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The Royal Household website has advertised a new role where you will be Tweeting for the Queen! They're looking for someone that will be able to “manage and oversee the daily news flow on digital and social networking platforms, as well as play a key part in some of the digital projects”. Paying £30,000, this is a maternity cover role. Holding the title of Royal Communications you will be "covering a state visit, award ceremony or Royal engagement, you'll make sure our digital channels consistently spark interest and reach a range of audiences." Within the job description it is stated that you need these skills: Educated to degree level with previous experience of managing websites and delivering successful digital communications and projects, preferably in a high profile environment, you're the expert we need. With experience of creating and publishing digital and social media content, you'll be confident using a range of content management systems, social media platforms and analytics tools. What's more, you'll know how to maximise their benefits and minimise risks. Holding supervisory experience, you'll know how to motivate and develop others. Abreast of the latest digital communication developments, you'll put forward and support new ideas to increase our presence on social platforms. Innovative and with creative flair, you'll also have accurate and compelling written and editorial skills, with expertise in designing digital content for different audience groups, purpose and formats. You'll need good photography skills with experience producing live social media content, and video production skills would also be highly desirable. With initiative and a flexible approach, you'll be comfortable managing a varied proactive and reactive workload. Your excellent planning skills, and ability to quickly respond to changing priorities, mean that you're able to deliver in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment. A natural communicator with a genuine user focus, you're self-assured liaising effectively with a broad spectrum of people on a daily basis. And you'll enjoy working within a small, supportive team. Do you think this could be you? Do you have a the boxes ticked? Then you could be looking forward to a comprehensive benefits package, including a 15% employer contribution pension scheme (after 6 months), 33 days annual leave, including bank holidays, and access to training and development to support your continuous professional development. One thinks working for the Royal family all be it to cover someones maternity will look quite impressive on your CV upon looking for one's next role.
How would you like to have what could be considered by most, one of the best jobs in the world? Well now you can as chocolate manufacturing giant Cadbury's are hiring a "Chocolate and Cocoa Beverage Taster" based in Reading. You may be thinking this is the ultimate Willy Wonka dream job where you get to swim in chocolate eating until your heart is content, but it sadly it isn't and you have to actually work by giving objective and honest feedback. It's pretty close though! The company that owns Cadbury's named Mondelez International is the world's leading manufacturer of Chocolate, Biscuits, Candy and Gum with billion-dollar brands like Cadbury, Milka, Prince and Oreo and they now have an exciting opportunity to join their team. As we all have all probably had some experience tasting chocolate at some time in our lives may be we should all be submitting our CVs?   The only things that Mondelez International really require from you are: A passion for confectionary and taste buds for detection Honesty when it comes to giving an opinion Eager to try new inventive products A communicative personality to build great relationships with your panel A firm grasp of the English Language Therefore if you can tick off these qualifications (which most of us should), we should all be applying. Lets get down to the nitty-gritty part of the job.  First of all, as "Chocolate and Cocoa Beverage Taster" you will be required to taste chocolate and cocoa beverage products and give objective and honest feedback.  Other responsibilities include: Work within a team of panelists to share opinions and collaborate to reach an agreement on taste. Use a clearly defined vocabulary to describe products and aid in the discrimination between products. Be consistent in the results given. Know the ethical and legal compliance responsibilities of the position; raise questions and concerns when faced with an ethical or compliance issue; apply integrity in all aspects of professional conduct. Chocolate tasters are key in helping Mondelez perfect and launch an entirely new product all over the world. We know that this in only a part time job 7.5 hours per week but let's just all imagine how much chocolate we can eat within that space of time. A LOT! You can view the job here on the Mondelez International website.  Lets just hope that the bonus scheme on offer doesn't include Free Chocolate!
We are proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for 4 awards as finalists at the Onrec Awards 2017   The Onrec Awards are the online recruitment industry’s most prestigious Awards Ceremony and Recruit Zone have been made finalists for 4 awards that will be given on the 9th March. There is some real tough competition and we are extremely proud to have been put in categories alongside giants Jobsite and CV Library. Being made finalists for 4 awards shows to us and our customers that we are moving in the right direction to give employers and job seekers the best online recruitment experience possible.   Awards that Recruit Zone have made as finalists at the Onrec Awards 2017 are: THE CREATIVE ONLINE MARKETING AWARD 2017 - Supplier THE TECHNICAL INNOVATION AWARD 2017 - Supplier - National THE BEST ONLINE CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE AWARD 2017 - Jobboard THE BEST USE OF MOBILE AWARD 2017 - Jobboard You can view all of the finalists for all categories at the Onrec website here:  
We found this little jest conversation between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates and thought that it was that funny that we would post it to our website   Bill Gates: “So, how’s heaven, Steve?” Steve Jobs: “Great ! It just doesn’t have any wall or fence.” Bill Gates: “So…?” Steve Jobs: “So, we don’t need any Windows and Gates. I’m sorry, Bill, I didn’t mean to offend you.” Bill Gates: “It’s ok Steve, but I heard a rumor.” Steve Jobs: “Oh, what rumor?” Bill Gates: “That nobody is allowed to touch Apple there, and there are no Jobs in heaven.” Steve Jobs : “Oh no, definitely there are, but only no-pay Jobs. Therefore definitely no Bill in heaven as everything will be provided free!
