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Explanations for being fired from your job for interviews

There are many reasons for being fired from your job. If you have been involved in criminal activity in your previous role, then securing your next role will be extremely difficult. If you were just not the right fit, could not adjust to new work practices or changes, had a negative relationship with your Manager, or had a major blow out on one occasion that resulted in dismissal, then there are ways around...

How to discuss Education and training on a CV

How to discuss Education and Training on a CV? If you have completed Further Education and training, the CV is the perfect place to highlight this. However, many people either under or over sell their education history which can make it look bulky on the CV or dilute your message. In general, there are 4 types of CV’s: Fresh Graduates or school leavers with no/limited work experience Technical...

How do I compete with younger job seekers?

How do I compete with younger job seekers? Many people worry that job hunting becomes more difficult as they get older, especially when they are over 50. Like any jobseeker, you are competing against the population and so you need to focus on your unique selling points, skills, core competencies and experience that makes you the right fit for the role in which you are applying. If you focus on competing against...

How to deal with rejection while job hunting

How to deal with rejection while job hunting Rejection is never pleasant and rejection while job hunting is no different. The key is to try to not take the rejection personally and learn from the experience for your next application. Competition has never been stiffer in the job market, so a rejection does not always mean you underperformed, it can often just be down to your competition having more direct experience...

CV for long term unemployed tips

cv for long term unemployed CV for Long Term Unemployed or Sick LeaveTips If you are looking for a new job following long-term sick leave or are long-term unemployed, how do you discuss this in your CV and interview? Returning to the work force can be a challenge in itself, without the added pressure of employers viewing your previous illness or gap in employment as a potential threat to their company. Under the...

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