Get on the right path to a job with these top CV Tips says Gosia Banach, parent Employment Adviser A CV has one function, to get you an interview with a particular employer. So make sure it sells you well. It has to show why YOU should get their JOB, so make sure your CV matches their requirements. Once you … Continue reading Top 10 rules for your CV
Before you send off your CV, Have a cup of coffee and let Mercedes Grant ask you five questions… Does your CV make a convincing case that YOU are the best person for the job Have you checked that your CV matches the advert. Have you checked the spelling and grammar – including getting another person to read it … Continue reading CV checklist
‘You can still add to your CV when you are at home looking after children” Says Mercedes Grant of Belina If, like me, you spent time at home brining up children, you can worry that employers will be concerned because you have nothing to put on your CV for those years. I say – own that … Continue reading At home – but still learning!
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The Rules Should be one side of A4 Personally addressed to the relevant individual Clearly states the job you are applying for Includes the main reason why you the best person for the job. Shows you are interested in their organisation Click for an example of how to write a Cover letter
Name Address Email Phone and mobile _____________________________________________________ PERSONAL PROFILE A personal profile should be around 3-4 sentences long. It needs to show that you understand the job description and can do the job. Your profile should show that you have read the advertisement, understand what kind of person they are looking for, and that you … Continue reading CV TEMPLATE
‘It’s not about what you know, but who you know’ Says Lauren Jackson – expert networker We have all heard this saying, but fail to fully grasp the power and reach of YOUR very own network. Gaining employment through networking has been a basic job searching method since …well since the beginning of time really. … Continue reading Network Your Way into a new Job