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6:01am 14th December 2011

There is a fresh jobs warning for the southwest.

A new report says more bosses are planning to shed jobs after Christmas than hire new staff.

It is the first time that has happened in a decade. The report was carried out by recruitment firm Manpower and involved questioning hundreds of businesses in the southwest.

It found hiring intentions have dropped from +7% in the final quarter of 2011 to -4% in the first quarter of 2012.

Manpower’s South West Operations Manager, Andrew Shellard said, "While times are hard across the UK and particularly in the West, there are still employment opportunities in the South West, including for those with the skill set to take up engineering posts. There are also a number of openings in the insurance and financial compensation sectors.

"Our advice to job seekers is the same across the board; a flexible approach to finding work is essential, as is applying to jobs that one would not normally consider. More and more people are also realising that temporary assignments are a great way to get their foot in the door and get noticed."

Three Things You can do to Keep Your Job

  • Update your boss on your achievements. Try to quantify what you have delivered for the company (eg "I have closed twelve orders this week"/"interviewed four candidates") in regular emails.
  • Invest in developing your own skills. Don't allow yourself to get or look rusty. Make an effort to learn new things and then suggest ways of using those skills to boost productivity.
  • Make your boss look good. Work out what management care about most and become a champion of it. Work out what it is that is holding your boss back from keeping their boss happy and help solve the problem.
6:01am 14th December 2011

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