How to Write a CV & Other Helpful Tips

  • Getting job ready during Lockdown
    Now, while you are locked down is the ideal time to get prepared for the changing job roles that are inevitable following COVID-19.
    Posted: Friday 24 April 2020
  • Its not all doom and gloom on the employment front
    From working as supermarket assistants to hospital cleaners, there's a host of much-needed jobs being advertised with immediate starts.
    Posted: Tuesday 14 April 2020
  • Job hunting during the Lockdown
    With the coronavirus putting us all on lockdown, job seekers are now faced with a new challenge – how to search in times of uncertainty. What can you do that will help in your job search during this time?
    Posted: Thursday 9 April 2020
  • Ten Career Wishes from Us to You
    Happy New Year everyone! We’re kicking-off 2020 with our top 10 career wishes for you.
    Posted: Wednesday 1 January 2020
  • A New Year, a New Start?
    So, your New Year's resolution was to look for a new job? You have just left school or are a new graduate looking for your first full-time job? Here are some tips to help you make a good start in your job search.
    Posted: Monday 30 December 2019
  • What skills should you list in your CV?
    What is the difference between personal skills and professional skills, hard skills and soft skills? It can all be very confusing...
    Posted: Monday 11 November 2019
  • Should you add your interests to your CV?
    The hobbies and interests section is an important but optional section in your CV. Many applicants do include it in their CVs, whereas others don’t. But should you?
    Posted: Sunday 29 September 2019
  • How to spot a bad boss during an Interview
    During a job interview, you know you need to focus on your appearance (professional yet understated), your body language (confident and assertive), and your answers (smooth and knowledgeable). But keep a look out for the signs of a bad boss.
    Posted: Thursday 5 September 2019
  • Finishing university can be an unsettling time; your years in education are over, and lots of changes are taking place. Gone are the days of getting out of bed at 11am, or spending a total of two hours a day in lectures. Job searching can be stressful and finding a graduate job can be tough, so here are some tips to help you get prepared.
    Posted: Thursday 8 August 2019
  • Questions to ask at the end of an Interview
    You probably know that you should have some questions ready to ask at the end of an interview, but struggle with what they should be.
    Here are some suggestions.
    Posted: Friday 2 August 2019
  • Should you add your interests to your CV?
    It is not essential to add your interests to your CV, but it can be very beneficial if relevant to the job you are applying for, especially if you don't have a lot of experience in the area.
    Posted: Sunday 14 July 2019
  • Looking at a career change?
    The world of work is changing much faster than we realise and with the disruption of this change comes opportunity. Opportunity to think about what we are doing in our working life, what we can do, how we can give greater meaning to our lives and discover more fulfilling careers.
    Posted: Thursday 25 April 2019
  • Understanding job advertisements
    Most job ads are written in a fairly consistent manner. By carefully analysing a job ad you will save time by only applying for relevant jobs, be able to write more convincing cover letters, and feel more prepared for that interview.
    Posted: Thursday 28 February 2019
  • 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

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