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Marginal Gain 11 - 'Changing Career Direction'

Tuesday 20th November 2018
Jamie Hughes - CV Writer and Career Coach 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 third part of our serialisation of his book, we have given you 'Marginal Gain 11' to set you on the correct path when constructing your CV. Marginal Gain 11: Changing career direction: Transferable skills 'No man is an island. No job is an island either'. Jamie Hughes 2016 13:46 I wrote that quote. What I meant was that no job operates in isolation with a completely different set of skills required…

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Five Ways To Keep Your CV Brief And Land That Dream Job!

Tuesday 13th November 2018
Chris Pennington (Director and CV Writer at Your CV Consultant)

As a CV Writer, I often see CV's from experienced professionals that can be up to eight pages in length (I even recall seeing a twenty page CV once...). Quite simply recruiters and employers don't have time to read and get the information they need from such a lengthy document. The key is to write a brief and focused CV designed to get you to interview. Below I have listed some pointers to help you get started in the right direction. Employment positions Experienced professionals who have been employed in a number of positions over several years can struggle with what to keep and what to leave off a new CV. A good rule of thumb is go back no more than…

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How to Make the Most of an Internship

Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Annie Walton Doyle (Inspiring Interns)

While internships are sometimes seen as exploitative or problematic, they are an extremely useful part of career building. This is particularly true if you use them wisely. Simply applying for and collecting many internships won't be likely to advance your career. You need to be proactive and smart about interning. Here are our top six tips to get the most from an internship. Learn about the company Above all else, internships are learning opportunities for you. While you may think you're being assessed for a potential position, at the same time you should be assessing the company. Learn what you like and don't like about the place to better understand what type of work environment or job would be likely to suit…

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Five ways to successfully look for graduate jobs

Sunday 14th October 2018
Megan Bryant (Online Marketer for StudentJob UK)

Let's be honest, searching for graduate jobs will never be easy. Plucking up enough motivation to spend hours scrolling through vacancies, adjusting your application forms and shopping for outfits is a grueling task. Nonetheless, a glimmer of motivation has taken you to this article. In 5 steps you will discover ways to plan your time accordingly and with a lot of blood, sweat and tears will successfully find your graduate job. Ask yourself what you want Before you start anything you need to first identify what you actually want. Aye, it seems like an obvious step, but many graduates jump at the gun and dive straight in. Take your time and do some research. Look into different industries and discover any future…

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Brits reveal their jobs could be costing them up to £2,460 a year!

Friday 14th September 2018
CV Library (Guest Publication)

A new study from CV-Library, the UK's leading independent job site, has revealed that the average Brit spends £205 a month on work-related expenses, including lunch, commuting and stationary. That's equivalent to £2,460 a year! The survey of 1,000 workers sought to discover just how much the average professional spends on work-related expenses each year, and where their money is going. The data found that while the majority (80%) are careful to factor these expenses into their monthly budget, some cities are more expensive to work in than others. In fact, the most expensive cities to work in include: London - £425 a month (equivalent to £5,100 a year) Bristol - £360 a month…

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Why choose a career coaching package with Your CV Consultant?

Monday 27th August 2018
Jamie Hughes - CV Writer and Career Coach For Your CV Consultant

I have been in the CV/resume writing business for a long time. I believe that it's an essential service that too few people use. However, given it is how I earn my living, I would say that! My justification is simple: you happily pay a professional to cut your hair or fix your car. Yes, you could try it yourself but you would not have the expertise or experience to do the job well. Why would you not pay a professional to write your CV/resume? Your CV/resume is one of the most important documents in your life behind your birth certificate and passport. Arguably it's even more important than those things as a well written CV/resume has the power to change…

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How to find a job in the UK

Friday 3rd August 2018
CV Library (Guest Author)

The UK is home to some thriving industries and with the fifth largest economy in the world, offers many exciting job opportunities for people of all ages, across all industries. If you're considering a move to the UK, but aren't sure where to start when it comes to looking for a job, read on for our insights on how to find a job in the UK. Pay us a visit Like any form of relocation, it really is best to visit the country before you pack your bags and leave your hometown. After all, the country is split into various regions, each with their own unique selling points. What's more, the differences between each city and town can be pretty huge. For…

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4 Simple Steps To Secure A Job This Summer

Tuesday 10th July 2018
Megan Bryant at StudentJob

Exams? Completed. Coursework? Submitted. Now as a student you have the whole summer ahead, but without a job, the holiday period can seem lonesome if you have no money to spend on events, festivals or going out with friends. This step-by-step guide will advise students on how to secure a summer position with ease in four simple steps. Seasonal summer jobs Summer work is the perfect opportunity to earn money, whilst having fun! Instead of working in an office over seasonal period, have you considered coaching children at a sports camp? Volunteering at festivals or working at special events organised by companies? Also, to make it even more appealing many seasonal jobs offer temporary and flexible work, which is a match made…

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5 Common Mistakes That Could Be Harming Your Graduate CV

Saturday 30th June 2018
Career Experts

Congratulations! You've made it through university and achieved your degree. Now it's on to the next challenge - securing a fantastic graduate job. When it comes to searching for graduate jobs, you'll need to create a graduate CV that stands out from the crowd and wins you interviews. Unfortunately, many graduates make common CV mistakes that land their CVs in the shredder. Let's take a look at the biggest culprits that could be letting your CV down. 1. Poor formatting Your CV should be formatted in a way that makes it easy to navigate and read. Employers receive a lot of CVs and large chunks of text and a lengthy document could put them off reading yours. To ensure your CV looks professional and…

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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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