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5 Words And Phrases To Avoid Using on Your CV

Elise Dopson | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK
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Elise Dopson

A good CV sets you apart from the rest when you're applying for a job and is single-handedly the most important thing that decides on whether you get a job interview. It's probably your most professional document and the only thing that a prospective employer can judge you on, so it needs to be right!

Can't Decide About Your Career Direction? Here's How To Choose A Job That's Right For You

Victoria McLean | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Maybe you're in a job that's making you miserable or you're just bored but can't think of a fulfilling career. Maybe you've lost your job and are unsu...

September Is International Update Your Resume Month - Here's How to Make Your CV Perfect

Victoria McLean | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Do you want to get a new job, get promoted or get a pay rise? Then now's the time to dust off your CV and really get it battle ready, because it's currently the 17th annual International Update Your Resume Month.

Why We Need Action Now To Tackle The Disability Employment Gap

Mark Atkinson | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK
Mark Atkinson

As MPs go back to work this week, we want them to think about disabled people who are unable to take up and progress in employment because of a consistent failure to remove barriers. Scope's analysis of the latest ONS data reveals that for every 100 disabled people moving into work, 114 are leaving. If the UK wants to be a modern, inclusive society, it needs to act urgently - not just pay lip service to an ideal world in which opportunities are equal.

How To Write The Perfect Speculative Job Application Letter

Victoria McLean | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

When it comes to getting where you want to be on the career ladder, there are numerous ways to get your foot on your favoured rung. Everybody knows ...

Got A 2:2 Or Third? Don't Panic! You Don't Need A Great Degree To Get A Great Job

Victoria McLean | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Victoria McLean

Have you recently graduated? Did you get less than the magical '2:1 or above' demanded by so many fast-track graduate schemes? If so, it's natural to feel a bit deflated - but don't panic or despair. Instead, remember these five points:

How To Tackle Aptitude Tests And Get That Job

Victoria McLean | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

If you're anything like me, once you'd completed your last exam at university, the first thing you did was thank your lucky stars you'd never have to ...

All You Need To Know About The New LinkedIn

Victoria McLean | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Tech
Victoria McLean

In the meantime, here's what you need to know about the latest changes to the online behemoth, which now has a massive 500million users, and which boasts that for each new connection you make, you'll expand the reach of your professional network by an average of 400 people, 100 companies and more than 500 jobs...

What Are The Biggest Career Mistakes To Avoid?

Quora | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK
Quora

What are the biggest career mistakes to avoid? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from o...

School's Out For Summer - Time To Consider Teaching

Mat Galvin | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

It was overwhelming to see so many thank yous to teachers as term ended and the summer holidays began. One in particular that caught my eye, and the hearts of many, was a student from Bristol, thanking their primary school teacher through a very 'sweet' and imaginative approach.

Things All Unemployed Graduates Are Sick Of Hearing

Varsha Patel | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Varsha Patel

You've finally done it! You've got your degree, and have now got the cap and gown photo to prove it. Here's to adulthood! Except, adulthood isn't really that fun - especially when you're still unemployed. But what's worse than being unemployed? People reminding you that you're unemployed.

This Company Is Seeking A Donald Trump Doppelgänger

HuffPost | BeckyBarnes | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Comedy

This could be the dream job for dead ringers of President Donald Trump. Bosses of a corporate hospitality company in England say they are struggling...

Didn't Get The Job? How To Deal With Interview Rejection

Victoria McLean | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria McLean

There are few things more emotionally draining than job interviews. You put in so much preparation, you put yourself on the line to try and land the role, then there's the nerve-wracking wait afterwards to find out how you've done which is even more stressful.

How To Nail That All-Important Job Interview

Victoria McLean | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

You've crafted the perfect CV and cover letter and now you've managed to land a job interview. Congratulations! But having got this far in the journ...

Graduates - Why You Need The 'STAR' Technique For Job Interviews

Victoria McLean | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

You've spent three years (or more) studying, your degree's done, your CV's sparkling and you've landed your first job interview in your post-graduation life.

A Less London-Centric UK Is Possible - Here's How It Starts

Rob Brouwer | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK
Rob Brouwer

Since I last wrote on this blog, Theresa May has returned to 10 Downing Street in a startling result in June's snap election. Though it's not with the...

This Is What It's Really Like To Be A Tour Guide

Emma Rosen | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rosen

Kim recommends that anyone interested in becoming a tour leader, especially for an overlanding company, goes on a trip first, preferably with the company you are interested in working for. It may seem an obvious point, but you need to be aware of the realities of what's involved.

How Not To Commit Career Suicide On Social Media

Victoria McLean | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Tech
Victoria McLean

For one thing, more and more people are getting fired because of posts on social media, whether due to inadvisable Facebook status updates slating their workplaces or getting involved in bad-mouthed Twitter spats.

It's Okay To Not Know What You Want To Do With Your Life

Elise Dopson | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Elise Dopson

When it comes to making decisions, I'm probably one of the worst people for it. Seriously - about three months ago, I spent fifteen minutes stood in the fruit aisle of Tesco wondering if it was a red or green apple that I wanted for my lunch. (In the end, I got a green one.)

Should You Include A Photo Of Yourself On Your CV?

Victoria McLean | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

There's a huge debate between career experts right now over whether or not you should put a photo on your CV - after all, in this social media age, ev...

Now's The Time To Apply For An Apprenticeship - Here Are My Top CV Tips To Land One

Victoria McLean | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Victoria McLean

Whatever your political views, one good thing about the Conservative win in the General Election is their promise to create three million apprenticeships for young people aged between 16 and 24 by 2020.

Finding Your Passion

James Caan CBE | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK
James Caan CBE

We all want to be original, we all want to be unique. The good news is, we already are. No two people are the same, we were born distinctively differe...

How To Write The Perfect Graduate CV To Land Your Dream Job

Victoria McLean | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

It's finals time and understandably it's tricky to think about anything else when your stress levels are through the roof and the timetable of exams is relentless. I'm sure the last thing you want to do is write your CV, after three years or more of hard study (and probably partying) before you sit your last paper.

This Veterinary Clinic Has Posted The Dream Job For Cat-Lovers

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you exude cattitude and have a history of feeding the neighbourhood moggies, we’ve found the perfect job for you. A veterinary clinic is hiring a...

Why Cover Letters Matter - Here Are The Crucial Dos And Don'ts

Victoria McLean | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Be grown up, meticulous, thorough and treat it as a sales pitch for product YOU, and your cover letter will be anything but uninspiring - and it'll get those recruiters reading your incredible CV.