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International Market News: UK employment rates

Unemployment rises sharply in the UK to 7.9%, from 7.8% (38,000 from previous quater – measured from May 2011 to Jul 2011) with a record 1.26 million people working part-time or in a temporary job because they are having difficulty securing a full time role. Women in the workforce: Within the 38,000 increase, 21,000 were…
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LinkedIn as a Job Search Tool

Social media has become increasingly popular over the years and one great social media site for professionals is LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a professional networking site that enables you to see what jobs a person has held and what their current position is in. It is sort of like looking at someone’s resume on the web.…
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How to Negotiate a Salary Increase or Pay Raise

When it comes to work, dealing with matters of money can be a sticky subject with managers. Department heads are often dealing with balancing budgets and making dollars stretch as much as they can. It can be scary to approach your boss for a raise when you know that times are tough, but if you…
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Facebook as a Job Search Tool

The explosion of social media has led to all new methods of communicating with people. You can find people you have not spoken to in ages, post comments to friends who live across the world and even get up to the minute news on companies you are interested in. Facebook has become a popular obsession…
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Employment data – Australia & UK

Australian trend estimates (MONTHLY CHANGE for Jul 2011 Employment increased to 11,448,500. Unemployment increased to 598,500. Unemployment rate steady at 5.0%. UK Market – to May 2011 The unemployment rate for the three months to May 2011 was 7.7 per cent of the economically active population, down 0.1 on the quarter. The total number of…
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