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Mind The CV Gap

Most CVs are chronological and document your working life in order, this highlights any gaps. Life is complicated and it doesn’t always follow a nice straight line without holes, interruptions…

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Mind The CV Gap
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Try And Try Again

Everyone who finds themselves going through the recruitment process should know their weaknesses and which areas of expertise they have gaps in before they start job hunting. You should be spending most of your time applying for jobs where you are convinced you could secure an interview and you KNOW you could do the job, rather than being in a rush to email your CV to every job going. Once you know what you are good at and not so good at, you can try to improve your skills in the areas you are weakest at, which in turn will help your motivation and long term career prospects

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Graduates: 30 UK Companies Using Twitter

Following on from last weeks Graduate theme, a number of you wanted to know how to use Twitter to greater effect when job hunting. Whilst US businesses are generally more familiar with Twitter and attracting graduates, the UK is picking up pace and many blue chip businesses now have their own Twitter account, some with a very strong following. I have listed below 30 UK Blue-chip companies that have Twitter accounts, and some are actively using it to recruit graduates.

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Now You’ve Got It – Wow

For graduates in 2010, this year has been very difficult from an employment perspective, and still is. As many of you will have read, BT has been in the headlines recently regarding their Summer Graduate Recruitment Campaign which received over 2,500 applicants for just 8 places. When it comes to competition for jobs, it doesn’t get much tougher than this. Even those who graduated in the 1980s and 1990s and who may have additional qualifications should feel lucky they don’t have 300+ other people to compete with.

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Now You’ve Got It – Wow