How to gain more work experience for your CV

If you have recently left education and would like to bolster your CV with work experience, then there are lots of ways you can do this. Finding full time employment is hard at this stage with lots of candidates applying for the same position, and with more work experience than you it will be tough. But all is not lost!

Here’s how to gain more work experience for your CV. Continue reading How to gain more work experience for your CV

3 reasons why your career isn’t progressing

It’s very easy to settle into a job or career and keep receiving a consistent monthly wage. Life is hard enough without having to worry about where the next pay cheque is coming from. But should we let the usual stress and hassle of life get in the way of our career? Or should we push beyond that and focus more attention on what we want out of life?

As the years roll on you may be wondering what’s happened to your career. It seems to have stalled and you’re stuck in a job you don’t like and receive little satisfaction from. Or maybe the salary isn’t great and you seem to have been forgotten for all your efforts by your boss. Whatever the reason for your lack of career progression, there is something you can do.

Here are 3 common reasons why your career isn’t progressing and what to do about it. Continue reading 3 reasons why your career isn’t progressing

The 8 most popular CV mistakes and how to avoid them

Writing a CV is not just about detailing all of your skills, qualifications and experience – there is much more to it. You have to provide a professionally written and relevant application if you want to get noticed, and with so many other great candidates you cannot afford to make a mistake.

What does a mistake on your CV say about you? Continue reading The 8 most popular CV mistakes and how to avoid them

5 awesome questions to ask at a job interview

Asking your own questions in a job interview shows your enthusiasm for the role and the company. It is perfectly acceptable to ask a few questions during and after the interview – and the employer will openly accept them.

This is your chance to show your keen interest in the role and to also further impress the interviewer. So when they ask you if you have any questions of your own at the end, now’s your time to shine. Continue reading 5 awesome questions to ask at a job interview

3 proven ways to answer the ‘what are your weaknesses’ question in a job interview

If any of the interview questions deserves your attention it’s this one. Why? Because the employer knows it’s a tough question and only the best answers will likely land the job. The difficulty with answering this question lies in the fact that you don’t want to give out your weaknesses and talk negatively about yourself during an interview – it’s kind of counter productive.

Before we get on to our example answers, here are the three things you should avoid when answering this question. Continue reading 3 proven ways to answer the ‘what are your weaknesses’ question in a job interview

What your CV achievements say about you

If you didn’t know already, writing down a few of your greatest achievements on your CV is a must. It’s no use just stating how amazing you are without the relevant results and performance indicators to back up your claims. Your credentials need to be believable, and the only way you can do that is by providing examples. Continue reading What your CV achievements say about you

5 ways to supercharge the work experience section of your CV or résumé

The employment history or work experience section of your CV is viewed by employers as a way to see what you’ve achieved, which skills you’ve picked up along the way, and an indication of your performance.

The experience section is probably one of the most important parts of a job application, and the employer will typically spend most of their time here. Those of you with an extensive amount of experience will have a lot to focus upon, but that doesn’t mean to say it should all be included. Continue reading 5 ways to supercharge the work experience section of your CV or résumé

2 things you shouldn’t include in your CV

You will often come across helpful guides and tips on what to include in your CV, so we thought we’d create a list of 3 things you shouldn’t include. Knowing what not to include is just as important, and with so many other applications to review the hiring manager is looking for only the best candidate.

To help you get that one step closer to your dream job, here are 2 things you shouldn’t include in your CV: Continue reading 2 things you shouldn’t include in your CV

How to get feedback from an employer if you didn’t get an interview

Trying to figure out on your own why your CV failed to get you an interview can feel like an impossible task. Was it because you didn’t have enough experience? Did the presentation of your CV fall short? Was the font not deemed professional enough?

As you can see from just a few examples above, your CV could have any number of mistakes and you may never know. Or, it could simply come down to the smallest of reasons why you didn’t get an interview. In any case, knowing the reason why will dramatically help you increase your chances for the next time. Continue reading How to get feedback from an employer if you didn’t get an interview