Resumes and Cover Letters

Tips for Writing a Great CV

It’s something we all have to do at one time or another, but writing a great CV can be deceptively simple (as well as incredibly stressful)! With so much competition out there, we want our CV to stand out and get that employer on the phone to us by the time they have finished reading. […]

March 7, 2017 0 comments READ MORE →

Top 3 Resume Trends for 2017

Long gone are the days that a word processing resume with textbook objective statements and boring descriptors would be sufficient to receive an interview offer. It is important to show employers you are innovative and on the cutting edge of your industry. This may mean cultivating a strong social media brand that showcases your knowledge […]

February 24, 2017 1 comment READ MORE →

What Makes an Effective Resume?

The average job opening receives 250 applicants. The average time spent reviewing each resume is only 7 seconds. With so little time to review each resume, and so much competition fighting for the few interview spots, your resume needs to truly stand out. That means that you have to take the time and create a […]

May 1, 2016 1 comment READ MORE →

How to Write the Ultimate CV

Your CV is the crucial first step to getting your desired graduate job. As a graduate in a competitive job market, you need to be thinking about how you can make your job applications stand out. Here are five tips to finding the right blend of professionalism and personality: Relevance The key when writing your […]

December 4, 2015 1 comment READ MORE →

Gap on Your Resume? Learn How to Fill in Those Pesky Cracks

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Natasha Hodgson is a careers and entrepreneurship enthusiast, currently working as Community Manager for vibrant internships and jobs platform Enternships (@enternships).   . . The good thing about this seemingly endless dreadful job market is that employers are more likely to be sympathetic and understanding about a couple of gaps in your resume. The bad thing is, of […]

March 25, 2014 1 comment READ MORE →

The Power of Charity Work to Boost Your Resume

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If you perform charity or volunteer work, you probably do so because you believe in the cause and you have a desire to help others. However, while helping others you could also be helping your own career as well. Volunteer work can be a very important part of your resume and can help you to […]

February 4, 2014 3 comments READ MORE →

5 Phrases on Your Resume that are Killing Your Job Hunt

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Natasha Hodgson is a careers and entrepreneurship enthusiast, currently working as Community Manager for vibrant internships and jobs platform Enternships (@enternships).   . . There aren’t a lot of situations where you can totally control your own first impression. An impromptu meeting? Nightmare. His name’s Kevin, not Steven, and it turns out you’re wearing a Spongebob tie. A […]

January 17, 2014 0 comments READ MORE →

The YARD Test: Does Your Resume WOW at Face Value?

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Veronica Park is an author, journalist and world-traveler of many different past and future vocations. Keep an eye out for her first published novel, which will hopefully be announced soon. In the meantime, you can read about her exploits in the Caribbean and find out her opinion on pretty much everything by following her on […]

December 5, 2013 3 comments READ MORE →

How Do I Sell Myself?

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Getting hired for the first time is an exciting prospect for any fresh graduate and it sometimes seems that all you need to do is write a CV using a template downloaded from the Internet and the next day you will receive numerous job offers you won’t be able to reject. Nevertheless, any experienced job-seeker […]

November 27, 2013 0 comments READ MORE →

The Guide to Writing Cover Letters: Alcoholic Beverage Edition

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Zach Groth is a senior at Ball State University. On the post-graduation job search himself, Zach has job experience in corporate, government, nonprofit and student-run organizations. You can tweet him any questions, concerns or blog ideas on Twitter at @zgroth.   . Graduating is inevitable. Landing that dream job is not. You’re going to have to work for it […]

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November 21, 2013 0 comments READ MORE →