How to Write a CV & Other Helpful Tips

  • 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
  • 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

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