Match Your Resume to the Job Description

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

A job description can help you in more ways than one!

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  • Writing an IT Developer CV

    Friday, August 14, 2020

    "Strong technical skills are a given within software development. However, there can still be a tendency within some IT developer CVs to over rely on languages or programming tools. For instance, sometimes these are unnecessarily listed for each individual project. It’s not the tools that are important – it’s what you do with them. And making this extra leap in describing the impact of your work is what helps a really good IT developer CV to stand out from the rest."

  • Is it time for a career change?

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020

    "The pandemic has many people questioning their career paths, with some considering if they should switch industries altogether. Eight years ago, Robin Arzon left law for a career in fitness — and her risk paid off. She’s now in charge of fitness programming for Peloton. Her advice for those eyeing a career change? Bet on yourself as your greatest investment and “say yes before you think you’re ready.”

  • 10 mistakes to avoid when job hunting

    Monday, August 10, 2020

    "Applying for jobs is often a difficult and demoralizing process, but it's important to stay positive and learn from your mistakes. Here are ten common mistakes you should try to avoid:"

  • Writing a legal CV

    Friday, August 7, 2020

    "Whether you are an experienced corporate lawyer or a graduate just about to embark in your legal career it is important your CV showcases your expertise effectively. A CV needs to work for two audiences. Firstly, it needs to get through ATS (applicant tracking system) filters. Secondly, it needs to catch the eye of the human recruiter and provide a compelling case for calling you to interview."

  • Job interview tips: expert advice for graduates

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020

    "Don't forget, practice makes perfect: You might find it useful to think of your interview as a performance. As with any performance, practice makes perfect."

  • Getting your job application through computer firewalls

    Monday, August 3, 2020

    "Job searches are tough — especially now. Your applications are competing with those of a large number of others to capture the attention of potential employers. The flood of resumes, cover letters and other materials can easily overwhelm any recruiter trying to sort through the documents. Employers end up turning to technology to cope with the burden."

  • Writing a great teacher CV

    Friday, July 31, 2020

    "A CV may be the first communication between you and a new employer. First impressions count. The experience in reading your CV is a vitally important one, setting the way that will hopefully progress through interview and employment. It is vital your teacher CV looks professional, positions you in line with your target roles and provides example of achievements to support."

  • The STAR Interview Technique - How to Use it

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

    "For most of us, job interviews are pretty stressful. Even if you’re well prepared, your mind can go blank at the worst possible moment, leaving you staring mindlessly at the interviewer’s tie. If only there was a simple way to structure your answers to help you deliver a full and detailed response every single time."

  • What your social media presence says about you

    What your social media presence says about you

    Monday, July 27, 2020

    "Do you want the gatekeeper to your dream job to make an assessment of you based on that Facebook photo of you lying on the floor, legs akimbo after one too many sambucas? Probably not."

  • How to approach a career change… and secure your next job

    How to approach a career change… and secure your next job

    Friday, July 24, 2020

    "According to career change statistics, the average person will change career five to seven times during their working life."