Career advice archive - March 2022

  • How to resign

    Posted on Monday, March 7, 2022 by Dean BruceNo comments

    So, you have attended an interview, agreed your terms and you have successful landed your dream job. Congratulations, but remember, before you can join your new company you will need to resign from your current employer. If this is the first time you are going to hand in your resignation, be aware that it is very different from what you see in the news or in movies. Resignations, more often than ...

  • CV writing: think achievement and outcomes

    Posted on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 by Dean BruceNo comments

    “It’s not what you do, it’s how well you do it.” Like most cliches, there is an element of truth in this. In fact, when it comes to writing your CV there is a strong truth in this. It is surprising how many job seekers still copy and paste their job description into a CV and think this is going to work well. Sometimes they even leave in the words ‘the applicant will…’ Not surprisingly copying and ...

  • Writing a brilliant cover letter

    Posted on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 by Dean BruceNo comments

    A cover letter provides you with a further opportunity to tell the recruiter why you should be called for an interview. Not every employer asks for a cover letter, although it’s always a good idea to send one. Why would you want to miss another chance to convince the employer you are exactly what they are looking for? Tailor your letter for every application Some job seekers use one generic cover ...