3 CV Tips for Students

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Recently I helped a group of students with their personal statements for university applications. We spent just under 3 hours identifying skills and achievements as well as figuring out what really motivates them to go to university and study their chosen course.  I was amazed at how fast the time went and they all made such […]

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 […]

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 […]