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How to tailor your CV to different jobs

Finding a job can be a tiresome task and one that also consumes a lot of our time. While it might seem easier or more strategic to send the same CV to all recruiters and companies, it is actually where you are probably going wrong. Tailor your CV to the job, send off one or two job applications and you might find that you have more luck.

Last modified on 30 September 2020

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How to decide on a job offer?

Receiving, accepting and rejecting job offers is a different process for every individual and should be thought through carefully. It’s fine to take time to decide on a job offer, but how much time is appropriate and can you extend a job offer deadline?

Last modified on 1 October 2020

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How to start a cover letter

Should you need to write a cover letter for a job, it’s imperative that you know how to start a cover letter and set off on the right foot. This blog guides jobseekers and advises them on how to start a cover letter, as well as other cover letter writing tips and advice.

Last modified on 30 September 2020

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How to end a cover letter

Writing cover letters for job applications can be stressful and make applicants feel under pressure when it comes to presenting themselves on paper. While it’s […]

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How far back should a CV go?

Is it necessary to list all your work experience on a CV or should you leave out certain work experience? Read up on listing CV experience and how much employment history to include on your CV.

Last modified on 1 October 2020

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Extracurricular activities to add to your CV

Your CV is more than academic background and previous jobs. It’s also an opportunity to show recruiters your skills, characteristics and strong points. Extracurricular activities […]

Last modified on 30 September 2020

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CV photo advice: to add or not to add?

Presenting yourself correctly on a CV is a key element of getting through to the next stage of the job application process. Should applicants include a professional profile photo on their CV or is it better to leave it for LinkedIn? Read more about whether or not to include a photo in your CV.

Last modified on 1 October 2020

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The best fonts for your CV

It might seem like a tiny detail but the choice of CV font size and style all contribute to the presentation of your CV. Recruiters […]

Last modified on 30 September 2020

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The common mistakes to avoid when writing a CV

If you’re wondering why your CV might not be as effective as you thought or your job applications aren’t as successful, the chances are you could be making common CV mistakes which can be easily solved. Find out which CV mistakes should be avoided in order to create a successful and error-free CV.

Last modified on 30 September 2020

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How to start a CV

The beginning of your CV is crucial when it comes to making a good impression on recruiters. Recruiters don’t spend long scanning CVs, so it’s essential to capture their attention with a good start to your CV. Read about how to start an effective CV here.

Last modified on 30 September 2020

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Teamwork skills for your CV

Teamwork skills are some of the most important and influential skills you can list on a CV which demonstrate your capability of the job role. Make sure you are listing the necessary skills on your CV in order to impress recruiters.

Last modified on 1 October 2020

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How to write a one-page CV

A question often asked by jobseekers looking to create the perfect CV is how long should a CV be? Is a one-page CV effective enough or does it make you look unqualified? Read about why writing a one-page CV can be the answer to creating an effective and capturing CV.

Last modified on 30 September 2020

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