How to Search for a Job with Recruitment Sites

Apologies for the further delay, but we were having technical issues with uploading pictures from different recruitment websites. These pictures were supposed to explain step by step how to do an effective job search. We managed to upload one photo out of the pack and decided to go ahead with the post as it was an important picture we were able to upload.

There are many recruitment website applicants can use for job search. There are generic sites like Indeed, Reed, Totaljobs, Simplyhired, Jobisjob, Trovit, cv-library, Jobrapido, the Guardian job, Jobsite etc. Then there are more specific jobs for certain sectors such as; local council job website (for local civil service jobs), TES (Time Education Supplement- education jobs), Trac jobs (for health jobs), Retailchoice (for retail jobs), etc. When using any generic recruitment search, it is best to search for jobs directly from the employers. Employers pay a premium for their adverts and will consider all applications during the recruitment stages. This option is always in the “advance” search or the “more” search. The rest of the adverts are agencies that paid to have multiple adverts. Please see the example below with the Indeed website. We used other websites to show variety but was unable to upload.

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When you see a job advert you want to apply to, check the Person Specification (PS) first before checking the Job Description (JD). The PS inform you of what skills, qualities and qualification that are important for the role. Remember, you don’t have to have all the skills and qualities, but the more you match, the better chance you will have of securing that all-important interview. The only section of the PS you must have is the qualification and or registrations. If you do not match the essential qualifications and/or registration, DO NOT apply. Your application or CV will not be shortlisted even if you matched the rest of the PS 100%. For example, in the health sector- all clinicians must have the correct qualifications associated with their profession and be registered with the appropriate regulating bodies. Gas Engineer, Accountants, Solicitors, etc., need to have the qualification and be registered. The reasons for this are for insurance purposes and accountability.

 

Reference:

https://uk.indeed.com/advanced_search?

 

How to Write a Winning CV

This post is to help our British readers and customers write a winning CV to help them land the (dream) Job. This first presentation explains what a CV is and why it is important. It gives a brief description of the three main types of CV. The next presentation explains how to draft a winning chronological CV/combination CV. In the reference section, there are links and examples of how to write a Functional CV.

What is a CV

Writing a winning CV

 

Reference:

isc Professionals: https://www.interview-skills.co.uk/free-information/successful-cv-writing/different-types-of-cvs

 

 

 

New Wedding Accessories

These are our new wedding accessories coming soon (we hope to upload them on the site before Christmas, but sometimes our schedules can clash with the business angels’ schedules- biggest example of clash experienced by all business is Covid19). We are also happy to announce that we now add veils to our collections. These accessories have been specially hand-picked with your curls, coils and strands health in mind.

Tiaras and Combs

Vines 

Veils

In the New Year we will launch Flourishing Crown very own hair accessories including our wedding collections. Last month we did some previews on Instagram and WhatsApp of our African Print- silk lined hair accessories.

Domestic Abuse

Since the lockdown have been enforced, there are many reports that Domestic Abuse is on the increase. If you are experiencing domestic abuse or not sure if you are but want more information, then this blog post is for you.

What is Domestic Abuse?

Domestic Abuse is the new term for Domestic Violence. The term changed as Domestic Violence can take many forms and it doesn’t always involve physical abuse or violence.

These are the many different forms of abuse:

Economic abuse- This can be any form of financial abuse (involving money) including loyalty point/rewards, gift vouchers, etc.

Emotional, Mental or Psychological abuse- This form of abuse can be referred to any of these terms; this is abuse is where a person behaviour and treatment can cause significant trauma to another’s emotional wellbeing and can cause psychological distress. Psychological distress can include: as anxiety, chronic-depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Sexual abuse- This abuse comes in many different forms including posting/sharing and receiving intimate images of someone without their consent, coercing or forcing someone to view or participating in sexual activities they don’t want to do.

Online abuse- This is any abuse that involves the internet and therefore this form of abuse can be interlinked with other forms of abuse.  

Verbal abuse- Verbal abuse is any type of abuse that comes in the shape of any sound, so this can be words, grunts, sighs, the kiss of teeth, etc. It is any sound that is used to bring another person down.

