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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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Top Tips For Career Development


Whether you’re looking to move your career up to the next level or make a clean break and try out a whole new career, presenting yourself as the skilled professional will help others see you as you would like to be seen.

  1. Put yourself in line for promotion
    Many people assume that getting a better job means changing employer, but there are often great opportunities for progression with your existing employer, and not just in the part of the company you currently work in. If you’re working a small company, chances are you’ll know pretty much what everyone’s doing and who’s heading where. In larger companies, there’s likely to be a lot going on elsewhere that you may not know about, especially in other departments. It’s well worth keeping an eye on internal newsletters or notice boards, as well as refining your internal networking techniques.
  2. Step back to move forward
    Much of the negativity associated with taking a step back in your career is psychological. But, earning less now could put you in line for a quicker rise to the top, especially if you move to a company renowned for allowing a fast-track path to management.
  3. Pick the right moment to move
    If you do decide to leave your company, quitting at the wrong time can hit you in the pocket. Leaving before youve found a new job is not very sensible. It’s much easier to find a job when you already have one. Long periods of unemployment sends out a bad signal to a future employer – with all sorts of questions about why you left, and could leave you out of work for longer than you think.
  4. Consider relocation
    In some industries, it’s not uncommon to find that that the type of job you’re after simply isn’t available locally. Alternatively, it may be the case that your company is moving offices. Showing a willingness to relocate demonstrates real commitment and will mark you out from the crowd.
  5. Make a career change
    Many people complain about their work or see it as a necessary evil, but it doesn’t need to be that way. If you think you’d rather be somewhere else on a Monday morning, take control and do something positive to change your situation. Changing career is not easy, but very achievable. Once you’ve convinced yourself it’s the best thing for you and have the hard evidence to back this up, it’s going to be much easier to persuade a potential employer.Find out as much as you can about your new industry by attending conferences or networking events and keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in the industry you’re heading towards. You’ll really impress your interviewer if you can show a dedication to the position, before you’re even in it.

I hope this has helped with advising you with developing your career and furthering yourself in the world of work.

For more advice don’t hesitate to pop into a branch where an adviser will be more than happy to elaborate and further discuss these topics.

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Interview tip of the week

Derrick, Career Advisor at Jobchange

Derrick, Career Advisor at Jobchange

Our most recent Interview Tip of the week has been suggested by Derrick. And Derrick says:

“A job interview gives you the chance to shine”

Want to shine on your Interview but don’t know how? What to do to stand out from the crowd and impress employers? Drop us a line on Facebook to book yourself in for a professional Career Advice session and get answer to all your questions!

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Interview tip of the week

Alexander, Jobchange Career Advisor

Alexander, Jobchange Career Advisor


Alex, Career Advisor at Jobchange suggests:

“Always have a positive attitude and a positive mindset”

Do you want to know why is it important to stay positive and make sure you go on an interview with the right attitude? Drop us a line on Facebook, book yourself in for Interview Techniques session and get answer to all your questions!

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