How to Write a CV & Other Helpful Tips

  • Setting good Career Goals for a New Year.
    The New Year is the perfect time to think about your career and where you want it to go in the next year. We encourage you to stop and reflect on the year just gone and what you have achieved during this time before you plan your next years goals.
    Posted: Thursday 3 January 2019
  • Apprenticeships an attractive option
    The construction industry needs at least 25,000 qualified people in the next five years to meet demand. The opportunity to earn while you learn and have the first two years of eligible programmes free of fees makes apprenticeships an increasingly attractive choice for school leavers.
    Posted: Friday 30 November 2018
  • Selecting a Referee
    Providing the right referees names when applying for a job can be crucial. Here are three groups of people you should list.
    Posted: Wednesday 14 November 2018
  • Preparing for an Interview
    Great! You have been invited to an interview. But you must be prepared. Winging it is never worth it. Not only will your interviewer see right through it, but your answers (and your self-confidence) will seriously suffer if you neglect to properly prepare.
    Posted: Saturday 3 November 2018
  • School leavers and other people who want to start tertiary study or work-based training in 2019 can now check their eligibility for fees-free support.
    Posted: Saturday 27 October 2018
  • Top hint for a successful CV
    You’ve seen an advertisement for your dream job. You want to send in your CV, but, you’ve got an old CV that you updated two years ago.
    Follow this key hint so that your CV is the LAST one employers need to read, and you’re the FIRST person they want to phone!
    Posted: Thursday 18 October 2018
  • Helping your teen make a career choice
    Deciding on a career path can be very stressful for a teenager. Some may react by avoiding making any decisions. Others might not care what they do when they leave school.
    With simple goal setting, young people can be helped to make the right choice.
    Here are some ideas to help those overwhelmed by career planning, or who might need a push.
    Posted: Saturday 13 October 2018
  • Body Language interview tips for that next interview.
    Everyone gets nervous for job interviews and tries to prepare great responses to the interviewers potential questions. But maybe what you say is not as important as how you say it…or what your body language is saying during a job interview.
    Here are a few tips on body language to help you get the job.
    Posted: Monday 1 October 2018
  • Seven best ways to make the worst impression at an interview
    Being asked to attend an interview is a great achievement, so pat yourself on the back. Now you face a new challenge: making an excellent first impression.
    According to SEEK research, these are the top seven things people do in job interviews that leave the worst impression. Learn from their mistakes and you’ll be well on your way!
    Posted: Thursday 13 September 2018
  • Being made redundant can knock your confidence, but its important to remember that its not you that is redundant, its your last job role that is. These tips will help you develop your post redundancy cv.
    Posted: Sunday 9 September 2018
  • How honest are you on your CV?
    CVs have been riddled with little white lies practically as long as the modern labour market has existed, so this isn’t new. But it could cost you that job!
    Posted: Friday 24 August 2018
  • Matching your qualifications to a job
    Employers will only spend a few seconds deciding if you are a good enough fit for a job so make sure it is immediately obvious that you have many of the skills, experiences, and qualities that they value most highly.
    Posted: Saturday 18 August 2018
  • How to proof read your CV
    When you’ve finally finished writing your CV, the desire to push send and be done with can be overwhelming. But, with competition for jobs so high, it’s imperative to submit an error-free CV, ensuring you are not ruled out for careless mistakes.
    Posted: Monday 13 August 2018
  • Can you lie about your references?
    It can be tempting to stretch the truth when it comes to job applications and references, but what are the legal implications for doing so?
    Posted: Thursday 9 August 2018
  • The evolution of the Employee
    The Future is actually what we are experiencing now. Thanks to the Career Development Association for this image.
    Posted: Tuesday 7 August 2018

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