CPI Selection was established in 1987 as a specialist Sales Recruitment Business focused on providing a first class Talent Acquisition service. They have lead the way within the technology multilingual sales recruitment arena. Below you can see an amazing gude to a sucessful interview Infographic created by CPI Selection, that will be able to help most people before walking throught that interview door.  
4 Tips for Improving Candidate Experience. In today’s candidate driven market “Candidate Experience” is one of the hottest topics in recruiting. The best way to improve your organisation’s employer brand id to provide great candidate experience whether they are offered a job or not. Read on for a few tips on how to improve candidate experience: 1. Make the application process as easy as possible We come across many companies that still use lengthy application forms, that have to be downloaded, filled out and sent back to the HR department via email (and sometimes via post) In today’s candidate driven market this is a large mistake – people will choose to apply for jobs via a job board where their CV is already saved and have a mobile app. According to recent surveys more and more candidates use their mobile devices to apply for jobs, if you use long application forms you may be missing out on high percentage of potential applicants. 2. Set realistic expectations The longer the hiring process is with, the more likely the candidate will get more invested in the idea of working for your company. In the case above, the applicant went all out on a presentation. She asked their family and friends for feedback. She was all-in, only to find out the company wasn’t. If you don’t remind them throughout the process that there are other, equally qualified candidates, they can be really disappointed and feel let down when they don’t get the role. 3. Respond to every application– even if it’s a rejection Put yourself in a job seeker’s shoes. You spend hours every day applying for jobs and you never hear back from the companies. Frustrating, isn’t it? Ignoring applicants can also lead to backlash on social media. Unfortunately, it is often the least qualified candidates who express their dissatisfaction on social media. And, negative postings often reduce referrals as well as the number of qualified candidates you could attract. 4.Give feedback – even if it’s negative Great candidate experience includes feedback after an interview, candidates will understand their strengths and can work on their weaknesses. If you provide meaningful, constructive criticism job seekers will appreciate it. According to a recent LinkedIn survey constructive feedback makes talent 4X more likely to consider your company for a future opportunity. At Recruit Zone we give all Hiring Managers the tools and support to create great candidate experience and in the same time build a great company reputation. If you would like a free consultation with of our experts, please feel free to contact us. - See more at: https://recruit-zone.com/blog/42/4-tips-for-improving-candidate-experience/#sthash.OEKzAfPX.dpuf
Over the years we have all come across many different versions of CV/Resumé layout so as to catch the eye of a potential employer. We have put together a few below for you to see and possibly compare against your own. They may even spark the thought to give your own CV a bit of a once over. Which of these CVs do you think are the best? Robby Leonardi We stumbled across this CV that was created by animator and programmer Robby Leonardi found at  http://www.rleonardi.com/ To view the side scrolling CV you can click here Robby has won awards for his CV versions that he has created and has been working for companies such as AOL and Fox News. The CV that he created looks very much like the old Mario games Philippe Dubost Philippe Dubost is a Web Product Manager who has put together an online CV that resembles the Amazon website. You can view Philippes CV here Sumukh Mehta Sumukh Mehta has built his CV to look like a GQ magazine edition that has a full 20 pages when applying to... guess where... GQ! It took him 3 weeks to put his CV together with all the design work and photoshoots. Sumukh said GQ had been on my mind for a long time. But when I checked the Conde Nast publication portal, it said that people who do not have a work visa or resident visa could not apply for a job role. I started thinking that if I send a normal resume, it'll end up in the bin. So I thought of portraying myself as a model on the cover and making a magazine which showcases my resume in a creative way. It took me three weeks to make the whole resume which included graphic design, a photo shoot and the content. I got the whole resume printed exactly like the original British GQ.
