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How to write hobbies, interests, and volunteer work on your CV

Saturday 23rd June 2018
Jamie Hughes - CV Writer For Your CV Consultant

About the Author Jamie Hughes is an independent CV Writer and also writes CV's for Your CV Consultant. In his book, Marginal Gains: 88 Ways To Improve Your CV and Kick Start Your Career, he offers some great tips and advice which is a must read before you send off your next CV. In this article we have selected chapters from his book relating to writing hobbies, interests, and volunteer work sections on a CV to help make these sections of your CV look the best they can! Giving is good - Documenting Volunteer Work If you have charity/volunteering experience.... Sometimes this content slips into the hobbies and interests section. Don't let it. Create a unique section for your charity and volunteering work.This is CV…

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How to jump start your job search

Wednesday 30th May 2018
CV Library (Guest Author)

Starting your job search can feel extremely daunting. After all, everyone has their own story about how they landed their job, whether it's through applying online, being headhunted, networking through a friend or even finding an opportunity on social media. It's understandable if this leaves you unsure about the best path to take on your job search. To help you out, we take you through the steps to jump-start your job search. Decide on the job you want It goes without saying that before you begin your search, you need know what job you're looking for. Decide the basics such as if it's a full-time position or part-time one that you're after. Then, start to think about the industry that you want…

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5 questions to expect in your job interview

Friday 18th May 2018
Saffron Shergill at StudentJob

Getting ready for a job interview can seem like the longest wait in the world. You have made it past the CV screening, perfected your cover letter, nailed the telephone interview and now you stand at the final hurdle. Luckily for you, there are plenty of ways to ensure you are as prepared as possible for this last stage of the recruitment process... As you may have guessed, it is impossible to prepare for every single question the recruiters will ask you during your interview. However, fear not, since there is only a certain number of ways to reword the basic questions a company can ask. So, with a little bit of preparation using the questions we have provided, you will…

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3 Ways to Stay Motivated During Your Job Hunt

Tuesday 1st May 2018
Career Experts

Finding jobs to apply for is quicker and easier than ever thanks to all the online job sites and thousands of recruitment companies. However, getting to the end goal of that all-important job offer is still tricky and can take a lot of time and effort. While there are plenty of jobs available, finding the right match for you isn't always easy. Plus, once you've found it you have to impress with your CV, ace the interview process and stand out from your competition. Whether you're fresh out of university looking for graduate jobs or are an experienced professional on your tenth job search, keeping up your motivation while looking for a new role can be tough. After trawling through hundreds of…

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How To Prevent Interview Stress

Thursday 26th April 2018
CV Library (Guest Author)

We understand how tough job hunting can be, so take a moment to congratulate yourself on getting the interview. While it may seem daunting and stressful, it's an important part of landing a new job and you're not alone if you do feel this way. However, it's nothing that cannot be managed. Reading our advice should help you prevent any interview nerves and allow you to breathe easy as you secure your next role. Plan ahead The second you receive your invitation you should write down any important details about the interview. What time is the interview? Where is the interview and who are you meeting with? You should be asking yourself these questions so you can plan ahead. Use this…

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5 job hunting mistakes that students make

Thursday 12th April 2018
Saffron Shergill at StudentJob

Applying for jobs can seem like a never-ending cycle. You need to have experience to get experience leading to a series of rejection letters piling through your mailbox. Don't fear though, to help you out, we have compiled a list of 5 job hunting mistakes made by students. So, dust off your interview jacket because you'll be on your way to success in no time... 1) Lack of career focus Choosing a career path for your entire life can seem like quite a daunting task. However, one of the biggest mistakes made by students on the job hunt is to neglect honing in on one area to specify in. It's important to remember that choosing one area, for now, doesn't mean you…

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5 Ways To Make The Most Of Being Unemployed

Wednesday 4th April 2018
Sarah Johnson - Founder of Corporate Career Girl

Being unemployed can feel quite scary and uncertain, especially when you have spent weeks or maybe even months applying for new opportunities and no job interview seems to be insight. Despite the uncertainty, unemployment has its benefits too. With more free time on your hands, you can take advantage of being in between jobs and position yourself to make the most out of it. Here's how: Keep a positive mindset Mindset is everything! Especially, when it comes to being unemployed and your search for a new job. Having a positive attitude is essential for remaining confident and actually getting through this time of being in between jobs. Stay productive It might be very tempting to sleep in until 11 am and spend…

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Marginal Gains: Ways To Improve Your CV and Kick Start Your Career (Part 2)

Tuesday 13th March 2018
Jamie Hughes - CV Writer For Your CV Consultant

About the Author Jamie Hughes is an independent CV Writer and also writes CV's for Your CV Consultant. In his book, Marginal Gains: 88 Ways To Improve Your CV and Kick Start Your Career, he offers some great tips and advice which is a must read before you send off your next CV. In this second part of our serialisation of his book, we have given you '4 more key Gains' to set you on the correct path when constructing your CV. Marginal Gain 5: Screw you passport! There is no more important document in your life than your CV. A birth certificate may prove your existence. A passport may allow you access to the world. Neither can change your life and…

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7 Common Interview Errors All Job Seekers Should Avoid

Thursday 22nd February 2018
Career Experts

7 Common Interview Errors All Job Seekers Should Avoid Interviews aren't easy however they are necessary if you want to land your dream job. If you have an interview coming up, be sure to avoid these common interview errors. 1. Being late Nobody plans to be late to an interview and yet plenty of job seekers end up running behind schedule. Traffic can be heavy, trains get delayed and some offices are difficult to find. No matter what your excuse, showing up late to an interview does not start things on the right foot and suggests to the interviewer that you could be disorganised or lacking time management skills. Plus, they may get the impression that you don't care that much about the…

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Marginal Gains: Ways To Improve Your CV and Kick Start Your Career

Tuesday 30th January 2018
Jamie Hughes - CV Writer For Your CV Consultant

About the Author Jamie Hughes is an independent CV Writer and also writes CV's for Your CV Consultant. In his book, Marginal Gains: 88 Ways To Improve Your CV and Kick Start Your Career, he offers some great tips and advice which is a must read before you send off your next CV. In this article we have given you the first '4 Gains' to set you on the correct path to help you kick start your career. Marginal Gain 1: Making Marginal Gains Let me be clear from the outset: There is no magic wand that will make your CV better, improve your chances of getting an interview or even get it noticed in the pile on the desk of the hiring…

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