On a global scale, were we ever so glad to say goodbye 2020 than we were any other year? This year has been so full of bad news from start to finish. It all started with bushfires raging through Australia and after that, the headlines were dominated by the devastation caused by coronavirus.
Despite so much doom and gloom, there were a few joyous moments:
- New growth was found on the Great Barrier Reef
- Penguins enjoyed a day out
- In April 2020 pandas mated for the first time in ten years
- Beavers built dams in Devon for the first time in 400 years
- A vaccine that would have normally taken 10-15 years to produce went into production in under a year
Sadly, as soon as the vaccine brought us hope, a new strain of the coronavirus saw Christmas swiftly cancelled. But while this festive season has no doubt been a sombre one for many, we can but hope that 2021 brings better times. So without dwelling on negativity any longer than we need to, we say goodbye 2020, and hello 2021!
A Round-up of Our Most Popular Blog Posts of 2020
We look back through the questions our readers have pondered over the most throughout 2020. Here’s how we’ve helped solve their problems with our most popular blog posts.
How Long Should You Wait For Contact After an Interview?
This blog post is an oldie but has remained our most asked question from candidates. Understandably so too. It must be extremely frustrating for candidates who, after putting so much effort into their job applications only to hear nothing in response from hiring managers.
However, there are many reasons for delays in post-interview contact. This article explains possible bottlenecks in the recruitment process that may cause delays in feedback. Furthermore, we explain when you should push for feedback and how recruitment consultants can help.
I’m so Unhappy at Work! What Should I do?
It can be hard to know what to do when your work life isn’t harmonious. The turbulent times we’ve all experienced in 2020 have only made matters more confusing. So many unhappy employees have asked the question: Should you sit tight and ride out the storm or is it time to call it quits and hit the job boards?
While this decision is ultimately only one you can make, this article aims to help you put things into perspective.
How Many Interviews to Get a Job?
Sometimes the hiring process can seem like an unfairly long and drawn-out process. Particularly when you’re down to your last few days of holiday allowance and you’re trying not to waste them!
This article explains why some companies insist on putting candidates through so many rounds of interviews and what you can do to minimise taking time off.
How to Get a Job When you Graduate?
Many graduates leave university thinking that they will walk straight into their dream job with ease, simply because they have a degree. Unfortunately, once they start job searching, they realise it’s not that easy.
This article explains where you can find the best jobs available to graduates and shares tips on how to get your graduate career off to a flying start.
Which Entry Level Tech Jobs are Easiest to Get Into?
With jobs related to Software Development and Big Data now paying some of the highest salaries the world over, everyone wants to get into technology. But where do you start? How do you get a foot in the door to this fascinating world?
You can’t walk straight into a high paying tech career. However, there are entry-level jobs that will help you get that all-important foot in the door. This article explains which job ads to look for and tips to help you land your first role in tech.
So for one last time, we say goodbye 2020 and hello 2021! Man, are we glad to see you?!
We hope this year will bring the return of theatre, festivals, holidays, blockbuster movies on the big screen and generally enjoying life again. For many of our candidates, we hope this is the year for your tech career!
If there are any questions you have about job hunting in 2021, please don’t hesitate to contact us.