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Customer Service Advisor

City & Guilds is looking for people to help us unleash tomorrow’s talent – both in yourself as well as others. It’s not entirely about if you have the right experience – as we can teach you – but it is about if you have the right attitude to succeed. We have expanded our Customer Continue reading..

Nail the job you've always wanted!

Rather than thinking about an interview as a daunting audition, see it as a powerful catalyst for your future. And when the inevitable tricky questions start, you’ll be ready! The book, Nail That Interview by recruitment consultant, Tim Vincent, (£9.99, Vermilion) spells out the perfect steps to interview success.   The right attitude Having the Continue reading..

Starting the new year as you mean to go on

For many, a new year gives the opportunity for a fresh start. New Year’s resolutions lead us to down the “new year, new me” trail of thought that allow us to become motivated to achieve new goals and dreams. To help kick start your job and career drive this year, leading job board CV-Library have Continue reading..

Job applications: Online vs Face to Face

Job listings have changed considerably since the days of newspaper classified ads. With online CV’s and profiles becoming increasingly popular, you can now apply for hundreds of jobs at a time with the click of a button, without meeting anyone until the interview process begins, if it does at all. Online applications are incredibly fast, Continue reading..

Preparation, Passion and Posture

Regardless of your interview experience, sitting in the hot seat can be a nerve-wracking time. Worrying that you’ll make a good personal impression as well as efficiently citing your professional ability is enough to make anyone shake. Preparation Using time wisely in the lead up to your interview is critical. This is your time, use Continue reading..

Gearing up for the Christmas job hunt!

Christmas is a great time to be opportunistic if you’re on the job hunt, with many businesses opening their doors to new staff.   Whether you’re looking for something to tide you over until the new year or get you onto the career path for future success, leading job board CV-Library take a look at Continue reading..

Five pieces of career advice you should probably ignore

During your job search, you will have been given tons of career advice, most of which is extremely outdated or inaccurate, and so no help to you whatsoever. Of course your CV can be longer than a page, and although networking is helpful, remember, it’s not the most important part of the process.   1. Continue reading..

Totaljobs.com launches new campaign to help young people find work

One of the UK’s leading jobs websites, totaljobs.com, is launching a new online campaign entitled ‘Job Academy’ to help young people find work.  The campaign officially launches on Wednesday 2nd October. As part of the campaign, five young people have been invited to a top secret location, with the aim of making them more attractive to employers, Continue reading..

How to make your application stand out from the crowd

Creative Skillset tells you how to first master the basics and then stand out from the crowd. With the Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently announcing that long-term unemployment has hit a 17-year high, and figures revealing that graduates in Europe now expect to submit as many as 60 applications before landing their first job1, perfecting Continue reading..

Quality not quantity is the secret to successful jobseeking

With long term joblessness at an all time high, you might think that those out of work have enough time on their hands to take as long as they wish over applying for a new role.   We all know that we shouldn’t rush a job application, but how long should you spend on an Continue reading..