Estate agent is most popular commercial role among job seekers

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Estate agent is most popular commercial role among job seekers previous nextAgencies & PeopleEstate agent is most popular commercial role among job seekersOver 105,000 Google searches were completed last year by UK job seekers, beaten only by searches for teaching jobs.Nigel Lewis1st July 201901,238 Views Despite the poor reputation of estate agents, candidates continue to be attracted by the property industry’s salaries and working conditions, latest research among Google searches shows.‘Estate agent’ is the second most frequently searched term among people looking for jobs using the search engine, ahead of other careers.These include being a project manager, prison officer, accountant, social worker, counsellor, photographer and graphic designer.But the estate agents profession is beaten by those looking for jobs in teaching, the research by office supplies retailer Brother reveals, which was searched 288,400 times compared to 105,700 for jobs in estate agency.Brother, which used a year’s worth of search data to compile its report, says there were 10 million job searches in the UK completed using Google by job hunters.Estate agentsThe research shines a light on how the UK has become a service industry economy compared to most other countries around the world.In many recently-developed and developing nations such as Bangladesh, the Lebanon, India, South Africa, Pakistan, the Philippines and Nigeria, the most popular jobs searched for by applicants are those in mechanical engineering, microbiology, chemical industries and civil engineering – with estate agents nowhere to be seen.Despite the deluge of people looking for property industry jobs in the UK, research in March this year by recruitment firm Manpower predicted that applicants will face a tough recruitment market this year as estate agents cut their head counts as Brexit and other factors reduce confidence within the industry. July 1, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Ocean City Forecast – More Snow, More Flooding

first_imgWhile some of us on the island spent the last couple of weeks cleaning up from a Nor’easter that struck us 2 weeks ago, another powerful storm spinning well offshore is responsible for the moderate tidal flooding Monday morning. While we were spared with any rain or snow, tidal flooding and beach erosion has once again become the main factor with these winter storms. The bad news…we’re not done yet!As the storm offshore, moves away today, another storm system, which will be weaker, will slide through our area late tonight into Tuesday. Snow will spread into the area tonight with some mixing along the coast. Unlike the last storm, any significant snow accumulations will be more localized. In meteorological terms, an “inverted trough” will drape in an east-west over the South Jersey area which will locally enhance snow rates. Either side of the narrow snow band, a light snow/mix will fall but with temperatures in the mid 30s tomorrow, snow will have a tough time accumulating even on roadways. However, where the heavy snow band sets up, snow will accumulate with localized amounts of 6”+ could occur. Right now the Southwest section of Southern NJ has the best chance. As for Ocean City, just a slushy couple of inches are expected with as much as 3”-6” possible as you move further west into Atlantic County.Now for the bigger impact, moderate flooding is expected again this evening and again Tuesday morning. A Coastal Flood Warning will remain in effect through Tuesday. As the second storm system slides through, winds will turn more easterly and the onshore winds will continue push water levels up to around 7 feet, possibly as high as 7.5 feet Tuesday morning. The new moon phase will also add to the high astronomical tide. If you like your car, you’ll want to stay away from the usual areas on West, Haven, Simpson and Bay Avenues tonight and again Tuesday morning.The map below shows areas to avoid especially after 8pm tonight and again between 8am and noon on Tuesday. Flood Map for First through 8th StreetFlood Map 26th to 34thlast_img read more

Aryzta blossoms with half-year health

first_imgAryzta has announced a healthy performance in its half-year results. Adjusted profit rose by 14.6% within its food division with underlying revenue increasing 6% for the six months to 31 January 2009.The global specialist bakery company saw operating profit grow 11% to E64m in its Food Europe division, which includes the Delice de France, Cuisine de France and Heistand brands.Operating profit was up 25.9% to E34.3m in its Food North America division, which includes the La Brea Bakery and Otis Spunkmeyer brands, and up 50.9% to E0.9m in its Food Developing Market division.Chief executive officer Owen Killian said that the business had “displayed excellent defensive characteristics in the current challenging economic climate”, adding that it remains focused on cash and continued earnings growth.Aryzta also confirmed that its Grangecastle bakery, distribution and R&D centre in Dublin are fully commissioned and on budget.last_img read more

