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How can I get headhunted?

You need to be visible in order to attract the attention of a recruiter or headhunter. Networking, using social media (Twitter and Facebook) and using LinkedIn are very good ways for you to increase your presence and therefore become a potential target for a headhunter.…


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Dealing with “difficult” questions at interviews

In addition to the questions that are typically asked at either traditional or competency interviews, you can also expect interviewers to focus on any areas of concern that they may have about your background, for example if you have changed jobs frequently or if there…


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Ten steps to your next job

Ten steps to your next job At the beginning of your job search you need to get into a positive frame of mind. Yes, the market is tough but there are jobs out there.  With determination and a good understanding of how to manage a…


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You ask the questions!

It might seem that job interviews are all about answering questions but in fact most interviews conclude with ““Do you have any questions?” Now questions about holidays, working hours and overtime have their place but they are certainly not the questions you should be asking…


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Recession what recession?

According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) one in ten Computer Science graduates are currently unemployed and apparently unable to find work. However a very interesting survey came up in the news recently which shows that despite these figures there are presently 2,697 tech…


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Dealing with gaps in your employment history

It’s almost inevitable that at some point in your career you are going to have to deal with gaps in your employment history and I’m often asked how you should deal with these gaps in your CV. Although of course the individual circumstances can be…


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10 Top Tips on How to use your CV to help you change careers

Making a major career change can be very tough particularly in the current job market where, because of the large number of job seekers, employers can afford to insist on only seeing candidates with previous experience in the same role. However, if you are really…


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Asking questions at job interviews

It might seem that job interviews are all about answering questions but in fact most interviews conclude with ““Do you have any questions?” Now questions about holidays, working hours and overtime have their place but they are certainly not the questions you should be asking…


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Job Titles as Keywords in your CV

Including the titles of your past jobs and of roles you’re looking for is effective in making your CV stand out in relevant computer searches. These titles can be included in the professional profile paragraph of your CV and in the employment history section respectively.…


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General guidelines for writing a personal statement

Explain why you are applying for this particular job. If you are going to mention personal interests and hobbies then try to link them to the skills and experience required for the job. For example being captain of your university football team suggests that you…


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