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If it was good, that’s wonderful. If it was bad, that’s an experience.

By Vivienne Joy | 20th August 2014

When the day of my interview arrived, I got into by best skirt and blazer, printed a fresh copy of my CV, filled a notepad with information about the company and felt really good about it all. It wasn’t until I got there that I had no idea what to expect and neither did they.…

Finally Making Progress

By Vivienne Joy | 20th August 2014

The apprenticeship agency called me on my mobile a few days later and asked me to go into their office for a meeting along with my CV and GCSE certificates. The Apprenticeship agency then asked me to take three quick and simple tests (Maths, English and I.T) the tests are put in place just to…

My Search for an Apprenticeship

By Vivienne Joy | 20th August 2014

In my last few weeks of college I spoke to my personal tutor about finding an Apprenticeship and where to look. She told me to sign on with Apprenticeships.org so I did. Apprenticeships.org is a website where hundreds of Apprenticeship vacancies are listed. You can filter them to your requirements by providing key words, your…

No Down Side To Apprenticeships!

By Vivienne Joy | 20th August 2014

My tutor then helped me figure out the next steps. Starting from the summer of last year, a new law was put in place to ensure that children stay in education until they are 18 years old. So really my options were; 6th Form, College or an Apprenticeship. This led me to look further into…

Decisions, Decisions …

By Vivienne Joy | 20th August 2014

I knew that if I carried on with college and forced myself to do something I didn’t love, it would affect me in the long run. So it was time for my plan of action. I worked really hard to get my college work done as soon as I could and to the quality my…

My Recruitment Story Begins Here

By Vivienne Joy | 20th August 2014

Hi, I’m Ebony and I am pleased to say that I am a new member of the Vivico team!  I am 17 years old and at the very beginning of my recruitment career journey. I finished school at the beginning of summer 2013. After months of deadlines, late night revising and exams I ended my…

A few easy tips for writing your CV

By Vivienne Joy | 16th April 2014

Writing your CV can be difficult… Not only do you have to attract the Employers attention, but you have compete against 100’s of other people who are also looking for a job! The key is to make the employer remember you; you need to stand out from the crowd! So, you need to make sure…

Get your foot in the door! Send your CV in today!

By Vivienne Joy | 3rd March 2014

Getting your foot in the door is difficult! Make your life a little easier by sending in your CV to cv@vivicorecruitment.co.uk – that way, if we are searching for one of our jobs that closely matches your skills, experience and expertise we will contact you. It’s easy, simple, effective and quick… what more could you…

Jodie's journey to success | Securing my job here at Vivico!

By Vivienne Joy | 3rd March 2014

After leaving the call centre to look for a position elsewhere, I sent the HR managers a formal resignation letter for proof of me leave. Then I followed the same procedures as I did before. I began editing my CV straight away making sure I had the correct information, correct spelling and in depth descriptions…

Jodie's journey to success | Think of bad experiences as learning curves

By Vivienne Joy | 3rd March 2014

Personally, I find that as I am still young I am uncertain what career path I am going choose. But this isn’t always a bad thing! Take the call centre I just talked about for instance, although I didn’t enjoy my time there, I learnt that call centres and that type of environment is not…

Jodie's journey to success | career nightmare…

By Vivienne Joy | 3rd March 2014

On the day I started, the staff that were meant to help me and the other  people who also started on that day but they were very disappointing.  They paid us no attention and ‘dumped’ us at a chair with a script we had  to follow. Depending on the campaign, we had to call people…

Jodie's journey to success | The benefits of updating your CV

By Vivienne Joy | 3rd March 2014

When I decided to leave the apprenticeship that specialised in  apprenticeship recruitment back in July 2012, I found it dreadfully  hard to secure myself an interview anywhere! I searched most big job  boards such as Reed, Monster, Total Jobs, Jobs Today, CV library etc.  Most job sites I searched have a system where you can…

Jodie's journey to success | Skills I acquired during my apprenticeship

By Vivienne Joy | 3rd March 2014

At my apprenticeship, I learnt an incredible amount about; recruitment, office duties, the correct way to speak to employers and candidates, how to help and deal with enquiries and problems both over the phone and face to face, input of data, data cleansing and all other basic office duties (filing, faxing, emailing, printing, reception). Additionally,…

Jodie's journey to success | Preparing for your interview

By Vivienne Joy | 3rd March 2014

Whilst at the ‘Ready to Work’ programme, I learnt how to write a CV that will attract the right employers/ people and perform correct and accurate job searching. This did benefit me a lot as I realised errors I had made in the past when writing my CV or when searching for a job. Also,…

Jodie's journey to success | Don't give up!

By Vivienne Joy | 3rd March 2014

My employment story begins when I left college in June 2011. I took part in a level 1 VTCT Beauty Therapies course which I studied for just over 2 years. I learnt skills and techniques from facials to nail therapy, hand and arm massage to make- up really enjoyed learning skills in this industry but…

Important advice for people looking for a job! – Tips and tricks…

By Vivienne Joy | 3rd March 2014

The most important advice we would give to people looking a job would  be; – Update your CV on a regular basis, making sure you have a detailed  description of what you have done in previous jobs. This will help  employers really understand what you have to offer. Your CV plays a  large part in…