The importance of staying positive when no one will hire you

 Being rejected from a job is not pleasant. Being rejected by job after job, after applying for who knows how many, is even worse.   Feeling deflated when this happens is only natural. Everyone who experiences this is bound to ...

5 reasons to apply for jobs outside your comfort zone

Have you ever read a job description and thought it sounded perfect for you, but been put off applying when you read the desired qualifications and previous experience?   I’ve done this on several occasions. And I’m sure I’m not ...

How to keep your Christmas spirit high if you’re working over the festive period

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Except if you’re working most of it. Then it’s just annoying to watch everybody else doing festive things and being merry, because that’s what you want to do.   Am I right? Of course, I ...

5 reasons to love temping at Christmas

Working over the Christmas period is no fun. Having worked in retail for the past 5 or 6 years I can safely say that, as lovely and spirited as it may feel in your work place, nobody really wants to be there, working earlier mornings ...

How to make social media work for you on a professional level

 Social media can be a very beneficial tool if you use it right. By using it right I mean you need to remove pictures of you from 2008, drunk with a stolen traffic cone from Facebook. Social media, whilst obviously a great way to stay ...

The difference between a good CV and a great one

The most annoying thing about writing a CV is that you can’t write just one. Not if you want to write a great one. If every job you apply for has the exact same specification of requirements then you’re set and your job hunting ...

The ‘lack of experience’ dilemma.

It doesn’t matter what kind of job you apply for, whether it’s entry level, graduate etc. The never ending run around of not having enough experience is always present. You apply for a job you know you can do, only to be ...

How volunteering can boost your CV

 It’s always nice to able to fill your CV with your skills and qualifications, or you relevant experience. However, being able to add volunteering to your experience may be the boost your CV needs to make it stand out.   ...

The realities of landing your first job after university.

 It’s a proud moment – receiving your graduation certificate – probably the proudest you’ve felt to date. Blood, sweat and tears (or at least just the latter) have gone into the process over the last three or four years and ...

The importance of a cover letter

So you’ve perfected your CV, you’ve found the job you want to apply for, now all that’s left to do is send it right? Wrong. Now all that’s left to do is write a cover letter to the employer alongside your CV. ...

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