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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How to negotiate a pay rise

Did you know, most Britons would rather talk about their sex lives than their salary, according to a 2015 study from University College, London. Yes, money is an uncomfortable topic of conversation for a lot of us – but discussing a pay rise with your boss needn’t be awkward. Here, experts give their advice on how to successfully negotiate a pay rise.…

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How to get your job application shortlisted

Have you ever applied for a job which you thought you were perfect for, only to find you've not been called for an interview? Perhaps you dealt with your disappointment by rationalising that the competition was simply too great, or by fuming at the employer's failure to recognise your capabilities.…

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