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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
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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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How to nail your next interview!

Wednesday 10th April 2019
Graduate Coach

Every year 500,000 UK students graduate. Of these, 250,000 never enter the graduate workforce (Source, CIPD 2017). One of the key reasons for this is that no one has ever taught them how to interview. In fact, over 85 % of students and recent graduates find interviewing difficult /very difficult (source CV library). Interview failures can be narrowed down to six different categories: 1) Preparation 2) Are you applying to the right job? 3) How much you want the job? 4) Empathy 5) Asking Questions 6) Nerves Preparation Preparation is the first and most common reason for interview failure. If spent enough time researching, revising…

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'Communication’ is the most sought after soft skill

Sunday 24th March 2019
Source: Adzuna.co.uk

- 10.9% of job ads mention 'communication' within the job description - Other popular soft skills include organisation, planning skills, flexibility and motivation New data from job search engine Adzuna.co.uk revealed that when it comes to seeking out new employees, 'Communication' is the most sought after soft skill. 10.9% of ads mention 'Communication' within the job description, highlighting the value of showing off soft skills in both CVs and during interview processes. 'Communication', mentioned 116,261 times across the 1.1million job adverts analysed, was closely followed up 'Organised', mentioned 87,747 times (8.7%), and 'Planning' mentioned 83,322 times (7.8%), rounding off the top three most sought after soft skills for employment in the UK. Featured in the top ten soft skills were 'Focused', 'Confidence', 'Customer service',…

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How to Prepare for University as a Mature Student

Tuesday 12th March 2019
Megan Bryant (Online Marketer for StudentJob UK)

Going back into the world of education as a mature student can be a blessing and a curse. Take it from me, at the tender age of twenty-one I was labelled as one! So below are a few tips to help prepare yourself for those deadlines and anything in between. Join societies! As a mature student, the thought of going out drinking every night may not appeal to you for numerous reasons. However, integration is still important and can surprisingly be done without the use of alcohol. Joining societies is a great way to build new and lasting relationships as well as having downtime from all the hard work. Time Management is Vital Let's say you have been working full time for…

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