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5 Tips for a Great CV

Career Alley

If you’re a job seeker looking for IT support jobs, computer jobs, IT sales jobs or web developer jobs, remember that you only get one chance to impress … and that means your CV has to be compelling. Here are 5 useful tips to help make your CV do just that.

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Job Search Strategies for Highly Ambitious Individuals

Career Alley

If you’re determined to secure an excellent job, you’ll have to go further than just sending off a few CVs and hoping for the best. Here, we take a look at ways to secure the very best jobs out there. More and more recruiters are using LinkedIn to headhunt highly skilled candidates. The benefit here is that you could be approached about jobs that haven’t even been advertised yet. You can also upload your CV to increase your chances of being headhunted.

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Job Search in the Digital Age: Video Resumes

Career Alley

Did you know that job recruiters only spend six seconds looking at a resume? To stand out from the crowd, many job seekers are submitting video resumes to complement or replace the traditional paper version. Good luck in your search. Job Search. jobs by.

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5 Golden Rules to Maximising Your Job Search

Position Ignition

The job market is very tough and competitive these days and so it's really important to have a clear strategy and to stay on top of your job search. Here we offer you 5 Golden Rules to ensure you stay in control of your career and job search: 1. Job Search

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2010 Top 10 Executive Personal Branding and Job Search Trends

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist?

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Job Search Tips for Senior Executives

Position Ignition

The key question, when it comes to finding a job, is how you’re going to approach the job market. The first area is building your relationship with the executive search profession. The passport to this approach to the market is your CV.

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What Recruiters Really Want to See on Your CV

The Undercover Recruiter

If they tick most of the boxes then I will usually call them as soon as possible or read further into their CV. Things I look for in their CV are minimum educational requirements, relevant experience, a desire to do the job I am advertising and the ability to work in that location.

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My Favorite Resume and CV Template: Introducing TruFocus

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [06.02.10] View Comments My Favorite Resume and CV Template: Introducing TruFocus If you’ve been looking for a resume or CV template that really works. One that instantly sets you apart from other candidates.

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The Most Effective Ways To Improve Your Job Search

Career Realism

The idea of a new job might sound exciting, but it surely does require a lot of hard work. We just have to improve the way we search for jobs by making full use of all the resources available. Improve Your Job Search With These Methods. Refining Your Job Search.

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My Favorite Resume and CV Template: Introducing TruFocus | Tim's.

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [06.02.10] View Comments My Favorite Resume and CV Template: Introducing TruFocus If you’ve been looking for a resume or CV template that really works. One that instantly sets you apart from other candidates.

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Tips On How To Find A Job In Tough Economic Times


What can you do to be competitive when looking for a new job? Writing a quick resume late at night and applying for random jobs is NOT going to get you the job you are looking for. What skills do you have to shine above and beyond other candidates. Below are some further ideas and suggestions to find yourself a new job. Sell yourself: Take time writing your resume, and tailor your resume specifically to each job you are applying.

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66 Free Cover Letter Samples and Formats

Catherines Career Corner

Everyone who sends out a CV has to send out a cover letter even if it’s not mentioned in the job advertisement. It’s expected that you will write and send a cover letter to accompany your CV. The career site empowering and inspiring ambitious candidates of all ages and professions to thrive and work smarter on their careers. Tips on How to Write an Effective Cover Letter for a Job Application.

Why Can't I Find a Job Through Recruitment Agencies?

Position Ignition

You’ve registered with countless recruitment agencies and have been expectantly waiting for them to call you with lots of job opportunities, but you haven’t heard a thing. CV and Interviews Careers Advice Job Search

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How to Get The Job You’ll Love [9 Simple Steps]

The Undercover Recruiter

Since the economic down turn in 2007, people all over the world have lost their jobs. Yes we are in a recession and yes it is harder to find a job but that does not mean there are no jobs out there. You wouldn’t go into an exam unprepared so why go job hunting unprepared?

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Why Monster’s Batch Apply Service is Bad for Candidates

The Undercover Recruiter

If you’ve visited the Monster website recently you may have noticed their new innovate ‘ batch apply ’ function which allows you to apply for multiple job openings with just one click of a button. The jobs are as follows: Job A is for a B2B Marketing specialist.

