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  • Choosing to change from high street to domiciliary

    • 20 Oct 2015

    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 role?

  • Workplace Guide | Careers in Optics 2014

    • 20 Oct 2014

    The up-to-date 2014 Workplace Guide and information on Careers in Optics can be downloaded from here.

  • Free CV Review Service

    • 6 Sep 2013

    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.

  • Workplace Guide | Careers in Optics 2013

    • 10 Jun 2013

    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.

  • Workplace Guide | Careers in Optics 2012

    • 7 Sep 2012

    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.

  • Using Social Media to get your next job

    Using Social Media to get your next job

    • 29 Nov 2011

    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.

  • Psychometric testing in interviews

    Psychometric testing in interviews

    • 29 Nov 2011

    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.

  • Creating an alluring covering letter

    Creating an alluring covering letter

    • 29 Nov 2011

    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.

  • Creating rapport in an interview

    Creating rapport in an interview

    • 29 Nov 2011

    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.

  • Negotiating the best starting salary

    Negotiating the best starting salary

    • 29 Nov 2011

    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.

  • Do's and don'ts for developing a CV

    Do's and don'ts for developing a CV

    • 29 Nov 2011

    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.