Social media job hunting tips: Don't ruin your career in 140 characters

Who could have predicted a decade ago that social media would have such a grip on our lives? The rise of social media can be seen as both a godsend and a threat to jobseekers. Why? Because not everyone is sure how to use it.…

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References available on request

It is common practise for recruiting companies to include the following statement in job offer letters: “This offer is subject to receiving satisfactory references!” But in this day and age, who gives adequate references let alone bad references?…

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How to write a cover letter

Cover letters offer jobseekers a great chance to signpost their strengths and connect with the person reading their CV. It is more than just a polite introduction or dust jacket for your CV so it is important to get it right. Here is a step-by-step guide to writing a successful cover letter.…

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Didn't get the job? How to survive rejection

Being rejected after a job interview can severely dent your confidence. Many candidates I have worked with over the years tortuously dwell on being turned down, often forgetting the bigger picture. Rejection, while not pleasant, can often be blown out of proportion and viewed as a sign of failure. However, by thinking objectively, candidates can use it to build on their core strengths, address development points and ultimately find a job that suits them best.…

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