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If you’ve been out of the job market for some time – perhaps because you’ve worked your way up within the same company for many years and not needed a formal CV, or maybe because you’ve taken a career break – writing your CV/resume for the first time can seem like a minefield.  I’ve put…

Income Data Services (IDS) has forecast an 8% increase in the number of graduate roles advertised this year, up from a rise of just 0.1% in 2012. The retail sector is predicting as much as a 30% increase in the number of vacancies, however vacancies in sectors such as legal and finance are likely to fall….

The importance of using correct grammar in your CV really can’t be underestimated. Most employers view it as a basic necessity. A CV littered with grammatical errors is likely to distract the reader from your achievements and in the worst cases may result in it going straight on the reject pile. This month, I’ve selected…

Someone told me a joke the other day, which made me laugh more than it probably should have done… Q: How do you make sure you only employ lucky people? A: Throw away half the CVs you receive without even looking at them.   As well as making me smile, it did start me thinking…

“We are not amused.” Most people are familiar with the quote attributed to Queen Victoria, apparently in response to a slightly racy story that a visiting royal equerry told at dinner.  Also known as the ‘majestic plural’, using ‘we’ when referring to  oneself is pretty uncommon, although Margaret Thatcher was once much derided for her…

“We went through a perfectly normal recruitment process. We had her vetted by the force and nobody normally looks through anybody’s Twitter feed.” Kent police and crime commissioner (PCC) Ann Barnes has been in the news, defending the recent appointment of Britain’s first youth police and crime commissioner, after it came to light that Paris Brown…