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Best CV Format 2024 (+ UK Examples)
Best CV format 2024 (+ UK examples)

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Your CV format will dictate which parts of your CV will stand out to an employer.
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Published in Job Interview

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

20 questions to ask at the end of an interview
As the interview comes to a close, you may feel that you have told a worthy career story, but there is one last challenge to negotiate: the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the interview. Here are 20 of the best questions to ask.
20 questions to ask at the end of an interview
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19 min read

Published in CV Help

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

How to write a CV
Knowing how to write a CV takes effort, but we help break down the mystery. Take a look at this detailed guide to learn more about how to structure, write, and design a job-winning CV.
How to write a CV
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20 min read

Published in CV Help

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

180+ key skills for a CV
A list of skills for CVs based on industries and job roles, along with a comprehensive description of types of CV skills, how to present skills on CV, what are the key skills to be listed on Curriculum Vitaes and more than 180 key skill examples. Use as this as your foundation to understand which skills to put on a CV, as well as a good inspiration of specific qualities employers may be looking for!
180+ Key Skills for a CV
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22 min read

Published in Career

by Lyndsey McLaughlinLyndsey McLaughlin

How to write a character reference + (UK examples)
Character references allow an employer to understand who you are as a person and why you’d make a good fit for their open position. If you’ve been asked to write one for someone else, this blog will break down each step of creating a sparkling character reference.
How to write a character reference + UK examples
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14 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Charlotte GraingerCharlotte Grainger

10 Teaching Interview Questions (with Answers)
There is a direct correlation between the quality of teaching and educational outcomes. The following teaching interview questions will separate the best from the rest.
10 Teaching Interview Questions (with Answers)
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11 min read

Published in CV Help

by Charlotte GraingerCharlotte Grainger

35 CV headline examples to make your application stand out from the crowd
An attractive CV headline hooks potential employers in seconds. This blog offers dozens of examples for great CV headlines to make you stand out and help you land that job.
35 CV headline examples to make your application stand out from the crowd
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11 min read

Published in Career

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

50 ways to say goodbye to a colleague
How to say goodbye to colleagues is an important consideration – whether you are leaving or someone else is the one departing. Tell leavers what their impact meant to you and offer some clarity if you’re the one the way out. We share examples of how to say goodbye in a professional, yet heartfelt mannar.
50 ways to say goodbye to a colleague
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17 min read

Published in CV Help

by Charlotte GraingerCharlotte Grainger

250+ game-changing action verbs for your CV (with examples)
Looking to grab a hiring manager’s attention? Using powerful action verbs for your CV is the answer. Let’s take a look at more than 250 words you can use on your application and how to use them. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
250+ Game-Changing Action Verbs for Your CV (with Examples)
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23 min read

Published in Career

by Charlotte GraingerCharlotte Grainger

How to introduce yourself professionally + examples
Learning how to introduce yourself professionally is a real skill. Whether you’re having a job interview or networking, you need to get this short speech down. Read our simple guide to perfect it quickly and easily.
How to introduce yourself professionally + examples
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10 min read

Published in CV Help

by Paul DruryPaul Drury

36 Examples of soft skills for your CV
Soft skills are the behavioural fuel of your career stories; but sharing them on your CV is no simple matter. We explore how to include them.
36 Examples of soft skills for your CV
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12 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

How to write a cover letter
An effective cover letter acts as a complement to your CV by adding some much-needed personality, highlighting your fit within the specific role, and setting the tone for your interview.
How to write a cover letter
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14 min read
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