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
When screening applications at QTemps, we see a whole range of experience on CVs. Sometimes people have already done exactly the sort of job they are applying for, and other times people struggle with tailoring the experience they have. At first sight you may not be sure whether it is relevant and how to write … More QTemps: How to sell work experience on your CV
As an engineering student, you are probably aware by now, that putting together a CV can be quite daunting, due to all the little details that you must or (quite often) must not include. There is no such a thing as the “perfect CV” which makes it even harder for a beginner to get started … More 3 ways to give your graduate engineering CV the edge
For most roles, an application that stands out is one which is extremely easy to read and clearly demonstrates the candidate’s skills for the role. Here are 5 quick tips to get you started… 1) Correct spelling and grammar: Spelling mistakes or grammatical errors in an application can give the impression that you lack attention … More 5 ways to make your job application stand out
Writing a CV can be daunting, whether it is your first or fiftieth CV to be written. There’s often more information on the web than you can sort through, and it’s difficult to know which the best advice is to follow. Below are some of the most common (and easily made) mistakes that I’ve seen … More Top tips for writing a CV!
Now that you’re settled into your lectures, you might be thinking about taking on a part-time job while you study. These are increasingly valued by employers as evidence that candidates are familiar with a working environment and possess some of the skills (organisation, time-keeping, interpersonal skills) that are essential to working life. Applications for these … More Preparing a CV for part-time work
What is a CV? A curriculum vitae (CV) is a record of your experience, skills, achievements and education, and is an important document which is a crucial part of applying for a job. It’s not simply a list of everything you have ever done, but instead a way of “selling” your skills and experiences to … More The Basics: CVs