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How do you show personality in your CV and cover letter?

Showing personality in a job application can make you stand out from your competitors if done correctly. If done incorrectly, it can make you stand out for the wrong reasons. Primarily a CV needs to showcase your qualifications, achievements, skills and experience. The cover letter highlights the link between these and the role/company in which you are applying and your interest in the role. The following article...

When is the best time to look for a job?

For most people, moving jobs is a well planned process. Ideally, it should not be rushed so that you have time to consider all your options. One thing to consider is timing – when is the best time to look for a job? There is no uniform perfect time to job search. It can be industry specific, seasonal, company or role specific. For example, teachers would usually look to move after the end of the school term to...

How to resign on good terms.

A big sticking point for interviewees is discussing why they are leaving their current role and/or why they left their previous roles. Leaving a job on bad terms can make your job search more challenging but not impossible. Naturally is best to aim to leave on good terms and with a great reference. It is also better to secure a new role while still working as it takes the pressure off you and removes concerns with...

How do you know you are ready to move job?

Changing jobs is not something that people take likely. For most people it is a gradual process that happens slowly and is well thought out. For others, all it takes is one negative incident and they are looking to jump ship. I conducted 2 research papers on why people leave jobs through exit interview answers and the most common reasons were lack of career progression and to secure a better salary. However, I have...

Who should I ask for CV/interview advice?

There is so much information available in the public domain, it is getting more and more difficult to separate good advice from bad advice. Everyone has an opinion – but which is best? This is where you need to be discerning. There are no absolute black and white rules in creating a CV and conducting an interview. There are too many variables. This article offers some advice to help you decide. Find a CV...

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