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Build a Pretty CV!

So there you have it. You have agonised over the wording of your CV; battled to dream up fabulous words that describe your eagerness to please the recruiter. You have crafted a Skills Profile with Power Words that describe your high level of employability with the skills of a CV Ninja. You have melted your […]

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The Proven Way To Secure A Job Interview

Regardless of whether your CV is one page or two pages long (if it is more than two pages then your CV is  too long!) the main skills and qualities you possess that you want to impart to the recruiter should fall into the first few sections of your CV. (If you do not have a CV yet […]

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Sincerely or Faithfully - Covering Letter -

Sincerely or Faithfully?

If you know the name of the person you’re writing  to (‘Dear Jane…’) use sincerely. If you don’t know the name of the name of the person you’re addressing then you should use faithfully. Emails tend me be less formal than traditional letters so you could always keep it simple and use regards/kind regards.   […]

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Edit my CV -

Your CV Is An Application Form

It’s a fact that shocks some jobseekers: you should change your CV to suit every single job that you apply for. In a tough jobs-market, applications will be weeded out ruthlessly and guided straight into the shredder. Put yourself in their shoes: imagine you are a manager that has advertised a position at your firm. […]

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Waiting For a Job Interview

Don’t Just Sit There!

You can be kept waiting for interview for a while, especially when the interviewer is running behind schedule after a long day of meeting candidates. I have had the unfortunate experience of this. My interview was the final scheduled appointment of the day and, running late, my slot had drifted twenty minutes. Of course, I […]

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SEO Your CV and Your Cover Letter

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the tips and techniques used to ensure that the search engines can find content online. One element of this is using the right language to connect to people conducting online searches – putting the right keywords onto the website is essential. The same should be true of your CV. Make […]

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iPhone, Android and its impact on jobsearch

Steve Jobs and His Immeasurable Impact

With the passing of Steve Jobs it is impossible to measure Jobs’ contribution to modern life. There are detractors that push Jobs’ damage to competition (compare Apple’s closed software ecosystem to Android’s open platform). Nonethless – to paraphrase President Obama – a vast amount of people found out about Steve Jobs’ death on devices that […]

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CV Power Words

CV Power Words

As you browse through the CV templates you have pulled in from the internet and pore over cover letter examples there is one  thing that you’re going to have to be clear on: the language you use. Many people pull their hair out with this. Simply starting a CV can feel nightmarish. Of course, someone is […]

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