TotalJobs.com, the online recruitment site, has launched a free
careers advice service.
Reed Business Information’s site started its Career Health Check offer
this week (3 April).
The service is designed for those who want to rethink the direction of
their career and will advise users on how to sell themselves more
effectively to recruiters.
Visitors to the site can fill in an online questionnaire which asks
about working style, preferred working environment and goals. Users can
also have their managerial and cognitive competencies assessed.
The questionnaire takes around 20 minutes to complete. The results are
then analysed by the test publishers and occupational psychologists
Selby MillSmith, who will dispatch a career guidance, competency and
work profile report suggesting possible careers within 72 hours.
RBI is ploughing over pounds 1 million into the project.
Ray Duggins, publisher of TotalJobs, said: ’Our free Career Health Check
will not only help job seekers decide whether they are in the right
career or which career path to follow, it will be an invaluable tool for
compiling CVs and preparing for interviews. Never again will a candidate
be stumped by that ’What do you see as your greatest weakness?’
interview question, and CV writing will never be the same.’
He added: ’As employers turn to non-interview selection methods, these
types of tests will become a bigger part of the job-seeking
Totaljobs.com currently posts 22,175 jobs in a range of sectors,