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How to use Social Media to Find a Job!

Wednesday 30th January 2019
Megan Bryant (Online Marketer for StudentJob UK)

Ask anyone under the age of 25 what they use social media for and the most likely response will be aimlessly looking at memes and watching the occasional funny video of dog or some form of animal. We tend to waste a lot of time doing this, so discover how you can use social media to your advantage in order to become educated or to increase your chances of securing a job! LinkedIn Evidently the most obvious, this platform is dedicated to connecting employers with potential candidates. This simple, yet professional medium is a great way to display your experience, transferable skills and achievements in the hope of impressing the recruiter on the other side! Below are a few simple steps how you can…

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What does your ideal job look like in 2019?

Wednesday 16th January 2019
Your CV Consultant in conjunction with CV Library

At the start of a new year, many employees ask themselves what is their ideal job and what does it look like. According to research from CV Library, we can reveal below their findings. 'We asked UK workers what their ideal job looks like. The result? Flexi-time and choosing when to work your daily 8 hours is the most desired aspect of a role. - 39.8% think a salary of £25,000 is reasonable, while 27.5% want a higher pay of £5,500 per year. - The majority (53.6%) would prefer to work flexi-time, choosing their eight hours between 06:00 and 18:00 - only 25.1% want to stick with the traditional 9-5 - A further 38.7% would be happy with 25 days holiday, while 36.7% would…

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Dance With The Devil - Recruitment Agencies: Should I Use One?

Sunday 6th January 2019
Jamie Hughes - CV Writer and Career Coach For Your CV Consultant

About the Author Jamie Hughes is a published author relating to CV Writing and also Career Coach and Senior CV Writer 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. Jamie also completes Skype CV Packages helping to propel your career to the next stage! Recruitment Agencies: Should I use one? My answer would be yes. With careful thought and by abiding by a few simple rules it is well worth registering with a couple of recruitment agencies. People are very wary of engaging the assistance of recruitment agencies but when you are…

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Revealed: The best Secret Santa gifts for your colleagues this year

Monday 17th December 2018
CV Library (Guest Publication)

CV-Library has found that 74.6% of Brits enjoy getting involved with this festive gifting game, and whilst Secret Santa is a great opportunity to have some fun with your colleagues during the festive period it can be tricky to know where to draw the line. Nearly half (47%) of Brits think you should give a funny gift, 33.7% a personal one and 17.9% say something generic, but surprisingly 1.5% of your fellow Brits think a rude present is acceptable. Not sure on what to buy? Here's what the nation believes are the best Secret Santa gifts for colleagues this year: - Novelty items (41.1%) - From Christmas socks, to 'A dummy's guide to XYZ', you can have a laugh with your gift without…

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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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