Monthly Archives: February 2012

A JEWEL IN THE CROWN

Posted On 26th February 2012

Does anyone read covering letters? I would say it depends. Let’s turn the question on its head: is your covering letter worth reading? Covering letters are probably the most neglected tool in the job seeker’s box. Too often people send letters of the “please find my CV herewith variety” and in so doing, deprive themselves […]

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THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

Posted On 19th February 2012

FACT – our former colleagues in recruitment are telling us that they don’t have so many jobs to fill as they used to. FACT – they also tell us that they are being deluged with candidates. And every day they see the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The Good are candidates who are right […]

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DON’T LET NERVES RUIN YOUR INTERVIEW

Posted On 12th February 2012

There’s a lot been said about interview nerves – mainly about how to overcome them. The oldest in the book is walking into the pub opposite and downing a quick whisky before you go in but I wouldn’t recommend it in this day and age. Unless you’re going for the kind of job which could […]

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REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL

Posted On 5th February 2012

I understand that in the Pembroke Lodge Gardens area of Richmond Park there is a bench which is inscribed with Ian Dury’s lyrics for “Reasons to be Cheerful”. This is a diversion but this recently learned fact sprang to mind as I looked over a copy of the January 2012 Reed Job Index. In a […]

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