Category Archives: CV Library

“Your boss is holding you back!” says recruitment consultant

Career progression news now, with the Daily Mail reporting on the factors that are holding people back from getting ahead in their jobs:

The five golden reasons you’re not getting ahead at work (and everyone but YOU is noticing) 

If you’re struggling to secure that much coveted promotion and can’t figure out why, you may need to take a look in the mirror.

According to experts, there are five golden ways you’re hindering your chance of promotion – and everyone but you is aware.

Source: Daily Mail, 7th March 2017

Are you struggling for recognition at work? The Daily Mail is worried you are. Or, more specifically, they’re worried you are on the behalf of recruitment consultancy CV-Library:

From losing your temper to keeping quiet in the wrong situations, Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, reveals the ways you’re wreaking havoc with your career.

Well, perhaps when you’re done ‘wreaking havoc on your career’, you should turn to CV-Library for help – after all, they only careers they’re jeopardising are the journalists who regurgitate their PR guff unfiltered.

“Your officemates have terrible manners, haven’t they?” says recruitment site

Office etiquette news now, with the Independent reporting on the worst things an office-mate can do around their colleagues:

Six biggest workplace lunchtime taboos from eating smelly food to taking no break at all

Earlier this month, Lloyd’s of London, the insurance market, slapped a ban on its employees drinking alcohol during the working day

When you work in close proximity with the same people day in day out, it’s inevitable that you’ll get peeved off by some of your colleagues’ seemingly unremitting habits.

Source: Independent, 27th February 2017

Those officemates of yours, they’re annoying and rude, aren’t they? Perhaps you should leave your job and look for new colleagues, right? That’s the message the originator of this story wants to send:

At lunchtime, scope for annoying work mates (both in a food-related and in a non-food related ways) is particularly high, according to CV-Library, one of the country’s biggest online job sites…

“Although how you choose to spend your lunchtime, and what you eat is down to personal choice, it’s clear that there are certain faux pas that professionals find hard to ignore,” said Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library.

So while you’re considering the etiquette of your current colleagues, why not consider getting a new job, perhaps via CV-Library, right?

“You probably aren’t being productive enough at work!” says recruitment company

The five crucial things the most successful people do in the first hour of their day (and YOU should too!)

Did you know that how you choose to spend the first hour of your day can set you up for either glory or failure?

According to experts, the most successful people in business do five things every single morning that sets them up for a productive day – and you should follow their lead.

Source: Daily Mail, 12th October 2016


Some handy tips here in the Daily Mail, explaining to their readers how they can be more efficient at work. That said, it’s not so much careers advice as a a chance for a recruitment company to get their name mentioned in the national press:

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, said: ‘When it comes to staying productive and setting yourself up for a successful day, it’s important to make sure that you’re energised and focused on what you want to accomplish.’

Presumably one of the crucial things Daily Mail journalist and prolific Bad PR culprit Bianca London does in the first hour of her day is choose which press releases in her inbox to publish uncritically. Nice work if you can get it.