Tag Archives: Jobseekers

Dear Santa…

Santa LetterWhat would you put in letter to Santa if he could bring you your dream job this year?

We’ve always known that salary is just one factor in whether people are happy or unhappy in their job and only one of the things people consider when accepting a new job offer.

We also know that what’s important to one person might not be of interest to another but after reading various surveys, blogs and polls online and speaking to our colleagues about what jobseekers and employees value in their job here’s what we think might be in many jobseekers’ letters this Christmas….

Why not vote for what you’d wish for in our poll at the end of this post. 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