CV and Cover Letter Advice

  • Beginning a new job search can be exciting, but over time, you can slowly start to lose the spark that motivates you every day. It's important to stay motivated, so we have some tips on how to help you reach your goal!
  • Your personal statement should be one of the first things employers read on your CV. This may seem like a lot of pressure, but we have some tips on how you can get a great personal statement ready for your first CV.
  • Sometimes when you really care about something or you are determined to reach your goals, it can be very easy to over-do it. It’s important to try and find a good balance but what exactly is too much?
  • When it comes to job seeking, it’s always natural to think ahead. However, have you ever thought about stopping and taking a step back? It might be time to consider looking at job postings from an old employer, why not reapply?
  • Perfection in your job search is something that you shouldn’t be expecting from yourself. As a job seeker, you should start to understand that practice doesn’t make perfect, but practice makes permanent. You will get the hang of it and you will reach your goals.
  • Sometimes, applying for a job may be more than just submitting your CV and/or cover letter. Application forms can seem long and daunting if you’ve never completed one before, but all it takes is a little bit of patience. We have some tips on how you can make sure your application form is good to go!
  • If you’re in the market for a job that includes working remotely, you’ve definitely picked the right time. Remote working has been rising over recent years and both employers and employees are seeing the benefits of working from home. We have some tips on how to tailor your CV for a remote job!
  • When it comes to job seeking, you might be thinking that the easiest thing to do right now would be to pack up and start again when things go back to ‘normal’. But you need to make the most out of this situation and keep striving to find the right job for you! Employers are still hiring, and they...
  • If you’ve been job searching for longer than you would have hoped and haven’t made any progress, it might be time to ask yourself why. Try and take some time away from your job search and think about what changes you can make to make it more successful. Click to read more!
  • It's normal to want an amazing CV to give to employers but getting it perfect is an unrealistic expectation of yourself. Striving for perfection might be the thing that’s standing in your way, click below to read about why perfection isn’t always achievable.
  • When writing your CV, you may be torn between what aspects of your education are relevant to your job search and which are not. Keep reading to find out what education you should be including on your CV at the different stages of your career.
  • If you’re a job seeker, you have probably been told how important transferable skills are to have. But what are transferable skills and how should you present them on your CV? Keep reading for more information and our tips on how to include them on your CV!
  • The way your CV looks can give a lasting impression, so you want it to look sleek and professional. We have put together some Do’s and Don’ts for your CV. Following these guidelines can help you create something great and memorable.
  • If you’re job hunting right now and you think there is something getting in the way of your success, then keep reading. There are a few myths about job hunting that need to be straightened out. Hopefully then, you’ll feel more confident about your job search.
  • Depending on what the company needs from you, the length of fixed-term contracts can differ, but they always tend to have a specific end date. Fixed-term jobs can develop into a variety of different opportunities that can benefit your career. Keep reading to find out why a fixed-term contract mig...
  • Are you being modest and continuously underselling your abilities on your CV? It’s time to stop and start showing off what you can do. Here are some tips on how to sell yourself properly on your CV and start getting results.
  • As a job seeker it can become very frustrating to be putting in countless hours of your time writing and submitting applications and not getting any kind of response from employers. So, what can you do to change the outcome? Keep reading for our advice on how to boost your applications and get mo...
  • If it’s finally time to start writing your first CV, you may be left wondering what to include. It’s important to take your time and really think about what you want out of the jobs you are applying for. We have some tips and advice on how to start writing an entry level CV, so you can begin gett...
  • You can always take the time to try and improve the look of your CV and one way to do this is adding your out of work activities. Extra activities can demonstrate important skills that can be transferable to work. Keep reading to find out which of your interests you should be adding to your CV.
  • Redundancy can be a negative and stressful time in your career. But when something like this happens, it is important to try and turn the negative into a positive and see how you can learn from the experience. Keep reading for our tips on how to restart your job search after a redundancy.