Coercive control and ‘gaslighting- Is a psychological mind game and manipulation of an individual to create doubts, questioning of memory, judgement and perception.

Physical abuse- This is an abuse that can take shape in the physical form such as punching, kicking, biting, throwing objects, slapping, hair pulling, etc.

What causes Domestic Abuse?

There are many reasons why a person can abuse others, but whatever the reason, the person receiving the abuse is NOT at fault and they SHOULDN’T live in an abusive environment.

Some people grew up in an abusive home and are therefore desensitised from it and believes that these types of behaviour are normal. Sometimes a stressful situation or a change of circumstances can cause abuse such as the current lockdown and recession. Food, mood, temperature and substances (such as substance misuse) can change a person’s behaviour into an abusive behaviour. It can be personality traits where a person loves power and control and like to implement their version of power and control.

What are the signs Domestic Abuse?

If you suspect that you or someone you know may be experiencing domestic abuse and are unsure, these are some sign to look out for and to seek help.

Bruises: If a person is covered in bruises, trying to hide (wearing unsuitable clothing- i.e. long sleeves on an extremely hot day) or make excuses (implausible reasons) for bruises.

Withdrawn: If they become withdrawn and are not interacting with friends and family or at social gatherings like how they normally would.

Finances: This sign can take place in different forms. The first form is financial difficulties- so if the person is having financial troubles where they are always either bothering money or can’t afford to pay for things. The second form is financial affluent- The person suddenly has too much money or expensive goods in their possessions all of a sudden without any plausible explanation- This might be a sign of grooming which will lead to abuse.

Prisoner at Home: If the person is not allowed to leave the home or if they do, they have to be back at a certain time and if they are not, they seem worried and afraid.

Tracking: If the person whereabout and other activities are getting monitored using technological tools and social media.

Where to seek help?

999 Police

If you or someone you know are in immediate danger, you can dial 999 and the police will take the call. If you are unable to speak (for whatever reason), you can cough or tap on the phone when the operator asks you some questions. If you are calling from a mobile you can dial 55 if prompt (55 is requesting help silently so that the abuser is not aware that you just called the police). Please remember that once 55 is dialled, the police are unable to trace the location of your call.

If you are on a landline, the 55 option is NOT available, but the call will stay connected for 45 seconds in case you can pick up again. The call handler will be able to locate your location on a landline to then pass the information to the responding officers.

Refuge

Have a 24 hours 7 days a week National Domestic Abuse Helpline you can contact on 0808 2000 247. All calls are absolutely free and confidential and you can book a safe time to speak to them on their website. Their website is packed with supportive information and guidance for victims and friends and family of victims.

 

Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid provides a range of services for survivors of Domestic Abuse as well as providing special information and for the Covid-19 virus outbreak. They also provide domestic abuse services locally and you can search for your local one here.

 

Men’s Advice Line

For men facing domestic abuse, you can receive confidential support from Men’s Advice Line, their number is 0808 801 0327

 

Galop – for members of the LGBTQ+ community

If anyone from the LGBTQ+ community want support with domestic abuse then Galop have a specialist service for you. You can either call them on 0800 999 5428 or email them at  help@galop.org.uk

 

‘Honour’-based abuse

Anyone who thinks they or someone they know are suffering some form of ‘Honour’ based abuse can contact Karma Nirvana on 0800 5999 247 or email them at: support@karmanirvana.org.uk

Karma Nirvana runs the national honour-based abuse. Honour Based abuse is when individual is abuse because their family or community believes that individual have compromised the family or the community honour/reputation.

 

SignHealth

SignHealth offers support for any deaf person communicating using the British Sign Language (BSL) who may be facing domestic abuse. They can be contacted on 020 3947 2601, or email at: da@signhealth.org.uk or WhatsApp/Facetime on: 07970 350366.

 

Children and Young People affected by domestic abused can contact any of these organisations, they will support and provide you with the information you, your friends and your family needs.

