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Job Seeker’s Weekly Essential



With the first week of June we being a new series of articles on our fantastic blog. Job Seeker’s Weekly Essential is going to be your guide, your manual, your new path to employment. We are going to include the most important info from the job market, free courses available at Jobchange and other training providers and information about the most exciting opportunities from our area. Let’s not postpone it, check out our first issue!


Bierkeller Bar To Create 60 Jobs

Bierkeller is going to replace Branningans bar and is set to open on Broad Street in Birmingham. If you don’t want to miss an opportunity of getting a job at the bar, keep an eye on Bierkeller’s career’s section of their website. Here’s the link: http://thebierkeller.com/careers/

Read full story at Birmingham Mail: http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/bierkeller-wins-broad-street-booze-11357172

60 New Jobs At The Black Country Living Museum 

As a result of the expansion which aim is to increase the size of the Museum by a third, over 60 new vacancies are planned to be created. The vacancies have not been advertised yet but you will find them on the Black Country Living Museum career page (Access it here) or on the most popular job searching pages.

Read the full story at BBC website:

New Cocktail Bar In Wolverhampton To Create 20 Jobs 

The Bohemian, which is going to replace the Irish Mbassy and the Quadrand pubs is set to create about 20 new jobs. Job seekers with skills to mix cocktail but also trainees will be in demand for the new pub owners. To apply send your CV to Recruitment@bohemianwolverhampton.co.uk. And don’t forget to check out their Facebook fanpage:


Read the full story here:

600 jobs available at newly created Riverside Centre in Staffordshire 

Recruitment has already begun for a newly established shopping centre in Stafford. 600 vacancies are available now in the retail shops, cinema and restaurants. You can use this link to apply for the vacancies:

Full story available at: http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/news-articles/support-on-offer-as-recruitment-for-600-jobs-begins

New multi-million pound hotel will create up to 100 new jobs in Telford

New 100 bedroomed hotel is set to create approximately 100 new jobs. The vacancies have not been advertised yet.

Read the full story here: http://www.shropshirelive.com/2016/05/26/new-multi-million-pound-hotel-will-create-up-to-100-new-jobs-in-telford/

300 job to be created by JLR supplier in Telford

Jaguar Land Rover’s continued growth is set to create almost 300 jobs for the local area. Magna International, which is the JLR supplier creating is set to start production in 2018.

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Labour Market News

Labour Market

download1. Hundred jobs up for grabs as £4m casino heads to Wolverhampton: A recruitment drive has been launched to fill 100 new jobs at a £4 million casino in Wolverhampton.Under plans, The Rubicon Casino in Temple Street will expand into the empty neighbouring building, formerly The Dorchester/Beach nightclub, to create Casino 36.It is due to open next year. http://goo.gl/u7Auqz

harvester2New Dudley pub creates 45 Jobs: A pub restaurant chain has opened a new site in Dudley creating 45 jobs.The Harvester has opened in the former Bostin Fittle pub, on Castlegate park off Tipton Road.It opened after a four week closure when the work and recruitment drive was undertaken.The new Harvester has capacity for more than 150 guests and has created 45 new jobs in the local area. http://goo.gl/p9TuUQ


3. 20 Jobs up for grabs at Cannock’s APC overnight: Twenty jobs are still available at Cannock delivery giant APC Overnight following a recruitment drive. http://goo.gl/ffw7c1

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4. 21 Jobs on the way at award winning hotel: An extra 21 jobs could be created at an award-winning hotel near Kidderminster.The owners say the hotel is a significant contributor to the local economy and that a further 11 full-time posts and 10 part time posts would be created. http://goo.gl/hBHt9t


5. Walsall’s boatyard set to become restaurant creating 12 jobs in the process: A 19th century boatyard on Walsall’s waterfront will be turned into a flame-grill restaurant, creating 12 jobs.Restaurant chain Piri Fino will convert Wharfingers Cottage into a 60-seater eating spot after a planning application was approved by Walsall Council.http://goo.gl/A4DkiI


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Get up to £10 from Jobchange!

