BOOK REVIEW: Successful Job Hunting in a Week

  Let’s be honest, when you come across offers, promotions and anything of that nature that promises you the ability to do something, gain something or lose something in some dramatically short time – say, a week – often you can’t help but raise that one sceptical eyebrow as to the truth of it all and whether it...

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3 costly mistakes jobseekers make on cover letters

Jan 16, 12 3 costly mistakes jobseekers make on cover letters

Posted by in Blog, Cover letter, Job hunting tips

  What’s more important – having a good CV or a good cover letter…? The answer? Both! Cover letters are just as important as CVs because a good cover letter gets your CV through the door and a good CV then goes on to qualify you for an interview! If you know anything about my background, you’ll know I fell into CV...

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10 realistic New Year resolutions for job seekers

Jan 03, 12 10 realistic New Year resolutions for job seekers

Posted by in Blog, Enterprise, Job hunting tips

  Okay, so New Year resolutions are a little played out – everyone’s making them, everyone’s talking about them, and until the end of January everyone…well, most people…will be keeping them so they certainly won’t be going away any time soon. Personally, I’m not a fan of resolutions – I used to be...

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Employment and enterprise – two sides of the same coin

Yesterday was my first visit to the surprisingly beautiful city of Southampton (I say “surprisingly” because as somewhat of a typical Londoner, I tend to think the grass is greener right where I am!). I was visiting Southampton Solent University (SSU), also for the first time, as a guest speaker for their “Spotlight on Jobs...

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Switching Lanes – 3 top tips for changing your career

Oct 11, 11 Switching Lanes – 3 top tips for changing your career

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I was recently asked to write an article for my old university, London Metropolitan, about my journey since graduating in 2004, and writing the piece made me realise just how much my career has deviated from the original plan all those years ago. That plan was to become a journalist and live happily ever after, and while I did go on...

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