What happened this week in recruitment industry news?

What happened this week in recruitment industry news?

Can you remember or are you in the fog of Friday?
Test your ability to rereading_ipadcall a few select stories and solidify new information in your mind by being tested on it.

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Making a Lateral Move

Hand holding networkThis latest blog by Career Savvy looks at how to make a successful lateral move!

Many of us would love a promotion, but moving up is not the only way to progress. A move into a role which offers a salary and duties akin to your existing job (within your current company or elsewhere) can still provide you with the opportunities you need to expand your skill set and gain experience. But how do you make a successful lateral move?


You should already have an idea of what each department is responsible for, but it’s a good idea to refresh your memory to make sure you fully understand how each sector of the business works towards making the company a success. To successfully move sideways you need to think about exactly what it is you want to gain from it, such as leadership experience or improving a certain aspect of your skill set i.e. IT skills. Next it’s time to identify the opportunities available in each department and assess which of these fit with your current abilities and your end goal. For instance, if a department you’re interested in is crying out for a marketing professional to assist them and your expertise are in this area, this would be a good opportunity for you to expand skills you already possess by challenging yourself with performing them in a different team and working environment.


To give yourself the best chance of securing a role in another department, you need to establish strong connections with those already working there. If you can create and maintain a good relationship with at least one or two employees in your desired area of the business, you will be able to obtain recommendations which can be presented to the appropriate manager(s) of the department. This will significantly improve your chances of securing a role in a lateral position as leaders are likely to value their team’s opinions. If possible, try to also build a relationship with any senior figures and coolly ask about how things are going in their department. This will help you to subtly scout opportunities and show an interest in their goings on. By getting to know them and revealing the passion and skills you have the potential of bringing to the table, you’re increasing the likelihood of you making a lateral move.

Be Savvy

When making a lateral move you have to be sensible in terms of who you reveal your intentions to and your behaviour in general. Don’t discuss your current department and/or colleagues with the one you want to move to – this will only make you look untrustworthy. In addition, don’t disclose your wishes to make a lateral move too soon with your boss as if they disapprove of your decision, they may take action to stop you from moving. Keep on top of the process by ensuring you know the ins and outs of your move and don’t depend on your current and new manager to help you organise it. Only once you’re fully settled into your new role should you discuss your lateral move with your colleagues, otherwise you could cause upset or even embarrassment if the deal falls through. As long as you’re professional and organised you can make a successful lateral move.

If you’re thinking if taking a big step and changing careers altogther, then search and apply to over 100,000 jobs at CV-Library today.

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Recruiting Predictions and Trends 2015 – The CV-Library Crystal Ball

zoltarThe world of recruitment is constantly evolving. With technology, industry shifts and economical changes shaping hiring and recruitment trends, those in the know are uniquely positioned to offer insight into the future of online recruitment.


That’s why we asked fourteen of the UK’s top agencies to provide us with their recruiting predictions for the year ahead.

If you’re working in recruitment – whether generalised or niche – read on for their top tips on what to expect in 2015. Make sure to visit our Agency Recruitment Power 100 if you think your agency should be ranking in our social muscle leaderboard.

4 Leisure Recruitment @4leisure

15328_383947582338_512092338_4074655_674680_sLeisure operators are starting to provide a better work/life balance for employees. The most successful businesses will be people-focused.




ZhV-N010Alium Partners @aliumpartners

Having a multitude of different skills will be important. Growth is the keyword for 2015. Companies must have the right levels of investment and skilled leadership to ensure success.




Antal International @Antal_Intl

fLW925v-2015 be the year that recruitment software starts to influence the selection process in a more intelligent and significant way. There are a whole range of clever and value added software apps some of which will really start to make an impact in 2015.




Big Cloud @BigCloudTeam

7F_QX-BuBelieve the hype, in IT 2015 belongs to Big Data, as CIO’s play tug of war with each other over CV’s containing all the buzzwords!