The winter is slowly arriving and so is our magical, wintertime offer. Due to massive popularity of our previous “Don’t be crabby” card, we have decided to expand our promotion and as the weather conditions are changing, we’ve replaced the good old crab with a new, fresh and cool… penguin! Well, enough of the introductions, Ladies and Gentlemen, we would like to present you with… Penguin Card!
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How does the offer work?

All you have to do is to bring this card for your first appointment. When the advice session finishes, simply show the card at the Reception and let our super friendly Receptionist pass a £5 note straight into your hands.


How is it different from the “Don’t be crabby” card (apart from featuring these astonishing penguins?).

If you decide to take part in the IT workshop on your second appointment you can claim another £5 which brings the total amount to £10! And since it’s cash you can spend it on whatever you want: travel expenses, flowers for your mother, cheeky Nandos or even a selfie stick (According to our independent research, you will afford more than one).

What are the rules? 

There is one: You qualify only if you are our new client or if we haven’t seen you for the last 12 months. That is how we can afford to run this fantastic offer. Not to worry our existing customers, we’re thinking about exciting offers for you as well!

So don’t wait, keep your eyes open and as soon as you notice the card, grab it and dial the number on the card to make an appointment! We can’t wait to see you in Jobchange offices in Wolverhampton, Dudley, Walsall, Telford, Bridgnorth or Shrewsbury.

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Labour Market News

Labour Market

lmnews1. 600 new nurses being recruited for Staffordshire hospitals: 600 nurses are being recruited over 12 months to ease the pressure on wards in Stafford hospital and University hospital of north Staffordshire. http://goo.gl/Ibe0WD

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2. 400 new jobs set for Longbridge as retailers sign up for town centre: Six new retailers have signed up to St. Modwen’s Longbridge Town Centre scheme and are preparing to open in time for the busy Christmas shopping period, creating more than 400 jobs.Well-known household names Boots, Poundland and Mountain Warehouse are taking a total of 17,500 sq ft of space in the new retail units next to Marks & Spencer. http://goo.gl/2gwPbe

profile_kpmg-logo-portfolio1-300x1773. KPMG creates 20 new jobs in Birmingham with small business accounting centre: KPMG in Birmingham has created 20 jobs with the opening of a new delivery centre in the city for its Small Business Accounting service.  The Small Business Accounting service gives customers unlimited access to a dedicated KPMG accountant responsible for all their accounting, bookkeeping, tax and payroll needs.http://goo.gl/muccnf


4. Wednesfield’s new trampoline activity centre will create 90 jobs: Pete Brown, Air Space’s operation manager comments: “We are delighted to offer residents of Wolverhampton the opportunity to work in such a great environment, with fantastic training and career prospects. http://goo.gl/xpEZUE


5. Leading travel agency creates 100 jobs in Coventry: A leading travel agency has created 100 jobs after opening its new national headquarters in Coventry city centre. The new Staysure head office was officially opened last week. http://goo.gl/l9eOgv

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Labour Market News

Labour Market

0merry_hill_logo1. 300 Christmas jobs created at Merry Hill Shopping Centre: More than 300 Christmas jobs are up for grabs at Merry Hill shopping centre at stores including:

Next-73 Jobs

Primark-25 Jobs

T.H Baker-8 Jobs

And many more at places such as Argos,Currys PC World and jewellers H Samules to name a few.http://goo.gl/23d7gY


2. A New Costa Coffee Shop will create 15-20 jobs:A Costa Coffee drive-thru is planned for the i54 business park on the border of Staffordshire and Wolverhampton If approved, the plan would create new jobs in the area, believed to be around 15-20.http://goo.gl/I2oEpq


3. Parcel delivery group looks to recruit 100 new jobs:CANNOCK-based parcel delivery group, APC Overnight is set to expand further with the creation of 100 new jobs http://goo.gl/xazGgc


4. New Miller and Carter Steakhouse in Coventry will create 30 jobs:Thirty new jobs will be created when a new Miller and Carter Steakhouse opens its doors next month. The new restaurant will open at the current site of the Styvechale Harvester, on the A45, and will employ a total of 50 people – including ten chefs. http://goo.gl/vrHbyl

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What to do when CV isn’t working?

