The job market can be fiercely competitive for those applying for their first graduate job. You may have studied hard for years and achieved some excellent grades throughout your academic studies.
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What You Should Include in a Personal Statement
Many job application forms include a large space for candidates to write something about themselves that will convince employers to hire them. This can be quite daunting: what should you include in a personal statement and, more importantly, what should you NOT include? What is a personal statement? In this…>
How to include your PhD experience on a CV
There is life after a PhD, and you will need to transition from being a research student to either a post-doctoral academic role or to a job in industry. See how to include your PhD experience on your CV.
What to include in a CV for a web developer role
Universities and academic institutions need web developers who can create engaging websites and maintain them. In the following article, I have highlighted some guidance on how to create a successful CV if you are applying for a web developer role within the Higher Education sector.
How to structure a creative CV
If you are looking for a creative career, a creative CV may support a job application far better than a CV which purely focuses on your employment history.
What do employers look for in a CV?
What is the purpose of a CV? When I ask this question, people usually look at me a bit perplexed. To showcase my skills and qualifications or to prove I can do the job is the typical response.
How to structure a CV
In the following article, I shall explore how to structure a CV. This will be particularly helpful for those working in professional roles and services within the Higher Education sector. Please see the stand-alone CV template as well as my guide below.
Free CV template
Free CV template for professional services candidates. Learn how to best structure your CV for maximum impact.
Can peer-reviewing papers strengthen my CV?
While for many academics reviewing is part of the service component of a job, for others (like most graduate students and postdocs) it’s a volunteer activity. So why do it?
Why I keep a 37-page version of my CV
I have a 37-page version of my CV, and it’s the most boring document in the world.
Why “boring”? Well, my CV hasn’t reached 37 pages because I’m impressive. I’m not. Instead, my CV has reached 37 pages because I put everything on it – and oh boy, do I mean everything.