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Avoiding Age discrimination on your CV

In the UK it is unlawful to discriminate against someone applying for work due to their age.  There are a few exceptions, however, there has to be a good enough reason to do so and this would have to be proven in Court.

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Mind the gap!

Mind the Gap! Mind the Gap! Mind the gap between the train and the platform edge!

How many times have you heard this?

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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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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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How to complete a job application form effectively

More and more companies are now using application forms in their recruitment process as this provides a consistent platform to collate the same information for each person that applies.

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Questions you can ask at the end of an interview?

No one likes the dreaded “Do you have any questions for us?” at the end of an interview.  You have just been through, what feels like, an interrogation, and the last thing you are thinking about is: ‘what can I ask that won’t make me blow my chances?’ This is when you go blank a

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