Eteach @Eteach

5591e8989580319f69fe51dceb2e37a4Education recruitment will be as challenging as ever- teacher shortages, high retirement levels & lacking leaders.”Older trainees” 46% of people who registered an interest in teaching last year were career changers, with most in 30s.



GCS Recruitment Specialists @GCSRecruitment

97c08db535f5f77733e4430b311b4f4aIncreased demand for candidates on both contract and perm suggests businesses that act with urgency will win the impending talent war.




InterQuest Group @InterQuestGroup

e70363ea3c0a704df300c05842dc3ee7Demand for niche skills across IT & Digital will continue to grow vastly as businesses seek specialists to deploy emerging technologies.




Michael Page UK @Michaelpageuk

69cb2169c4611ca8d53a607f423b7d25In the recruitment market, speed & efficiency of the client process will be the singular most important aspect of successful hiring.




Morgan McKinley @MorganMcKinley

DcIwUiHmThere’s some caution in the market but the overall upward growth of 2014 will continue. London will remain the world’s imp financial centre. Highly-qualified professionals with technical know-how & international experience, will be a sought-after commodity.




Nakama @NakamaGlobal

wxArjcfIAttracting the best talent continues to be the biggest issue for our industry in 2015. The role of specialist recruiters who can provide a consultative service will be become increasingly important as skilled candidates will only engage with agencies who can genuinely assist their career.




Orchard @orchardtweets

j7aMUcGhWe see the North of England’s Digital and Creative sectors’ growth continuing to outpace the rest of the UK.




Sellick Partnership @SellickGroup

So3WENDPMore perm placements, increased hiring in financial services & continued drive in the North West!




Source @wearesource

63Rpsmvn2015 is going to see a move toward more and more freelance and contract recruitment as the skills short digital market tries to cope with the demand from clients.




Uniting Ambition @UnitingAmbition

WJV-ASI8The skills shortage coupled with the growth aspirations of UK companies will make it increasingly difficult to recruit for developer jobs.




Visit CV-Library to learn more about what we do, and how we’re bringing together the UK’s best recruitment agencies with the right candidates.

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Take the CV-Library Industry News Quiz

What happened this week in recruitment industry news?

Can you remember or are you in the fog of Friday?

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The Week in the News: UK Employment Roundup – 16/01/2015

Time for a break from the job search? Check out our run down of the weekly UK employment news that caught our attention.

To find your next job visit CV-Library to search and apply to over 100,000 jobs today.

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CV-Library: Shining a light on London job hunters

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Photo: JCDecaux http://www.jcdecaux.co.uk/roadside/w8-network/m4-torch

CV–Library is moving up in the world again, with even bigger, bolder outdoor advertising that’s towering above anything any other job board is doing at the moment!

This time, we’ve taken over the M4 Torch – one of the largest commercial advertising structures in the United Kingdom. Based on the busiest stretch of road between the City and Heathrow Airport, this premier location uses high-resolution digital screens and subtle LED lighting to appeal to both inbound and outbound commuters.

Our aim? To attract even more professionals to our already market-leading CV Database and thus connecting even more employers with the perfect candidates for their vacancies.

With over 2.5 million pairs of adult eyes passing the Torch every two weeks, there’s no doubting the exposure the M4 Torch can offer CV-Library, and every single one of the UK businesses who advertise their vacancies with us.

To give you an overview of the Torch’s impressive size, the newest CV-Library advert featuring mascot Barney the Owl and the phrase ‘Looking for your next job?’ is:

  • Over 6 x the height of a fully grown African elephant
  • 5.5 x a London double decker bus
  • Over a 3rd the size of Big Ben
  • Nearly an 8th the size of The Gherkin

Plus, our latest exercise in candidate attraction is even bigger than our last – the formidable Two Towers at Hammersmith Flyover.

Check out our handy infographic to put the M4 Torch’s impact into perspective, or visit CV-Library to learn more about the UK’s leading independent job board.

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How to get into the Automotive Industry

How to get into

This latest article from Career Savvy gives you an insight into how you can get into the Automotive Industry.