Why Monster’s Batch Apply Service is Bad for Candidates

The Undercover Recruiter

If you’ve visited the Monster website recently you may have noticed their new innovate ‘ batch apply ’ function which allows you to apply for multiple job openings with just one click of a button. The jobs are as follows: Job A is for a B2B Marketing specialist.

10 key job hunting lessons I’ve learnt from going back to work

Mildred Talabi

My book 7 Keys to a Winning CV had been written and published, my CV writing business had been established, I had gotten into a flow with my weekly blogging on careers, and every so often the invites would come in to speak or run a CV workshop at a university or employment event.

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How to Get a New Job Using Social Media

Careers Done Write

Did you know that 85% of available jobs are never advertised? According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 15% of today’s career opportunities ever make it to the job boards. And – when they do get advertised, the competition is fierce.

How to Leverage the Internet to Secure a Job

Career Alley

Of course, this growth has had an impact on the job market, too. The rise of Monster and other huge job boards has made it easier than ever to search for a job online. Huge job sites are like beacons for the unemployed. Good luck in your search.

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Job Seekers: Most Important Online Tools and Apps

The Undercover Recruiter

Over the last decade, how people discover new job opportunities has evolved dramatically. When was the last time that you looked at a newspaper to find your next job? These days, the majority of job searches are conducted online, spawning a whole new industry around job boards, recruitment websites and job posting platforms. However, with all of these advancements, the modern job search can still seem a bit complicated and time consuming.

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Use This Marketing Strategy to AIDA Your Job Hunt

The Undercover Recruiter

AIDA is an acronym for the stages which occur when a potential consumer engages with a marketing or advertising technique. In this case the consumer will be the employer and the product being advertised is you. Use This Marketing Strategy to AIDA Your Job Hunt.

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Walk-in job enquiries – 7 tips to impress this Christmas

Mildred Talabi

I recently had a meeting with the manager of my local WHSmith (where you can now pick up 7 Keys to a Winning CV ) and he shared with me how the number of walk-in job enquiries they receive in the run up to Christmas always increases dramatically.

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What to look for in a good recruitment agency?

Resume Bear

Agencies also play an effective resource for an applicant as more and more companies are deciding to use them to advertise their roles. Agency services also cost nothing for the applicant and will normally have access to a lot positions available making job searching a little easier.

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Using Social Media for Job Hunting

Career Alley

The development and evolution of the internet has mirrored a significant change in the approach job seekers and graduates adopt when looking for their first professional full time position. The last decade has seen the traditional and well established approach many job seekers were used to becoming invalid and increasingly unsuccessful. The increased difficulty of finding a job is no secret. Promotion is one advantage of social networking many candidates don’t attain.

How to Find a Public Sector Job

The Undercover Recruiter

In the good old days if you wanted a job in the public sector you did one of three things; for admin jobs you looked in the local paper, for professional jobs you looked in a professional journal and for everything else you looked at The Wednesday Guardian.

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my boss lied about missing our scheduled call, candidate black-lists, and more

Ask A Manager

I finished my previous contract role in early May and am waiting to start my new permanent job in next few weeks. However, I would like to start in June (any day) to avoid a month gap on my CV and also because I am very keen to start work ASAP. Can I ask my new boss to give an earlier start date based on the reasoning that I do not want a month gap in my CV? Do companies keep a list of non-eligible candidates?

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3 costly mistakes jobseekers make on cover letters

Mildred Talabi

What’s more important – having a good CV or a good cover letter…? Cover letters are just as important as CVs because a good cover letter gets your CV through the door and a good CV then goes on to qualify you for an interview!

5 Secrets to Building the Perfect Resume & Cover Letter


Assuming that every employee that applies for a job is imminently qualified – and many often are – the thing that will set you apart and get a chance to tell your story in person is a set of personalized marketing material. By that, I don’t mean the perfect skill set or list of job experience, I mean the presentation. A job seeker tool I recommend that you consider looking at to help you in the quest for the perfect resume and cover letter is

What lies beneath….the hidden job market (and how you can find it)

Mildred Talabi

The hidden job market - not as scary as Michelle Pfieffer's character in What Lies Beneath. This layer is called the hidden (or invisible) job market and it’s what lies beneath the surface of advertised jobs. So what is the hidden job market and why the big mystery?

