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Updating your CV when on furlough

Sunday 24th May 2020
Chris Pennington (Client Services Director at Your CV Consultant)

If you're one of the millions of people in the UK still on furlough, it would be wise to use this time to update your CV so you are ready to take advantage of work opportunities that may arise. Below we have put together a few simple pointers on how to plan the writing of your CV so it stands up to recruitment scrutiny! Personal Profile A personal profile is a good place to start as it's a very effective introduction to your experience and skill set, helping the reader to see at a glance what you can bring to their business and where your strengths are from the onset. However, if it's not relevant to the job application you are sending…

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The Best Work From Home Jobs

Thursday 2nd April 2020
Rebecca Hart (Online Marketer at StudentJob UK)

Staying at home due to Covid-19 gives you time to redecorate, spend time with your family and eat way too much food, but what about earning money? You may think your chances of finding a job, especially one that is work from home-friendly, may be harder than ever, however, there are plenty of work from home jobs waiting for you! Let's go through the top 5! Online Tutoring Online tutoring is the perfect way to put your skills to good use. If you have a specialised degree or just a passion in a certain area, then why not earn some cash from it? Most tutoring services do not ask for specific qualifications, so just make sure you know your stuff! Why should you…

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3 ways that sleep can boost your career and income — and how to make sure you're getting enough

Friday 6th March 2020
Phil Lawlor (Sleep Expert at Dormeo)

We're all told that sleep is important for rest and recuperation, but did you know that it can also help to bolster your career and income? Here, Phil Lawlor, Sleep Expert at Dormeo, discusses the benefits you could see in your work from getting a restful night's sleep. It's no secret that getting a good night's sleep is the key to starting the following day rejuvenated. But with the recommended amount of sleep somewhere between 7-9 hours per night (The Sleep Foundation), and Brits actually getting between 5-6 hours each night, it's clear that many of us need to prioritise sleep more (Chemist 4 U). While there are some obvious benefits of getting good sleep, such as elevated mood and…

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How to Find the Right Job for You

Wednesday 5th February 2020
Rebecca Hart (Online Marketer at StudentJob UK)

It's natural not to know what you want to do in life; we have all been there. Even if you knew what you wanted to do as a child, you might still have doubts about it, as being an astronaut is harder than you thought. So, how do you know what job is right for you? You need to find a job which motivates you and that you enjoy. Carry on reading for the 5 top tips to ensure that you are making the right career steps. Analyse Your Skills Yes, it is time for self-reflection. Grab a cuppa, sit down and start writing a visual list of your main qualities and skills. Once you are able to work out…

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5 skills managers will need to succeed in 2020

Tuesday 17th December 2019
Chris Pennington (Client Services Director at Your CV Consultant)

In this article Your CV Consultant will explore 5 keys skills that managers should have and then build upon in 2020. These will benefit employees, organsations and managers alike helping them to move forward into the new decade! 1. Listening It might sound obvious but a good manager needs to be able to listen. By listening a manager can begin to understand the needs of their team or department. Staff members at the 'coal face' often have a good understanding of what is working and what is not. The information that can be gained by simply listening is essential. It will also help to motivate team members as they know their voice counts and their views matter. At senior management level it…

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5 in-demand skills employers are looking for in 2020

Tuesday 26th November 2019
Chris Stappard (Managing Director of Edward Reed Recruitment)

There are some great new jobs out there, and companies are looking to hire the right people to do them. Chris Stappard, Managing Director of Edward Reed Recruitment, offers his advice to people looking for the right skills to stand out. The way we do our jobs is changing. New technologies and concepts such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and robotics are all responsible for evolving the workplace. And, while technology has been at the core of business operations in most industries for decades, the rate at which developments are happening in the digital world is paving the way for more unique, complex problems in the workplace, such as cybersecurity. As a result, employers are looking to hire…

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Jobs By Email: Matching clients and jobs!

Tuesday 15th October 2019
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Jobs by email has now arrived #yourcvconsultant Your CV Consultant continue to provide professional CV services and optimised LinkedIn profiles to satisfied clients across the UK and globally. Now we are happy to launch Jobs by email. If you are looking for a job in the UK you will have access to hundreds of thousands of jobs ready for you to apply for. Once you complete your search subscribe to our email alerts and we will notify you of jobs you are interested in. We also advise to bookmark our page as new jobs are added daily. So subscribe today and let Your CV Consultant do your job searching for you!

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Writing a CV after a break in career

Thursday 12th September 2019
Chris Pennington (Director and Founder of Your CV Consultant)

Sometimes it can seem challenging to write a CV if there are gaps due to breaks in employment. The key however is to explain any gaps on the CV and be positive! In this article we offer key tips to set you off in the right direction. Personal profile The personal profile is a great place to address any issues relating to gaps in employment straight away. Don't leave the reader wondering as you might not get a chance to talk about it in an interview. If you took a career break to look after a family member or care for a loved one then don't be afraid to mention it. Something like 'now looking to return to employment after a planned…

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Best Jobs For Students

Friday 16th August 2019
Rebecca Hart (Online Marketer at StudentJob UK)

Everyone at university will say they want to make more money while studying. How else are you able to support your cocktail and takeout habits? But, are there jobs you can do alongside study? Yes, there are! We aren't just talking about bar or retail jobs; there are plenty of jobs to consider. Working a part-time job on the sideline of studying is a great way to meet new people, build your CV and earn some extra cash! But you need to find a job that suits you. You will already be juggling the act of studying and socialising, so make sure you find a job that you enjoy, rather than dread. Working on Campus The best place to start…

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The 5 most important LinkedIn profile tips for Job Seekers

Thursday 8th August 2019
Chris Pennington (Director and Founder of Your CV Consultant)

So you have set up your new LinkedIn profile. Started adding and receiving connections. You've put some basic information on there and you are good to go! Well not really. LinkedIn, like your CV, needs detail. Many people overlook the content of their profiles. However, if you want recruiters to find and contact you then you need to put some effort into the content. We have listed below 5 top tips to get you started! Sections LinkedIn has many sections that need to be populated. Take the time out to update them all so your profile is fully complete. LinkedIn will also help you monitor this as they will remind you which parts still need to be completed. Once they are all…

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