To interview or not to interview

To interview or not to interview

Here’s one of the big dilemmas for job seekers – should you decline a job interview?

Imagine the scenario: you’re actively looking for a job and you’ve updated your CV across multiple job sites. You get your first call from a recruitment agency – seems they think you’re a good match for a position. You’re not so sure but you tell them to submit your CV to the client. Next thing you know you’re being invited to an interview for the job. It’s now time to step up to the plate.

Or is it?

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How to get a job you're not qualified for

How to get a job you're not qualified for

They say it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. But is that enough to get a job you’re not qualified for? If you have lofty or even delusional, unrealistic career ambitions this year, how you can you get there? In the enthusiasm-overloaded early days of 2017, your dream job can now become reality. Here’s how.

1. What You Know

Traditionally, your technical abilities and knowledge for your desired career were the most important. We have spent our whole lives chasing education and experience, but is that all there is to it?

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Jobs Near Me: Job Search Tip #15

Jobs Near Me: Job Search Tip #15

Finding jobs near your location is easy using the Zoek app or website. On the site, just click or tap the marker in the job search area - it will geo-locate you and fill the 'Job Location' field automatically.

 

 

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New Tech, New Job.

New Tech, New Job.

2017 is upon us. The only thing moving faster than time is technology and finding a job is no different.

Before internet job boards arrived, newspapers and community boards were once the norm when looking for a job. But candidates now spend more time on mobile job search apps than internet job boards, as the demand for constant connectivity increases. Thanks to Zoek, the job search technology in mobile job search apps has now evolved too. Here’s how.

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Save your job search: App tip #1

Save your job search: App tip #1

One of the many nice features of the Zoek job search app is the ability to save your job seach.

 

Doing so is easy - touch the icon on the top right of the screen. You'll see a brief message that your search has been saved, and the icon will change to have a line through it.

Click on the saved search icon again to cancel this search - the icon will no longer have a line through it.

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New Year, new job?

New Year, new job?

It's that time of year again. From Boxing Day on many of us will have sat back and pondered on the things we're going to do differently in the New Year. The following usually top the list:

  • getting fit & healthy
  • booking a holiday
  • finding a new job

Let's look at the job opportunities presented by each of these popular New Year's resolutions

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The Psychology of Sales: how to keep motivated

The Psychology of Sales: how to keep motivated

Mastery Focus vs Outcome Focus

Sales, sales, sales. Always be closing. The scoreboard is everything. But what can the field of psychology teach us about what motivation is, and how we can use this knowledge in a sales job?

Outcome

Sales is a cut-throat environment. An outcome drives it – the sale, which is reinforced with commission. But is this environment motivating, or potentially unhealthy? What is best for long term motivation?

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Top 10 Seasonal Jobs

Top 10 Seasonal Jobs

Christmas is fast approaching, and for job seekers that means a wealth of seasonal job opportunities. Here are our top 10 roles and job sectors that are going to be looking for jobs this Christmas.

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Zoeking good night at the NORAs

Zoeking good night at the NORAs

Team Zoek were excited to make an impact at the National Online Recruitment Awards in London last week. Although we weren’t part of the awards, we welcomed the nominees in and wished them luck as they entered.

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Best British Mobile Startup 2017 nominee

Best British Mobile Startup 2017 nominee

Zoek is very pleased to have been nominated for the award of 'Best British Mobile Startup 2017'. We're presenting our wonderful and innovative mobile app to a panel of industry experts in the near future - wish us luck!

Want to see what all the excitement is about? Download from the Android or iPhone app stores.

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