How To Write a Successful CV

Advice from a trained recruitment manager

During my previous job I spent a lot of time recruiting. On average for our company we would have at least 120 applicants each time we advertised a position, this after they had passed an online test to submit their CV. As you can imagine we had neither the time not the man power to interview every applicant and THIS is why your Curriculum Vitae is the most important part of your arsenal.

I’ve put together a very basic guide on what to/not to include. *Please note, some points may be UK specific. Continue reading “How To Write a Successful CV”

How To- Dress For A Successful Interview

Appearance could be the deciding factor between an offer or a rejection, here’s my advice on how to dress for success at interview..

What you wear to an interview can be equally as important as what you say, the wardrobe choices you make a silent statement to your interviewer. You could answer every question perfectly and be ideal for the position but don’t forget…

THIS IS A COMPETITION!

If other candidates match you point for point then appearance could be the deciding factor between an offer or a rejection.

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How To- Prepare For An Interview

Maximize your chances of successfully gaining the employment you seek.

Interviewing is one of the many responsibilities in my role as a manager. In my career thus far as an applicant I’ve attended eleven interviews in person and taken two over the phone with an 85% success rate.

As an interviewer I’ve conducted over fifty in the past twelve months at a hire rate of 40%. According to my HR associate I have the most rigorous screening process as well as being the most difficult manager (out of the six of us) to impress.

I’m going to share what I’ve learned about the interview process through my experiences as an applicant, employee and employer. Some of these points may seem obvious and I really hope they are, but since each of us have access to different resources perhaps mine can teach you something new.

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