Introduction to the fourth edition

How this book can help

There’s probably never been a time when it’s been as easy to find a job as it is today. But there can be few times in history when it’s been as difficult as it is to get a job. The internet and new technology have given us instant access to all kinds of information, including job vacancies. At the same time the recession has hit us all, with companies going bankrupt and others making people redundant, or freezing their recruitment. But there is some light at the end of the tunnel: employers are constantly saying that they have skills shortages and how they have difficulties in recruiting the right staff. My recent trawl of the internet job boards revealed almost half-a-million jobs being ...

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