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Does Your CV Make The Grade?

I shouldn’t be surprised anymore, but even with a long time in recruitment it does still happen, and it did last week. Does your CV contain a section with your education on it? In typical Grange Hill style, even the Headteacher Mrs McClusky would take my side on this one surely, even if two job seekers last week didn’t…….and they were not for turning either.

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Does Your CV Make The Grade?

Job Hunting & Back To The Future

Most people know what future direction they want their career to go in, but in order to get there quickly, they may need to take a step backwards first. If you are currently employed, this may mean taking a new position that is less responsible or less rewarding in the short term, but should reward you many times over in the future.

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Job Hunting & Back To The Future

Attitude: The Approach To Increase Job Search Success

Many have said it before but that doesn’t make it any less true, looking for a job can be a full time job in itself. Although it can be difficult and frustrating it is imperative to stay as motivated as you can, determined and driven. No matter if it’s your first application or your fiftieth, you need to approach it with same amount of enthusiasm. That’s not easy. Take breaks where you can, use your support network and where possible try and identify a search coach, someone who can help keep up your morale. Approaching your application with a bad attitude, low energy or sense of failure before you start is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Vent your frustrations carefully.

Complaining to the recruiter rarely ends in a good result so vent your frustrations to a third party. Focus on what you are hoping to achieve, jobs are rarely given out of pity and it would not be the best start within a new environment if they were. Focussing upon past rejections could plant a seed of doubt in their assessment of you.

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Attitude: The Approach To Increase Job Search Success

Attitude: Your Biggest Job Search Advantage

“Nothing can stop a man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”

Thomas Jefferson

In all of my years of recruiting whether directly, in an agency or as an internal consultant, the candidate’s ‘attitude’ has been the one constant success-determining factor.

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Attitude: Your Biggest Job Search Advantage

When I Grow Up I Want To Be…

How many of us are ballerinas, firemen or in my case pirate princesses?
I watched Sir Ken Robinson speak at the TED conference online this week and it sparked off many thoughts. He talked about how we define ourselves through career roles and how we can encourage talent in our children allowing them to find their passions.

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When I Grow Up I Want To Be…