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How to build an online profile   As well as posting jobs online, many recruiters will be actively searching for candidates, so here’s how to make yourself more visible in the right way:   Upload your CV.  If the job site allows, post your CV and allow prospective employers to view it. Use a Word or PDF format so it can be easily downloaded. It’s difficult to customise your CV in this instance, so...
It’s vital that you do your homework before you make a decision, especially if it means moving to a place where you don’t know anyone or if you need to sell a property. Below are some of the questions to consider. How well do I know the relocation area? It’s important that you research this carefully, taking into account issues such as size, culture, travel links, schools, churches and clubs. Does it have more to...
Even though we live in a pile-it-high and move-fast-recruitment culture, adding weight and focus to your application through a carefully crafted letter or cover email can be extremely advantageous. Most job boards accommodate this. I have also visited a number of larger employers' career sites, and each one I visited included a section for a covering note or letter of some kind. As an ex-recruiter, I’ll confess that we very often...
For many job applications you will be required to write a cover letter to highlight and expand on key information from your CV. This is your opportunity to show that you fit the job description and are capable of fulfilling the advertised role. The aim is to persuade your prospective employer to invite you in for an interview and hopefully move you one step closer to getting the job. Here are some of the main dos and don’ts when it...
You may have spent a good deal of time putting together a CV, but your cover letter will also play an important part in the application process. The purpose of your resume is to list your skills and experience. The cover letter is the bridge between the job description and your CV, explaining why your qualifications and skill-set equip you for this particular role. Within a 30-second period, your cover letter should convince the hiring...
You’ve just heard that you’re about to be interviewed by a panel rather than a single hiring manager and have gone into absolute panic mode. Whether you’ve never faced a panel before or have had a bad experience in the past, try to stay calm. There’s no reason why you can’t impress several people rather than one. Having said that, you will need to modify your interview preparation and communication style. Here...