Jobseekers’ round-up (April): CV buzzwords, cover letter headlines & side hustlin’

For this month’s Jobseekers’ round-up, I’ve chosen three articles that cover the general spectrum of the job search process and a semi-wildcard which might not appeal to all jobseekers but offers great value anyway. So here goes… ‘I’m a fun-loving team player’: The terrible buzzwords you must delete...

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Top tips for landing a job in the City…and elsewhere

Oct 03, 13 Top tips for landing a job in the City…and elsewhere

Posted by in Blog, Employment, Job hunting tips

Last month I had the opportunity to attend Prospects in the City’s ‘Square Mile Jobs‘ learning event, a project aimed at helping unemployed workers in fringe boroughs to access City jobs. The event featured a panel discussion from three City employers – Garfield Cameron, Managing Director of Alpine...

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Jobseekers’ round-up: a ‘dead’ eager cover letter and a unique resignation…

Sep 14, 13 Jobseekers’ round-up: a ‘dead’ eager cover letter and a unique resignation…

Posted by in Blog, Jobseekers' round-ups

The good and bad thing about the internet is that nothing is private any more. You do something bad, someone’s bound to capture it and post it on cyberspace somewhere. You do something good, the same thing can happen – albeit slower, perhaps. This job-seeking round-up involves the bad, the good…….and the...

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5 tips to get your CV past HR

Feb 26, 13 5 tips to get your CV past HR

Posted by in Blog, Guest posts, Job hunting tips

HR teams generally have a bad rep in the world of job-seeking – they’re often perceived as the “mean” people who prevent your CV from reaching management and generally obstruct your job progress for the smallest of reasons. But apparently there’s a whole lot more to the HR role than that! In this week’s guest post,...

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What to do when you’re over-qualified for the job

Oct 17, 11 What to do when you’re over-qualified for the job

Posted by in Blog, Cover letter, Job hunting tips

You may read the title of this post and exclaim, “If only!” but being over-qualified for the job is becoming an unexpected but increasingly common problem in today’s job market. “Over-qualified” happens when your skills, experience and knowledge clearly exceed the job position you are applying for. Unfortunately...

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