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An update on our 2024 Winter Release and our new search experience, Threads.

What has been incredibly exciting is seeing the huge uptick in job seeker performance and outcomes since launching Threads.

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Dylan Buckley
Dylan Buckley

How to Find a Part-Time Job in a Competitive Market

This article explains the best way to find a part-time job when there are limited opportunities available. Currently, part-time work is in more demand than ever before so there is a real fight for those jobs that are open to part-time employment.

Will Capper

44% of US job postings have salary information in them

Across the US 44% of job postings contain salary information. Find out how this compares by state, and if laws requiring salary information has had any impact.

Dylan Buckley

DirectlyApply launches near instant XML job feed indexing

DirectlyApply increases XML job feed indexing speed by 30x to near instant creating a better experience for job seekers and employers.

Dylan Buckley

Follow-Up Email after an Interview & 3 Examples

Knowing when to follow up after an interview can be tricky, you dont want to bug or harass the hiring manager but at the same time, you have put a lot of effort into the interview so are naturally keen to see how it progresses.

Will Capper

How to Answer the 'Tell me about yourself' interview question

If you are unprepared, this can be a question that really throws people off in an interview. However with a little bit of preparation, this question should transform into an excellent opportunity to showcase your personality and stand out from the rest!

Will Capper

How to answer 'What is Your Biggest Weakness?' interview question

'What is your biggest weakness?' is the interview questions that everyone loves to hate. However, answering it well can make all the difference when you are vying for your dream job and want to try and out shine the other candidates standing in your way!

Will Capper

Jobs by the Ocean: Solving Complex Geography Problems in Job Search

Job search is supposed to be simple. Enter the job title, then a location, click a button and get your search results. However, unfortunately as evidenced by the appalling search experience for job seekers on most job sites, this is simply not the case.

Dylan Buckley

How to Write a Letter of Recommendation

In this post we discuss the best approach to writing a letter of recommendation for a friend, former colleague or employee. Being asked to write a letter of recommendation is a privilege and this guide will help to make sure you get it just right!

Will Capper

How to Find Jobs Near Me

The phrase 'job near me' is one of the most popular searched for job terms online. With people increasingly looking to find work that is closer to their homes, we dive into the ways in which you can help to secure a job near me!

Will Capper

Securing the Role: How to find a work from home job

In this 'Securing the Role' guide we look at how you can find a remote or work from home job. Often in great demand, it is important that you have all the possible tools at your disposal to give you the best chance of finding that remote role!

Will Capper

5 Reasons Why You Should Always Write a Resignation Letter: Planning for a Professional Exit

In this article, we discuss the 5 reasons for writing a resignation letter and how it will help your future career. Taking just 15 minutes to write a resignation letter now could end up paying you back in dividends later on down the line

Will Capper

The 5 Best Skills To Put On Your Resume (that apply to almost all jobs!)

Below, we list the top 5 soft skills that you should consider putting on your resume to secure your next job. They can be adapted to almost any role and it is worth giving serious consideration into how you can incorporate them.

Will Capper

Resignation Letter Examples: What To Write and Also, What Not To!

How to communicate your resignation professionally can end up playing and incredibly important step in your career development and progression. Read on to discover what to include and perhaps more importantly, what not to!

Will Capper

DirectlyApply Reveals Work Benefits Job-seekers Want

Employers are trying to attract candidates with benefits such as signing bonuses and free gym membership. DirectlyApply reveals work benefits job-seekers want most in the Post-Covid era.

Will Capper

What Job Seeker Data Tells Us About the Proposed $15 Minimum Wage

In his first 100 days, President Joe Biden has been busy. He has thrown his support behind raising the federal minimum wage to $15 from $7.25 — even making that a reality for federal contractors in an executive order.

Dylan Buckley

Why it’s OK to quit your ‘dream job’ even if you worked for it for years

Even if you spent years of your life and thousands of pounds training for it, giving up on your career shouldn't be shameful.

Dylan Buckley

Leading job discovery platform DirectlyApply launches ‘Apply Later’ feature

Leading job discovery platform DirectlyApply has launched a new ‘Apply Later’ feature to boost completed application rates on mobile devices.

Dylan Buckley

How to hire candidates post-pandemic

To point out the obvious—a lot has changed as well. And as the businesses that have suspended hiring look to find great jobseekers, there are a number of things they should bear in mind.

Will Capper

How to treat job seekers in the post-pandemic era

At a time of economic hardship, job seekers are in an especially precarious position. There are unquestionably fewer jobs available than there were pre-pandemic, making many roles much more competitive than they otherwise would be.

Dylan Buckley

The sought job perks 2021 revealed

From virtual exercise classes to paw-ternity leave: The 8 most sought-after job perks in 2021 revealed as working from home trend creates 'seismic shift'

Dylan Buckley

Job Discovery Platform Celebrates Second Birthday After Landmark Year For Growth

DirectlyApply is celebrating its second birthday after enjoying its most successful year to date. Despite lockdown and the fall in available jobs, DirectlyApply experienced rapid growth over the last 12 months, seeing revenue jump by 1,400%.

Will Capper

Fortune 500 Job Descriptions Are Still Biased Toward Men. That Needs to Change.

The stark reality of the Covid-19 crisis. Almost across the board, the pandemic has exacerbated existing gender inequality.

Will Capper

'Phantom roles' may mask the true state of the UK job market

Last month, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) painted a bleak picture of the UK job market with the hospitality and retail sectors being in a particularly bad shape.

Dylan Buckley

Finding a new job

New year, new job? Here's 10 simple tricks to make yourself more employable and the sectors crying out for more workers

Will Capper

‘White collar’ job postings plunge as demand for ‘keyworkers’ rises’

White collar’ job vacancies have fallen across the UK as COVID-19 spurs demand for ‘key workers'

Will Capper

To be truly robust in the face of economic crises, the UK needs to instil a culture of entrepreneurship

A report recently published by the London School of Economics disclosed that over a million Britons who were previously self-employed may now quit self-employment, ending a trend in British entrepreneurship that has lasted two decades.

Dylan Buckley

Learn to code, get a job as an engineer? It’s not that simple

In this guest post, Amy Franz, software engineer at DirectlyApply, talks about her journey into software engineering, and that often touted alternative routes into tech are not as simple as they seem. 

Will Capper

The Cost of Happiness in the US and Around the World

Study analyzing major cities around the world including US states to reveal the true correlation between happiness and wealth.

Will Capper

Dream Jobs Abroad

With millions of employees across the globe adapting to the shift of remote working, where are the best cities offering the most job opportunities to find your dream career abroad?

Will Capper

Improving searchability with job title analysis and multiplexing

We analysed millions of jobs to find out how well the job titles match up with what people are actually searching to find that particular job. The results were surprising.

Will Capper

The Future Remote Worker

Has your company adapted to remote working? Well, meet Susan - a visual representation of the remote worker in 25 years.

Will Capper

These are the best on demand gig jobs of the month

Gig jobs are a great way to earn some extra income or even become your full time income. What are the best ones to apply to? We looked at all the options available and shared our findings with you.

Will Capper

Best Gig Jobs in the US

The rise of gig work has only increased since the coronavirus pandemic hit, with the attraction of setting your own hours each week without the worry of having to book time off.

Will Capper

Study Reveals How Fortune 500 Job Descriptions Are Tailored More Towards Men Than Women

Diversity and inclusion is a topic within the business world that is constantly being addressed and worked upon. As many studies show, there is little equality within boardrooms, equal pay and opportunities for minority communities.

Will Capper


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