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.
What’s your professional worth? If that question ties your stomach up in knots, you could be prone to feeling like your CV simply isn’t good enough. But is it ever OK to lie on your CV? Let’s dive into the ins and outs of lying on your CV.
How far back your CV goes is part of how you tell the hiring manager about the sort of professional you are. But what is the rule of thumb? What are the exceptions? What are your other options? Read on to find out the answer to all of the above.
Garden leave sounds like an idyllic proposition for an employee after a fraught last few months in the role. But that is not always the case. And how does it benefit an employer? In which circumstances is garden leave most useful for them?
Including a photo on a CV is not usually something that an applicant considers for long. It is either customary in your country, or it isn’t. However, if you are moving internationally, you may think about whether you wish to fit in with the locals who may include a photo.
When you read a CV and consider whether to hire someone, you would hope to get a sense of how they get things done with others. A CV is not only a factual document — it can also shine a light on your interpersonal skills.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.