CAREER ARTICLES

Personal Details Recruiters Don’t Need To See On Your CV

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
CV Library (Guest Author)

Your CV is the key way you can communicate to recruiters why you're the best person for the job and why they should invite you in for an interview to meet you in person. Don't be under any illusion, however, that you have to include everything about you on your CV. Of course, there are snippets of your personal life that you will want to include, if they are relevant to the job you are applying for, such as: - Personal experience, e.g. a gap year - Volunteering in your spare time - A second language - Hobbies that can demonstrate key skills that you can't get from your work history Just don't get excited and overshare. You probably have a…

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Where to Look for Jobs: The Top 6 Sources

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Career Experts

There are plenty of job opportunities around, especially online. However, one of the most difficult part of job hunting is sifting through these jobs to find the few that are a great fit for you. Where should you start your job search? The best way to conduct your job hunt is to use a range of sources. If you don't branch out and try a few different things, you may be missing out on finding your dream job. If you're getting started on your job search and are unsure about where to start looking, give these six sources a go. 1. Job sites This is the most obvious way to look for jobs and it's a great place to start your job hunt. Many…

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Smart Job Searching for Jobseekers – Boolean Tips

Thursday, November 9th, 2017
Select Jobs

To some of you, the word 'Boolean' makes sense as a neat little time-saving trick. To others, the word could be part of a foreign language. Luckily, we're happy to share an insight into how it'll save you a tonne of time, when searching for jobs. Here are two examples of job searches, run by a 'B2B Sales Executive' jobseeker. Both will return the same results. You'll very quickly see which of the two searches will save you time. Jobseeker 1: Runs job search for 'Sales Executive', looks through jobs, closes page. Runs job search for 'B2B Sales', looks through jobs, closes page. Runs job search for 'Business Development', looks through jobs, closes page. Jobseeker 2: Runs a Boolean search, with…

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Give Your CV A Fresh Start!

Sunday, November 5th, 2017
Career Advisor (Guest Author)

Now we are nearing a New Year, it can feel like its time for new is beginning. As part of this 'fresh start' it's a good idea to review and improve your CV. We have compiled some general tips and advice below to help you focus your new CV so you can succeed on your job search! Common CV Mistakes 1 Typos and grammatical errors - Before applying for a new job, have your CV reviewed by a career professional or at least by an excellent writer / editor. 2 Formatting that is difficult for the eye to follow or confusing to look at - The reader may get frustrated, give up, or throw out your CV. The layout and readability of…

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How to build a strong CV for job search success

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
CV Library (Guest Author)

Having the most relevant job experience and being the most suitable candidate for the role you're applying for is all good and well. But if your CV doesn't reflect that, then you are going nowhere. You need to build a strong CV for job search success. Not sure how to do that? Have a read of these five tips to get you on your way to active employment. 1. Start with the basics Format Make sure you format your CV correctly. Find a recent layout of a CV for the industry you are applying for a job in. Copy the format. CV fashions come and go, so make sure your CV is up to date. Spelling Make sure you spellcheck it. There is nothing guaranteed…

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How To Revamp Your CV To Improve Your Job Search

Friday, September 15th, 2017
CV Library (Guest Author)

Once there was a time when you could write your CV, post it online to recruitment websites or send it directly to recruiters, sit back and wait for the offers to come pouring. Those days are long gone. If you want to get ahead and get a good job, you have to do all the legwork to put yourself in front of the crowd. How? Here are four ways to revamp your CV to improve your job search. 1. Think like a recruiter Recruiters take around 8.8 seconds to scan a CV. If you can't show clearly what type of job that you are trying to get, then it's very unlikely that a recruiter will know why you are the best applicant…

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Make Finding A Graduate Job Easy

Friday, September 8th, 2017
Career Experts

Are you looking for a graduate job? The bad news is that finding a graduate opportunity after university is rarely easy. However, there are plenty of things that you can do to improve your chances. It's time to enter the real world and kick-start a successful career. There are plenty of graduate jobs out there, however, there is also plenty of competition. You'll also want to ensure that you find a role that offers good rewards alongside training and professional development so that you can continue to grow your skills. If you're ready to take on your fellow grads and are keen to come out on top, here's four ways that you can make your graduate job hunt that little bit easier. 1.…

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Enhance your job search strategy with these 8 tips

Friday, August 25th, 2017

If you want to find job search success, you need to get strategic. Signing up to job boards like CV-Library, registering with a recruitment agencies and browsing the Internet is a great way to find your ideal role. However, there's more to job searching than simply looking for your next role. Read on to learn how to enhance your job search strategy and increase your chances of securing an interview for your ideal job. 1. Get some experience on the side If you've taken the leap and are looking for a job in a field that you have no experience in, then your first move should be to gain some. Even if you have to work for free for half a day a…

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How to Tailor Your Cover Letter: 5 Steps (Article submitted by Career Experts)

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

For the most part, when applying for jobs you are required to submit both a CV and cover letter. Your cover letter doesn't carry as much weight as your CV, however it still plays an important part in your application. While all of the cover letters you write will follow a set format, you should always tailor them to the specific role you are applying for. Your cover letter is the perfect opportunity to say a bit more about the skills and experiences that are on your CV and to state exactly why you are a perfect fit for the role. Here's how you can tailor your cover letter with five simple steps. 1. Have you done your research? Your cover letter should be…

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How to Build Rapport with Your Interviewer (Article submitted by CV Library)

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Leaving a lasting impression is important in any job interview. Knowing the job description and nailing the common interview questions is one thing, but to really become memorable you'll need to connect with the interviewer. As such, an element of rapport—a mutual liking and understanding between two people—will help you reach the next stage of the recruitment process and give you a better chance of beating the competition. Keep in mind this isn't exactly a likeability contest like Britain's Got Talent, but if you read on for our advice on how to build rapport with your interviewer, you'll be well on your way to job interview success. Make a personable opening When your interviewer approaches you, stand…

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