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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
jobsearch#yourcvconsultant.co.uk

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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How to Project Confidence in an Interview

Saturday 29th June 2019
Graduate Coach

If you don't have confidence in yourself, how can you expect the interviewer to have confidence in you? Confidence is key! Being able to project confidence in your interviews really can make the difference between getting the job or not. That's why we've partnered up with Chris Davies, the Founder of Graduate Coach, to share top tips on how to project confidence in an interview. So without further ado, let's get started. 1. Strategically prepare for your interview Surprisingly, people spend on average 36 minutes preparing for their interviews. This is not enough time to adequately prepare. If you walk into that interview room knowing as much as possible about the company, role and industry that you are applying for…

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Should You Attach A Cover Letter With Your CV?

Monday 17th June 2019
Jamie Hughes - CV Writer and Career Coach For Your CV Consultant

The cover letter; a little piece of formality that has stood the test of time and I am still a big fan of. A well written and concise cover letter can enhance the chances of a CV being read and prepare the reader for what they should look for and very often how they should feel. When I am talking to my clients the main piece of advice I give about cover letters is to see the cover letter as the trailer for the movie that is your CV. The cover letter should tease the reader into wanting to see your CV. To look forward to seeing your CV. To extend the trailer metaphor, a cover letter gives hints of the funny bits…

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Free Uk Job Search

Thursday 16th May 2019
jobsearch#yourcvconsultant.co.uk

Free UK Job Searching has arrived #yourcvconsultant. Your CV Consultant have provided professional CV services and optimised LinkedIn profiles for a number of years to satisfied clients. Now we are happy to launch our new Job Search Page. 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. Additionally it is completely free for you to use! We also advise to bookmark our page as new jobs are added daily. So get clicking and find your ideal new job today! Post by jobsearch#yourcvconsultant

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