How to ace your cover letter!

0You’ve seen your dream job advertised, and your CV is in great shape, but there’s still one more thing to ensure your application is perfect – a great cover letter. So how can you make this short but vital piece of the puzzle work best for you? Here are our top tips....

What is a recruiter looking for?

In the busy job market, it’s a challenge to stand out but getting noticed by recruiters is a great way to ensure you are considered for the best roles. The role of the recruiter is a tough one. They’re tasked with finding candidates who not only hold the right...

How to ace a competency question interview

Don’t be daunted if you secure that all-important interview and then discover that it’s of the competency question variety. You may be used to more traditional interview techniques but by asking you to a competency question-based one, your potential employer is giving...

CV Top Tips: How to make hobbies work for you

Many people believe that including a hobbies or interests section on your CV is a waste of valuable space. However, if done right, this can actual be the perfect place to demonstrate key skills in a lively and thought-provoking way. It’s also a chance to make yourself...

Job Search and Application Techniques

Ok so you have your interview winning CV and a powerful Covering Letter to ensure your CV is read BUT how do you know your application has been seen by the right person, if it has been seen at all? Applying for jobs is an art in itself and doing your research before...

Does a CV really need to be perfect?

Yes it really does! In today’s market your application could be one of 200+ other applications; the recruiter receiving this volume of CVs needs to be ruthless, quick and focused on the most professional, easy to read, targeted and relevant applications. So what do...

Delivering a Winning Interview

Congratulations! If you have reached the interview stage it means your CV has impressed (or, at the very least, piqued the interest of) your prospective new employer. That’s a huge step to take and a clear sign that you probably have what they are looking for. But...

interview preparation and techniques…

With all types of interviews, whether they be a 1-2-1, panel or assessment centre, there are some fundamental do’s and don’ts. Before you attend an interview, check the list below each and every time; even if you have attended a few interviews already, don’t get...

Job Search preparation and techniques

As with any process, job searching requires time, focus and energy, and to reap the rewards, it can take time. To optimise your return you must treat your job search like a mini project with all the fundamental elements. Planning is everything, without a plan and...