How to fill in the gaps in your CV

I don’t know about you but when the kids head back to school in September with their shiny shoes and brand new pencil cases, I always feel a renewed sense of enthusiasm and excitement about ..

3 common mistakes to avoid at interview – and what to do instead!

You’ve just received the phone call or email confirming you’ve been shortlisted to interview for your dream job. The weeks of hard work honing your CV, building your network and embarkin..

7 steps to acing your job interview

How to practice like a tennis pro to perfect your interview performance As we tuck into our strawberries and cream, glued to our screens to watch the top seeds play at Wimbledon, it’s all too..

Game, Set and Match - the power of a positive mind-set

The gasps of shock and amazement ricocheted around Centre Court when Sergiy Stakhovsky, ranked world number 116, beat 17 times Grand Slam Champion Federer at Wimbledon. A jaw-dropping victory, hot o..

Mind the CV gap - creative ways to explain a career break

You can smell a pooey nappy at 30 paces, make a crying baby gurgle in 20 seconds and decorate delectable fairy cakes while chatting on the phone. But these impressive skills will leave a potent..

The power of networking - building your personal brand with LinkedIn

Networking can often seem intimidating at first, deciding who to contact and how can feel overwhelming.  Social media and LinkedIn provide an easy, accessible and effective way to extend your n..

Standing out from the crowd - getting your online profile noticed

Great, you’ve followed our advice from part one on getting started and building your online presence, but how do you make sure your profile is the one that stands out and catches the attention..

How to write the perfect cover letter

Often overlooked and sometimes completely ignored, a cover letter is the perfect accompaniment to your CV. The letter (or in this modern world, e-mail) will most likely be read before your CV, and i..