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How To Work With A Recruiter – Guidelines | Boomers Next Step

Boomers Next Step

Contact Podcast Release Submit Article Resources Site Map Home Careers Cover Letters Interviewing Resume Help Age Bias Lifestyle Networking Entrepreneurs Franchising Retirement Start Ups Videos Related Posts Similar Posts Job Hunting After 50 – Move Ahead of the Kids! Joining the Right Social Networks for a Job Search Finding the Right Recruiter For Your Job Search Boomers: You Need to Rethink Seeking Full Time Jobs With Gen Xers.

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Hitting The Hidden Job Market: Get A Job When There Aren’t Any

Career Realism

It’s gets pretty depressing when you have sent off your thousandth CV through a job board and receive the incredibly overused reply, “We were swamped with millions of applications for the role of Rocket Engineer.” The other 75% of available jobs exist in the ‘hidden job market.’

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Why Social Media Is The New Resume

Career Realism

Resumes are no longer about a two page piece of paper updated only when you’re looking for a job. Related: The Google Job Search: Is It Time To Dump The Traditional Resume? Copyright (C) 2014 Advertising FZ-LLC All Rights Reserved -->.

Don’t waste your time on graduate schemes (here’s what you should be doing instead)

Mildred Talabi

I explained to mum that while my team and I were indeed experts at carrying out CV makeovers and writing application forms, there was no way that I (or any other CV writing organisation for that matter) could guarantee that they would land these positions, it just wasn’t possible.

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How to Create an All-Star Graduate LinkedIn Profile [Top Ten Tips]

The Undercover Recruiter

Graduate recruiters are using LinkedIn to find the best candidates in the market. Meanwhile tech savvy job hunters have been using the site for a number of years to network with other professionals in the field or to ‘follow’ companies they wish to work for.

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Why Your LinkedIn Presence Matters and How to Enhance Your Profile

Ms. Career Girl

As it turns out, though, the social media site has so much more to offer than a digitized version of your CV. Find a Job. Plenty of companies use the site’s job boards to advertise their openings. The website’s job search is easy to use, too.

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How Graduates Can Make the Most of LinkedIn and Twitter

The Undercover Recruiter

“77% of recruiters suggest that they would run an online search for the candidate”. Although this is set to be revised at least twice, this still demonstrates that graduate job opportunities are going to continue to be few and far between.

Job Vacancies on the Rise Despite Slow Growth in the UK


Brexit’s effect on the economy has not been entirely positive, but it has led to one especially big advantage for jobseekers: a greatly increased number of job vacancies. Recent research cited by Insight found that there were 1,179,586 advertised openings, but a mere 0.44

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Everything you’ve ever wanted to ask a recruiter (part 2)

Mildred Talabi

If you’re looking for a job, signing up to a recruitment agency should be a part of your overall job search strategy (I mean, you do have a job search strategy, right?). Candidates who smoke can be a turn off for some recruiters.

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Why Recruitment is NOT Dying

The Undercover Recruiter

This viewpoint has three core arguments: that everyone is online; that companies are increasingly sourcing hires through direct applications; and that there is no longer any such thing as a ‘passive’ candidate. It is rare to get a great candidate from an advert.

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“Stay eternally optimistic” – how one long-term jobseeker survived SIX years of unemployment!

Mildred Talabi

Around three years ago I met a jobseeker by the name of Uzoma, who attended the WHSmith signing of my book, 7 Keys to a Winning CV: How to create a CV that gets results. The job was advertised on Reed and had been advertised there for a few weeks.

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Best Outreach Tips to Find a Great Career

Corn on the Job

You’ve just graduated from college, and it’s apparent that you need to get a job as soon as possible. Finding a good job requires some effort which can leave you devastated. In fact, you should be ready for a long search without getting an employer who is willing to hire you.

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ResumeFit LLC; Does It Fit You? |

Resume to Referral

Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Will LinkedIn Replace the Traditional Resume? Job Jotes – The Job Lead Tracker » ResumeFit LLC; Does It Fit You? Recruiters can then search for someone who is ambitious, multi-tasking, analytical, etc.

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“I’ve Made It” — How to Find Your Ideal Job

Corn on the Job

The employment market may have improved considerably over recent years, but there’s still plenty of competition out there for jobs. Here are a few top tips that could help you to find and secure the right job for you. Resume/CV.

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