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How much personality should you show in your cv and cover letter?

A CV and cover letter is a professional method of applying for a job. For this reason, it needs to be written in a professional manner. As the working environment becomes more casual in areas such as working time, casual attire and flat hierarchal structures, people are challenged with the fine line between showing personality but without coming across unprofessional.   The biggest culprit for this is when it...

How to cope with interview nerves?

Do you suffer from nerves in an interview? Do nerves debilitate you from performing as well as you would like? Don’t worry you’re not alone. What you need to remember is that nerves are not a bad thing from an employers perspective. It can show you care. It can be endearing and it can also be expected to an extent. We all want to do our best to showcase a true reflection of our skills and experience in...

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...

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