Careers Hub

  • We stopped to talk to Specsavers Recruitment Services (SRS), the UK’s biggest optical recruitment business to find out what it really takes to land the “perfect” job. Having supported over 2,000 individuals to secure optical and retail careers in the last 12 months, the Specsavers in-house recrui...
  • An increasing number of Optometrists are choosing to work in the domiciliary sector; this may come as no surprise as the population ages and the number of NHS eligible patients rises. However, what makes an Optometrist switch from the relative comfort of a High Street consulting room to a mobile ...
  • The up-to-date 2014 Workplace Guide and information on Careers in Optics can be downloaded from here.
  • The Fuller CV provide compelling career help, including professional CV writing for your future success. We've teamed up with them to offer you a free CV review to help you conduct a more successful job search.

  • Moving forward with your career is often associated with simply finding a new job. This is just the first step. As illustrated in this year’s Workplace Guide, developing skills and taking on more responsibility within a current role can be just as fulfilling.
  • Few careers can boast as much opportunity as optics at a time of austerity for much of the economy. The options are vast for optometrists and dispensing opticians - as illustrated by the range of workplace settings covered in this supplement.

  • Companies of all shapes and sizes are embracing social media and many use it to scout for - and hire – new employees. Read the low-down on three, must-have channels for job hunters.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.
  • The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.
  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.
  • A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.