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How to resign…professionally!

You have now secured your next career move and now you have to resign from your current position. There can be a mixture of feelings for many people as some people feel happy, some are clearly overjoyed, and some feel guilty, with this many people can feel anxious or uncomfortable resigning.

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Applicant Tracking Systems: Beating the System

In today’s modern world more and more recruiters are relying on Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to assist them with their recruitment.  This ensures they filter out any waste before they even review a CV (and this is then where they spend 30-60 seconds actually reviewing your CV!).  So before yo

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Should you have more than one version of your CV?

As a professional CV writer I am often asked by customers to prepare a general CV for them that will cover all their potential job requirements. This is not something I would recommend unless there is a substantial overlap in what the CV is being used for.

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How to polish your LinkedIn Profile

In recent years LinkedIn has became a very popular way of job searching, headhunting and generally progressing your career.  So having an effective profile is the key to enjoying career success through LinkedIn.  With LinkedIn now being the world's largest professional network with more than 546

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Your Personal Brand Image - Have you Googled yourself?

So you have a polished CV, you have a great cover letter and an effective LinkedIn profile with several recommendations. You now stand a good chance of securing a job interview for positions you have applied for? Not necessarily.

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Should you use a Professional CV Writing Service?

We have been asked by many people who are genuinely unsure if they should engage with a CV writing service, why it could be beneficial and how to pick between them.

Some of the questions we have had are as follows:

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Returning to work after having a child?

Whether you have been on maternity, paternity, or adoption leave the prospect of going back to work can be rather daunting. Having returned to work first time around after my first daughter I was surprised at how I struggled to adjust with the new routine. 

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Smart casual or just smart? What is appropriate interview attire and does it matter?

So you have submitted all your applications or handed in your CV to potential employers and you have started to receive interview invitations.

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What should not be on your CV!

There is a lot of advice out there on what should be included in your CV but not much on what should NOT be in your CV.  So I have put together some DON’Ts and clarified the few grey area of what should be included in your CV.

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