Tips & Tools

Common CV myths – busted!

No matter how far down the career path you are, you should always remember that your CV is the number one resource to help you around it – like an old A-Z Map book that employers want to read to guide you around. Whether you’re an active job seeker or not, you should always make 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..

Are the Winter blues colouring your job aspirations?

January is one of the bleakest months of the year – the mornings are still dark as you leave for work and the sun disappears again over the horizon as early as 4pm, before you’ve even thought about shutting down your PC and heading home.  What’s more, the Christmas festivities are over and there are Continue reading..

How your smartphone can help your job hunt and career

The capabilities of technology gets more impressive every day, with devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones making all aspects of our day to day lives easier and easier. With smartphones usage rising (forecasts say there will be a 17% increase in users by the end of year compared to 2012*), they’re becoming a useful 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..

Starting with a bang: How to approach your first day at work

In many ways, the first day of a new job can be more nerve-racking than the job interview itself. Whereas an interview might last for an hour and come to nothing, suddenly everything feels very real when you turn up for work on day one. And while your first day is unlikely to decide your 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 being Googled?

With the next wave of undergraduates taking their first steps into their university career, it is that time of year when the employment market is full of newly qualified graduates seeking their initial step on the career ladder. A top notch degree alone will do little for your employment prospects if your online brand isn’t Continue reading..