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Monday, December 15th, 2008

Boost Your Chances, Write A Good Covering Letter And Submit It With Your CV

Covering letters are, according to a recent survey, seen by almost 50% of recruiters as being equally as important as the CV itself, although most people unfortunately spend the least amount of time on them. When someone has hundreds of CVs to plough through, covering letters set the tone of an application, and should inspire

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Hot Tips For Job Interviews

A Company Focused Interview In an interview, it is almost always a mistake to disparage the company you are leaving. Instead, look at the company’s published information and pick out a few strengths that make valid reasons...

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Getting a Job

Integral, obviously, to career advancement is being employed. At more than one point throughout your career’s lifespan you will have to conduct a job search. And you thought trying to choose a career field was hard. These...

Friday, December 12th, 2008

12 Tips for Writing a Winning CV

Mere thinking about writing a CV intimidates everyone. Sometimes, it’s difficult to know which type, where to start, what to include and the best layout. It can seem like an impossible task. To help you with writing...

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

6 Reasons Why You Might Not Get The Job Without a Cover Letter

Without a cover letter, you’re basically relying on your CV to make a big enough impact that the hiring manager will call you for an interview. Sometimes, that’s asking a lot. From demonstrating your communication skills to keeping...

Monday, December 8th, 2008

IT Skills? Why not Test your Microsoft IQ Free

Brought to you by Wise Owl Business Solutions Test your Microsoft IQ Whether you want to find out what Microsoft computer training level you are at, or simply want to test yourself against your peers, why not...

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Free Skills Assessment Tool

    What are skills and why are they important? A skill is something you’ve learned how to do. You’ve probably got lots of skills you’re not aware of. Identifying your skills can help you think about...

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Job Interviews: How to Answer ‘Why did you leave your last job’ question

Not knowing how to answer ‘Why did you leave your last job?’ question during a job interview is daunting. Just as well, if you have been made redundant or taken voluntary redundancy from your last place of work, it...

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

More Interview Tips and Advice

Remember the 4Ps – PRACTICE, PLAN, PREPARE, PUNCTUAL     The interview begins when you walk through the front door of the organisation and ends when you leave – everyone you meet may be asked for their opinion...

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Free Classic Combination CV

The ‘Classic’ Combination CV This template allows you to put your experience and education under date ranges so you can combine jobs where you gain similar skills and experiences. Click here to download this template Format – .doc Size...

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