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With a decade’s experience of writing about job search and recruitment topics, Paul understands the power of words to influence mindsets and alter destinies. His previous recruitment career taught him that the seeds of a successful job search are sown long before you come to writing your resume. Dad of two great teenage kids and husband to a long-suffering writing widow.
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Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

The truth about lying on your resume
Filling your resume with exclusively truthful statements about your career is harder than you might think. Lying on a resume can take many forms. Don’t give in to temptation.
The truth about lying on your resume
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12 min read

Published in Career

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

6 Collaboration skills that can make you a better leader
What does successful collaboration look like? How do you make the most of your partnership with a diverse team? We explore the collaboration skills that can elevate both your outcomes and the results of those around you.
6 Collaboration skills that can make you a better leader
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10 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Effective cover letter keywords to get you hired: with 350+ examples
The job search is tough enough without obsessing about every word in each cover letter that you send. But why wouldn’t you? Your cover letter keywords might make all the difference.
Effective cover letter keywords to get you hired: with 350+ examples
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20 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

How to Answer “Walk Me Through Your Resume”
The toughest interview questions are those where you could say almost anything you want. A boring answer to “walk me through your resume” has the potential to kill the vibe of any interview. An exciting response may conversely mean that the job is as good as yours.
How to Answer “Walk Me Through Your Resume”
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11 min read

Published in Career

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Presentation skills: examples and solutions
Presenting critical information to a group of people is a skill that will bring countless benefits to your career. Which of your presentation skills need a little more polish?
Presentation Skills: Examples and Solutions
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12 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

What is a cover letter?
What is a cover letter? What should it cover? How can a page of writing make an incremental difference to the chances of securing an interview?
What is a cover letter?
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12 min read

Published in Career

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

How to ask for a promotion
Sensing that you are close to a promotion is an exciting feeling that too many people do not act on early enough. Here is how you ask for a promotion. And get it!
How to ask for a promotion
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16 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

How to put publications on a resume
Putting relevant industry publications on a resume is a popular way of enhancing your job application. If you have had the opportunity to share a message that has proven popular with an audience, why wouldn’t you want to share it with a prospective employer?
How to put publications on a resume
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10 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Extra-curricular activities to enhance your resume: a complete guide
Being strategic with your choices of extra-curricular activity during school and further education could be the best investment in an early career.
Extra-curricular activities to enhance your resume: a complete guide
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14 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

20 Cover letter do’s and don’ts
There is plenty of advice out there in terms of writing a cover letter, so we thought that we would summarize it into a simple do and don’t format.
20 Cover letter do’s and don’ts
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18 min read
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