We hope you’re enjoying the summer break, and making the most of the sunshine! Perhaps you’ve got yourself a part-time job, an internship or are researching graduate scheme deadlines for the coming term. Whatever your situation, it’s always good to revisit your CV and make sure it’s as up-to-date as possible. If a job opportunity … More Quick CV tips
One of the challenges with writing a CV that will attract an employer’s attention, is trying to impress whilst being clear and concise. It’s all to easy to fall into the trap of using buzz words and jargon filled phrases, which might sound snappy, but could actually be doing your CV more harm than good. Phrases … More Too many buzz words could be damaging your CV
I have read through a lot of student applications in my time. And I mean A LOT. More often than not I end up giving unsuccessful applicants very similar feedback. So last month I found myself in a very familiar situation whilst reading through applications for our new QConsult supported by J.P. Morgan programme. The … More Beware: 5 common application mistakes to avoid!
London Technology Week took place a few months ago and I went along to some of the events to take the temperature of the recruitment market for graduates interested in the digital sector. First up to talk on recruitment trends was John Ridpath, Head of Product at Decoded. John’s talk was particularly interesting as it … More Death of the CV?
When it comes to applying for jobs, your CV says a lot about you. By adapting your CV each time you apply for a job you increase it’s impact and make it easier for recruiters to quickly identify the skills they’re looking for. Whatever your experiences, present them in language most relevant to the position you’re applying … More How to write an excellent CV
As the Coordinator of Queen Mary’s QProjects scheme and someone who has worked in recruitment, I have read a lot of CV’s in my time (and I mean A LOT). So I was of course interested when Stylist magazine recently published an article titled ‘The top 10 CV mistakes and how to avoid them’. I ended … More We all make mistakes sometimes: avoid these common CV errors
New Year’s articles about getting fit, developing ‘mindfulness’, and making positive changes seem to be everywhere this month. However, the Careers & Enterprise Centre has another resolution to add to your list: get some work experience. Not to be the bearer of stress-inducing tidings, but although it may only be the first week of Spring Term, … More Your new New Year’s Resolution: build your CV