Category Archives: CVs, Covering/Speculative Letters, Application Forms

How to write a great functional CV

The days when you could plonk a couple of dates and job titles on a piece of paper and call it a CV are well and truly over. In the digital world, an attractive job advert could draw hundreds of … Continue reading

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How to tailor your graduate CV

The following is an article from TheJobCrowd… As a recent graduate filling a 1 or 2 page CV can seem like a daunting task. For many roles recruiters will receive a pile of CVs so make sure your can stand … Continue reading

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Decrypting the job description – What employers are really asking for

We’ve all been there; you spend hours – sometimes days – crafting the perfect application, only to receive the dreaded generic email telling you you’ve been ‘unsuccessful on this occasion’. But you’re sure you ticked all the boxes, so why wasn’t … Continue reading

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Creating a graduate CV and covering letter for media and journalism jobs

Whether you’re applying for a new media job with a website or desperately want that trainee position with a local newspaper, you need to make sure your CV and covering letter are strong enough to sell your writing skills. If … Continue reading

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10 terrible cover letters from across the internet

There’s nothing like reading a few disastrous cover letters plucked from the depths of the internet to make you feel better about your own cover letter writing abilities. On that note, take a look at ten of the worst cover … Continue reading

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Top tips on answering application form questions for management graduate schemes

Want to be a graduate management trainee? Most of your applications will start with an online form. Like it or not, you’ll need to get the hang of these if you want to progress further. TargetJobs explains more…  

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8 over-used CV clichés recruiters are tired of reading

According to a new survey from the résumé-writing agency PurpleCV, there are several words that candidates should avoid unless they want the recruiters to banish their applications to the cold domain of the rubbish bin… Read More

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