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  1. 64% of candidates research a company online before applying In this ever-changing digital world, candidates are more informed than ever. It’s not as simple as popping an advert in the local paper and getting handwritten cover letters and CVs in the post. In today’s world, candidates will research your whole organisation in the palm of their hand before they even consider clicking apply.
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I am often asked by others what life is truly like living and working in Dubai as a woman, so I thought it would be useful to share my personal views and experiences. Whether I am asked by family, friends, ex-colleagues or even on social media, it is a regular question I often find myself answering.  Questions such as; “Do you have to wear a burka?”  “Can you drive out there?”  “Are...
Hi! My name is Calum, i'm 15 years old and I study at Kingshill school in Cirencester. I chose to come to nicest jobs for my work experience because I saw their videos and how great the environment was and I wanted to be in this kind of environment. I have been here for one day already and have already learnt the basics of editing. I was given a 16-minute interview and I had to cut it down to a 2-minute...
Sites such as  Facebook ,  Instagram ,  LinkedIn  and  Twitter  help us keep in touch with colleagues, friends and loved ones, the news, celebrity gossip and so much more. To think that none of these sites existed just 13 years ago is quite staggering. YouTube  is another one of those game-changing websites that forms part of our daily life today. Launching in the US back in February 2005,...
Video applications are a unique and emerging means of presenting yourself to future employers.  Unlike a traditional paper CV, there is no set format for a video CV but there are some protocol and points you should keep in mind!     Before filming 1. Your personality This is your opportunity to show your employer who you are! Talk about your passions, what your experiences are and what you want to...
As the  NicestJobs.ae  team sat around the board table back in June this year, we had one question that we needed to answer before we embarked on our journey…  Will launching a video focused recruitment platform in the UAE actually work? After seeing the success that our sister platform had gathered in the UK charity space, we knew the concept would replicate to the commercial sector exceptionally well in this...
I’ve had some interesting feedback over the past few weeks with regards to the use of video when recruiting. It has sparked quite a heated conversation amongst recruiters and HR professionals alike and the divide has been incredibly interesting.   In today’s current recruitment environment, it’s so easy for a candidate to apply for a job with just one click. With both employers and agencies posting generic...
Orange Soccer: Case Study   Orange Soccer are a fast-growing, dynamic retail, academy and education business operating in the football industry, headquartered in the North-West (Preston) and with an operational base in East Anglia (Bury St Edmunds).   Orange Soccer joined the Nicest Jobs community in April, because they wanted to utilise video content to showcase why they’re one of the UK’s...
  It is with a heavy heart that I write this blog. Yet again we have been hit with such calious and inhumane acts of violence against our fellow human beings – that it is almost impossible to fathom the reason behind such terror. However, despite all the pain and hurt caused, both mental and physical – we must rise above the hate and battle it with passion and love. Which is why I am dedicating this blog...