CAREER ARTICLES

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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Politics and Job Worries Increase Youth Anxiety

Friday, January 13th, 2017

A study by The Prince's Trust in the UK has found that political upheaval, job worries and low self-confidence have left young people anxious and daunted. Lets look at the facts below from the report: - 50% felt it was harder to get a job than a year ago - 28% felt out of control of their lives - 34% felt they would have a worse standard of living than their parents - 42% felt traditional goals like home ownership or a steady job were unrealistic - 18% believing they would be unable to change their circumstances - 16% saying their lives would amount to nothing, no matter how hard they tried The report goes on to say 'Over half (58%) of…

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Why are women paid less than men?

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Women in their 30's and 40's are paid significantly less than their male counterparts, according to the Resolution Foundation in a recent study and also the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) in 2016. The Facts - Women born between 1981 and 2000 should expect to be paid 9% less than men when they hit their 30th birthday. However there is a 5% pay difference between men and women in their 20s - Men in their 30's tend to see their wages increase, while women's wages tend to stagnate - The gender pay gap once women reach their 30's has changed very little in generations So what's the reason for this? Having children. According to the Resolution Foundation having children will carry a "sharp and long-lasting"…

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Why are there fewer opportunities for ethnic minority children in the UK?

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

According to a recent report from the Social Mobility Commission, Black and Asian Muslim children are less likely to get professional jobs even though they tend to do better at school. The report goes on to say that jobless rates are also higher for some ethnic minority groups. The commission who produced the report states 'British families are told that if their children go to school and work hard, they will be rewarded with good jobs and opportunities. But for many groups this promise is being broken. In recent months, the low educational attainment of White British boys has gained significant attention. However, when it comes to the transition from education to employment, this group is less likely to be unemployed…

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Young women are being shut out of the UK Job Market

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

According to the Young Women's Trust (YWT) more than a quarter of a million young women need more support to find work. In an era where there is a shortage of workers in key areas, we ask the question how can we afford not to help them? Lets start by looking at the statistics. The latest official figures show 285,000 young women are currently classed as economically inactive (not working and not looking for work), and are also not in employment, education or training. That is 82,000 more than the figure for young men. Of these young women, about a third would take a job if they could and 86% want to work in the future. Based on the above we…

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How will Brexit impact my job?

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Since THAT vote many people woke up on Friday and asked this question; how will Brexit impact my job? Months have passed since then and we still dont know the answer. However, lets make a few predictions........ Investment Will the banks start to demolish their buildings, cull their UK staff, and move to mainland Europe? I dont think so, at least not in the short to medium term. The leading UK banks have invested heavily in their UK workforce and infrastructure. I dont see them throwing this all away when they dont even know the impact themselves. So dont put on your tin hats just yet! Training Will the course I am training for still be relevant in the UK? Well, we still need…

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