How to uncover the ‘hidden’ job market by making speculative applications
Job market

How to uncover the ‘hidden’ job market by making speculative applications

The majority of jobs are never advertised. Surprising but true. The ‘hidden’ job market is reputed to be anything from 50-80% of the total number of opportunities available. But how can you find out about these jobs roles and make successful applications? Caitlin Allen, an associate director at award-winning culture and entertainment PR agency Riot Communications describes … Continue reading

The Gender Pay Gap 2019 – a 21st century scandal.
Job market / Pay inequality

The Gender Pay Gap 2019 – a 21st century scandal.

All companies employing more than 250 employees are now legally required to publish the difference in earnings between men and women. This year’s data makes for depressing reading. The overall average difference is 9.6% with the improvement compared to last year a mere 0.1%. For some sectors (and in some specific organisations) the difference is … Continue reading

Why you don’t need to wait out for a dream internship to come to you!
Job market / Work experience

Why you don’t need to wait out for a dream internship to come to you!

It is widely reported that the majority of job opportunities are never formally advertised. But how do you uncover this hidden job market? In this blog, University of Warwick Politics and International Studies undergraduate Tanya Khan describes how speculative applications helped her create an opportunity in a sector that is notoriously difficult to access. Continue reading