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Job Interviews: Why You’re Failing

Stay Positive It sounds glib but it’s a serious point. Remaining positive throughout your interview-quest will see you right. Stumbling – downtrodden – into a job interview situation is a sure-fire way to make a mess of the interview. People don’t hire losers; they hire winners. Stay positive and stride into that room like a […]

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Help! I HATE my employer!

Dear Job Fox UK. I need some interview advice. I am currently working in a positon I don’t like with a horrible atmosphere and an unprofessional owner/boss. I have a job interview next week and when they ask why am I leaving my current position, what is the best kind of answer?  I’ll be doing […]

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Job Interview Tips: Best Foot Forward

Most of our blogs are concerned with CVs and how to write them: usually this focuses on our usual obsession, that of targeting the CV to the vacancy using the job advertisement and the person specification (and anything else you can get your hands on related to the position). In this blog, we will be suggesting some interview tips […]

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Your CV Is Too Long!

For employers, there is nothing worse than a CV that is pages and pages long. If you can’t manage the task of editing your CV down then you’re not worth employing. Really, a three page CV in a difficult labour market is not acceptable. anything longer than that and you’re going straight into the shredder without a […]

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Gaps of Employment on Your CV

Our life stories are as unique as ourselves. Our CVs tell the story of our lives: who we’ve hung around with, where we studied, when we left school, oor strengths and tastes and a great deal more. Inevitably, we will have gaps on our CV. Most people have had a period of unemployment; it’s an inevitability of […]

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Why Employers Are LAZY

We’ve all been there: you haven’t updated your CV for months and every vacancy you see demands a CV and a  Cover Letter. You’re certainly not alone in your scramble to get a CV together in a hurry to compete in a tough jobs-market. In these austere times employers have become tight and lazy. Why should they go to […]

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Why Don’t I Hear Back From Employers?

One of the things we hear people say the most here in the JobFox UK den is “I’ve applied for so many jobs – I NEVER hear back.” It’s likely that your CV has gone into the Black Hole. We’ve seen many CVs. Most of them – unfortunately – suffer from the same dull, bland […]

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Top 5 Reasons Your CV Is Useless!

Your primary goal with your CV is to ensure that every tiny detail of it is geared with the employer in mind. You haven’t written the CV for you. Everything from your employment history to your skills profile will be fine tuned to ensure that each and every word should catch the eye of the […]

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Considering a Career Change? CV Advice

It is a common question: how can I change careers if I have limited experience on my CV? Many job-hunters feel trapped in this way but there are a few pointers that can have you rolling in the right direction. The first thing you need is courage. It’s not a joke: a career change can […]

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Be Creative: The Key to a Winning CV

Dull, bland and unimaginative language on a CV is every recruiter’s bugbear. Imagine you’re an employer; you have advertised a vacancy and – with high hopes of hearing from dynamic and keen individuals – you begin to receive a stack of CVs on the email and in the post. You receive thirty five CVs in […]

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