Careers Blog

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Bulking out Your CV When You’ve Only Worked for One Employer

Typing2 Bulking out Your CV When Youve Only Worked for One Employer

A successful CV contains no gaps in employment and there’s a lot of advice out there about addressing gaps in your working history. It’s important to fill these gaps to avoid becoming what the recruitment world refers to as a “job hopper”. But what about individuals who have kept to one employer throughout their working history?

Employer’s main concerns about people who have only worked for one employer for a long period of time is their ability to adapt to change and whether they have built up enough skills and experience from their position to benefit a new workplace.

The employment history section of a CV is a heavily scrutinised area, so it’s important that your CV addresses these common concerns. Read Article »

How to Avoid Becoming a Work-a-holic but Still Work Hard

Workaholic How to Avoid Becoming a Work a holic but Still Work HardWe all want to do well at work and know that this requires dedication, time and energy. However it is possible to become a work-a-holic if your life revolves around your job rather than your relationships with friends and family. Here are 5 rules to help you get ahead without becoming a work-a-holic: Read Article »

2014′s Best IT Careers

Computer tech 2014s Best IT Careers

The demand for IT workers is increasing now almost all businesses are online in one way or another. The information technology sector is not only a growing field of opportunity, but can open doors to some of the highest-paid segments of the job market. Here are five of the best IT careers in today’s market: Read Article »

5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Your First Job

Handshake 2 5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Your First Job

Starting your first job in the real working world can be an exciting but daunting experience. A combination of education and life skills alone sometimes cannot prepare you for new-starter workplace etiquette. Here are 5 important things to bear in mind when starting your first job: Read Article »

10 of the Best Notes Left in Workplace Kitchens

pen and paper 10 of the Best Notes Left in Workplace Kitchens

How many times have you opened your office fridge to be greeted by the smell of out-of-date milk? Have you ever been brave enough to consult the culprit of a mouldy sandwich? These people have and their notes are hilarious! Read Article »

How to Bring the WOW-factor to Your Next Interview

Wow How to Bring the WOW factor to Your Next Interview

Last week EmptyLemon told you how to avoid becoming a boring jobseeker. You can read the article here. Wowing the hiring manager by application alone isn’t enough to get you the job and it’s important to maintain the same level of enthusiasm and interest on your CV and in your interview.

Researching the company and wearing your smartest suit is exactly what your competition will be doing and whilst getting the interview is a huge hurdle itself, you need to focus on why you’re really there – to get that job!

Your focus now needs to be shifted towards becoming not just a great candidate, but the ideal candidate. Here’s how: Read Article »