How to write the best possible job advert

By Employers

Your job adverts need to resonate in our new working world The COVID-19 crisis has brought staggering change to the world of work for recruiters, employers and employees alike – but also to job seekers. It has caused many to revaluate their professional lives, and, in the process, their attitudes to work have changed. In […]

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How to write the perfect email covering letter

By CV

Writing a covering email to accompany your CV If your CV is attached to the email, then use the main body of the email as your covering letter. Tell the employer how you meet their key requirements so that you can immediately make a good impression and entice them to open the attachment and look […]

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Should you pay someone to write your CV?

By CV

In a recent live Q&A, on switching between the public and private sectors, one of the panellists said: “Getting someone else to write your CV for you, especially a CV writing business, is a mistake. I would always want to see how you describe yourself, rather than someone else do it for you. Professionally-written CVs […]

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6 Things that shouldn’t be on your CV

By CV

1. Irrelevant lists of previous jobs “Some industries do typically have longer CVs – for example, medical doctors should list all their job roles from their training upwards. IT CVs also tend to be quite long if the person has been involved in a number of different projects, but these are exceptions to the rule. […]

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Reasons why you don’t hear back about jobs

By Interviews

There are many different reasons why you may not be hearing back from employers after you apply for a job. You may also not hear from a company after you’ve spent time interviewing for a new position, which can be even worse. Not knowing where you stand can be difficult and stressful. It can be […]

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How long should you wait for a job offer?

By Interviews

You have an interview or two for a position you really want, and everything goes well. It’s a regular lovefest between you and the hiring manager, and your heart skips a beat when you’re told, “We’ll have an offer to you by the end of the week.” Eeeek! As the week goes by, you keep […]

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