Run The Jewels Perform “Thursday In The Danger Room” On The Late Show [Watch]

first_imgOn Wednesday night, conscious hip-hop tag-team Run The Jewels made their way to New York City’s iconic Ed Sullivan Theater for a performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The duo, comprised of MCs Killer Mike and El-P, broke out RTJ3 track “Thursday In The Danger Room” for the Late Show appearance. Check out a video of the performance below:Run The Jewels – “Thursday In The Danger Room”[Video: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]As Pitchfork notes, Killer Mike and El-P are gradually becoming The Late Show veterans over the past few years. Back in 2016, the pair appeared in a segment dubbed “The Halloween Wiggle”, where they performed a comically sexual All Hallows-themed rap, mirrored by Colbert’s slightly more innocent lyrics. Then, last holiday season, Run The Jewels appeared on the show for an amusing yuletide-oriented follow-up segment–”The Christmas Wiggle”–that saw them tie up Santa Claus and rap with Colbert once again. You can watch both the Halloween and Christmas Run The Jewels segments from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert below.Run The Jewels w/ Stephen Colbert – “The Halloween Wiggle”Run The Jewels w/ Stephen Colbert – “The Christmas Wiggle”[Videos: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]RTJ recently released a new video for their RTJ3 track “Oh Mama” featuring original animation of the beloved stars of Adult Swim smash Rick and Morty in addition to announcing that they would headline the inaugural Adult Swim Festival in Los Angeles later this year. For more information on all of their upcoming performances and projects, head to their website.[H/T Pitchfork]last_img read more

David Rockefeller International Experience Grants Program

first_imgIn the second year of the David Rockefeller International Experience Grants Program, more than 400 Harvard College students accepted funding for international internships, volunteer projects, study abroad programs, and research opportunities in 53 countries across the world. With the generosity of David Rockefeller ’36, LL.D. ’69, this grant program was developed to give students the opportunity to gain a broader understanding of the world and to learn about other countries and peoples by spending at least eight weeks immersed in a culture other than their own.This year’s recipients will conduct independent research on diverse topics, such as the experience of aging and dementia in France, the Tomb Shrines of Sayyidah Zaynab in Egypt, and forest succession in tropical forests in Panama. Recipients participating in internships and service activities will support both corporate and nonprofit organizations, such as Gucci Worldwide in Italy, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Switzerland, the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, and the New Hope Orphanage in Uganda. Students will participate in 23 Harvard Summer School study abroad programs, as well as summer study programs supported by 40 other academic institutions.The David Rockefeller International Experience Grants Program is administered through the Office of Career Services. For more information about the program.last_img read more

Harvard Law School to retire shield

first_imgThe Harvard Corporation on Monday approved a recommendation to retire the Harvard Law School shield, which came under fire amid student protests last fall because of its ties to the family of Isaac Royall Jr., a Massachusetts slaveholder who helped to establish the School through a bequest from his estate.In a letter to Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, President Drew Faust and Corporation senior fellow William F. Lee said the School “should feel free to discontinue use of the shield.” With that response, the Harvard Corporation affirmed the recommendation of a committee appointed by Minow that the controversial shield be replaced.“If the Law School is to have an official symbol, it must closely represent the values of the Law School, which the current shield does not,” the committee wrote earlier this month.In an email to the HLS community Monday afternoon, Minow thanked the president and the Corporation, as well as the members of the committee whose recommendation the Corporation approved. She acknowledged that retiring the shield “will take some time, but the work has begun.”“The opportunity to consider a new symbol on the threshold of our Bicentennial allows us to engage in a productive and creative focus on expressing the School’s mission and values as we continue to strengthen its dedication to intellectual rigor and truth, to reasoned discourse and diverse views, and to a community marked by mutual respect and inclusiveness,” Minow wrote.“Our constant efforts to marshal talent to serve justice and to advance human freedom and welfare are the best way to symbolize the ideals of Harvard Law School,” Minow added. “We cannot choose our history, but we can choose that for which we stand. Above all, we rededicate ourselves to the hard work of eradicating not just symbols of injustice but injustice itself.”The shield came under fire in October when a group of HLS students formed an organization called “Royall Must Fall” to push for discontinuing the use of the family crest as the School’s symbol.In making its recommendation to the University, the HLS committee also noted that the shield’s use as the School’s symbol is not deeply historical. The School was founded in 1817, but the shield was not adopted until 1937.  The shield’s more widespread use dates to the second half of the 20th century.While approving the recommendation of the committee, members of the Corporation also agreed with its assessment that “modern institutions should acknowledge their associations with slavery to understand the pervasiveness of the legacy of slavery and its continuing impact on the world in which we live.”“While we accept the request to change the shield, we do so on the understanding that the School will actively explore other steps to recognize rather than to suppress the realities of its history,” Faust and Lee wrote in their letter.Faust and Lee said they looked forward to receiving a recommendation from HLS for a new shield, “ideally in time for it to be introduced for the School’s bicentennial in 2017.”“The School,” they wrote, “should have the opportunity to propose a new shield that, in the report’s words, ‘more closely represent[s] the values of the Law School’ — one conducive to unifying the Law School community rather than dividing it.”last_img read more

