With the economy still recovering from the financial crisis, many would expect finding a new job to be difficult. However, hundreds of new vacancies are produced every day, waiting for eager job hunters to snatch them up.

Over the course of 2012 so far, there have been numerous stories about big brand companies creating hundreds of jobs as part of an expansion plan. We’ve heard stories from successful companies like Amazon, Sports Direct and Tesco, all starting an exciting UK hiring spree. Large international companies like these can be daunting for some job seekers though, and so the constant stream of new vacancies from smaller companies has been welcomed too.

As we approach Christmas too, many companies look to hire extra staff to support the demand over the winter period. So those still searching frantically for a new job for the extra cash over Christmas, keep an eye out for extra career opportunities approaching soon. Although many of these positions may be only temporary contract, most employers will look to keep some Christmas staff on, so ensure you make a good impression to keep your Christmas job . One key example is supermarket giant, Sainsburys, who look to recruit over 15,000 new staff for Christmas!

When applying for jobs, always ensure your CV is relevant and up to date. Take your time with each job application and stay passionate about the job role you are applying for. The key in applying for jobs successfully is to ensure each application is of a high quality rather than sending out many ‘generic’ applications all at once. Whether it is for a business and finance career, or a job in production, the employer will want to see your skills that are relevant to the job and how you will benefit their company better than another applicant. Ask a family member or friend to read over your application before you send it to ensure it is all written correctly.

Use CV-Library to find detailed advice about applying for jobs or attending an interview.
CV-Library, one of the UK’s leading job boards, offers a selection of CV and cover letter writing techniques and are dedicated to helping candidates find their next job through their 60,000 jobs database. Founded in September 2000 by Directors Lee Biggins and Brian Wakem, CV-Library has over 5 million CVs in over 70 industry sectors. The site has approximately 3,200 clients, 55,000 live vacancies and over 900,000 monthly job applications. CV-Library is the UK’s leading independent job board with the fastest growing CV database, as confirmed by their independent ABCe audit. They support the UK’s top recruiters with recruitment campaigns in all sectors across the whole of the UK.

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