We all know that applying for a job can take a lot of time and effort. Sometimes you put together a CV, to find you also have to fill in an application form or answer essay type questions. It can feel like there’s a lot of hoops to jump through before you get anywhere near an interview. As it can be such a lengthy process, it very often leads to applicants making a mistakes.
With A Level and GCSE exams finally over, it might be that you’ve started to give some thought to what happens next. It might be that your next step is a job, either looking for a full time career or a part time job. If it is, to get a job, you’re going to need a CV. Putting a CV together can take time and if you’ve never had to do one before, where do you start?
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!
We’ve all heard the famous Shakespeare quote “A rose by any other name, would still smell as sweet”, what he’s basically saying is that even if the rose was called something else, it would still smell good. So, what if you had two candidates applying for the same job, each one had exactly the same … Continue reading How your Name Could Affect your Job Search