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If you have been sending your resume out time and time again with no reply you are probably starting to feel frustrated. But don’t fret – here are three tips to help you stand out to an employer so your next job application should be a success!
During your career you may find yourself being offered a job far away from home. Whether you have been targeted to move offices by your boss, are headhunted by a company or you have rewritten your resume to apply for a job in a specific area for personal reasons – relocating can be a big deal. If you are in this position you need to assess the job offer and area thoroughly so we’ve listed below some questions you should be asking before you accept the job to help you decide whether it’s the right move for you.
Thousands of companies offer internships. They are often unpaid and can see you working in a company for weeks, sometimes months, to gain experience and to find out more about your chosen industry. But as many of these positions are competitive and unpaid – why should you apply for an internship? Here are a few reasons why internships can be good for your career progression:
When writing a resume and applying for a job it’s vital to put yourself in the employer’s shoes. In order to write the best possible resume and to increase your chances of being invited to a job interview, you should consider what the employer will be looking for in your application. Here are some questions to ask yourself when you are updating your resume:
Whilst an employer probably won’t immediately look at the achievements section of your resume, it is a vital part as it can help to support your work experience and your industry expertise. By listing some achievements it not only adds credibility to your resume, but it can provide an interesting talking point during a job interview. So what achievements should you include?
Many companies that recruit nowadays will have two stages of a job interview. The first will either be a telephone interview or face-to-face interview and the employer will initially want to find out more about you as a candidate and your credentials. The next stage is the second job interview, which is a chance for an employer to find out about your skills in-depth. During this interview the employer may also get other members of the team involved to help them make their final decision. So if you have made it to the first interview stage, here are some ways you can make it to the second interview stage:
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