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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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Dealing with redundancy on your CV

It is very important to say that no one should feel embarrassed about redundancy. Particularly in these turbulent economic times there is no stigma attached to redundancy. You can be sure that the people who are going to read your CV may well have faced…


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Count down to a perfect job interview

Confirm the date and time of your interview and make sure you get directions if necessary. Check out the travel time either by road or public transport. Make sure you allow for the time of day. If necessary make a dummy run at the same…


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How to improve your chances of finding new job.

OK, so you are out of work and you are not getting any interviews. How can you improve your chances of getting a new job quickly? Well like anything in this World you’ve got to work at it. In fact your new job..is to find…


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