I was shocked to see a recruiter advise people to use white text on their CV, stating by adding a third page which contained key words written in white text, they’d easily get through any filter. I thought the post was incredibly misguided, it’s alright telling people how to buck the system, but the fact remains that if your CV does manage to make it through, when an actual person reads it, you still won’t get the interview, let alone the job!
Are you wanting to get ahead in your career, but not making any real progress? It might be that by making a few small changes you can get yourself “spotted” by your boss and land yourself a promotion. Here's our top 7 tips.
1st to the 7th is Volunteers week, an annual event that’s been set up to celebrate the massive contribution they make across the UK to all kinds of organisations. Volunteering can be hugely beneficial on many levels, not only does it provide a vital service to the charity or organisation you are helping, but it can also help you if you’ve been struggling to get a job or have had to take a career break for some reason.
Anyone who has ever looked for a new job will tell you that the two most annoying things about job hunting are; Never getting any form of response from a job you’ve applied for, not even a “we’ll keep your details on file” Going for an interview and just receiving a standard “thanks, but no thanks” type rejection. These can be soul destroying, particularly if you’ve spent time crafting the perfect application and it was a job you really wanted. The worst thing can be not knowing why you were turned down, which is why it’s absolutely fine to ask for feedback!
Changing jobs or re-entering the workforce after a career break downs;t necessarily mean completely retraining. You will have transferrable skills you can use.
Staying motivated whilst job hunting can be tough, our blog has tips on how to do it
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