51 quick and easy ways to improve your CV

This post does exactly what it says on the tin – if you want to improve your CV in a hurry, here are 51 quick and easy things you can do right now… Scrap that cheap template you downloaded from *that* dodgy website Lose the words ‘CV’ or ‘Curriculum Vitae’ from the top of the page Get rid of...

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The number one secret to getting shortlisted for job interviews

Oct 25, 13 The number one secret to getting shortlisted for job interviews

Posted by in Blog, Interview, Job hunting tips

Last night my sister called me with some great news. She had been looking to change jobs for a while to develop her management skills and because she knew exactly what outcome she wanted to achieve, she had been applying to several carefully-selected roles over the past few months. Each time she made it to the interview...

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How to beat the stats and land a job – 10 top tips from a recent graduate

Following on from last week’s post on why graduates should ditch graduate schemes in favour of more attainable options, this week I’ve invited Amy Burton, a recent graduate, to share the secrets and strategies that helped her to land her first job – just one month after graduating. [GUEST POST by Amy Burton] In the three...

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What doctors and acupuncturists can teach you about job hunting

Aug 28, 12 What doctors and acupuncturists can teach you about job hunting

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I’m not a fan of doctors. Actually, let me clarify that – I don’t mind hospital doctors (I haven’t had much dealings with them), it’s GPs I don’t like, these so-called “family doctors”. I’ve had many bad experiences with GPs – bad as in I’ve gone to the GP surgery with a...

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How one spelling mistake can cost you millions (aka the Topshop blunder)

  If you haven’t heard about the Topshop “Shakespere” blunder by now, you nearly missed a valuable lesson on the importance of spelling and grammar. Here’s what happened: Topshop, the clothing giant, commissioned a design company to produce a William Shakespeare-inspired women’s t-shirt. After what we can only...

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