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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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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How to find a job on Facebook

Finding a job on facebook

The way that we search for new career opportunities has changed dramatically over the past ten years with the advent of social media. Now, you can find a job on Facebook, LinkedIn or any social media platform you choose whilst checking in with friends and browsing through your news feed during your lunch break. Employers…

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Thanks, but no thanks: How to overcome job rejection

Let’s face it, no one likes receiving a job rejection email, letter or phone call. You’ve worked hard getting your CV polished up and made a real effort to make a great impression at interview, so getting a standard email template saying that they won’t be taking your application any further can come as a…

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Job hunting under the radar

So, you’ve finally decided that the time has come for you to move on from your current employer to find pastures new – but your worried that your job hunting will somehow be detected by your current employer. Now I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how awkward it would be if your employer…

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3 of the worst job search tips you’ll want to avoid

Job search tips are everywhere nowadays. The internet, friends, even someone you hardly know will try and give you some kind of advice when they find out that you’re looking for a new job. You’ll probably listen and smile politely while they reel off their job search pearls of wisdom, and some may even offer…

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Are you earning the right salary for your age?

There’s no denying that there’s a direct link between age, experience and earnings. As we get older, we learn new skills, become more experienced in our field and command a bigger pay packet – but can you be certain that you’re earning the right salary for your age? Of course, the average UK salary does…

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