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How to Write a One-Page CV

By Alex Owusu, Employability Officer Writing a one-page CV isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially if you’ve got a lot of content to fit in, but it can be a worthwhile endeavour. Knowing that recruiters are busy people means having a CV that is tailored, concise and easy to read are vastly important. Showing …

Five blogs to start writing during quarantine

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger So, you want to be a writer? With everyone stuck at home, now is the perfect time for you to get those creative juices flowing and produce your own blog. Crafting and maintaining your own online blog looks great on your CV as examples of taking initiative …

Working out what you want to do while in quarantine

By Annie Brown, MA Creative Writing student blogger Being stuck at home doesn’t mean you’re stuck altogether. Why not use this time to think about what job you’d like to do and what could help you get there? Whether you’re a current student looking to develop skills, a graduate starting out, or wanting a change …

Keep your career planning moving forward

By Debra Henson, Senior Careers Advisor Everything is on hold, but it will eventually pass. If you are fit and well and socially distancing, there are things you can do that will not only keep you occupied, but could keep your career planning ticking over and your CV moving forward, even when everything else is …

Chronological CV vs skills based CV

By Caroline Nolan, Employability Officer A good CV is a powerful tool. In less than 30 seconds it should be able to truthfully sell your achievements and secure you an interview. Your CV is the first point of contact with an employer for a specific type of role. From the employer’s perspective, it’s the only …

Want to get a foot in the door? Send in a shoe.

By Steve McComish, MD at Nottingham PR agency Motive It’s boom time for Britain’s creative industries with the sector worth more than £100bn and growing at twice the rate of the economy as a whole according to the Government’s own website.  Many graduates of all disciplines, are being attracted to the sector by the promise of rewarding careers and job satisfaction. And there …

Five Ways Your Year Abroad Can Maximise Your CV

By Imogen Daldy, final year French and History student blogger That’s all very well, you might be thinking, if you work in a corporate position on your year abroad. What about if you study? What about if you do a teaching assistantship? Or do au pairing? Or work in a less “business” type job?  As …