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Applications & CV Advice
Template CV download

Our well-formatted template CV is the perfect starting point for you to create an effective CV that will get you noticed.

best CV format

Your CV will only be effective if it really speaks to the reader and quickly shows potential employers what they need to see. The key to making your CV easy to read is all in the formatting.

5 Tips for Getting Your CV Noticed by Employers

If you want to catch the attention of recruiters and hiring managers, you should follow these 5 tips.

Areas that are putting recruiters off your CV

Job seekers are jeopardising their career opportunities by making simple mistakes during the application process.

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What Career Path Does Your Personality Suit?

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How to Pick Your Graduate Career

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What Career Path Does Your Personality Suit?

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How to Pick Your Graduate Career

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Steak au poivre

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chicken souvlaki

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Mushroom tagliatelle

With cheese and garlic sauce create a perfect vegetarian date-night menu...

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Blackberry Pie

One of our all-time favorites pie is bursting with plump, refreshing wild blueberries.

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Job Searching Tips
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The first hurdle that a job hunter faces is where to actually start looking for jobs. We've got 6 suggestions for you!

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Follow our tips to ensure that your job search is both smooth and effective.

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Following these tips will make your profile stand out and impress recruiters and potential employers.

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Recruitment companies can help job hunters find and secure their next role.

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if the rejections keep coming you’re probably looking for some answers.

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Discover the tricks to working around your 9-5 when you’re applying for new jobs.

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Being discreet about your job search could be the difference between you getting a job and being out of a job.

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Looking for new job opportunities? Connecting with recruiters is an excellent way to find them.

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Interview Advice
Getting time off work for interviews

There’s a knack to getting time off work for interviews, here’s some advice to bear in mind.

job interview research

Having a good knowledge really shows the interviewer that you are serious about the job while also making you stand out from other candidates.

most common interview questions

You can never predict what your interviewer will ask, however, there are a number of common interview questions that are well worth preparing for!

list of weaknesses

The weaknesses question is one of the most common job interview questions that is asked and one that candidates often struggle with.

best CV format

Having good questions to ask at the end of an interview will separate you from your competition and help you to make an informed decision.

5 Questions You Should Never Ask in a Job Interview

When attending a job interview, you should definitely avoid these 5 questions if you don’t want to rub the employer up the wrong way.

best CV format

Having good questions to ask at the end of an interview will separate you from your competition and help you to make an informed decision.

5 Questions You Should Never Ask in a Job Interview

Building rapport is key in any business relationship, but it will definitely help you in an interview situation.

3 Reasons Why You’re Failing at Interviews

Falling at the final hurdle can be disheartening, however, with a few tweaks you will be able to get the job you want.

smiley and sad feedback faces

In order to improve for next time, you will need to find out if and where you went wrong and here’s how.

Career path sign post
What Career Path Does Your Personality Suit?

Topped with blue cheese & roasted walnuts served with port wine reduction sauce...

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How to Pick Your Graduate Career

A sweet, creamy fall soup flavored with bacon, shallots and roasted pumpkin...

Career path sign post
What Career Path Does Your Personality Suit?

Topped with blue cheese & roasted walnuts served with port wine reduction sauce...

Image is not available
How to Pick Your Graduate Career

A sweet, creamy fall soup flavored with bacon, shallots and roasted pumpkin...

Image is not available
Steak au poivre

Grilled NY steak served with a green peppercorn & brandy sauce...

Image is not available
chicken souvlaki

In a pita with red-ripened tomatoes, shredded lettuce and mustard sauce...

Image is not available
Mushroom tagliatelle

With cheese and garlic sauce create a perfect vegetarian date-night menu...

Image is not available
Blackberry Pie

One of our all-time favorites pie is bursting with plump, refreshing wild blueberries.

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Career Progression
job interview research
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Every professional will benefit greatly from learning how to build lasting business relationships like an expert.

secrets to a higher salary
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Earning a higher salary is a key goal that many of us strive for and it’s often how we measure our career success.

personal development plan
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PDP is a tool used by high achievers from all walks of life. Let's get started on yours.

How to know when you need a new job
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When was the last time you took a step back and really reflected on your current job?

Pave your way to leadership
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If you work hard to develop your leadership skills, you’re more likely to be given a chance to showcase what you can do.

How to use LinkedIn network
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The weaknesses question is a common job interview question that is asked and one that graduates often struggle with.

The power of influence
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Being influential is about helping others and persuading them to think along the same lines as yourself.

key to success
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You need vision to drive you and give you a clear purpose. It will help you to overcome obstacles and tackle challenges head on.

How to Talk About your Gap Year or Travelling in a Job Interview
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When thinking about your career, you should think of it in relation to what you are motivated by.

How to Talk About your Gap Year or Travelling in a Job Interview
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Failure is unavoidable and we may need to change how we look at it, how we let it affect us and how we bounce back.

successfully managing your time and prioritising work
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Being able to manage your time effectively and prioritise your workload will enable you to achieve more at work.

presentation mistakes
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Presentation skills are crucial for influencing others and closing deals and it’s down to you to develop your own style.

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