Theresa May is forming her new government after becoming Conservative prime minister. She will announce her full cabinet over the coming hours, but here's what we know so far. The list will be updated as new appointments are made. Prime Minister - Theresa May Campaigned to Remain in the European Union Image copyrightPA The former home secretary, 59, becomes the UK's second female prime minister in the wake of David Cameron's resignation after the EU referendum. She had previously served in the Home Office for more than six years. Chancellor of the Exchequer - Philip Hammond Campaigned to Remain in the EU Image copyrightEPA Philip Hammond has been named chancellor of the exchequer. He was foreign secretary under David Cameron from 2014 to 2016, having previously served as defence and transport secretaries. He replaces George Osborne. Mr Hammond, 60, is seen at Westminster as the ultimate safe pair of hands. Sometimes mocked as "box office Phil" for what some see as his dull delivery, he forged a reputation in the shadow Treasury team as the Tories' public spending "axeman". He was seen as a Eurosceptic who spoke of withdrawal if the EU was not reformed, but campaigned to remain in the referendum. He now has the job of steering Britain's economy through the choppy post-Brexit waters. Foreign Secretary - Boris Johnson Campaigned to Leave the EU Image copyrightEPA Boris Johnson succeeds Mr Hammond at the Foreign Office. The former London mayor headed the campaign for the UK to leave the European Union. He did not previously have a ministerial appointment in Mr Cameron's government but accepted an invitation to attend political cabinet. He was not running any department. Mr Johnson, 52, may be one of the best known politicians in the country but the move to foreign secretary is a big step up from his previous role. Home Secretary - Amber Rudd Remain campaigner Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Amber Rudd has been made home secretary, filling the vacancy left by Mrs May. Ms Rudd was formerly energy and climate change secretary, a position she held for just one year. During the campaign for Remain in the EU referendum, she warned in a TV debate that she would not trust the new Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to drive her home at the end of a night out. The former investment banker, venture capitalist, and financial journalist, 52, decided to enter politics in her 40s in order to get "a grip on her life". She quickly joined the fast track to the top after being elected to Parliament as MP for Hastings and Rye. She was seen as a protege of then Chancellor George Osborne, serving as his parliamentary private secretary before being promoted to junior minister at the Energy and Climate Change department in 2014. Defence Secretary - Michael Fallon Remain campaigner Michael Fallon has kept his job at the Ministry of Defence - a position the 64-year-old has held since 2014. He was Conservative MP for Darlington from 1983 to 1992 - initially during Margaret Thatcher's time in Downing Street - and after leaving Parliament, he was later re-elected as MP for Sevenoaks in 1997. A former Conservative Party deputy chairman, he has previously served as energy and business minister, and before that secretary of state for business and enterprise. Seen as a safe pair of hands in Westminster, he described himself as a "pretty reluctant Remainer" after the EU referendum. Secretary of State for Exiting the EU - David Davis Leave campaigner Image copyrightPA David Davis has been appointed to the new cabinet position of secretary of state for exiting the European Union - or "Brexit secretary". A veteran Eurosceptic, he has previously held the positions of Conservative party chairman and shadow deputy prime minister. Between 2003 and 2008, he was the shadow home secretary under both Michael Howard and David Cameron. Mr Davis, 67, lost to David Cameron in the 2005 Tory leadership contest. Details about the new Brexit department are still emerging, but it is likely to take the lead in negotiating Britain's departure from the EU and unpicking the thousands of pages of EU rules written into UK law. Theresa May was reported to have ordered civil servants to find a building for the new department. Secretary of State for International Trade - Liam Fox Leave campaigner Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Liam Fox, 54, has taken on another newly created position as secretary of state for international trade. He was made secretary of state for defence in 2010 but resigned in 2011 over allegations he had given a close friend, lobbyist Adam Werritty, access to the Ministry of Defence and allowed him to join official trips overseas. Like Mr Davis he is a Eurosceptic who voted to leave the EU and he also stood unsuccessfully for the Conservative Party leadership in 2005. He stood again in the latest race to be leader but was eliminated in the first ballot after winning the support of just 16 MPs. And those who are out... George Osborne Remain campaigner George Osborne has been fired as chancellor. He had been in the Treasury since 2010 - throughout David Cameron's tenure in Downing Street. He had also been first secretary of state since May 2015. A key ally of Mr Cameron, Mr Osborne  tweeted  it had been a "privilege" to be chancellor, adding: "Others will judge - I hope I've left the economy in a better state than I found it." Michael Gove Leave campaigner Image copyrightAP Michael Gove has been fired as justice secretary. The former Times journalist also served under David Cameron as education secretary in the coalition government, and as chief whip. He successfully campaigned for Brexit alongside Boris Johnson - but later withdrew his support for his colleague to be Conservative leader and prime minister, instead standing himself. He was eliminated in the second round of voting. Nicky Morgan Remain campaigner Image copyrightAFP/GETTY Nicky Morgan is to leave her post as education secretary. The 43-year-old, who qualified as a lawyer, became an MP in 2010 and rose to the cabinet position of minister for women and equalities in 2013. London-born Ms Morgan replaced Michael Gove as education secretary in 2014. She reportedly considered standing in the Conservative leadership contest, but ultimately threw her support behind leave campaigner Mr Gove, despite campaigning for a Remain vote herself. John Whittingdale Leave campaigner Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES John Whittingdale has left his post as culture secretary. The Leave campaigner, who is vice-chairman of the influential group of Tory MPs called the 1922 Committee, took over the portfolio for culture, media and sport after the general election in 2015 from Sajid Javid. In a  tweet , he said it had been "a privilege" to serve as culture secretary, and wished his successor "every success". Source: BBC News 14/7/16