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Keep up to date with all our Zoek blogs. Our articles contain helpful tips, career advice and how-to-guides - helping you with your job search, progression in your workplace, discussing current recruitment news and advising on different industry careers.

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Self-Employed Pilots with Ryanair

Thursday 6th December 2018

Becoming an airline pilot might seem like a good career choice, but not, apparently, if you’re working for Ryanair. In October 2017, Ryanair pilots came under scrutiny by HM Revenue & Customs over the...

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Do recruiters discriminate based on name?

Thursday 29th November 2018

A study from StandOut CV has found that candidates with non-typical ‘British’ names get fewer call-backs from recruiters after submitting their CV. When researchers created two identical CVs, one belonging to ‘Adam Smith’ and...

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Is there a robot looking at your CV?

Thursday 29th November 2018

The next time you apply for a job, it mightn’t be a case of ‘who is looking at your CV’, and more a case of ‘what is looking at your CV’. Because, today, more...

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Employment tribunals on the rise

Wednesday 28th November 2018

Since fees for employment tribunals were scrapped last year, there has been a substantial rise in the number of employees seeking to take action against employers. Back in 2013, the UK government introduced the...

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Racial inequality and the pay gap

Thursday 22nd November 2018

  A new study shows that there is still a distinct pay gap visible when it comes to wages and ethnicity. A pay audit found that London’s black and minority ethnic public employees, including...

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Is recruitment really one of the least trusted professions in the UK

Tuesday 20th November 2018

A survey conducted by ALA GAP insurance brokers found that the recruitment industry is one of the least trusted professions in the UK. Shockingly, recruiters managed a score of just 3.18 out of 10,...

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Will you need a CV in the future?

Monday 19th November 2018

CVs could be about to be made redundant. That’s according to some recruitment experts, including Accenture’s former head of recruiting, Jennifer Carpenter. Instead she says, in the future, technology will allow recruiters to pick...

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Thinking about starting a recruitment agency? Here’s what you need to know.

Friday 16th November 2018

New statistics show, starting a recruitment agency today is more difficult than ever. The recruiting landscape has changed drastically over the past decade and there are now more challenges than ever facing recruiters and...

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Workplaces are evolving to meet the needs of people with disabilities.

Friday 16th November 2018

Following on from the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995, the Equality Act of 2010 has further strengthened disability legislation across every part of the UK, meaning all employers are obliged by law to make...

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Why sometimes it is a good idea to work for free

Friday 16th November 2018

Nowadays, most employers expect applicants for job vacancies to have some experience. The more experience you have, the more chance you have of securing the role. But getting that initial work experience isn’t easy...

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Is It Time You SWOTTed Up On Your Interview Skills?

Thursday 15th November 2018

To really succeed in a career, you need to choose one that makes the most of your best skills and strengths. Of course, in order to do that, you need to know what those...

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How Artificial Intelligence (AI) is shaping recruitment

Thursday 8th November 2018

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is having an effect on almost every business sector. With major corporations such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft investing billions in applications, AI technology is set to have an impact...

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