Furloughed CV

How to update your CV if you have been furloughed

We have had more and more individuals who have recently been furloughed seeking our guidance, particularly those from the hospitality and travel industry. Many of those are in management roles so despite the governments financial support through the furlough scheme they are finding themselves on less than half the salaries they were once on. Therefore, they are now hoping to …

Legal work experience

How best to gain legal experience when you are a student

Gaining work experience is an important part of your journey to becoming a lawyer. Firstly, it shows you are proactive and committed to the field. Secondly, it is important to have first-hand experience of what it is like to work in legal practice or Chambers. This is not only for the benefit of your CV but also for you in …

Avoiding Age Discrimination Part 2 (v2)

Avoiding age discrimination on your CV – Part 2

Following on from our recent article regarding avoiding Age Discrimination on your CV  brought many follow up questions which highlights  how much of an issue this is. This article aims to address these questions.   Some of the areas many of you were concerned about were: Appearing dishonest Some of you felt that, by structuring your CV in the way advised, avoiding …

job search

New Year…….New Career?

In January, the number of people seeking a new work opportunity soars to 64% of the UK workforce (Telegraph 2019) and it is reported that many companies are now shaking off the aftermath of the political upheaval to focus on their growth plans. This means there will hopefully be plenty of job opportunities but also plenty of competition.  If you are considering your options …

Networking on LinkedIn

Help your career by effectively networking on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is an extremely powerful tool to get your name out there and can be very effective at presenting job opportunities. However, your LinkedIn does require regular maintenance.  Rather than waiting until it is time to find another job you should be effectively using LinkedIn so you have a solid presence and network in advance.  It is about using LinkedIn, not …

CV gaps

How to acknowledge career gaps

There has been a very welcomed increase in the number of returnships available by companies and organisations.  These are designed to act as a bridge back into work for experienced professionals who have taken an extended career break. However, many returners are still apprehensive of how to document their career gap in their CV.  Whether you have taken time out to have …