‘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…>
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…>
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.
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…>
Speculative job applications can help you to access all kinds of hidden opportunities. They might not lead to a paid job immediately, but they can help you get your foot in the door and get access to the big decision-makers. Not all jobs are explicitly advertised. Sometimes you have to…>
Application forms are irritating. They ask difficult questions, some of which you may consider impertinent, others just silly. Why do employers use them? While most employers still rely on CVs, large organisations that receive huge numbers of job applications generally prefer to use their own application form. By using these…>
What is a personal statement? A personal statement is a few sentences that appear at the top of your CV. It is sometimes referred to as a ‘career summary’ or a ‘personal mission statement’. What is it for? It explains where your career experience has taken you to this point…>