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  • Poke me if you want to be our face of Facebook

    As social media catapults its way onto the boardroom agenda, it’s interesting that a new report by Social Media Influence reveals that many of the top businesses have not yet created inhouse roles.
    According to the report, just 59 of Fortune Global 100 firms have invested in recruiting staff specifically assigned to core social media and [...]

  • Career Crossroads

    This week, we’ve been checking out a new online recruitment game by L’Oreal who have created a virtual world filled with corporate challenges.
    The game, developed using some principles of psychometrics, could land you an interview at L’Oreal, but before you all go rushing off whispering ‘because I’m worth it’, the really interesting part for us [...]

  • Only apply if you’re not well educated…

    As previously reported, since the downturn we’ve had a bit of an increase in our career transition work with a healthy proportion of people looking for a complete change in career and some opting to retrain so it was really interesting to read today that UK workers are becoming ‘overskilled’.
    The report by the BBC goes [...]

  • Top 10 safest jobs in a recession

    ‘A safe job’ is one of the most frequently asked questions when individuals come to Psycuity for Career Guidance advice. Asking how they started out on their career is often answered with ‘I just stumbled into it’ or ‘applied for it when I left university’.
    Although we spend most of our adult lives working, few people plan their [...]

  • Masters of the Universe

    We’re really excited to be working with the folks behind the Manchester Masters project. Check out the shortlisted candidates that have made it onto the boot camp here and here. 
    Good luck to all next week and let’s keep the great in Manchester!

  • 1000 job applications later…

    Whilst watching BBC breakfast this morning, Kate Silverton and Bill Turnbill interviewed Jeff Scott about his search for a new job. After having a stint abroad, he returned to the UK expecting to get back into his career of Sales & Marketing, only to find after 6 months and applying for over 1000 jobs, he eventually landed [...]

  • Jobsworth

    ‘Jobsworth’ used to be a derogatory term for someone who didn’t really want to help you in their job. In Time magazine 10 ideas that are changing the world now, #1 is Jobs are the New Assets. Suddenly human capital is worth quite a lot more than property or stocks! So jobs do have a worth and [...]

  • Industrial quantities of lame advice

    Lucy Kellaway is one of my favourite columnists with one of the sharpest tongues and minds ready to burst the management bullshit balloon. Catch her analysis on the BBC World Service Business Daily podcast on advice for the newly unemployed and ignore the Jack Welch’s and career coaches mantra. According to Lucy only four things can [...]

  • Who am I?

    Recently at Psycuity, we’ve seen a increase in demand for our Career Transition Programmes, where we have been helping some great people in the North West understand themselves in greater detail. This enables them to plan their future career moves in a more constructive way than simply staying in a job or industry because it’s all [...]


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