Employers and Nottinghamshire County Council team up to offer jobseekers advice

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EMPLOYERS are joining forces with Nottinghamshire County Council to provide expert advice to people looking for a new job this new year.

For the next four weeks, starting on Monday 7th January, experts from some of the county’s top companies will be taking to Twitter to provide daily tips to jobseekers.

The tweets will cover a wide range of job seeking subjects, from getting work experience and filling out application forms to interview techniques and showing the right attitude. Some of the tweets will be specific to certain industries.

The tips will appear on Nottinghamshire County Council’s twitter feed, @NottsCC which has more than 7,500 followers. All the tweets will include the hashtag #JobTip.

For those not on Twitter, they can also be accessed via the County Council’s website, www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk
Coun Keith Girling, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council said, “A lot of people use the new year as a motivation to look for a job, whether they are unemployed and want to get back into work or are in employment and looking for a new challenge.

“Nottinghamshire is fortunate in having a lot of innovative and dynamic businesses who are happy to share their expertise and insight to the wider benefit of the county’s economy.

“We are extremely grateful to the local employers who are helping us to support to jobseekers through this campaign. Between them, they have interviewed hundreds of people and looked at thousands of job applications, so the advice they can offer is invaluable.”

George Cowcher, chief executive of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, said:“This is an excellent new initiative for jobseekers in Nottinghamshire and it’s good to see four high-profile business leaders taking the time to share their expertise to help people find new employment opportunities and prepare themselves for interview.

“The rapid growth in the popularity of social media platforms such as Twitter in recent years has changed the way that people communicate and access information and this campaign is a great way of harnessing this new technology to give local jobseekers the best chance of impressing a potential employer.”

Meanwhile unemployed people in Nottinghamshire who are looking for work during January are being given a further helping hand, with the offer of free bus travel across the county.

Further information is available at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/busforjobs