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How to write an academic CV

Having a decent CV is a really important aspect of the job application process for any jobseeker. However, different jobs often require a different approach from your CV. It’s standard recruiter advice for jobseekers to have several ‘versions’ of a

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Achieving a healthy work-life balance: is it possible?

Over the last year, the number of times “work-life” balance was mentioned in the media increased by almost 900%, compared with the number of mentions ten years ago. For those of you who are unsure exactly what it is, work-life

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How to get a Christmas job

We toyed with calling this blog ‘All I Want for Christmas is a Job’ or ‘Getting a Job at the Most Wonderful Time of the Year‘ but knowing you’ll be inundated with festive frivolity soon enough we stuck with a

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Should you get a Christmas job?

After a wonderful, balmy September the weather is finally on the change and summer 2014 is finally coming to an end. With it, our thoughts naturally turn to the other end of the year and the upcoming festive season. But

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How to focus your job search

Chances are, if you’re reading this blog you’re not having much success in your job search. Or you might simply not know where to start. Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there and asked ourselves the same questions… If I

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How to write a cover letter

Surveys have found that, on average, employers spend approximately half a minute scanning a job application. All the hours of hard work and research you put into your job application are wasted if you can’t catch the attention of your

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Stand out from the herd: the interview questions you MUST prepare for

Preparing for an interview fills even the most experienced job seeker with questions. What shall I wear? How should I act? What will they ask me?  Well, the first two are worthy topics for other blogs but we thought we’d

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The Best and Worst Jobs of 2014 – part two

Worst jobs Get that Sunday night feeling? Hate getting out of bed on a Monday? Think you have the worst job in the world? Think again! A recent survey conducted by Adzuna, the online search engine for jobs, provides an

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