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Paul Drury, Content Specialist - HR Writer
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 CV Help

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15+ Time management skills & techniques to mention at interview
Making the most of the time that we have on this earth is one of the most basic human desires. Your productivity is also important to your employer. In this blog, we explore how to showcase your time management skills in an interview.
15+ Time management skills & techniques to mention at interview
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14 min read

Published in CV Help

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The top leadership skills examples for your CV
What sort of a leader does your future employer need? Do you have the leadership skills to make the required impact? How do you help others on their career journey? Take a look at our leadership skills examples here.
The top leadership skills examples for your CV
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10 min read

Published in Job Interview

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How to answer “Why do you want to work here?”
So, they asked the question: Why do you want to work here? Take a deep breath. Now, it is time to explain it in a way that impresses your interviewer.
How to Answer “Why Do You Want to Work Here?”
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10 min read

Published in Cover Letter

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How to write an email cover letter
Writing appropriate emails is vital for effective job search communication. Sending an email cover letter is required in most job search processes, so how does a candidate make the most of the opportunity to sell themselves?
How to write an email cover letter
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9 min read

Published in Job Interview

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Using the STAR Interview Technique – With Examples
Most answers to behavioural questions during competency interviews tend to be long and rambling. The STAR interview technique helps a candidate to focus on the details that matter most to a potential employer.
Using the STAR Interview Technique – With Examples
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11 min read

Published in CV Help

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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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11 min read

Published in Cover Letter

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How to write a cover letter with no experience (with examples)
If you’re struggling to write a cover letter with no experience to show, never fear! This blog will help you create a compelling argument for your employment no matter your background.
How to write a cover letter with no experience (with examples)
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15 min read

Published in Job Interview

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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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17 min read

Published in Career

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How to apply for a job when you’re over 50 and avoid age discrimination
Research shows that older job seekers often face age discrimination. What can you do to prevent ageist bias? And are there regulations to offer older employees a level playing field? We will also show you how to successfully apply as an over-50 and how to create a convincing CV.
How to apply for a job when you’re over 50 and avoid age discrimination
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20 min read
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