Tag Archives: employment search

What Are Employers Looking For?

You think that you know what the average employer is looking for? Qualifications, right? Surprisingly research suggests that even though qualifications might get you a foot in the door (usually in the shape of an interview, if you’re lucky) there’s more than meets the eye to the selection process than most of us think. That’s good news for you if you’re currently looking for a job, in the process of being made redundant or a graduate wondering what your next move should be. Let’s take a look at the research and how you can use it to your advantage.

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CVs, Job Ads and Applications…..It’s A Question of Style.

Do you ever wonder what your CV tells a prospective employer about you? Most of us do, we try to present ourselves in the best light possible, even if we have to be a little creative in the process. What about job adverts though? Could they be giving away more than they intend to about an organisation and its culture? Could there be golden nuggets or cryptic clues hidden among those drab ‘Wanted’ ads just waiting to give your CV or application form the competitive edge that you’re after? Continue reading

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