‘Be prepared’ is a good motto for life in general and is certainly relevant to our employment situation and prospects. One day you might feel settled in a job, seeing a good career trajectory ahead, whether employed or self-employed. Then the next day sudden change occurs, taking all that away…>
CV and Cover Letter Advice
An applicant tracking system (ATS) is the gatekeeping software that employers and recruiters often use to help them shortlist candidates. It has other purposes, but this ability to organise and rank applications means you, as a candidate, need to know how it works. Armed with this information, you can then…>
Have you heard the phrase: ‘Behind every CV is a great cover letter’? We’d argue that the reverse is true. In front of every CV is a flawless cover letter. It’s your introductory tool which whets the appetite and leaves a memorable impression. Think of your CV as the facts…>
Writing a customised, relevant, and highly specific CV gives you the edge as a candidate. It tells the employer you’re serious and makes it easier for them to see how and why you’d be a great fit for the role. This is how to keep your target employer in mind while you’re writing the perfect CV.
A cover letter for industry often has four sections – an introduction, the ‘sell’, motivations, and the close. It is important to tailor your document to the employer and you can do this through your research into the role and the organisation as well as the competencies you have to evidence. T
Many people choose to do a postgraduate qualification for various reasons which can include to enter or progress within a career and furthering knowledge in a specific area.
Even if your CV is full of qualifications, important skills and enviable job experience, it’s important to keep it brief. CVs should stick to a maximum of two A4 pages…
Academic jobs are incredibly specialist and in high demand. Job seekers and recent PhD graduates can dramatically improve their current CV and credentials by shining a big, bright light on their major achievements.
Academic positions require a different level of detail in CVs to standard industry CVs. And with such a limited number of academic roles available, it’s highly important not to blow your chances with CV mistakes that could have easily been avoided. To help you out, we’ve reviewed some of the…>
Writing a cover letter is a crucial part of the job application process. This gives you a chance to expand on your CV and impress the recruiter. A great cover letter can also help you to stand out from other applicants. That’s why it’s important that you keep it short…>