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6 reasons to look for a job before you need one

A lot of people make the mistake of waiting until they want or need a new role before looking for one. While this may seem sensible, it is not the best approach if you want to remain engaged and happy at work and want to avoid gaps between roles. To get the best results you should consider keeping a constant eye on what jobs are available and with which companies.

 

Here are our six reasons to look for a job before you need one:

How to get headhunted for your perfect job

At Vine Resources we partner with some of the world’s biggest telecommunications companies, working with them to fill roles at every level across their business. In some instances the level of skill or experience required means that advertising the role will not achieve the desired results. In these instance we set about headhunting professionals who precisely meet our client’s specification.

 

Is employer brand more important than pay?

Sites like Glassdoor have made it easier than ever for people to find out what it is really like to work in an organisation. With this in mind, are employers doing enough to ensure that employees are happy and engaged in their work?

 

Living and working in Belgium – Part I

This blog is the first in a two part series about living and working in Belgium. It gives a broad overview of the country and information on what it is like to live there.

Dating tips to help with your job hunt

Whatever your thoughts about Valentine's Day, the 14th of February is the day to openly declare your affections for those things in your life that you love. If you have fallen out of love with your job, we’ve put together a list of dating tips which are just as relevant when job searching. Hopefully they will help you find a role that you’ll love as much as your significant other.

 

5 reasons to build a good relationship with your recruiter

The relationship between a recruiter and a job applicant is very important but can often become strained. Recruiters provide applicants with the opportunity to work at a job where their abilities are best matched; however, often times the recruiter can oversell the benefits of the job and cause disappointment and resentment. Additionally, job applicants may oversell their skills and abilities to avoid rejection.

Recruitment lessons to learn from the transfer window

I always get excited when January comes around. Although the Christmas festivities have come to an end, it marks the start of another exciting period on the calendar: The transfer window. I find myself glued to Sky Sports News, Twitter and fan forums just to get the latest transfer gossip. Being an avid football fan, I have always been intrigued as to how the window will play out.

 

How to be more effective at work – Ditch the smartphone

I recently had a problem with my phone and had to send it away to get fixed. While it was being fixed my mobile provider were good enough to give me a replacement. A very old Samsung flip phone with no smartphone capabilities.

 

Why do so many organisations treat contractors as second class citizens?

The package isn’t good enough”, “it’s too far away”, “I don’t feel I would fit the company culture” – These are all common reasons for candidates not to take a role. You can imagine my surprise when I told a candidate about a contract role that had become available and was met with the response “I’m not working there. The parking is terrible”.

 

3 interview techniques to learn from the Super Bowl

This weekend sees the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks in the greatest show on earth: Super Bowl XLIX!