College graduates awarded Bob Orr Entrepreneurial Fellowship

first_imgSaint Mary’s seniors Ashlyn Maes and Maura Newell have been awarded the Governor Bob Orr Indiana Entrepreneurial Fellowship, a post graduate program for top graduating seniors.According to the fellowship’s website, the program promises a full-time salaried position with a host company, professional development and career coaching, an extensive peer and alumni network, leadership and entrepreneurship opportunities and immersion in the city of Indianapolis. The Orr Fellowship especially focuses on civic engagement with communities within Indianapolis, working with local nonprofits, social enterprises and public schools.Newell, a political science and communication studies double major, said she was excited to learn she received the fellowship, which she applied for after hearing a presentation from current Orr fellows.“I was unsure of what I wanted to do after graduation, and the multiple opportunities for continued learning, leadership, mentor support, service, etc. the fellowship offered seemed like the perfect opportunity to explore more options over the next two years while I continued to try and decide where my interests would take me,” Newell said in an email.Newell and Maes were selected from a pool of applicants to attend a “fORRum” event at Notre Dame where they met with current and potential fellows and were later invited to further networking and interviewing events. Newell said she prepared for the interview process by researching the Orr Fellowship and reaching out to College alumnae currently in the fellowship.“It was super helpful to be able to speak with them and gain insight on their experiences and the transition from Saint Mary’s to their companies in Indianapolis,” she said. “I think the interview process alone taught me so much about myself and professional settings. It was quite a whirlwind process, but I gained a lot from the experience.”Newell said the opportunities for leadership and growth offered at Saint Mary’s as well as advice from supportive teachers played a role in helping her earn the fellowship.After receiving the Orr Fellowship, Newell selected a position at Indiana University Health. She will be working three eight-month-long rotations in different departments within the company over the next two years, in areas of marketing, healthcare policy and public policy, she said. Her first rotation will start with the Indiana University Virtual Healthcare team.Newell said she is unsure about her plans for the future, but she’s looking forward to taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the fellowship, such as retreats, service days, leadership talks and exploring potential career paths.“I am excited to see where the next two years take me and go from there,” she said.Tags: civic engagement, Class of 2019, Commencement 2019, Governor Bob Orr Indiana Entrepreneurial Scholarship, Internships, Politicslast_img read more

Career Crossings Office hosts ‘Trail Your Way to the CCO’

