Happy New Year! Have you made any New Years Resolutions this year? If you are, are you struggling to keep them? Well its not surprising really. I found these statistics that show that only 9.2% of people felt they were successful in achieving their resolution, so you’re not alone. Personally, I made a resolution very …
When you are offered a new job it can be tempting to stick two fingers up at the old one and the people you haven’t been seeing eye to eye with and skip off into the sunset. It’s probably not a good idea though because unless your new job is on the moon and you …
I attended a course at South Tyneside CVS and it was an enjoyable experience for me, without added pressure, whilst seeking employment. I’ve been an agency worker for 7yrs after redundancy and finding a permanent contract is challenging, but I’ve done it! The sessions included a diverse group of people, all from very different backgrounds …
Told to us by Josephine Ellis I’ve said before that I became self-employed by accident. That’s not entirely true. I became self-employed when, to my great surprise, it presented itself as the best option for me, personally and professionally. I worked in local government for ten years, mostly in roles relating to the environment and …
A Personal Career Journey, told to us by Jackie Latham How I became Jackdaw Web Design Once upon a time, in the days when Windows were things to be cleaned and Apples kept the doctor away, I did a degree in French and Spanish and had an absolute blast. The opportunity to spend a year …
I contacted Kelly after having been employed in the same organisation for nearly ten years. I was ready to move on but after being out of the jobs market for so long I was very unsure of how to proceed or even where to start. Kelly was recommended to me via a work colleague so …
How to get back into a job efficiently
It can be tricky looking for work when you're over 50 and you might have lost confidence. You have loads going for you though so think positively and take the steps to find success!
Common Interview Questions and how to approach them so you can get the job you want.
The job market is tough, but if you can see it another way then you can take advantage of the opportunities that are presented.
It's difficult to think of questions to ask at the end of an interview, but so important to make sure you stand out from everyone else being interviewed. It can give you the edge - here are some potential questions to help you, and to inspire you to think of some of your own.
Sometimes in interviews we can be asked some oddball questions. Here is how to deal with them.
Redundancy can feel very personal. Here are some tips to get you through it.
Interviews can make the hands of even the most confident people shake - here is how to overcome the nerves.
Instead of making New Years Resolutions why not try a Word of the Year instead?
A bit more information about how Cygnet can help you!
Cygnet Careers celebrates the milestone of being a year old!
Dream jobs are often held in high regard - but what happens when you need a job to survive?
We don't get the opportunity to showcase out work very often, as we work confidentially. But Rhys was happy to share his story with us.
Redundancy can be an opportunity rather than a disaster - it's all in the way you think about it, and what you do about it that counts.