How to write a great CV

Does your CV pass the 6 second filter

Getting your CV noticed in 6 seconds  Many employers are inundated with CVs, so it’s not surprising that they have very little time to spend on each CV when they’re shortlisting candidates for new jobs.  It might come as a bit of a shock, but the time spent looking at applications and CVs can be…

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Tips to help you prepare for your interview

Interview tips

Did you know 52% of interviewers make their decision about a candidate in between five and fifteen minutes of the interview starting? Now you’ve been invited to an interview your preparation is the key to making a lasting impression. We share some advice and top tips about how to prepare for your interview and calm…

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Use LinkedIn to boost your job search

Linkedin profile

LinkedIn was created as an online social networking platform for professionals. You should use it to connect and forge productive and successful working relationships worldwide with professionals in your field. However, there are a number of elements where you can fail to follow the codes of conduct expected of a professional network which can damage…

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How to write the ultimate covering letter

Writing a covering letter that stands out

Although the popularity of covering letters has waned in recent years, some employers still insist that you provide one or a covering email when submitting your job application. By ignoring their request and just applying without one, you run the risk of being perceived as someone who can’t follow simple instructions, are unable to create…

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How to answer the ‘tell me about yourself’ interview question

It’s probably one of the first things you’ll be asked, but the ‘tell me about yourself’ interview question isn’t just the employer exchanging pleasantries and trying to get to know you. This particular interview question can tell the interviewer an awful lot about the person sitting across the desk from them, and like all interview…

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7 expert LinkedIn tips to get your CV noticed

Get your CV noticed using LinkedIn

When you’re not on the look-out for a new job, it can be easy to neglect your LinkedIn profile. But what many of us don’t realise is that companies and recruiters are continuously searching for candidates just like you for what might be your dream job. We’re all guilty of putting LinkedIn on the bottom…

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Is your email address damaging your job search?

You’ve tweaked, tailored and rewritten your CV until it virtually sparkles with star quality – yet your job search hasn’t yielded any actual results. But could something as straight forward as your email address be damaging your job search? Fun emails create the wrong impression You’ve probably had it for years and never once thought…

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Stand out from the crowd – covering letter dos and don’ts

Did you know that on average an employer only spends around four seconds looking at your covering letter before deciding if to take your job application further? Scary eh? So what exactly can you do to stand out from the crowd and get your job application noticed? Many employers and recruiters no longer ask for…

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Smart / casual? What to wear at interview

What to wear at interview is something I’m frequently asked by candidates and regardless if you like it or not, your personal appearance will be judged as an outward expression of who you are and your approach to work. We’ve all heard the statistic that within 3 seconds of meeting someone we’ve already formed a…

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Job Search: Agency help Vs. DIY approach

When your starting out on your new job search, you might think that a do it yourself approach is your best bet of landing that dream job. But are you really getting the best career advice and options by going it alone? In this article I’ll explore the differences between engaging with a recruitment agency…

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