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Monday, 06 November 2017 16:10

Job Search - Where Are The jobs?

Another question people ask me is how do I find a job? Again, if I knew the answer to that, I'd be a rich man.   The best thing that anyone can do is to do a thorough, methodical and strategic job search, frequently analysing your approach, is it working? If you're not being successful in getting job interviews, ask yourself what can I do differently to get a different outcome? If you're not getting job interviews then it is probably your CV and cover letter that are not hitting the right note. In which case you need to re-vamp…
Thursday, 05 October 2017 16:10

How to Write a Good Cover Letter

Writing a good cover letter or as some people describe them cover notes, is quite simple although many people tend to think that they are complicated and get all worked up about writing one.   Cover letters or covering letters historically come from when we used to write letters accompanying job applications, something that I'm old enough to remember. They are essentially a part of British politeness and etiquette that we still use today some of the time. I'm old enough and old-fashioned enough to say that you should send a covering letter with every job application you make. To…
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 16:09

Job Interviews

Another question people always ask me is what questions will I be asked at a job interview?   The answer to that is no one knows. That's probably not the answer that you want to hear but if you think about it logically, if every one knew what questions would be asked at every job interview, they could rehearse their answers and every job interview would be the same. Not exactly a good way for an employer to select a candidate, unless they want to recruit robots!   The fact of the matter is that every job interview is going…
Friday, 01 September 2017 14:53

Writing a Good CV

People often ask me what makes a good CV. Well that is both a simple and difficult question to answer, as each CV is as unique as each person - they are all different.   CVs are also very subjective. What one person likes, another doesn't. If you ask too many people their opinions on what makes a 'good CV', you'll get lots of different answers, some of them contradictory and conflicting, even from the same person!   I also get asked what are the 'rules' for creating a good CV and again I often give a contrary and conflicting…

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