CV Advice

Your curriculum vitae (CV) or resume is usually the first point of contact between you and a potential employer. You want to create the right impression so they take your application to the next level. If it has been some time since you last wrote a CV you may need a quick refresher on the

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Letters of Application

If you are applying for a new job or sending speculative CVs to prospective employers then you will need to include a covering letter with your CV. A covering letter isn’t supposed to be War and Peace but a succinct letter that emphasises your strong points. It should detail your skills, achievements, work experience and

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Headhunting from a candidate perspective

Many people think that a Headhunting company is just for executive and director level employment opportunites, however a headhunter can be used by any company for any level of job vacancy they have to fill – the goal is the same whatever level and whatever field/industry – get the best candidate for the job!

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Good CV Writing = Head Start

A good CV or resume is perhaps one of the most important tools when you are looking for a new job or considering a career change. A well written CV is your opportunity to impress the employer or headhunter, using it to highlight your relevant skills & experiences.

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HOW TO WRITE THE PERFECT COVER LETTER

Your cover letter is the first chance you have to ‘wow’ your employer, so best to make the most of it. Use the opportunity to make personal contact and create a link between you and the job offered, enticing the reader to want to know more about you by looking through your detailed CV.

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Top 10 CV Tips

Creating the perfect CV can be a challenge. Not only are you are relying on two pages to convey your personality, skills and experience but in today’s economy you’re up against more competition than ever.

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Acing your Job Interview

A successful interview, like a good CV is an opportunity to sell your skills. This is your chance to differentiate yourself from other candidates on the shortlist. Think about how your experience fits with the employer’s expectations and how you will demonstrate your responsibilities, accountabilities and successes. Prepare answers for likely interview questions, especially the

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Verbal CV

Before approaching potential employers direct, take time to brush up your ‘verbal CV’.Consider the time and effort that you’ve put into your written CV, detailing your skills and experience. Yet this could all go to waste if you’re asked to say something about yourself when you call a recruiter or meet them socially or at

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Careers fairs

Preparation is the key to success at careers fairs as many employers interview on the spot. · Make sure your CV is ‘hard copy ready’. Many CVs are created for email use and don’t always transfer well to paper. Also, ensure your CV is appropriate for general distribution and not job specific.

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Covering letters

The basics When it comes to writing a covering letter, you can probably learn more from the personal columns than you can from the jobs pages. Get it wrong and at best you’ll condemn yourself to a miserable, unfulfilling 40-year relationship; at worst you’ll end up, alone and unwanted, on the job scrap heap.

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CV and resume lies

Nick is a teacher at an English language school in Tokyo. Nick is also deceiving his employers. On his arrival in Japan eight years ago he obtained what he expected to be a temporary job teaching English by claiming he had a degree from Oxford University. He backed up the claim with a false degree

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Multimedia CVs

In today’s multimedia age, choosing the perfect format for your CV is no longer as simple as deciding between Helvetica or Palatino, double or single space type, or remembering to buy a stamp for the envelope.

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