Childline– Their number is 0800 1111

Barnado’s

Family Lives– Their number is 0808 800 2222

 

 

Reference

Home Office (2020); Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for victims of domestic abuse; UK Government; https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-and-domestic-abuse/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-victims-of-domestic-abuse

Photo by Sydney Sims on Unsplash

Coronaviruses (COVID-19)

What is Coronavirus?

Is an umbrella term for a family of different viruses such as the common cold and flu to more severe viruses and diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Covid-19 is the most recent discovered virus in the Coronavirus family.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a new virus from the Coronavirus family and was recently discovered in Wuhan, China in late 2019 when there was an outbreak. This strain of the virus is very infectious and at this moment (22 March 2020) there isn’t any known cure or vaccine.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

For most people the virus can cause mild to moderate respiratory illness if there aren’t any other underlying medical conditions (such as: heart problems, Parkinson, Multiple sclerosis (MS) or diabetes) and can recover (80% of people recover) from it without any special treatment. However, for the older population, it can be serious for the older generation/population.

Common symptoms are fever, dry cough and tiredness; other symptoms may include: aches and pains, sore throat, shortness of breath and for a few people are reported: a runny nose, nausea or diarrhoea.

If you have these symptoms, it is important to self-isolate for about 2 weeks, to prevent infecting others (also do remember that we are still in the flu seasons and Coronavirus also covers flu). If your symptoms persevere or you have fevers, difficulties in breathing, please seek medical attention and follow the advice of the NHS.

Please remember that people may not show any symptoms at all and may still be infected with COVID-19

How is COVID-19 Spread?

COVID-19 can be spread between person to person through little droplets from the nose to the mouths (when an infected person coughs or inhales); hands to mouth, nose or eyes (avoid touching the face is essential) from touching surfaces from an infected droplet. Many studies have suggested that COVID-19 is not airborne and therefore it is not transmitted in the air.

How to Protect Yourself?

These suggestions can kill the virus or prevent you from getting infected.

Wash your hands frequently and often and each handwash should last for a minimum of 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to wash your hands, use alcohol sanitisers.

Increase your personal space and stand away from others by at least 1 meter.

Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, mouth and nose.

Follow good respiratory hygiene by sneezing and coughing on bent elbows tissues and disposing of the tissues immediately; covering your mouth and nose.

Staying at home if you feel unwell or general as the cases of COVID-19 is on an increase in the UK

Disinfecting and Cleaning surfaces on a regularly and frequent basis.

Not Shaking hands with people.

Avoiding overcrowding places and social interaction.

Only travel on public transport if it is an absolute must.

If you are concerned that you have COVID-19 you can always check here.

Reference:

NHS; Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms; https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

NHS; Staying at home can help stop coronavirus spreading; https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

World Health Organisation; Coronavirus; https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus#tab=tab_1

World Health Organisation; Q&A on Coronavirus (COVID-19); https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

World Health Organisation; Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public; https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Unicef; FAQs; https://www.unicef.org.uk/coronavirus-facts/

Unicef; What is a ‘novel’ coronavirus? https://www.unicef.org/stories/novel-coronavirus-outbreak-what-parents-should-know

Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Photo by Allie Smith on Unsplash

 

The Business Hut Valentine Special

Don’t missed The Business Hut Valentine Special event this Saturday 8th February 2020. This event is jam packed with goodie bags, giveaways, music, games, networking opportunities, fundraising and many more. Over 40 vendors will be there to meet all your needs just before valentine. It is free entry, just go to eventbrite.co.uk to register for your free ticket. Location: Deptford Lounge, 9 Griffin Street, London, SE8 4RJ. Time: 12:00-18:30.

Straightening Natural Hair

 

 

A young future entrepreneur (who kindly modelled Isabis for us with her straighten natural hair)  explains how she straightens her natural hair whilst limiting heat damage. She talks about her regime, techniques and tools she uses to straighten her hair in the most time efficient way possible and how to keep it straight for a while.

If you are looking for the safest way to straighten your natural curls (coils or kinks), then this podcast is for you.

PS: This is Flourishing Crown first ever podcast and so we are producing the raw, unedited version as you can see our growth from our first every experimental podcast to future podcasts to come.

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