Thinking of returning to work in September?  If, like many people, you will be waving your children off to school in September for the first time your thoughts may have turned to job hunting. 

Good news for anyone looking for a new role! • The latest job research by the Recruitment Industry Body, the REC, shows that 80% of employers state that economic conditions are getting better.

Key findings in July’s edition include:

• 46% of employers expect confidence in hiring and investment decisions to get better

• Four in ten (41%) employers increased pay/earnings of their staff in the last year and none reduced pay

• 74% of hirers plan to add permanent headcount over the next quarter, and 71% plan to do so from September onwards.

Does your CV do you justice?  Your CV is your sales document and needs to have impact, highlighting why an employer should take your application to the next (interview) stage.  It should be an organic, living document and can be adapted to suit each role you apply for.

If you feel your CV needs an overhaul then please check out our top CV writing tips on our website here or maybe you would like to attend either our September or November Getting to Know You Session which will be combined with a CV Hints and Tips workshop.  These events offer the opportunity for you to meet with one of the Ten2Two team to discuss your background and current career aspirations, and to attend an interactive workshop discussing what makes an effective CV.  Places are limited for this event so please watch out for the invitation email. 

How confident do you feel?  Confidence – or lack of – can affect how you approach a job application  or your performance at an interview, especially if you have been out of the job market for a while.  In early October we will be holding a confidence building workshop, at which Carol Hanson of Want Her Dress will be on hand to discuss personal styling and what to wear to give an up-to-date professional appearance.

Our workshops are free of charge to our members.

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