How to land a job within six months of graduation

Let’s be honest, the job market isn’t looking too good right now for graduates if the official figures are anything to go by. 1 in 5 graduates are still jobless six months after graduation; the same ratio are making do with part time jobs, while the overall number in voluntary or unpaid roles have also risen. For those who do...

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10 questions to ask yourself before sending off your CV

  So you’ve decided to cut costs (or corners) by giving yourself a CV makeover instead of hiring a CV expert to get the job done? Well, this isn’t necessarily a bad idea……..IF you know what you’re doing! Making the effort to review your CV each time you apply for a job is very good practice, but before...

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Ditch that reference – what you should really be putting at the end of your CV

Apr 02, 12 Ditch that reference – what you should really be putting at the end of your CV

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  To reference or not to reference, that is the question many jobseekers ask when it comes to their CVs. Unfortunately most then decide to reference and along with writing the words “CV” or “Curriculum Vitae” on your…well, CV, this is one sure sign your job search is in need of a makeover. Providing actual...

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Job market predictions for 2012

I was invited to the Guardian Careers office last week to share my predictions on what I think the job market will look like for graduates in 2012 (scroll down to listen to the podcast). There are three main areas I believe we will see a rise of not just for graduates, but for jobseekers as a whole: 1) “Upside down CVs” With an...

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The Upside Down CV – How your interests and activities could land you your next job

Nov 03, 11 The Upside Down CV – How your interests and activities could land you your next job

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I recently attended an LSE public lecture by George Anders which coincided with the launch of his new book ‘The Rare Find‘ – a fascinating research on the way forward-thinking companies hunt for new talent. One of the companies mentioned in the book is Google. Google first started out reading CVs the traditional way...

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