you want to express can seem Read More

The Six Most Sabotaging Job Interview Mistakes

There are many reasons that candidates fail during interviews. Here are the most common job interview mistakes, blunders, and errors a candidate for employment can make. Unfortunately, it’s easy to make these mistakes without even realizing it – and many of them are more common than you might think! Not having questions for the hiring Read More

Four Job Skills Employers Want to See on Your CV

    The 4 Job Skills Employers Want to See on Your CV Most job-seekers wish they could unlock the secret formula to winning the hearts and minds of employers. When you’re looking for a job, the best way to increase your chances of getting hired is to include the right qualifications on your resume and online Read More

BT Strengthens Global Defence Against Growing Cyber Security Threats With Cisco FirePOWER Solution

About BT BT today is a modern communications services company, providing a range of services in the UK and in more than 170 countries. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions. It includes the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers Read More

Office workers should stand for part of the day

Office workers should stand for two hours a day The growing use of e-mail risks creating a generation of unfit, overweight office workers. Workers were once forced to walk to colleagues’ desks to pass on information, now all it takes is the click of a button. As a result, many people are missing out on Read More

Zero-hours contracts exclusivity clauses ban comes into force

Zero-hours contracts, or casual contracts, allow employers to hire staff with no guarantee of work. They mean employees work only when they are needed by employers, often at short notice. Their pay depends on how many hours they work. Most zero hours contracts will give staff ‘worker’ employment status. They have the same employment rights Read More