Author Archives: Laura Barnet

About Laura Barnet

Working in Marketing within the Recruitment industry. Blog author for Escape Recruitment. All opinions are my own.

West Lothian Economic Conference 2011

Map of ScotlandThis Tuesday, 15th November, saw the annual West Lothian Economic Conference 2011 take place at the Howden Park Centre in Livingston. Organised by the West Lothian Economic Partnership, a group of organisations who have an interest in the West Lothian economy and includes: West Lothian Council, Scottish Enterprise, West Lothian Chamber of Commerce, West Lothian College, Jobcentre Plus, Skills Development Scotland and the Federation of Small Business.

The theme of this year’s conference was “Growing in West Lothian” and aimed to look at “West Lothian’s place in the current Scottish Economy and identify the growth opportunities for local firms to continue to drive the economic recovery in West Lothian” Continue reading

6 tips for jobseeking in the snow!

Job Application FormJobseeking in the snow.

How can you make sure your job search keeps going no matter what the weather this winter so you can start the new year with a new job?

Thanks to the wonders of technology many companies (including Escape!) have got plans in place to make sure they can keep recruiting come snow or shine but what can you do? Continue reading

It’s a CV but not as we know it!

A template with individuality

Whilst most jobseekers may stick with the traditional CV there are some who prefer a more individual format such as the  ‘Video CV’. Now, not everyone will necessary feel comfortable in front of the camera or feel they have the technical or creative know-how to make an effective Video CV (unlike Graeme Anthony who made headlines earlier this year with his Video) but after spotting Prezi’s new CV template I wondered if there is something which offers the familiar content structure and  allows candidates to show their individuality, creativity and personality. Continue reading

Escape’s Guide for Job Seekers: How to Write a CV

Escape Recruitment’s CV Template: pdf icon

Job Application Form

This is a question we are asked often and the biggest problem we have when answering it is that there is no one right answer. At times it may be best to focus and promote your qualifications, at other times the achievements you have gained in your career are more important.

The content, style and focus of your CV can depend on a number of other factors including: Continue reading

Scottish Employment Rate Growing …..and so are we

News Paper It’s official, employment in Scotland is continuing to increase and with latest figures showing Scottish unemployment fell by 11,000 in the three months to May to 205,000 the Office for National Statistics (ONS) now confirm that the unemployment rate in Scotland was 7.6% which is below the UK average of 7.7%. Continue reading

Escape’s Guide for Job Seekers: CV Hints & Tips

Job Application Form

Welcome to the first in a series of posts offering advice, hints & tips for jobseekers from the team at Escape Recruitment.
In this series we hope to offer you the information you really need to help at every stage of your job seeking process from job searching & registering with recruitment agencies through to writing cover letters, how to write a CV and of course interview hints & tips! Continue reading

Social Recruiting with HR & the Hr Network

HR Network Conference Badge | Laura Barnet A response to Hr Network’s Social Networking & HR Conference 2011

This year’s Hr Network annual conference focussed on Social Networking for HR and Recruitment. As a recruiter turned marketer in the recruitment industry I was delighted to attend a Social Media event tailored to my industry sector.

With 300 HR, Learning & Development and Recruitment professionals across Scotland attending, it was clear this was a topic of real interest to the rest of industry as well and a smart move by organisers Lee Turner and his team at Hr Network!  Continue reading