first_imgThe Career Crossings Office (CCO) at Saint Mary’s offers an avenue between college life and working life. The CCO staff reminded students of this when it hosted an event Tuesday called Trail Your way to the CCO. Students stopped by to familiarize themselves with the office and make their own trail mix. This event was the first of a series of events and the opening of the office to the students for the 2019-2020 academic year.The event was more than pretzels, M&M’s and nuts, as the office also introduced students to its services. Among the CCO’s services are help with discerning majors and career paths, job shadowing, internship searching, resume and cover letter writing, networking, interview preparation and searching for jobs, graduate and professional schools.“Events like this are a nice kickoff for the semester,” said Stacie Jeffirs, director of CCO and Student Academic Services. “It is a way for the students to find out more about our office and what we do and how we support you during the semester, as well as the services and programming for different events we have coming up in the semester. It’s a kickoff to get students started off on the right foot.”The students who attended said they were not only enticed by the free food, but also by the services the Career Crossings staff provides.“I am looking forward to [visiting the Career Crossings Office] to help me prepare for my future and to find out what I best enjoy doing,” first year Cecilia McKinney said.The CCO offers separate and unique services to students of each year and creates plans that fit with where they are in their careers and lives.“I am a freshman this year, and I keep getting all the reminders from Career Crossings about all the opportunities they have coming up,” Kalli Jungles said. “It’s just nice to know that they are truly concerned about all the Saint Mary’s students and making sure that we are on the right track and truly considering what we are passionate about and making the rights choices as we go into the future.”Jungles’ sister offered a differing view of the office. Instead of just being introduced to the office and its services, senior Kassidy Jungles is beginning the end of her Saint Mary’s experience. The CCO will help her transition into her future, she said.“As a senior student, it is important to plan ahead for your career and to explore all the options that Saint Mary’s provides,” she said.During Trail Your Way to the CCO, Jeffirs highlighted the office’s upcoming and biggest event of the year the Saint Mary’s Career & Internship Fair. The event will take place on Sept. 16. The event will feature over 40 organizations including the Peace Corps, South Bend Schools and 1st Source Bank. The career fair will be open to students of all majors.According to Jeffirs, the CCO also offers programming around the fair, including a career fair prep workshops, along with its coffee and career chats and open houses.Tags: Career Crossings Office, Career Prepartion, stacie jeffirslast_img read more

Long Beach Boardwalk Reopens Saturday

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The first stretch of the new Long beach boardwalk is reopening Saturday, July 27, 2013.The first four-block stretch of the new Long Beach boardwalk is reopened Saturday morning, just shy of the nine-month anniversary of when the old boardwalk was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.Long Beach city officials made the long-awaited announcement Friday that the boardwalk from Magnolia to Long Beach boulevards will be open while construction continues on the rest of the 2.2-mile structure that is slated to be completed by November.“If there were ever any doubts that Long Beach and the South Shore are back, today those doubts have been put to rest,” said U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), who joined city officials for the news conference.  “We’re like a boxer that’s been knocked down, but Long Beach has gotten up and delivered the knock out punch against Sandy.”He noted that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to pay for nearly all the costs of rebuilding the boardwalk.The replacement boardwalk is being constructed out of stronger materials including concrete and Brazilian hardwoods. Schumer said that boardwalks in New Jersey that withstood Sandy were made out of these same materials.City Council President Scott Mandel said that the material is designed to last 30 to 40 years.“The boardwalk you are standing on is a result of the entire community’s output,” he said.Mandel mentioned that certain aspects of the old boardwalk will be kept to maintain its nostalgic feel. For instance, the old benches will be back after they are refurbished. Although there is new LED lighting, the lights will still have the same retro look.Mandel added that there will now be public WiFi along the boardwalk and the beach.The city’s iconic boardwalk has been drawing visitors eager for its return for months, but their wait is almost over.“We came back to visit because we wanted to see Long Beach and get an update on the reconstruction since it is right in our backyard,” said Tracy Seager-Huber, a Lynbrook resident. “I knew it would be rebuilt because of the spirit here.”last_img read more

Millennials love technology…Everybody knows that

first_imgby: Joe WinnBut did you know…?Geico has created a marketing machine, one that can pump out memorable ad campaigns on a near-weekly basis. After looking at the competitive landscape, they realized their own tagline had grown stagnant. The old, “15 minutes could save you…” was so over-used that it had become a joke upon itself. So they made fun of themselves.Embracing the near-universal knowledge of their tagline, they added to it non-sensical responses. “The pyramids were a mistake.” “Endings can hurt.” I can see you remembering more as we go.What has Geico shown with their strategy?Just because something is known by a target audience doesn’t mean it is understood. The line, “15 minutes…” became more a representation of them rather than a statement of fact. By blatantly telling potential customers, “everybody knows that”, they reaffirmed the mental processing. In a sense, they backed up their marketing points with their marketing points.Those of us in the credit union industry could use a dose of their genius. Keep an eye on the publications, posts, tweets, and blogs. I guarantee it will take you less than a day to see a new article on how Millenials are essential to growth and why they must be engaged with technology solutions. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more