Tailoring your CV

August 18, 2009

If you’ve ever had your CV looked at during a quick query drop in session here at the careers service, you’ll probably know that first question we usually ask is ‘what are you using this CV for?’.  To some, this may seem like a stupid question – I mean, the obvious answer is ‘jobs’ right?  Well, it’s not quite that simple…

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Is the recession making you reconsider your career plans?

August 14, 2009
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Making the most of your summer experience

August 11, 2009

OK so maybe I’ve mis-sold it with ‘making the most of your summer experience’! I’m not going to tell you 10 things you must do before the summer is over (I’d love to but think that might be deemed as procrastination). Hopefully this short blog piece will help you to try to make the most of what you’ve done in terms of future applications. Read the rest of this entry »

Finding the right employer – research organisations and their work culture before you apply

August 4, 2009

Office funIf you have an idea of what sort of job or broad career sector might be right for you and you’re job hunting (or will be starting in the next few months), you should also have a think about what organisation might be a good fit. For some reason, a lot of people don’t give this much thought, but where you work is as important as what you actually do. When people complain they’re unhappy in their jobs, the problem is sometimes more to do with the people they work with and the general culture of the organisation than it is about the day-to-day job itself. Read the rest of this entry »

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