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SWOT Analysis For Your Career

Last week was an important one in the calendar for McGinnis Loy – we all sat down to periodically review our SWOT analysis for the business, updating where we are going and how we are going to get there. It got me thinking that the same could and should be done by everyone who is job seeking currently to make sure their careers are also on track.

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SWOT Analysis For Your Career
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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 Fairs: Planning & Preparation

As the employment market still seems to be ‘stuck in a rut’ with unemployment figures going in the wrong direction, job fairs can be a great opportunity for all types of job seekers, and even more so in the current climate. In essence, they allow you to engage with numerous employers and recruiters in one place, under one roof, in just one day. Here I list 10 top tips for you to consider when it comes planning & preparation for a successful job/career fair.

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Job Fairs: Planning & Preparation

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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Try And Try Again