Job applications

Should my CV have a personal touch, or should it just contain facts and figures?

17 November 2016

When putting together your CV, it may not be easy to work out how best to present yourself, given that there is no definitive CV template that applies to all workers. You may turn to friends and colleagues, or to online help articles for advice, but you may get conflicting opinions on what you should and shouldn’t […]

Looking for work while you’re employed

7 November 2016

If you’re currently employed and are looking for a new job, it’s highly likely that you won’t want your boss to know what you’re doing. You may be looking at vacancies because you’re unhappy with your current workplace, or you may just feel it’s time for you to move on to pastures new. Either way, […]

Five reasons you didn’t get a response to your job application

13 June 2016

It can be very disheartening to receive no response when you’ve applied for a job that looks perfect for you. It may only be that your application was sent a bit too late, but it’s worth checking a few key points to see whether your application was as strong as it could be. One of […]

I live outside of the UK but will be moving there soon. Can I apply for jobs from abroad?

23 May 2016

Though most job applications are submitted online nowadays, you may find that not all of the recruitment process is digitised. In theory, staff could be hired from overseas without a physical meeting taking place. Vacancies can be advertised on websites, applications can be received by email, and interviews can take place over the telephone or […]

The importance of covering letters

25 April 2016

You may have noticed that job adverts generally ask for your application to include both your CV and a covering letter, but do you really know what a covering letter is supposed to say? As recruitment consultants, we receive many applications for the jobs we advertise for our clients, and we see covering letters that […]

Job applications: how to stand out from the crowd

1 March 2016

Have you ever applied for a job that appeared to match your skills perfectly, but never got called to interview? You may have been unlucky as your application may have arrived a bit too late, as job adverts often stay online until someone has accepted an offer for that role. It’s also possible that your application didn’t […]

How to find the best job vacancies and get your CV to the right people

24 February 2016

When you’ve made the decision that it’s time to look for a new job, you’re probably going to feel mixed emotions – the excitement of moving onto pastures new, and the anxiety of trying to find an inspiring role. You may get lucky and find your perfect role in no time at all, or, you may be […]

How to filter job applications and not miss a great candidate

15 February 2016

  If you ended up being disappointed at interview by the applicants you selected, it may not be that the right people just aren’t out there. A typed application doesn’t present you with an in-depth person specification and a guarantee of aptitude. Think about the person behind the application, before you delete it for that […]

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