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Welcome to the EmptyLemon blog - your first port of call for the latest careers and recruitment information.

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.

6 Cover Letter Blunders You Need to Avoid At All Costs

A cover letter can go two ways. It can either open the doors a to new career, or become a dead-end blunder. It all depends on the way you write it. Here are 6 cover letter blunders you need to avoid at all costs in order to be considered by a prospective employer: Read Article »

5 LinkedIn Hacks Every Jobseeker Should Know

Linkedin wizard 5 LinkedIn Hacks Every Jobseeker Should Know

Jobseeking can feel like a full time job in itself. As well as perfecting your CV, searching for jobs and tweaking your application to match the job description, you’ve got the digital side of things to keep on top of too. Keeping your Facebook and Twitter profiles clean is relatively simple, but when it comes to LinkedIn, you have to dedicate the time to creating a profile, a presence and engage with potential employers.

There are however, a few LinkedIn “hacks” you should be aware of to make your digital job hunt a little easier: Read Article »

Creating an Impressive CV After Being Fired

 Creating an Impressive CV After Being Fired

After losing your job, it can be difficult to create an effective CV. Whilst being fired from a previous position can make you less favourable to a new employer, it’s much worse to lie to them. Here is EmptyLemon’s guide to creating a stand-out-from the crowd CV if you’ve lost your job: Read Article »

4 Essential Job Interview Prep Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Job Interview Aug 2014 4 Essential Job Interview Prep Tips You Cant Afford to Ignore

A job interview can be a nerve wracking experience for many people. Whilst we all know an interview is an essential part of finding a new job, many people crack under the pressure of being judged and knowing that their future relies on how they come across to the interviewer.

There are so many things to prepare prior to a job interview. Here are EmptyLemon’s top four interview preparation tips that you really can’t afford to ignore: Read Article »

The 1 Thing You NEED to Include in Your Cover Letter

Fast Typing The 1 Thing You NEED to Include in Your Cover Letter

Your cover letter should not be used just to express your interest in a vacancy and direct the reader to your CV. Your cover letter has a lot of potential, especially when it comes to capturing the attention of a hiring manager. Ensure you make the most of it!

Your cover letter is an introduction to your CV and to yourself as a candidate. Not only will your cover letter show you’re interest in the vacancy, it allows you to make a personal connection with the hiring manager and show them why you’re a great fit for the company.

However, there is one thing you NEED to mention in your cover letter in order to be successful… Read Article »

The 3 Things You MUST Do in a Job Interview

Job Interview The 3 Things You MUST Do in a Job Interview

When you’ve been out of work for a long time, a job interview can be a nerve-wracking experience. There’s a huge difference between selling yourself on paper with you CV and selling yourself in person during your job interview, but regardless of your employment status the key to a successful interview is always down to the same factors.

Here is EmptyLemon’s guide to the three most important things you should do in a job interview: Read Article »