The UK automotive industry is experiencing positive growth – it’s currently the strongest it has been for six years. 1.13 million cars were made in the first three quarters of 2014, which is already an increase of 0.6% on the previous year. The growth can be attributed to a rise in demand for new vehicles in the UK, as well as improvements in the general economy. With seven major car manufacturers based here, as well as seven commercial vehicle manufacturers and eight major sports car manufacturers, there are plenty of opportunities in this sector.

Working in the automotive industry combines engineering and manufacturing trades. Hands-on work experience is vital for getting into the industry, even if you’re not anticipating a hands-on or practical role. Apprenticeships are a great route for anyone looking to gain hands-on training while earning, and they’re offered by large as well as smaller businesses.

Why automotive?

Growing Sector

The automotive sector has experienced a spike in the last 12 months and this signals an increase in opportunities. As the demand for vehicles continues to rise, so does the demand for staff to cope with this increase.


Pay can be lucrative: starting salaries for graduate engineers in this field average at £23,000-£30,000. Apprentices can also earn a similar figure once they’ve completed their course and have some years of experience. More experienced engineers can expect closer to the £45,000 mark and senior roles can succeed £65,000.

Many engineering and manufacturing roles offer a combination of both office and workshop-based work. This can be appealing to anyone who doesn’t like the idea of a purely office-based role or those who want to incorporate practical work.



Engineering is a solid career choice with lots of opportunity for progression and good salary prospects. A huge part of engineering involves problem-solving and analysing – discovering why certain things don’t work and helping others work more effectively. It can involve a range of design work, often using CAD (Computer Aided Design) and mathematical skills. It is a popular area, but one that requires more skilled workers.


Manufacturing is the more detailed process of how things get put together. It often involves working on a specific part of the building of a new vehicle, or a broken down stage. Manufacturers will be trained to know the ins and outs of the specific vehicle parts. Depending on the level of the role, you could be working in a workshop or on a factory floor, operating and working with specialist items of machinery.


Mechanics is the practice of finding practical solutions and ensuring everything functions as it should. It also involves diagnostics and repair work. Mechanics can involve roles that are theoretical, practical, or a combination of both.


Transferable Skills:


A lot of roles in the automotive industry involve problem-solving skills. When obstacles arise, the most effective solutions need to be found. It requires people with keen analytical skills, to be able to anticipate issues before they happen.


The automotive sector involves lots of different stages – especially in the production of a vehicle. For anyone working in engineering or manufacturing, it’s important to be able to work well with your team, as well as other groups that are working on a different aspect of the production stage than you.


With complex technical processes, it’s important that every aspect and detail is considered. Someone with a keen eye and a conscientious way of working will fit in well to an industry where accuracy is so important.



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Beating Blue Monday in 2015 – Money saving tips


Economic hardship, travel chaos and lack of daylight are often cited as the cause for ‘Blue Monday’ which falls on the 19th of January 2015. Whilst travel and daylight are often outside of our control – We can do something about the long, dry stretch between pay days. If you’re feeling the pinch already or think you will be soon, read on for CV-Library’s guide to making your hard-earned pennies go further. We’ve collected our top tips on how to save money in January from those in the know; to ensure that this is the only guide you’ll need for staying in the black this month.


Joiblog1n a pay-as-you-go gym Via @schristie_ via @telegraph

If you’re motivated to shape up but can feel your resolve weakening at the thought of splashing out £50 a month to put yourself through intense pain, why not look into joining a gym on a pay-as-you-go basis? Around 2,200 gyms – more than a third of all gyms in Britain – have signed up to “pay-as-you-go”, allowing you to buy discounted day, 30-day, 90-day and class passes. If you want to change gyms or stop altogether, you won’t lose the money that you would have lost with a contract. http://www.cv-library.co.uk/link/9yTQ



