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The History of the CV and its origins

Posted on 28 Sep, 2021

After delving into the history of recruitment agencies in our last blog, we thought we'd carry on with the theme and look at the good old CV. Whether you’re applying for a new job position or building the foundations of a new career path, a well-crafted CV is usually your first step to winning a recruiter's favour and landing yourself an interview.

But before you start writing the perfect CV, it might be of interest to know the origins of the CV and the history behind this necessary document. So, who wrote the first CV, and how did they generate this idea in the first place?

The man behind the first written CV in history (1482)

The short and most commo... Continue reading >

Posted in: CV

The History of the Recruiter and Recruitment Agencies

Posted on 14 Sep, 2021

Throughout the history of job advertisements, CV writing and networking, the role of recruiters and recruitment agencies has evolved tremendously.

During the early 1900s, most jobs and career opportunities were published through newspapers and noticeboards. Most networking was done physically through the exchange of business cards and formal meetings.

A few decades later, the introduction of new technology, computers and email formed the dawn of the digital era. Job hunting and networking were made simpler and much quicker than before.

But here at Careers in Design, we wanted to find out how recruitment agencies really began and how they have evolved over the years.

Origins and evolution of recruitment agencies

Henry Robinson formed the first of... Continue reading >

Posted in: News

How to Turn a Bedroom into a Home Gym

Posted on 31 Aug, 2021

If you’re fortunate enough to have a spare room or guest bedroom at home that you’re unsure what to do with, converting it into a home gym is a cost-friendly solution that can help utilise your extra space and stay healthy. A home gym will not only help you meet your fitness goals from the comfort of your own home, but it will also save you time and money by cutting monthly gym membership costs and commuting time.

Dedicating a space specifically for home exercise will allow you to work out 24/7 without having to worry about peak times and packed gyms. No matter how small your spare bedroom is, any room can easily be converted into a gym with the proper preparation and space management. If you’re thinking about turning your bedroom into a mini gym, here are some... Continue reading >

Posted in: Interior Design

Window Treatment Ideas for the Home Office

Posted on 17 Aug, 2021

Adding a much-needed window treatment to your home office space can help reap many benefits and subtle positive factors. Whether it’s an increase in productivity, concentration, or creativity levels, adding a personal touch to your working environment can do wonders for your well-being. Benefits of home office window treatments In general, an unappealing and dull environment will make you want to stay there for a shorter period. A well-organised and eye-catching office will encourage you to spend more time there and have a more productive session during your working hours. With a few tweaks and minor additions to the design, your working space will have a better atmosphere that will encourage you to give your best.

One area of home office design that... Continue reading >

Posted in: Interior Design

How to Leave a Message on an Answering System

Posted on 29 Jul, 2021

Many job seekers can write the perfect CV and make it past the early stages of the applicant selection process. However, they may fail to make it to the next step or secure a follow-up interview due to leaving a weak voicemail message, showing unprofessional phone etiquette, or even failing to stand out from competing applicants.

Leaving a good impression on a voicemail is easier said than done. Whether you're required to call a potential recruiter and talk about why you're the right candidate, or you want to express your gratitude and leave a remarkable impression, planning what you have to say and how you deliver that message could make the difference between landing your dream job or receiving no follow-up interview from your p... Continue reading >

Posted in: Interviewing

Job offer Perks and Benefits (Standard and the Unusual)

Posted on 14 Jul, 2021

The wellbeing and loyalty of employees is of high importance to a business's overall success, which is why many big companies have started to offer job offer incentives and perks that can inspire and motivate the staff and attract new talented applicants to the recruiting process. Although most job seekers love a high salaried job, other alternatives can make workers happier beside a salary increase and a high paying career. Read on as we discuss the most sought for standard job perks and look into the more unusual job perks that well-known companies offer from around the world.

Standard job perks and benefits

Job perks are offered in many ways depending on the company you work for, such as additional offerings and beneficial packages beyond an employee's salary. On th... Continue reading >

Posted in: Job Hunting

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