We’ve all been there. After going through hundreds of e-mails, numerous job suggestions, another hundreds of vacancies on Indeed or Monster we finally find it. The perfect job. The salary is right, responsibilities sound like something you want to do and they offer immediate start. It looks amazing, and you want it. Usually the steps are simple. Fill in the short questionnaire, attach your CV, Cover Letter and click… submit.

And that’s when the countdown begins.

From that moment we start to wait and wonder. Will they call us back. Will we see an e-mail in our inbox which doesn’t begin with this frightening (which at some point switches from frightening to annoying) phrase: “Unfortunately, on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful …”

There are obvious things which need to be considered before applying for the job. Experience. Skills. Education. All these need to be worked on constantly if we want to progress. If we want to develop. If we want grow, improve and succeed.

So what do we need to do with skills, education, experiences we have already acquired. When we have the perfect job advert in front of us and we are a click away from submitting our CV.

The CV? Oh yes, let’s have a look at it. Just a quick last look.

• Does it match the job requirements?

• Does it show the most significant responsibilities from past jobs?

• Is it up to date?

• Does it include all the information about you which can enhance your chances for the interview?

• Is it unique and tailored to your personality at the same time selling your best job matching skills and abilities?

All the changes done? Perfect! Don’t waste your time, submit it now! Sometimes, however, nothing comes to your mind, even after you read half of the internet and look at your CV every ten minutes.

If you’ve got enough of altering your CV, employers not responding to your CV, the answer is simple: CV improvement session.

Career Advisors are here to look at your CV, review it and cure it. Distill it. Pull out the best bits, make it stand out and make it noticeable among other 600 CVs sent for that post. Simpy, improve it to make it successful.

If you are tired of the indifference and lack of change, we are ready to help. And we will do it for free!

Among other companies which charge from £50 per CV we are the one which can provide you with professional service and won’t charge you at all. Our tasks is to make sure that our clients get back to work. And that is why you can be sure that we give 200% to make sure your CV looks perfect.

CV preparation service is available on a daily basis in our offices and sites all over Black Country. Simply, access the tabs at the top of the page for contact info or to book yourself in for a CV Improvement session. We can’t wait to boost your CV!





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Wolverhampton Jobs Fair 07 July 2015

Jobchange and over 25 different organisations will be attending this amazing event. If you are looking for work or if you want to boost your skills – make sure you pop in and have a chat with our staff! We’ll see you there!

Jobs Fair Wolverhampton

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Money Matters Roadshow in Blakenhall

Join us on the second Money Matters Roadshow event this time taking place in Blakenhall, Wolverhampton. You’ll have a chance to receive inspiring career advice, boost your CV and learn about all the latest courses we have on offer. We’ll also distribute £5 vouchers to every new client who makes an appointment! We can’t wait to see you there!


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The best words to use on your CV!

Have you ever wondered what are the best words to use on your CV? Are there any words that make a difference and get the attention of the employer?

CareerBuilder, one of the most visited employment websites in the US, conducted a survey among hiring managers concerning the best and the worst words to use on your CV.

Take a look at the list below and… compare it with your CV!

The worst words to use on your CV:

1. Best of breed
2. Go-getter
3. Think outside of the box
4. Synergy
5. Go-to person
6. Thought leadership
7. Value add
8. Results-driven
9. Team player
10. Bottom-line
11. Hard worker
12. Strategic thinker
13. Dynamic
14. Self-motivate
15. Detail-oriented
16. Proactively
17. Track record

The best words to use on your CV:

1. Achieved
2. Improved
3. Trained/mentored
4. Managed
5. Created
6. Resolved
7. Volunteered
8. Influenced
9. Increased/decreased
10. Ideas
11. Negotiated
12. Launched
13. Revenue/profits
14. Under budget
15. Won

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Gallery: Molineux Jobs Fair March 2015

It was fantastic to participate in yet another Jobs Fair at the Molineux Stadium. Take a look at our photos from the event:


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