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Remember that our blog isnt just for entertainment - because EmptyLemon is a leading jobs site. We are here to help you progress up the career ladder - as well as arm you with the latest information.

How to Make Your Entry-Level CV Stand Out from the Crowd

Typing on Laptop How to Make Your Entry Level CV Stand Out from the Crowd

Whether you’re applying for your first ever job or looking for entry-level work, job hunting can seem a bit intimidating. You may feel you don’t have enough experience on your CV to make your application look impressive. Here’s EmptyLemon’s guide to boosting your CV content, even if you’re just starting out on the career ladder: Read Article »

LinkedIn Headlines That Will Make Employers Notice You

LinkedIn Pen LinkedIn Headlines That Will Make Employers Notice You

Having a LinkedIn account alone is not enough to assist your job hunt. It’s vital to utilise the professional networking platform to find work and allow employers to find you. Your LinkedIn headline is more than just a description of your current employment status, it’s a keyword optimised phrase which enables hiring managers to search for you. Here’s how to get the most out of your 120-character headline: Read Article »

Manchester: Why It’s So Great Up North

Manchester Town Hall Manchester: Why It’s So Great Up North

EmptyLemon’s offices are based in South Manchester. As a job board, we know London is the number one location for jobs, jobseekers and graduates. It’s full of opportunities and is the first point of call for many people when they want to get on the career ladder. But why do so many people overlook the opportunities in the rest of the UK? Here’s why you should come to Manchester: Read Article »

How to Ensure Your CV Passes the 6 Second Scan

Stopwatch How to Ensure Your CV Passes the 6 Second Scan

Making your application stand out from the crowd can seem like a near-impossible task. Hiring managers have to sift through hundreds of application on a daily basis and on average spend between 6 and 8 seconds looking at one CV. It’s within those few seconds that a hiring manager will decide whether to continue reading or put your CV in the recycle bin, so it’s vital you make the most of them.

6 to 8 seconds is a very short time to sell yourself and in fact, is only enough time for a hiring manager to look at your name, your current employer and position, your previous position and your education.

A successful CV is one which captures the attention of the hiring manager, so here are some tips to keep them interested: Read Article »

The Correct Way to Greet an Interviewer

Handshake The Correct Way to Greet an Interviewer

Following a recent meeting, a friend of mine complained of how one attendee had an incredibly limp handshake. I think we’ve all come across this type of person. You firm outreached grip almost fractures their fingertip handshake. When it comes to a job interview, you should always begin with a handshake, definitely NOT a limpshake!

So here’s EmptyLemon’s guide to making the correct greeting at a job interview: Read Article »

One Vital Piece of Information Most Jobseekers Forget to Put on Their CV

Glasses One Vital Piece of Information Most Jobseekers Forget to Put on Their CV

Hiring managers have noticed a trend.

There is either one vital piece of information missing from the CV completely, or it’s been hastily attached to the bottom. This information should not be an afterthought. It can make a hiring manger choose whether or not to invite you to an interview.

No, it’s not a long list of your advanced and technical qualifications.

No, it’s not your Additional Information (Interests & Hobbies) section.

It’s your… Read Article »