Careers Blog

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.

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 »

Recently Graduated? 5 Tips if you’re About to Enter the Workforce

open plan Recently Graduated? 5 Tips if you’re About to Enter the Workforce

Congratulations, newly-grads! You did it! Once you’ve finished celebrating, it’s time to make the most of your qualifications and get on the career ladder. The job market is a fierce place, but graduates who have already found work can’t put their feet up just yet. Your first day is fast-approaching, so here’s how to make a good impression. Read Article »

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 »