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Are you using the festive break to update your CV…?

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Up to 19.2 million staff are planning to use downtime over the festive period to update their CV, despite pandemic resurgence. According to new research from specialist talent solutions provider Robert Half, three in five (59%) employees are planning to update their CV over the holidays in preparation for a fresh job search in January. Employers […]

Top Tips: How to update your CV to job hunt during lockdown and beyond

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By Jane Donnelly, Regional Managing Director at Hays Considering the pace and extent of change we’re experiencing throughout the world of work, it’s understandable that some are hesitant about looking for new opportunities. But not only are there ample of opportunities out there which are worth exploring, the coronavirus-era has made many of us realise […]

Nine out of ten CVs contain spelling mistakes

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Is your CV one of the many that contain hidden blunders throughout? Or are you part of the very few that have a flawless resumé? Men are much sloppier when it comes to spelling and grammar on their CVs compared to women – according to new research by Adzuna, who looked at 20,000 CVs to […]

Making your CV stand out from the crowd

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A good CV can be the difference between getting your dream job and being ignored but with more people applying for a new job in January compared to any other month, is it time to get your CV in order? Steve Thompson, managing director at Forward Role, has put together a list of top resumé […]

Top Christmas stories of the year

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Take a look at the top Christmas related stories searched for on the PA Life website throughout 2018 and while you are at it, don’t forget to follow us on: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.  Real-life Christmas party horror stories Over the past few weeks, Vincenzo Ferrara has been busy curating the PA Life guide […]

One in three UK jobseekers lie on their CV

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Can you honestly say that your CV is completely truthful? New research has shown that one in three of us lie on our CV. More than one in three jobseekers (38%) have lied on their CV at least once, reveals new insight from a nationwide study. Proving to be a nation prone to a little […]

Employers now favour apprenticeships or experience over university degrees

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Employers now favour relevant apprenticeships or experience over university degrees, a study has found. Researchers who polled 1,000 decision makers found 49 per cent prefer to see experience from a relevant apprenticeship or previous position on a candidate’s CV. Just 24 per cent said they would be more likely to take on someone who had […]

Are you a CV cliché? Analysis of over a million CVs reveals the top buzzwords seen by UK employers

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Analysis of over 1.1 million UK CVs has revealed the most common CV buzzwords seen by prospective employers. Job search engine Adzuna has scoured through the CVs on its platform to bring to light the UK’s most common job-hunting clichés, revealing the number of CVs in which they appear, and the amount of times the […]

Top 10 tips to ace your next job interview

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Job interviews are an often daunting experience, but with the right planning and preparation they can be turned into a much smoother process, helping allay any nerves along the way. Workplace experts LondonOffices.com has compiled a list of the top 10 things to help university graduates and jobseekers ace any interview and help land that dream […]

How to improve your CV in 10 simple steps

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There are some common mistakes people make on their CV. Here, Kushal Karki from Inspiring Interns, lays out ten simple steps candidates can make to ensure they stand out from the competition 1. Write a punchy personal statement Personal statements (the summary at the top of your CV) should be short, concise and punchy. It […]

12 things to remove from your CV

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Annie Walton Doyle, from Inspiring Interns, shares her thoughts on what candidates should remove from their CV to land their dream job 1. A ‘career objective’ If you’re using your CV to apply for a job, it’s pretty obvious your immediate aim. And adding in some faraway goal is unlikely to make you seem ambitious […]

Six clichés to avoid on your CV

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There are certain buzzwords and turns of phrase that have recruiters everywhere grinding their teeth. Remember, these people have to sift through hundreds of CVs and cover letters before narrowing things down to a handful of applicants, so they tend to read the same tired old clichés over and over. Claiming to be a ‘team […]

How to get your CV to stand out this Christmas

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The Christmas break is a big time for job hunters, so if you’re looking to apply to more positions this holiday season, you’ll need to stand out from the crowd. This time of year, recruiters have admitted to throwing 90% of CVs they receive straight in the bin, and recruitment experts want applicants to make […]

Why can’t you find a job?

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It’s the question nobody wants to hear, but what’s stopping you from landing a new job? You’ve got the qualifications, you know what to say and you know how to look, yet you’re still being beaten to positions by someone else. Maybe it’s time to rethink your strategy, and the specialists at CV Library have […]

CVs need to highlight the real skills of young workers

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Young workers need to spend more time honing their own skills instead of focussing on grades, according to top bosses. A study by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has revealed that many bosses are left dissatisfied by CVs that show off qualifications without demonstrating ‘real world’ skills. Despite nine in 10 young people admitting ‘soft […]

7 ways to update your CV in 2017

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Are you still following an antiquated set of guidelines for your CV? Those who have stuck to formatting meant for the days when CVs were always printed run the risk of being overlooked by potential employers. Here are some top tips for updating your job search for the digital age. 1 Think simple A good […]

How you can and can’t stretch the truth on your CV

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Sometimes it’s necessary to stretch the truth slightly to get noticed by potential employers. There’s a lot to keep in mind when writing your CV, including key words that grab the attention of recruiters. If you’re unsure what you can and cannot “fudge” on your CV, here are some great tips from Forbes. Five things […]