All Careers Advice

  • After applying for more than 300 jobs without any positive responses, marketing graduate Alfred Ajani decided to go about things a different way...
  • Veterinary medicine is much like riding a bike, says the author: "You never really lose the skills and although you might be a bit rusty at first, it won’t take long to get up and running again."
  • Take heart interviewee, because success is as obtainable as anything else in life – as long as you have confidence in yourself!
  • Most employers will only glance through a CV, which means you need to get noticed quickly. So how can you renovate your CV and increase your chances of getting interviewed?
  • Your social media profile on sites like Facebook gives a brief overview of your personality – so you’d better hope you’re presenting a good one.
  • Why you should be going back and reviewing your LinkedIn profile – and why it plays such an important part in your UK job search.
  • The interview is your opportunity to show you're the right person for the job, so you need to make a good impression. Here are five mistakes you should try to avoid making.
  • July is a month associated with vacations and relaxation in the hiring world. However this means opportunity for the job seeker. Find out how you can get ahead in your job search by using seasonality to your advantage in this critical month!
  • As part of my job, I give interview advice to candidates applying for travel jobs. When I ask them how it went afterwards, most people don't come out remembering what went right. They remember the bad things. The joke that fell flat, the awkward silence halfway through, the question that...
  • Starting a new job is always difficult. But one thing you can be sure of is the general legislation that regulates employers and employees in the United Kingdom.
  • Interviewing for jobs can be a nerve-wracking affair, the last thing you want is for your appearance to ruin your job interview at the first hurdle. Follow my job interview tips and dress for success
  • Although LinkedIn is the largest database for professional talent, many professionals fail to see it as little more than a social network. Here are the reasons why professionals in doubt, should absolutely establish a presence on LinkedIn.
  • You’ve strived to put together a great application and now a letter has arrived to say you’ve been invited along to an “assessment centre”. Relax and pick yourself off the floor, help is at hand.
  • If you want to switch jobs and join a different company, you’ll almost certainly have to appear for at least one interview. The author has simple preparation advice: do your research.
  • A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say "we are on the same page". In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximise the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.
  • The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.
  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.
  • Writing a good CV is tricky: the message must be right but so must its appearance.