Or, just take up running via @julietstott via @guardian

Fresh air? Check. A chance to wear in your box-fresh Nikes? Check. Looking like a fearless go-getter as everyone else sits in the safety and warmth of their car? Check. If you don’t want to run on your own, try joining 50,000 runners on a Saturday morning at a Parkrun event. Find one near you at parkrun.org.uk. These are free, weekly timed five-kilometre runs held around the country at 9am. They’re open to everyone. http://www.cv-library.co.uk/link/7WqZ


Cure yblog3our sniffles, for free via @ashleighmoney

There are a lot of nasties going around in the winter, so if you’re unlucky enough to catch anything minor – from a cough to an ear ache – you might be interested in the Minor Ailments Scheme. For an adult, if you are entitled to free prescriptions you can go into any participating pharmacy and after a short chat with the pharmacist they can give you free medication. This includes over 60′s, anyone with a maternity certificate and those on certain benefits. Most pharmacies ask for proof of eligibility. Find out more here: http://www.cv-library.co.uk/link/SXvm


blog4De-clutter for cash via Sally Hamilton via @thisismoney

January can be a great time for an early spring clean, as it can be a case of out with the old and in with the new seasonal gifts and purchases. However, what you choose to do with your cast-offs is what counts. The internet is a good place to get started on a clear-out, with eBay the best known marketplace. Sellers can list up to 20 items a month for free in either an auction or fixed price sale. Other internet auction websites include eBid, Etsy and CQout. http://www.cv-library.co.uk/link/bbq7


blog5Curb cabin fever by visiting a museum via @curiouslyemily via @metrouk

Those living in or near London can treat themselves to an afternoon of culture, education or excitement by visiting one of the capital’s many museums and galleries. Everyone else may have had the same idea though, so use your imagination and avoid the big, obvious ones. Try the Wellcome Collection’s weird and wonderful exhibits on Euston Road, Shoreditch’s Geffrye Museum of the Home, or the marvellously gruesome Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons. Admission to all is free. http://www.cv-library.co.uk/link/Ukd6


blog6Food shop smart and save pennies via Jenny Keefe via @moneysavingexp

Get to know your supermarket reduction times and you could save some serious pounds throughout the year. Check out this website for a guide about when the ‘yellow stickers’ begin to appear, and make sure you’re first in line when items are reduced. This can be a great way to shop for fresh produce, but do be wary of best before dates. http://www.cv-library.co.uk/link/FDIR


blog9Treat yourself for less with vouchers via @sarahecoles via @moneyaol

Save yourself a fortune on some winter luxuries with this helpful collection of money-off vouchers from AOL Money. From clothing and footwear, to entertainment and magazine subscriptions – you can still be a little bit naughty and treat yourself (whilst technically saving money). View the voucher guide here: http://www.cv-library.co.uk/link/Npuf


blog10Know your budget via @yourmoneyadvice

It doesn’t sound like the most exciting way to spend an evening, but think about how much you will have saved by the end of the year if you make an effort to get your budget well and truly in check. Knowing how much you can spend as you go along should give you a realistic overview of how much you will have in the bank by the end of the year, and will help you remain disciplined along the way. The Money Advice Service provide a free tool for effective budgeting here: http://www.cv-library.co.uk/link/QJlb


Looking for a new job this January? Register your details with CV-Library to search opportunities from the nation’s best employers and recruiters.

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Quiz: Are you a brand guru? Guess the company or product from a partial logo!

Quiz: Are you a brand guru?

Let’s see if you can quickly identify the brands or products without the company name.

Whether you’re the CMO of a London Stock Exchange listed company or promoting a small business on the Internet, brand recall and recognition is the holy grail for marketing. To have your target market think of you, and your company, when they are ready to buy.

Some brands are easier than others. Number four had us scratching our heads for a while, so, let’s see how you do! Click ‘Start Quiz’ to begin answering 10 questions for up to a 100% score and share your score with friends and family to see how they do.


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The Week in the News: UK Employment Round Up 09/01/2015

Time for a break from your job search? Take a look at our round up of news that caught our attention from the UK employment industry this week.


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