Job Applications

New year, new job?

As the end of the year approaches, so do the end of year reviews and thoughts turn to new year resolutions. For many that will involve thinking about whether to switch jobs or start a business. If you’ve been in the same job for a while, you might feel a bit daunted by the whole 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..

An employer perspective: how do we view professional qualifications and certifications?

From an employer perspective how do we view professional qualifications and certifications? Professional qualifications/certs – what do we mean by this? What does this cover? Why are they important to us as an employer? How do we support people in developing these? The UK is an increasingly service based economy across a broad range of Continue reading..

Career mapping – Getting on the right ladder

I’m sure you will have heard a thousand times from parents, teachers and other wise advisers, all about the importance of career planning. If you are one of the lucky few, this will prove easy. You will have known where you wanted to go ever since you were born, and can very clearly see the 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..

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During your job search, you will have been given tons of career advice, most of which is extremely outdated or inaccurate, and so no help to you whatsoever.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..

Are you putting your CV in all the right places?

One of the most important elements to your job search is your CV, as it’s often the first thing that prospective employers will see of you. Not only does it make that vital first impression, but it could also be the key to opportunities you never knew where out there.   Alongside traditional methods of Continue reading.. launches new campaign to help young people find work

One of the UK’s leading jobs websites,, 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..