Career advice

Job search advice

This section covers the basics of the job search process, with insights on career planning and how the Michael Page team can assist you in finding your next role.
How important is a degree for your career?
Recruitment experts from Page Executive, Michael Page and Page Personnel talk about the importance of a degree when applying for jobs.
Five steps to creating a great LinkedIn profile
Find out the five steps to take to create a LinkedIn profile that will get you noticed with advice from Michael Page.
Could social media kill your career?
Don’t inadvertently lose out on that job. Follow our guide to make sure you look your best on social media.

Why you’re more likely to find a job with the right recruiter
Recruitment specialist, Michael Page, shares the reasons why you’re more likely to find a job with a recruiter.

How Michael Page can help
We spend a third of our lives at work - it makes sense to find a job that offers challenges and rewards proportional to that investment.

Getting started
How long have you ignored that nagging voice? The one that says you deserve more money? That you’d thrive on more responsibility? The only way to silence it is to act.

Formulating a career plan
Having goals, ambition and knowing what you want in life is key to succeeding in your career. Without a clear pathway it can be difficult to decide what direction you want to go.

Finding a job that suits you
Searching for a job isn't just about finding the right title but more about finding something that you love doing.

Advertised jobs are the tip of the iceberg of available opportunities. To increase your chances of landing a role you really want, exploit the unadvertised job market.

Blogging for success
With so much being invested in social media these days, your online profile is likely play a key part in all your future job search efforts.
Graduate job seekers
After years of having your head buried in study books, we know you'll be bursting to kick-start your career.

How to turn an internship into a job offer
Internships provide a great opportunity to gain commercial experience and learn new skills. Participants who stand out and display a genuine capacity for a role may be able to turn their interning experience into a job offer.

A new job for the New Year
A New Year is synonymous with new beginnings. If you’re looking to make a fresh start to your professional life in 2013, it’s a resolution that you need to act on now.

The role of social media in your job search
More than half of organisations in the UK use social media to screen potential new employees, according to research undertaken by in January 2010.