Careers Advice

  • Is leaving a job like leaving a lover?
    “It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.” John Green, Paper Towns If you’re fed up of all the hearts and flowers today – read our article on the similarities of leaving a job and a lover...
  • Get ready for the job search in 2017 with our Get Interview Ready competition! Imagine winning £100 to spend on your work wardrobe so you can look ready and be ready to get that dream job.
  • It’s that time of year again. The Christmas buzz begins to wind down and we start planning our New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s a new gym plan, cutting down on smoking or getting a new job, chances are your new year’s resolutions won’t make it past January.
  • West Midlands Police is hiring Contact Officers to work within its busy Force Contact department. Want to know what's it like? We interviewed one who told us about the role.
  • Are you ready for the next stage of your career, to move on and up the career ladder?
  • West Midlands Police is the latest public sector organisation to subscribe to We Manage Jobs (WMJobs).
  • Our simple tips should help you write a perfect CV. Your CV, alongside your cover letter, is what gets you to the interview stage.
  • Congratulations! If you are reading this you are at the interview stage of the recruitment process! Or assuming you will get through – a little confidence is a good thing!
  • West Midlands Police (WMP) is hiring Dispatchers to work within its busy Force Contact department. Read our interview with a Dispatcher to find out about this exciting role.
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE On Thursday 16 February the WMJobs website will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance. We expect the website to be offline for a period of eight hours from 7pm to 3am.
  • As we start to wind down for the year and before we wind ourselves back up for another one – use the festive period to take a step back to think about what you want for your career and to start to think your approach to job hunting.
  • We Manage Jobs the region’s biggest online public sector recruiter has signed a landmark deal with 27 local authorities across the West Midlands.
  • You’ve done all of preparation and you are ready for the interview. You’ve got your outfit sorted, you know your strengths and weaknesses and you’ve practiced that Colgate dazzling smile.
  • It’s hard to change a first impression, so it’s best to get it right first time. Your cover letter is the first thing a recruiter will see –your first chance to wow them. Its core purpose is to entice them into looking at your CV and inviting you in for an interview.
  • You’ve made the decision to leave your job. Whatever your situation it’s a big step, and resigning takes a lot of courage...