18
December
2019

5 things an employer hates to see on a CV

A professionally written CV that caters to the employer’s needs is a recipe for success. To stand the best chance of getting an interview you need to take note of what the company requests and avoid using your application as an opportunity to present your entire career history. A job seeker is rejected for many […]

27
November
2019

3 amazing tips on how to write your CV work history

The work history section of a CV is sometimes seen as the most valuable part of the application process. Skills and qualifications are not always essential, and certain roles require experience to get the job done efficiently. A candidate who demonstrates a proven track record requires less training and support, and can be trusted to […]

11
October
2019

Writing your first CV

GENERAL ADVICE If you are just out of school, college, university, whatever, the task of writing your first CV / resume might seem horribly daunting and is, without doubt, a difficult function to complete.  But, it is what most potential employers will expect and, therefore, something that will have to be done.  Your CV, or […]

11
October
2019

Your first job

EXPERIENCE AND APPLICATIONS Increasingly, it is received wisdom that you will need work experience prior to applying for your first job, and that, particularly in the arts, this will probably have been unpaid.  The number of graduates has been rising sharply over the past few years, with employment competition becoming ever tougher, but do you […]

11
October
2019

The job interview – getting it right

GUIDANCE FOR GETTING THE INTERVIEW RIGHT The Interview is the chance to win that job … or …. the chance to lose that job? The answer is both! By being invited for interview your potential employer is signalling that he believes that you can do the job.  Always, always, remember this simple but so important […]

11
October
2019

Thank you letters

SHOULD YOU SEND ONE AFTER THE INTERVIEW? When should you send a thank-you letter after an interview?  Simple … always! Never mind the circumstance, your interest, whatever, always send a thank-you letter, it is simply good manners.  It can also give you an advantage in a horribly competitive employment market.  Sending a thank-you letter puts […]

11
October
2019

Cover letters – a guide

WHAT THEY ARE AND WHY YOU NEED TO WRITE ONE Cover Letter – not so very long ago it was considered that the purpose of a cover letter was simply to get the recipient to read your CV; how things change!  A professional recruiter recently advised me that he spends so little time per application […]

11
October
2019

CV keywords – what are they?

The use of CV keywords has become an essential part of CV construction. Several years ago part of a job search consisted of going to a library, examining reference data, listing suitable companies, recruitment agencies etc. and sending them all hard copy letters and CVs – sometimes this even worked!  A well laid-out CV was […]

11
October
2019

Common mistakes with CV writing

WHAT TO AVOID WHEN DRAFTING YOUR CV There are many common mistakes that result in your CV(curriculum vitae) not producing the invitation you desire; a few are listed below.  We can help you avoid these mistakes, providing a CV that will be both attractive and meaningful to the recipient, increasing your chances of obtaining a […]

11
October
2019

CV writing – action verbs

ADDING POWER TO YOUR APPLICATION The best CVs (curriculum vitae) or resumes describe your career and accomplishments by means of action verbs, coupled with the benefit derived from specific actions. Each statement becomes a precise description of an action that produced the required result.  Ideally, of course, you should ensure that such examples of successful […]