The Number 1 CV Error

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

A conference of the Society of HR Management highlighted the number one error that job hunters make when writing their CV. What do you think it was? My first thoughts were some of the very common mistakes that I see, for example spelling or grammar mistakes, or too much information that is not relevant to […]

Fridays job search tip

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Tailor your cover letter for every job  You only have a few seconds to make a good first impression so never send a generic cover letter; recruiters and hiring managers will see straight through it and think that you are not that interested in the job because you couldn’t be bothered to take the time to […]

3 Tips for writing a motivation letter

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

I am busy preparing for a workshop to show school students how to write a motivation letter, or personal statement, that they can use when applying to universities and thought I’d share a little of what I will be covering. The term cover letter, motivation letter and personal statement are fairly interchangeable as the contents […]

Cover Letter – Tips to ensure your CV gets read

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Are you guilty of writing something like this when applying for a job?   “Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to apply for the job of accounts assistant. Please see my CV, enclosed. Yours sincerely Joe Bloggs”   On the assumption that your CV will show them that you are the person for the job! If […]

7 Tips to a winning CV and motivation letter

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Did you know that:  85% of CVs go in the bin without ever being read? When a recruiter is reviewing CVs, they will have a ‘yes’ pile and a ‘no’ pile and it is likely that they will have decided which pile to put your CV in before they reach the end of the first […]