These 7 CV Proofreading Mistakes Will Help You Polish Up Your Writing
It's vital to proofread anything you write, but that's especially true for CVs. When you submit a CV to a recruiter, you have around
Carolina, one of our Application Advisers, has written this fantastic post on why you should come and see one of the team!
Top 5 Reasons Why You Should See An Application Adviser – by Carolina Are
As a former City University BA Journalism student, I was aware of the existence of the Careers Service but never really used it. For two years, I became one of those people who sent the same CV and the same cover letter to every company and then wondered why I wasn’t getting a job. Luckily things changed once I joined a society and started working part-time in recruitment, but I could have used my time here way better and fixed my CV much earlier, and for free. How? By going to see an Application Adviser. Here are five reasons why you should too. Continue Reading
Coram’s Fields Charity are currently seeking candidates for their 2016 Employability Scheme with Payne Hicks Beach Solicitors.
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The global law firm held an exclusive Open Day which means I had the opportunity to receive tips from Recruitment Adviser Clare Feaver – straight from the horse’s mouth.
1. The Application Form
So you have emerged from your revision cave having survived the trenches of exam season but now what? Here are five useful things you should consider doing this summer.
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A few weeks ago, Bethany Foote delivered an interactive workshop at The City Law School. Beth works in the award-winning graduate team as a Recruitment Specialist at Clifford Chance.
She was able
Chances are that as a student applying for work experience or graduate jobs you’ll encounter the question “Why do you want to work for us?”. Very likely at interview but also at the earlier application stage. It’ll either be a question asked directly on an online application form or it’s certainly one of three areas you should cover in a cover letter**. Yes, even at this stage they want some reassurance you have thought this through and have something unique and personal to say about this. Not always easy when on the face of it a lot of organisations in similar sectors can appear to look very much the same. We’ve put this video together to help you figure what things you could talk about in answering this question. We’re sure you’ll find it useful. Enjoy.
**p.s. the two other areas? 1. Why you (relevant skills and experience)? and 2. Why this career choice/sector?
An application form is usually the first opportunity that you have to impress your potential employer. Get this right and you will have another chance to continue impressing them. But if you do anything less than an excellent job, it might very well be a dead end. Continue Reading
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Five things never to put on your CV
Writing or updating your CV takes a lot of effort, so you’d probably be surprised how little time graduate employers take to assess whether you might be the right candidate.
Five minutes? One minute?
Try six seconds. This is a field where first impressions count for everything, and where mistakes or a lack of professionalism can make the difference between the in-tray and the discard pile. Often those errors are seemingly trivial ones that you may not realise are what’s behind your application getting rejected.
Make sure your CV passes the six-second test by ensuring these five things never appear on it:
- Your life story or too much personal info.
I wanted to wish new and returning students plus our recent graduates a very, very warm welcome to the new Acedmic Year 2014-15. This year we have a new offering which are our Career Lounges. These will be running three times a week. Check these out as well as our Careers Workshops. All sessions are practical to help you hone your skills, not just information lead.
Building your future and preparing yourself
Careers Workshops – help with:
• Searching for internships and graduate jobs
• Cvs and applications
• Gaining an edge in the job market
• Interview technique
Ready for work
Careers Lounges (new) – help with:
• cvs and applications
• Employer recruitment & selection
Book now! Before places get taken!
Marlon Gray (Senior Careers Consultant)