We’ve all been there. You’ve finished uni, spent that month in Malaysia, and now you’re back at your parents’ house; bored, broke, and desperately seeking employment. For the first couple of days it’s great. Cups of tea float up to your room like clockwork, you can have as many hot baths as you like, and … More Guest blog: How to improve your CV whilst looking for your first job
An application form is your opportunity to market yourself to a recruiter and convince them you have the skills and experience they are looking for. In order for your application to be effective, make your answers specific to the organisation you are applying to (known as targeting). Remember to save a copy of your form, … More Ace your applications!
Your mission in a nutshell is to persuade the employer: You can do the job You will do the job You’ll fit in Employers want evidence of what YOU have done. If you have used a skill before, you are more likely to be able to use it again in the job. This is only … More How To Get Your CV Noticed
If you study a STEM subject, you may be expected to include more technical information in your CV when applying for work experience, internships, placements and graduate jobs. The trick is to create a CV that introduces a rounded, human candidate who has the relevant technical expertise, rather than one that presents list of technical … More Top tips for technical CVs
A CV tells a story about you and your professional journey to date. As a student it can be common to have a varied range of work experience, such as part-time jobs, internships, or even placements during your degree. This can mean that your CV can seem quite broken up, with some of the work … More Creating your skills story…
The art of writing a strong CV can sometimes feel hard to grasp, but with these tips to avoid common mistakes, you will be well on your way to a stellar draft. Target your CV. One of the main mistakes candidates make is to think that they can keep their CV the same for every … More 5 common CV mistakes… …and how to avoid them!
You might not realise how important a CV is when you start job hunting, but it’s the barrier between getting an interview and not hearing from the company ever again. There are quite a few CV mistakes that can jeopardise your career prospects, especially if you’re applying for a part-time student role or graduate job, as … More Guest blog: 5 CV mistakes that can jeopardise your career prospects