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Breaking free from underemployment

Although underemployment may be preferable to unemployment, simply accepting the fact your array of skills are not being appreciated or put to good use is very damaging for your career prospects. While your current position may be helping you to pay the bills, it’s also limiting your career development as you’re prevented from exercising your […]

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Experiences of social housing – an active tenant’s view

Thank you to Bridget Orman who is a tenant of Adur and Worthing District Council, for letting us share her story for #HousingDay 2014. Bridget is as an active tenant of Adur and Worthing District Council; her story shows a great example of the excellent work tenants can do to contribute to the housing community. […]

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A day in the life of… a Neighbourhood Officer

Working as a Neighbourhood Officer is great, the company I work for in central Leeds is relatively small compared to many (we manage around 5,000 properties) and I like this as it allows us to do more for our tenants than most and add a genuinely personal touch. To try and describe a typical day […]

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A sector that is always changing…

As the world changes so do the needs of society, this in turn requires frontline housing services to change along with it. No profession can afford to sit still, least of all housing. The future The role of frontline housing officers have already changed significantly and will continue to do so both in the duties […]

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A day in the life of a Tenancy Sustainment Officer

As a Tenancy Sustainment Officer working in social housing, my work focuses on helping our tenants keep a roof over their heads. They may need advice on money management or claiming certain benefits, so I provide useful advice in 1-2-1 sessions. In a recent case, one of our tenants had her Housing Benefit stopped because […]

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Why get into working in housing?

Today (Wednesday 12th November 2014) marks #HousingDay, an annual event aimed at raising the profile of the housing profession and celebrating the work that is done on a daily basis, across the country. For many the housing sector is something of an enigma and this may well be because they are lucky enough to not […]

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How to become Employee of the Month

Whether this award is created as a serious competition or just for a bit of fun, earning the title of employee of the month can significantly boost both your motivation and your prospects. It serves as recognition for your efforts to impress and encourages your boss to acknowledge your talents and perhaps even consider you […]

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#HousingDay 2014

12th November 2014 marks the return of #HousingDay, an annual event aimed at increasing the profile of the work done by those in the Housing sector. In 2013, #HousingDay trended on Twitter with more than 1,000 tweets every hour. This year aims to be bigger than ever before and here at Jobsgopublic we will be […]

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Standing out – Tips for group interview success

The prospect of a group interview can be a daunting one, you will likely be more familiar with the traditional one-to-one interview system and straying from this formula may unsettle you. First thing’s first, relax! If you approach it properly and thoughtfully then there is no reason that your group interview needs to be a […]

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