What do recruiters and hiring managers want to see on a resume?

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

What do recruiters and hiring managers want to see on a resume?  is a question that I am frequently asked. Thankfully, Career Directors International recently questioned recruiters, talent acquisition specialists, hiring managers and human resources professionals on what they most want to see on a resume. The following is my summary of the main findings. […]

3 reasons for using LinkedIn to ensure your career success

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

LinkedIn plays an integral part in your career success yet few people are actually making the best use if it.  There are many who set up a profile on LinkedIn and connect with a few people and believe that is enough. Unfortunately it’s not! That is why I am giving my top 3 reasons for […]

Tips for graduate job seekers

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

I was talking to a friend the other day who told me he would rather recruit a graduate who had taken on any job for a couple of years (no matter how unrelated to his business) before undertaking a Masters degree, than a graduate fresh out of university with a Masters and no work experience. This […]

What is a Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW)

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

The world has changed. The times when people searched for professionals based on geographical proximity to home are over. Today, the Internet has set new rules for consumers and service providers. The best way to market yourself is to prove your talent. A Certified Advanced Résumé Writer (CARW) provides a definitive point of difference with […]

How to stay motivated in your job search

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Do you know what motivates you?  Are you tailoring your CV every time and still not getting an interview?  Perhaps you can cope with this once or twice but how does it make you feel after receiving multiple rejection letters?  How long does it take for you to pick yourself up rather than just giving […]

7 reasons why you can’t get a job

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

The following are 7 reasons why you may not be able to get a job Too much competition Posting your resume online and hoping it will be found. In the 10 seconds it takes a recruiter to scan your CV, they can’t see why they should consider hiring you. The recruiter can spot errors in your […]

Using LinkedIn to get your next job

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Are you, like lot’s of others, using LinkedIn to get your next job? As part of your job search, you have probably spent time improving your LinkedIn profile because you’ve heard that it’s the place to find your next job. That may well be true but just how good is your profile and is it working for you? […]

Friday job search tip

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Dress for success! While appearances shouldn’t matter it is a well known fact that unfortunately they do, particularly in an interview situation where the first few minutes really count as this is when you can make a critical first impression! Think about the way a successful person doing the type of job you are being […]

Friday job search tip

Friday, January 16th, 2015

What to do if you have little or no relevant work experience What is important are the skills and experience you have and these do not have to have been gained from relevant paid work experience. You will have learnt a lot form any part-time work that you have done even if it is not directly […]

Fridays job search tip

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Tell Stories to highlight your experience and skills Anyone can say that they have excellent leadership or communication skills so the best way to show the employer what you actually have these skills is to tell a story. When you’re asked questions during a job interview, give examples of when you have used your unique set of […]