The ABCs of supplying referee details

The ABCs of supplying referee details

Most prospective employers will require you to provide referee details at some point during the recruitment process.  They use these details to obtain information about your ‘on-the-job’ performance.  This can obviously make or break the success of your...

Don’t dismiss the cover letter!

Over the past few years recruiters have delighted in telling us that “the cover letter is dead”.  Well I for one don’t believe it – they may have fallen out of favour with some but they are very much alive and well.  In fact many hiring...

Be assertive, not aggressive.

  Many of us (particularly women), have been there.  In the workplace, feeling the need to speak up but hesitating for fear of being labelled aggressive. But wait a moment – speaking up, voicing your opinion or standing up for yourself isn’t aggressive. ...

Every job provides opportunities

It’s said that those about to enter the workforce are likely to have at least 17 jobs over the course of their career!  Why the large number? Are millennials too picky? Or have they just realised that every job – even the bad ones – provide...

Writing Effective Cover Letters

CAREERS Writing Effective Cover Letters Tracey Mottershead 26 September 2016 You’re out shopping for a new dress and have a good idea about what you want to buy, but you’re leaving your options open.  Often it’s the store window display, their visual...