Please click all the links we offer and don't forget 'no link is an island'; each page you visit may have many more links to try, and always read the comments to see what other people think.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Basics

Plenty of sites across the web offer tips on searching for a new job. Here are some that should give you a good grounding in the basic skills such as writing a CV, interview techniques and networking. Don't forget to click around each site to see what else they offer.

  • Start with checking your cover letter is well written
  • Honesty is always the best policy
  • eHow publishes advice from professionals on everything from what to wear at an interview to descriptions of particular careers.
  • Which shows you the questions you need to know the answers to.
  • Monster UK offers advice on  everything you need, click the links in their Expert Careers Advice box
  • Practice psychometric tests on the Prospects site, these tests are sometimes used by big corporations.
  • Advice from The Guardian on getting feedback on your applicattion
  • A really useful article on not appearing desperate.
  • Interview advice in video clips from VideoJug, and look at the other clips available
  • Advice from Jobsite on interviews
  • What to wear for an interview (men) (women) (and don't forget to get your underpinnings fitting well)          NB These videos may begin with an advert.
  • And look out for the weird questions some interviewers might throw you.
  • Do no overreact to rejections

1 comment:

  1. Interesting article from the BBC on Myers-Briggs assessments


Please do let me know what you think. Please remember that the blog can be viewed by people of all ages and that I am just one person so may take a little while to get to your comment. Thank you for your support.