How to Optimise Your LinkedIn Profile for a Job

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Nowadays, securing your dream job often requires more than just submitting your CV to online job boards and advertised roles. A high percentage (I’ve seen 70% quoted in several places) of jobs are secured through networking, rather than an advertised role. LinkedIn is a fantastic place to network and is often underutilised by job seekers. … Read more

7 common cover letter mistakes

Cover letters are an important part of most job applications so make sure you get it right. You need to sell yourself in a succinct manner and grab the reader’s attention so they want to look at your CV. So what should you include and what should you avoid when writing your letter? Using the … Read more

How to identify and showcase your skills on a CV

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Recruiters see hundreds of CVs and when you apply they’re looking to see if your skill set matches the role requirements. How do you identify and showcase your skills on a CV? How to identify your skills 1. Seek input from others Ask for feedback on your hard and soft skills from family, friends, colleagues, … Read more

What sections to include in your CV (and what to exclude)

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There aren’t set rules in CV writing but there are guidelines. Here is an outline of what to include.  As the most common type of CV, I’ll focus on the sections for a reverse chronological CV. Personal Details You don’t need: Profile Key Skills Career History Voluntary Roles Education, training, and qualifications Interests Footer References

How to choose a CV structure

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Did you know there’s more than one type of CV structure? All structures showcase your skills, experience, and achievements, but in different ways.  Here I provide a summary of 4 types of CV and why you might choose them. Reverse Chronological CV Structure This format is for you if you’ve been following a natural career … Read more

5 tips to help if you’re applying for jobs from home

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Many people are still working from home, at least some of the time. They will have often been sent the correct equipment, be set up with all the software required, and have regular meetings with others. What if you’re not working and are applying for jobs from home?  How can you do this effectively? Here … Read more

Are you a student needing help with your CV?

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I’m a strong believer in learning the value of money and the importance of a good work ethic from a young age, and securing a part-time role is a key part of this. But there are hundreds of students looking for part-time roles. How can you differentiate yourself and secure that all-important interview? I can … Read more

4 ways to follow up on a job application

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We’ve all been there, and it is one of the most frustrating and demoralising parts of job seeking. You’ve invested lots of time and effort into submitting an amazing CV and cover letter, then regularly hit the refresh button on your inbox or eagerly await the postie for details of the anticipated job interview. Often, it … Read more

3 steps to writing achievements for your CV

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Achievements are a key (and often missing) part of your CV and prove you have the skills and abilities the recruiter is looking for, and that you can deliver results for your new employer.  Can you solve their problems, impact their bottom line, increase efficiency, decrease costs, improve customer service? Many CVs read more like … Read more

How to dress with confidence for a Zoom interview in 2023

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Dressing for a job interview can be sartorially daunting at the best of times. In 2023, first impressions are often made virtually, making your on-screen presence just as crucial as in-person meetings. Not only do you need to consider what you wear, you also need to ensure you show yourself in the best light, quite … Read more

What to consider when looking for a CV writer

There are many reasons why you could be looking for a new CV ( e.g. you are looking for a step up the career ladder, want a career change or are returning to work after a career break) and a CV writer (e.g. you just don’t have the time to write it yourself or know … Read more