Month: November 2016

Writing a great CV

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

What is a CV? A CV is an important document which records relevant facts about you, such as your skills, work experience, education and personal details. If you want to find work, you need a good CV.     Why have a CV? Your CV is your passport to a job interview. It’s your chance [Read more…]

Productivity tips from influential young business leaders

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Fortune Magazine have announced 2016’s top 40 most influential young people in business under the age of 40. It’s an impressive set of business leaders ranging from founders and co-founders of the world’s most successful startups, to product directors and CEOs of some of the most well-known companies on the planet. There’s no denying this [Read more…]

LinkedIn Masterclass: Writing your summary on LinkedIn

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Your first impression speaks volumes on LinkedIn. You should use your summary to get the right people’s attention, sell yourself and get across all the key information about yourself in a concise way. Your LinkedIn profile is also likely to show up in the first few results if people research you online (and they will). [Read more…]

Top tips for creating a great impression in an interview

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Do your research! Make sure you know about the company you are applying for a position with. Check out their website and social media and prepare questions to ask at the end of the interview. Dropping in little things that you have observed about their company from swatting up will give you a head start [Read more…]

Hints on how to conduct a successful job search

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Whether it’s for full-time or part-time work, beginning a job search can be a daunting experience. This factsheet is designed to help you navigate the obstacles and make your search as effective as possible.         Step 1: What are your skills, your knowledge and experience so far? What kind of work would [Read more…]

Don’t be scared of languages

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Us Brits have it easy. Almost 400 million people speak English as their first language, with over 1 billion speaking it as a second language. Yet we shouldn’t rest on our laurels. Being multilingual comes with huge benefits, especially in business. A language can add between 10% and 15% to your wage, according to recruitment [Read more…]