Category Archives: Job market

NOT ANSWERS: BUT MAYBE THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

Posted On 5th November 2013

A friend recently described job hunting to me as “soul-crushing”.  We helped her craft a polished CV some months back that speaks to both her few years’ professional experience and her potential for growth.  As a recent graduate, she has managed to secure numerous interviews using that CV, but has yet to be offered a […]

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ARE YOU COVERED? FREE WEBINAR: ANSWERING THE...

Posted On 21st October 2013

Do cover letters matter? In short, YES.  Why? Because recruiters and hiring managers read them. They can also be the most confusing part of the application process.  What information should be included?  How are they different from CVs? Don’t the phrases “I am excited to apply for …” and “I am an excellent fit for […]

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THE PUSH FOR PERSONAL: PART 3

Posted On 6th October 2013

This is the third in a series of blogs advocating for what I have labeled “personalised career marketing”.  While the end is most certainly the same as it has ever been – figuring out the best way to get a job – this series seeks to reconsider the means to that end.  Specifically, to rethink […]

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A CV CAN BE LONGER THAN TWO PAGES: OFFICIAL

Posted On 29th September 2013

I have some good news for you. A CV CAN be longer than two pages. There are even many, many occasions when it SHOULD be longer. One recruiter I know says she doesn’t take a candidate seriously unless their CV is at least FOUR pages long. It doesn’t have to be of course, but there […]

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THE PUSH FOR PERSONAL: PART TWO

Posted On 22nd September 2013

Several weeks ago, I opened a discussion arguing that creating successful career marketing tools, namely CVs (and social media, but that’s for later), demand a personalised, relational approach.  However, before going any further, it is essential to discern what a “personalised, relational [used synonymously with ‘engaging’] approach” is NOT. There are two all too common […]

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