How to successfully complete a job application form

Posted by careers consultant on 23-Feb-2016 11:30:00

Filling in a job application forms can be daunting. Most are designed to make candidates think hard about themselves and their suitability for the opportunities on offer, with the aim of putting off the fainthearted. We'll teach you some tips and techniques for successfully completing almost any job application.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, CVs and applications, Consultancy

Is your CV good enough? Tips to make your CV stand out

Posted by careers consultant on 19-Jan-2016 11:30:00

Having an impressive CV is vital to capture your potential employer's attention, make a good first impression and help secure your dream job. But is your CV good enough?

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, CVs and applications, Consultancy

The 10 most popular Careers Group articles of 2015

Posted by Harry Picken on 11-Jan-2016 12:01:00

2015 was a busy year in higher education. It saw a higher education Green Paper, the proposal of a teaching excellence framework, and more students than ever seeking career advice from their university. But, let's not forget the hundreds of blogs published by The Careers Group for offering news and career advice for students, graduates, career centres and employers.

2015 also saw us launch a new-look blog platform where you can subscribe to email updates in addition to a new blog dedicated to graduate recruiters.

But which articles had you clicking the most? Here are the top 10 most-read of 2015.


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Topics: employability skills, CVs and applications, career coaching

'Peddle your oddities as precious commodities': strengthen your CV now

Posted by Sue Moseley on 02-Dec-2015 12:20:10

 We’ve all got our oddities. Or is it just me?

When I came across the phrase ‘peddle your oddities as precious commodities’ it brought a big smile. Concise and refreshing, it sums up a core principle of career success; know your strengths and play to them. And it adds to that principle the liberating notion that your strengths may be unconventional. What’s more in being unconventional, they may be even greater strengths. Precious even.

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Topics: Diversity, CVs and applications, Communication

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