Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Shutting-up shop – 12th May 2009

As of the 12th of May, CareerMole will be no more. Thanks for sharing the journey and working with us to build the CareerMole. All your feedback and patience has been invaluable as we’ve evolved. However, our efforts have been more than slightly derailed in these economic times, so the CareerMole will be no more in its current form.

Between now and the 12th of May please complete all your conversations and referrals.

Best of luck

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

It's official - we're in a recession - The King says so

So the UK is officially in a recession says Mervyn King in his speech yesterday to business leaders in Leeds. I don't think any one will disagree with the man. Still after 16 years of good times, for many this will be their first recession. If you've been unfortunate enough to have lost your job already, or are worried you may be next take a look at this list of Top 25 recession proof jobs....

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

What a crazy few weeks!

Wow. It's been a while since we last posted on our blog (sorry about that!), and what a crazy few weeks it's been! In the UK we've seen Northern Rock, Lloyds TSB/ HBOS and RBS nationalised, US power houses AIG, Merrill Lynch and Lehmans, huge bail out packages on both sides of the Atlantic, global interest rate cut, crashing stock markets and all round bewilderment with a little bit of panic thrown in.

If you're job is on the line, or has already gone, now is as good a time as any to think about new beginnings, may be a completely new career or the same thing in a different sector. With any change the best way to make the move is to learn from someone who has already done it. So reach out, ask your friends, and their friends, for some help. And if you don't know anyone whose been there, done that - why not try contacting Mole and see if they can help.

Friday, 5 September 2008

Job Alert: Cancer Research UK - Corporate Business Development Group Team Manager

We are very excited to be working with Cancer Research UK - the world’s leading charity dedicated to cancer research - to help them attract ad recruit talent.

Cancer Research are a unique charity, spending in excess of £320m a year on funding research into the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer.

They have a new position available for a Group Team Manager in the Corporate Supporter Development team. You will be responsible for the management and development of the account teams and their portfolios to deliver and develop income and added value through long-term sustainable partnerships. Your role will also involve you in contributing towards the strategic development of corporate partnerships as a whole. As well as working on partnership delivery, development and retention strategy, including engagement of the wider organisation, you will also be focused on the management and development of either team managers and/or account managers, towards the delivery of agreed objectives.

The Person

In addition to significant corporate partnership experience in an account management and new business development role, ideally with other charity and/or external/corporate experience, you will demonstrate a proven track record in people and performance management. You will also come with comprehensive knowledge of the corporate fundraising portfolio (such as: employee fundraising, cause related marketing, affinity marketing, sponsorship). Possessing excellent interpersonal skills, you will have a real ability to convey complex ideas succinctly and persuasively and be skilled at coaching, training and motivating direct reports.

How to Apply

All applications should be made via‘s website. Register/ Login as a candidate, search for 'Cancer Research' jobs and apply.

The online application process involves attaching your CV and introducing yourself to a Cancer Research employee via

Closing date: 12th September 2008

Has your career hit a glass ceilling?

There was a lot in the news yesterday about the number of Women (or lack of) in top jobs in the UK. The fifth annual Sex and Power report shows a drop in the number of women attaining the top jobs in Britain. They hold just 11% of FTSE 100 directorships and account for only 19.3% of MPs.

We thought it would be interesting to hear from our readers, what their thoughts were about the 'Glass Ceiling' at their work. Do you feel that it is harder for women to get promoted? Are there woman at top jobs in your industry/ company? Is it getting harder rather than easier?

It would be great to hear from the future leaders of industry i.e. you guys. Is the glass ceiling just at senior levels or do women find it harder to get promoted at all levels?

Let us know via mail to or submitting a comment below

To read the full article on 'Glass Ceilings' go to this
Guardian Article

The Online Recruiter: ‘’ made it out of the Dragon’s Den, just!

The Online Recruiter: ‘’ made it out of the Dragon’s Den, just!

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Users send in support...very amusing

Here are a couple of cuttings that we have been sent by our users that we thought you might find amusing...