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Casual Friday

Casual Friday

Relaxing the office dress code on a Friday is now almost universally accepted. It's seen (depending on where in the company organisation you are) as a soft job perk, a reward for a week's hard work, a pre-celebration of the weekend ahead, and a boost to morale.

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Job Vacancy: Liverpool Football Supporter Appointment

Job Vacancy: Liverpool Football Supporter Appointment

Zoek recently advertised for a short term role of a Liverpool Supporter for the Arsenal game at Anfield. Although an unpaid position it included two executive tickets and hospitality to the Liverpool vs Arsenal game. We sought applicants with solid experience and passion for both food and Liverpool FC to exhibit on the day.

Entry was via reviewing the app on iOS or Android, and commenting on social media why the candidate was perfect for the job.

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Job Vacancy: Liverpool Supporter

Job Vacancy: Liverpool Supporter

Zoek is a job search app that finds you the perfect role you never knew existed. Like this special short term contract* role as a Liverpool Supporter:

Role

Liverpool Supporter

Employment Type

Short Term Contract

Location

Shanks Suite, Anfield, Liverpool

Salary

Unpaid volunteer

Hours

3:30pm - 7:30pm Saturday 5th March

Special Project:

This is an exciting opportunity to win two executive hospitality tickets to watch Liverpool vs Arsenal in the Premier League at Anfield.

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IR35 For Dummies

IR35 For Dummies

IR35 is the phrase on every contractor's lips at the moment. But why?

IR35 is UK tax legislation that seeks to ensure that people who supply services to clients via their own company do not avoid paying tax and NI.

In a nutshell, it’s a set of rules that must be followed to determine if a contractor is really a disguised employee rather than truly self-employed.

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Interview ice breakers

Interview ice breakers

Breaking the ice is a technique that good interviewers and savvy candidates can both use to their advantage.

From an interviewer’s point of view, it helps put the candidate at ease, but it can also be used to begin to gauge wider personal skills.

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How to land the ideal job without a CV

How to land the ideal job without a CV

Here at Zoek we so often assume that you have a CV that’s either a polished end-product, or being continually refined towards a state of CV nirvana that will land you the dream job the instant it hits the desk of a recruiter.

But what if you don't have a functional CV? Maybe you’ve never needed one. Maybe you’ve been out of the job market for a while and idea of recreating your CV is so daunting it’s off-putting. Or maybe your job sector is just not into CVs, resumes, personal mission statements and the like.

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Toughest interview questions

Toughest interview questions

Can you answer the 21 toughest interview questions from the likes of Google, Netflix and LinkedIn?

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Work place romance: Fancy your chances?

Work place romance: Fancy your chances?

The secret’s out and you might be surprised by how much it happens. Just what are the odds of workplace romance? Luckily, Vault have done the maths for us with a survey, and we've got all the juicy statistics you need to know about romance in the workplace.

Who’s involved?

Half of all people. Look around your office and one in two have admitted some kind of fling with a workplace colleague.

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Getting your CV past the robots

Getting your CV past the robots

There's no two ways about it. When you submit your CV for a job application (or post it on a jobs board), the chances are that it'll be initially processed - and rejected - by software, not by a human.

Known as an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), the software addresses many hiring needs but only one is of concern to a job seeker: the automatic processing of submitted CVs. In short, the ATS will 'parse' or read and process your CV, and crucially, compare its (and your) relevance for the job in question.

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Tips for setting up your small business, part 1

Tips for setting up your small business, part 1

While Zoek job search usually caters for the traditional employee/employer relationship, we do see searches for non-traditional jobs - dog-walkers being one such job search. But what if you're thinking of taking the plunge and going full-time with your own business idea? Here are a couple of aspects to consider.

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