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Posted March 05, 2015 by

How to Make Your CV Stand Out in 5 Easy Steps

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Young smiling cheerful woman holding her resume. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Think about it; recruiters and hiring managers must see hundreds of CVs each and every month. So how do you ensure your humble sheet or two of A4 finds its way into the right hands the next time you send or email it to a prospective boss?

The fact is, there’s no hard and fast answer; it’s true that different recruiters with different managerial styles are bound to like…well…different things. But there are still some steps you can take to ensure you’ve got the best shot possible at being called in for an interview.

Remember these and we bet you won’t go far wrong. Here goes… (more…)

Posted February 09, 2015 by

Quotes that Can Inspire Success

The smallest of keys can unlock the bulkiest and heaviest of locks; similarly, a few words rife with meaning can instigate the spark of success in a person. Quotes of success are not just cool sounding statements made by successful individuals, but are actually the meaningful gist of the experiences, success mantras, and lessons of managing challenges they gathered during their lifetime. Not only can the best success quotes be an immense source of positive energy every day, but can also prove to be the whiff of motivation that an ordinary human needs to achieve extraordinary results in life. (more…)

Posted August 19, 2014 by

How Google Search Operators Can Help Your Job Search

Close up of Google.com search home page on computer with silhouette of man's head out of focus in foreground

Close up of Google.com search home page on computer with silhouette of man’s head out of focus in foreground. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The job market can be a competitive place, and smart job seekers use all the tools at their disposal to gain an edge. Google, the search engine giant founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998, is one of these tools and should be used in the most effective way possible.

Search engines can help you find job listings in your intended field based on keywords and algorithms, but sometimes Google and other search engines pull up results that aren’t as relevant as you would like. Maybe the job listing is several months old, or the listing isn’t actually located in your area because it was misclassified. Google might pull up a page that has your keyword, but isn’t even a job listing. (more…)

Posted July 18, 2014 by

Best Apps for Networking: Bringing You the Best Apps for Play, Business, and Everything In Between

Various social media apps for networking

Various social media apps for networking. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

We live in a modern evolving world and all the happening is online. Social and business networking is booming, and new apps are constantly being made. Whether it’s retweeting a video of Mario Goetze scoring the winning goal for Germany in the FIFA World Cup at your friends, to submitting that polished resume online to land the first important job, the internet always knows how to provide. Especially on the go!

We put together a list of our top apps—some more familiar than others—ranging from downright silly sharing with friends, to life changing apps for business: (more…)

Posted June 27, 2014 by

Using Social Media to Search for Entry Level Jobs? Don’t Make These Rookie Mistakes

When searching for entry level jobs on social media, be careful how you approach it.  Avoid these rookie mistakes in the following post.

Social media is more than just your primary source of puppy and kitten videos. It’s a hub for connecting with others, learning new ideas and sharing information. Why does this matter to a careerist? Because your social profiles are a one-stop shop for job leads, networking, industry information and other resources that can help propel your career. Using

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Posted June 16, 2014 by

Are You Using Pinterest for Your Entry Level Job Search?

When it comes to searching for an entry level job on social media, Pinterest might not be the first site you think about.  However, the following post includes an infographic that shows how Pinterest can be applied to your job search.

Pinterest can be an extremely effective tool to get noticed by recruiters. To fully understand its power – and how to maximize that power – we bring you an infographic from our friends at Giraffe CVs. This graphic goes in-depth on how (and why) to expand your search to Pinterest. How will you make yourself different?

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