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The RSC's Trends in Remuneration 2013 survey has been launched. All members who are not students will receive an email from our survey partners, GfK NOP, with an invitation to take part in the online questionnaire, which takes around 20 minutes to complete.The RSC has carried out regular remuneration surveys since 1919, using the data to keep members informed and to support RSC activities, including the Careers Service. The quality of the data is entirely thanks to the […]
Does the idea of a networking meeting fill you with dread? You're not alone. Many of the people we speak to here at the RSC Careers Service share your nervousness. Common worries are that it will be intimidating, that no-one will be interested in what you have to say and that to ask people for things is somehow wrong and impolite. Sounds familiar? Don't let these preconceptions put you off. We all know that creating and maintaining a strong network of contacts is essential if you want […]
Some more interview advice from me this week as I wanted to share this article with you all about making sure you provide the best answers you can, particularly for the competency based questions. Don't forget to read the job description and advert beforehand in preparation for the interview, as it will indicate the competencies that are going to be tested and you can probably have a reasonable guess of the types of questions that you are going to be asked. It is important to […]
Not the cheeriest of titles for a Monday morning, but an important topic non the less. I came across this article over the weekend via Twitter and as someone who has carried out numerous interviews in my career, and provided advice to people about preparing for interviews I thought it summed up some of the key reasons why people don't succeed when they go along for that all important job interview. The article goes into more detail but it highlights the top 3 reasons why people […]
In many of my consultations I see people who genuinely don't know what they want to do. They may be just starting out in their career or are reflecting on their career and realised they (like many) simply fell into their current role. I often suggest to people that they speak to friends and family about what sort of jobs they can see them doing. They often know us best, and can often recognise skills that we perhaps never see as 'work' skills. I found this article […]
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