Job Applications

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..

How to write a CV for the Creative Industries

Creative Skillset shows 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..

Give your CV a boost with these proactive tips

There’s a lot of great advice out there for improving your CV, from formatting to phrasing and a whole host of things in between. What isn’t so widely available is advice on what to do if you need to boost the actual content of your CV e.g. your skills and achievements. It’s competitive out there Continue reading..

Use social media to boost your professional profile

It’s time that we all accepted that social media is not just for young people and celebrities. Companies and professionals of all ages and backgrounds now use the various forms of social media, to improve their opportunities. From the major social media brands to the small niche communities, social media can seriously improve your professional Continue reading..

Don’t be put off – be persistent

In a difficult jobs market, the number of times people can get rejected, rises considerably and the inevitable concerns about whether you’ll ever get a job enter the thoughts of many. Facing this reality is one of the hurdles you need to overcome if you are one of those pursuing a number of job opportunities; Continue reading..

How do I avoid those common cover letter mistakes?

QotW – How do I avoid those common cover letter mistakes?

A candidate is called for an interview based on the strength of their application, and a cover letter is their first chance to make an impression if they’re hoping to progress further. Essentially, it is a letter of introduction used to highlight your accomplishments and explain why you’re the right person for the job. A Continue reading..