Using the Social Media in your job search Read more »

Using the Social Media in your job search

A new study from Chadwick Martin Bailey and iModerate Research Technologies shows that 60% of Facebook fans and 79% of Twitter followers are more likely to buy brands that they follow through social media. You can assume that many recruiters also are more likely to…

The top ten CV mistakes that stop you getting short-listed Read more »

The top ten CV mistakes that stop you getting short-listed

If you are applying for lots of jobs but not getting shortlisted for interviews then maybe you need to look again at your CV. Here is my list of the top ten CV mistakes that may stop you getting selected for interview. A ten-page CV!…

The top ten interview mistakes Read more »

The top ten interview mistakes

If you have recently come out of an important job interview thinking that you could have done better or if you are constantly failing to get through to the second round of interviews you may need to think again about your interview technique. Here’s my…

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Should you pay to have job interview coaching?

You’ve got an important job interview coming up and you can’t afford to mess up. Would you consider paying a professional coach to help you with your interview ‘technique’ and therefore improve your chances of being offered a job? It’s quite surprising how many people…

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Using keywords in your CV

A recent report in the Wall Street Journal highlighted the increasing use of technology in screening candidates for jobs. With some advertised vacancies attracting 1,000 or more applications, it’s not surprising that, faced with the task of manually reviewing each CV, automation is starting to…

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General Guidelines for a good CV

Keep it short and clear The CV should be easy to read and well laid out with clear section headings and with the information presented in a logical and easy-to-follow format. Keep it relevant Don’t spend a page describing your successful millennium project; it has…

Stand out from the crowd! Read more »

Stand out from the crowd!

With a new study claiming that an average of four people chase every job vacancy in the UK it’s time to think about how you can make your job applications stand out from the crowd. The study which was conducted by Unison reveals that the…

How to get a graduate job Read more »

How to get a graduate job

Recent research indicates that graduates applying to some of the UK’s leading employers stand a much better chance of being offered a job if they have already had some work experience with the same organisation – either through internships, industrial placements or vacation work. In…

Age discrimination isn't the default for employers Read more »

Age discrimination isn’t the default for employers

I often speak to people looking for careers advice who complain that they can’t find a job because they are too old; rather alarmingly some of these people are in their forties. Like many people, I’ve always assumed that as you get older, it gets…

How to start your career change Read more »

How to start your career change

There’s no question that some sectors of the job market are stagnant at the moment. Recent news of redundancies at UBS and Barclayssuggest that jobs in the banking industry are going to be few and far between for the foreseeable future. Equally, public-sector recruitment is down in many…

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