The importance of a good job advert to attract applicants

Posted 04 / 12 / 15

Is your job advert attracting the desired applicants required for the job role?

For employers’, it is important to create an effective job advert to attract suitable candidates for the post.

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Will roving robots be the future to fix potholes?

Posted 05 / 11 / 15

A £4 million research project to build robots that can repair potholes and pipes is underway in Leeds.

The University of Leeds is leading a national project to develop small robots that can identify and fix potholes in roads, faulty utility pipes and street lights.

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The Top 10 Scariest Jobs

Posted 29 / 10 / 15

Behold common mortals, it is the season for all things spooky. Although if you're a forensic entomologist, arachnologist, or an embalmer, it doesn't end at Halloween but lasts all year round.

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How to tackle curveball interview questions

Posted 06 / 10 / 15

We have all experienced curveball interview questions- the strangest most unrelated questions that somebody could ask you- resulting in your palms becoming sweaty and your collar becoming tighter.


Interviewers say that these are used to test your creativity, keep you on your toes, see how many times you ‘um’ and ‘erm’ before it gets awkward, or all of the above.

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Top tips to achieve a happy work-life balance for National Work Life Week

Posted 25 / 09 / 15

For many people juggling a happy work-life balance isn’t easy, so this week Can Do Jobs is giving some top tips to contractors and how to manage a better equilibrium to celebrate National Work Life Week.

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Employment rockets in UK

Posted 23 / 04 / 15

UK unemployment fell to a record level of 1.86 million in the first three months of 2015 as official figures revealed that 102,000 people gained employment.

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What not to do at an interview – top 10 mistakes revealed

Posted 09 / 04 / 15

When it comes to interviews, recruiters see candidates making avoidable but costly mistakes on a daily basis.

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Functional skills key for job applications

Posted 01 / 04 / 15

A recent study by the Education and Training Foundation has found that functional skills are valued more over specific skills when it comes to applying for a desired job role.

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UK workforce divided by generation

Posted 01 / 04 / 15

A recent social hub study by Gigplug has shown the younger generation have different values when it comes to gaining the perfect career.

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Too many applicants make false claims on CVs

Posted 02 / 03 / 15

Research has found that many applicants make false claims or exaggerations in their CVs to impress their new potential employer when applying for a job.

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Employers value work experience over qualifications

Posted 23 / 02 / 15

A survey has found that the majority of employers look for experience over grades when recruiting new employees.

However, over 80% of the companies questioned don’t offer work experience to young people – creating a catch 22 situation for people trying to get their foot on the career ladder.

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2015- the year of the job change

Posted 19 / 02 / 15

A recent study* has shown that over a third of UK workers plan to change their jobs this year, which is nearly double the amount from last year and triple that of 2013.

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Can Do Jobs guide on Creative vs Traditional CVs

Posted 17 / 02 / 15

Does a crazy CV really make you stand out from the crowd? Jobseekers are often told to ‘think outside the box’ but sometimes a wacky CV can go too far and be seen as unprofessional.

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Construction industry on the up

Posted 14 / 11 / 14

It has been revealed that by 2018, the UK Construction industry is predicted to grow by 23 per cent.

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Unemployment figures drop

Posted 03 / 11 / 14

Unemployment has fallen below the two million mark for the first time since the financial crisis hit the UK in 2008.

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Starting salaries in Scotland are rising

Posted 30 / 10 / 14

A survey has revealed that starting salaries for people in Scotland are increasing.

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Health jobs sore on Can Do Jobs

Posted 28 / 10 / 14

According to the number of jobs posted on Can Do Jobs last month, jobs in the health sector are the fastest growing as a record number of jobs in the industry have been posted.

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Can Do Jobs launches on Broadbean

Posted 23 / 10 / 14

If you are a recruitment agency using Broadbean, make sure you register for free to Can Do Jobs as we are now fully integrated with Broadbean.

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Are you aware of new working legislation?

Posted 23 / 07 / 14

New flexible working legislation was introduced into the UK at the end of June. However, research has shown that 53 per cent of employees are still unaware of the new changes.

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Interviewees have minutes to make their impression

Posted 02 / 07 / 14

Research has revealed that candidates have only six minutes and 25 seconds to impress during a job interview.

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A career in the city

Posted 07 / 04 / 14

An unexpected consequence of a film about the greed, lies and hedonism of city traders was an increase of activity on job boards in the UK, from people wanting to know how to become a stockbroker.

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Employment reaches a record- breaking high

Posted 27 / 01 / 14

The Department for Work and Pensions announced last week that a record -breaking 30.15 million British people are now in employment.

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UK Wage Growth At Six-year High as Economy Recovers

Posted 13 / 12 / 13

Wages in Britain grew at their fastest rate in six years during November, a labour market survey indicated on Monday, providing a rare signal that a long-term decline in real incomes is being checked by a return to economic growth.

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5 Points to stay positive when searching for a job

Posted 05 / 12 / 13

5 points to stay positive during your job search.

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The Dos And Don’ts Of A Candidate

Posted 02 / 12 / 13

The dos and don'ts of a candidate, be sure not to make any of these mistakes!

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Can Do Jobs is launched!

Posted 28 / 05 / 13

Payroll provider Candor has launched their brand new free jobs board, Can Do Job

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