Job Search Problems

The most recent statistics concerning the UK job market are unquestionably positive. According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of people in work has been increasing so far this year, and the employment rate is at its joint highest since comparable records began in 1971. So why are so many job seekers concerned that they won’t be able to find a rewarding new position this year?

Today, we'd like to look at 4 job search problems that people commonly worry about, and explain why you really shouldn’t be too anxious when you are hunting for your next role.

1. Gaps on your CV

It's fair to assume that most potential employers will ask you about especially large / recent gaps in your CV, but if you have a perfectly understandable reason for yours – taking time out to care for an ill relative, for instance – no decent employer will judge you harshly for it.

Furthermore, if the gap was a long time ago or only a few months long, it’s unlikely that you will even be asked about it.

2. Missing a job from your CV

Many job seekers worry that they’re supposed to include every single job they’ve ever had on their CV, even if it has little relevance to the role for which they are applying.

Remember that your CV is ultimately a marketing document, and that it’s therefore fine to leave off that call centre job you only had for a few weeks post-university, especially when you are seeking a role in a highly specialised science field like biotechnology or immunology.

(However, if removing a certain job from your CV would leave a several-year gap, it’s probably best to be truthful, even if that job had little or no connection to the career that you are seeking now.)

3. Giving a complicated justification for a certain salary

It's easy, especially if you are still relatively new to the job market, to assume that you will need to justify any particular desired salary in very complicated terms. Most of the time, though, it really doesn’t need to be like that.

In most cases, all you'll need to do is say: 'I was hoping that you could go up to £XX,XXX – is this possible?' From there, the negotiation process is often a very simple one.

4. Contacting former managers

Many of those who approach our science recruitment agency are understandably concerned because they believe they must give their most recent manager or university tutor as a reference (so as to avoid giving the impression that they were on poor terms with them). But what if getting in touch with that person would be difficult anyway – for example, if they have retired or are travelling on the other side of the world?

Ultimately, you should include that past manager or tutor as a reference for the aforementioned reason, but not worry about how they will be contacted. Making them one of your references is only about giving permission for your prospective employer to get in touch with them, and has nothing to do with whether they are actually available.

Remember that one of the best ways to minimise job search worry is to be as well-prepared as possible! That’s why, here at Hyper Recruitment Solutions, we provide such comprehensive help to those seeking jobs in the science sector.

Contact us now to find out how we can help with your science job search.

 

To celebrate the New Year, we are giving one lucky winner the chance to win a personally styled outfit for the value of up to £250 courtesy of The Chapar! So, if you fancy some new clothes but don’t like the idea of going shopping yourself, well look no further this is the perfect prize for you!

The Chapar offer a broad range of looks and styles from classic to preppy to rakish. So, whether you're into classic brands or modern labels, they will find the style that suits you best. What's more they will deliver straight to your door! 

How does it work?

The Chapar Man is served by a team of Personal Stylists who learn everything they need to know about their client. Clothes are selected according to an intimate profile and are tailored to suit a particular lifestyle.

 
 
 
       
          
  
How can you enter?

 

To enter, you will need to RT one of the giveaway tweets starting with *GIVEAWAY* from @Rickymartin247's Twitter account. These messages will be tweeted over the next week, starting on 4 January 2014. Then, simply follow @Hyperec_HRS on Twitter or ‘Like’ our company Facebook page. Yes, it is that simple!

 

The prize draw opens 4 January 2014 and closes 12 January 2014 one winner will be selected at random.

 

T’s and C’s apply, click here for more details. The winner will be announced Monday 13 January 2014.


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New year, new look, how about a new job?

 

So what will 2014 bring for you? If you are searching for a position in the scientific sector then look no further, we are here to help! So, whether you’re looking for a permanent, contract or temporary position in the science, technology, engineering or IT sectors, you’ve come to the right place, visit our website and search for the latest jobs! 

 

What’s more, here at Hyper Recruitment Solutions(HRS), we go above and beyond simply finding the right job for you. We are happy to offer advice and tips on how to improve your CV, covering letter and application form. In addition, we will prepare you for your interview, give you advice on what to expect, along with sharing information on the history and culture of the organisation. No question is too small and we are more than happy to help so, please speak to one of our friendly consultants to find out how we can help.

 

 

 

Our biggest prize draw ever, starts 29 November 2013!

You probably already know about our weekly giveaways on Twitter…our prizes are usually connected to the wondrous worlds of science and technology (well we try!).

To celebrate the holiday season, we are giving away something different! Next month we are giving away a Ferrari versus Aston Martin driving experience courtesy of Red Letter Days. The prize draw will be open for just under one month starting 29 November 2013. It’s free to enter and all you need is a Twitter and Facebook account! For your chance to win, simply keep an eye out for the Ferrari versus Aston Martin Driving prize draw tweets on my twitter account - @Rickymartin247

 

 

About the prize…

  • Get an initial briefing and learn new driving techniques
  • Take the driving seat of a stunning Ferrari
  • Enjoy driving an iconic Aston Martin (DB9 or V8 Vantage)
  • Race these amazing supercars at any number of British circuits

  

 

So how can you enter?

To enter, you will need to RT one of the giveaway tweets starting with *GIVEAWAY* from @Rickymartin247's Twitter account. These messages will be tweeted every Friday for the next few weeks, starting on 29 November 2013. Then, simply follow @Hyperec_HRS on Twitter and ‘Like’ our company Facebook page. Yes, it is that simple!

The prize draw opens 29th November 2013 and closes 23rd December 2013, one winner will be selected at random. T’s and C’s apply, click here for more details

The winner will be announced Monday 23 December 2013.

Don’t have a Twitter account yet? Don’t panic, you can set one up here it’s easy! New to Facebook? Don't worry, you can set up too, just click here!


Meanwhile…are you searching for a new job in the fields of science and technology?

Well, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re looking for a position in a laboratory, factory or in the office, HRS can assist in finding the right job for you. To make your search easier, don’t forget to download the HRS Jobs App - it's FREE what's more, you can do all this whilst on the move!  The app has been specifically designed to help you identify the current jobs in the market place. The vacancy filter feature enables you to search for suitable roles baed on your sector, location, skills and salary. In addition, gain access to useful CV tips and advice and find out what to expect at an interview and most importantly, how to prepare for it.

We look forward to working with you!

 

Hyper Recruitment Solutions are proud to announce the new HRS Jobs App!

Searching for a new job can be a tiring and lengthy process, that's where we can help! We have a wealth of recruitment expertise, particularly in relation to jobs in the science and technology sectors. With a range of positions from the laboratory to the office, from graduate to CEO levels, we can assist in finding the right job for you.

The app has been specifically designed to help you identify the current jobs in the market place. The vacancy filter feature enables you to search for suitable roles baed on your sector, location, skills and salary. In addition, gain access to useful CV tips and advice and find out what to expect at an interview and most importantly, how to prepare for it.

If you're searching for science jobs, or just looking for a recruitment company that can assist you in locating a job in the science industry, then you've come to the right place. So if you're considering your career options, or just thinking about the future, why not take a look at the latest jobs, download the HRS Jobs App - it's FREE what's more, you can do all this whilst on the move! 

We recommend you download your CV on to your smart phone or device to enable you to apply for suitable positions, even quicker!

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