5th February 2012

50 COMMON INTERVIEW Q&A

1. Tell me about yourself: The most often asked question in interviews. You need to have a short statement prepared in your mind. Be careful that it does not sound rehearsed. Limit it to work-related items unless instructed otherwise. Talk about things you have done and jobs you have held that relate to the position you are interviewing for. Start with the item farthest back and work up to the present. 2. Why did you leave your last job? Stay positive regardless of ...
5th February 2012

44 Resume Writing Tips

Having a solid and effective resume can greatly improve your chances of landing that dream job. That is beyond discussion. How does one make sure that his resume is top notch and bullet proof, however? There are several websites with tips around the web, but most bring just a handful of them. We wanted to put them all together in a single place, and that is what you will find below: 44 resume writing tips. 1. ...
5th February 2012

What information should a CV include?

Personal details Normally these would be your name, address, date of birth (although with age discrimination laws now in force this isn’t essential), telephone number and email. Education and qualifications Your degree subject and university, plus A levels and GCSEs or equivalents. Mention grades unless poor! Work experience Use action words such as developed, planned and organised. Even work in a shop, bar or restaurant will involve working in a team, providing a quality service to customers, and dealing ...
5th February 2012

How to write a successful covering letter

Why do you need a covering letter? The covering letter is vital to your CV. This is why it is the first page and not an addition. “Please find enclosed my CV” won’t get you very far. Your covering letter demonstrates your writing style better than your CV (which is usually more brief and factual). The covering letter puts flesh on the bare bones of the CV. It points out to the employer the information showing that ...
5th February 2012

What is the worst CV mistake EVER?

What could possibly be the worst mistake you could make when it comes to your CV? Not targeting it to the kind of job you’re looking for is a biggie. Leaving out keywords that a scanner can pick up is another no-no. So is failing to list your achievements in ways the reader will find meaningful. But the biggest error of all in putting your CV together is simply this: being sloppy. A spelling mistake here. Forgetting to leave ...
5th February 2012

Why tailoring the cover letter is CRITICAL

So, you’ve got your CV prepared and you’ve seen a job you want to apply for. Do you just send your CV out and leave it at that?  Of course not.  If you really want a particular job and you have exactly what it takes to do it, then a short, meaningful cover letter is your way of saying so. In fact, it’s vital that you attach one. A good cover letter takes time and effort because ...
5th February 2012

Is a traditional CV not as impactful anymore?

Making an impression at an interview is a great step towards getting a job, but first you have to make an impression with your CV. So if your CV is dull, full of mistakes or doesn’t tell a story about you, then you’ll be overlooked and won’t even get as far as an interview anyway. With this in mind, some people say that traditional CVs aren’t impactful and need to be jazzed up or made more ...
5th February 2012

STANDARD GRADUATE CV EXAMPLE

This is an example of a good standard CV (also called a competency-based CV) for a student studying computer science. John Smith Home Address: Kimai Street, Nai, M6 3AE. Tel. (020) 351 4039 Email: cv@jobworknigeria.com Term Address: Naks, Naks city Rift CountyDate of Birth:5. 11. 1986Nationality: homeland EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Egerton University (Hons.) Computer Science 2005 – 2008 Subjects include: Software Engineering, Compiling Techniques, Computer Networks and Communications, Digital Systems, Operating Systems and Robotics. I obtained 62% in my 2nd year exams equivalent to a 2:1 My project involved ...
5th February 2012

Environmental Example CV

This is an example of a high quality science CV. All the course modules are included, also laboratory experience gained on your degree course and course projects. If you were applying for jobs outside the environmental field (e.g. finance) you would probably omit most of your modules (except those including mathematical or computing skills) Dan domondi 22 Temple Road, Town  Date of Birth: 6th February, 1990. Email: daba@yahoo.com Mobile: 079-543124 Tel: 0167734768 PROFILE I am passionate about conservation and the ...
5th February 2012

SKILLS-BASED EXAMPLE CVs

Skills-based CV with tips on content. This one is by a mature Humanities student looking to enter HR management. : skills CVs often work well for mature students as they demonstrate life experiences more effectively, but they can be used by students of all ages and backgrounds. Particularly useful if you are applying for careers that are not directly related to your degree subject or previous experience. ALEX BUCKSHEATH Muranga Road, Nairobi city, Nairobi. Tel. 0722 – 76452                  email abc@jobsinkenya254.com Date ...
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