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Learn How To Be A Good Co-Worker

Learn How To Be A Good Co-Worker

Starting at a young age, it’s important to us to be a good friend. In grade school we want to make friends so we have someone to sit with at lunch. In college we want friends to help us get through those harder semesters. It’s no different in the work force. Being a good friend to a coworker can be really helpful to both you and the coworker. Not only that, but making new friends is great. As the saying goes, “The more the merrier”. Here are some simple steps to being the best coworker.

Six Things You May Experience as a Recent Graduate

Six Things You May Experience as a Recent Graduate

With another wave of recent graduates entering the “real world” I thought it could be useful for some of you to have a little list to reference of things you may experience as you transition from student to full-blown adult....

End The Interview On A Great Note with One of These 9 Questions’

End The Interview On A Great Note with One of These 9 Questions’

We’re so used to the traditional form of an interview that many of us have had drilled into our heads the preconception that a job interview is supposed to be all about the recruiter pretty much interrogating you...

How To Prepare For Your Job Search

How To Prepare For Your Job Search

Before starting your job search it is to your own advantage to prepare yourself for the process. Like most things, searching for a job will be easier if you know what you’re getting into before jumping right to it...

15 Top International Festivals To Volunteer At This Summer

15 Top International Festivals To Volunteer At This Summer

estival culture is by no means a new phenomenon but it is certainly on the rise. If film is today's version of some good old fashioned story telling, the festival is the modern answer to the great carnivals of yesteryear...

6 Tips on Negotiating Yourself a Better Income

6 Tips on Negotiating Yourself a Better Income

Many of us are uncomfortable when it comes to negotiating our salary. What we don’t realize is that failing to do so will result in us being paid far less than we might be worth. Studies indicate that by negotiating our salary...

Touchy Topics: How to Engage Effectively

Touchy Topics: How to Engage Effectively

As someone who grew up in the 90’s, I’ve noticed a trend in my generation’s communication skills. (Past generations, you’re not necessarily exempt either! Sorry.) What’s the trend? Failure to actually communicate. So often, especially when communicating...

Top 10 Apps That Will Help You In Your Job Search

Top 10 Apps That Will Help You In Your Job Search

These days, your job search does not have to be confined to a computer or a desk. Whether you are on the go or relaxing at home, mobile applications allow you to connect to the job market when you need it...

The Benefits And Downsides Of Working From Home

The Benefits And Downsides Of Working From Home

The advances in digital technology have given people and businesses in general more options to improve their streams of income. With improving facilities for Internet, the availability of Intranet processes and the continued...

How To React When Messing Up At Work

How To React When Messing Up At Work

It’s inevitable, and most likely it is going to happen to everyone at some point during their career. You will mess up at work. Whether it be a large mistake, or a small one, it isn’t going to feel good...

Top New 15 Indian Startups to Work for in 2016

Top New 15 Indian Startups to Work for in 2016

The startup landscape is changing. No longer is Silicon Valley the only place in the world where startups can thrive. Countries such as India have a thriving startup community and are a force to be reckoned with...

Who Else Wants to Become a Star Employee?

Who Else Wants to Become a Star Employee?

Star employees are not born to become the blue-eyed workers of their boss. In fact, they have to professionally train them to become the high achiever of an organization which takes a lot of hard work...

6 Valuable Tips That Will Make Your Resume Plan Excellent

6 Valuable Tips That Will Make Your Resume Plan Excellent

Writing your resume can seem like a daunting task. It is rather tricky to know where to start to say the least. There are certainly a few things that you will need to bear in mind before you start writing. Planning is everything; to fail to prepare is to prepare to fail...

Top New 19 Australian Startups to Work for in 2016

Top New 19 Australian Startups to Work for in 2016

Check out our top 19 Australian startups that you should watch out for in 2016 and may want to work for. If you have any others, add them in the comments below, we'd love to hear from you...

Learn To Take Calculated Risks and Advance Your Career

Learn To Take Calculated Risks and Advance Your Career

Sometimes, taking calculated risks is the only way to advance your career. There is an age old adage “No Risks, No Gains”. This holds true for career and professional life also. If you are looking for a better future and a great professional life...

Corresponding with Potential Employers

Corresponding with Potential Employers

Whether it’s face-to-face or via email, communication in the workplace requires professional etiquette. This may sound like common sense, but many of us still struggle to present ourselves in the best light possible...

How To Avoid Social Media Disasters In Your Job Search

How To Avoid Social Media Disasters In Your Job Search

Could your activity on social networking sites be affecting your job prospects? These days, something as simple as searching for someone’s full name on Facebook can potentially yield a lot of information. Here we take a look at the dos and don’ts of social media...

Top New 20 UK Startups to Work for in 2016

Top New 20 UK Startups to Work for in 2016

Check out our top 20 UK startups that you should watch out for in 2016 and may want to work for. If you have any others, add them in the comments below, we'd love to hear from you....

Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates - Infographic

Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates - Infographic

Two of the largest companies in the world, in the same industry and always pitched against one another. The age old battle, Apple vs Microsoft. Or for some of us, Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates. Arguably the masterminds behind each of the companies. But what's the actual difference's...

10 Things You Definitely Should Not Put On Your CV

10 Things You Definitely Should Not Put On Your CV

Job hunting can always be a stressful process due to the endless interviews, the time spent waiting in between, and the moment there is a negative response. Or worse, there is no response, and you’re simply left wondering what might’ve happened...

How To Establish A Personal Brand When Job Searching

How To Establish A Personal Brand When Job Searching

Personal branding is essential when starting your own company. A personal brand is what your company, and yourself, will be known for. It is what people think of when they hear your name or company’s name. While it may be difficult to establish your personal brand...

Top New 20 US Startups to Work for in 2016

Top 20 US Startups to Work for in 2016

Startups are popping up all over the place, and contrary to popular belief, you don't need to be in Silicon Valley to make it a success. Check out our list of top 20 US startups to watch out for in 2016. Better still, why not check out their vacancies page and see if they are looking for another ambassador to join them on their journey...

How To Smash That Upcoming Interview: 5 Awesome Tips

How To Smash That Upcoming Interview: 5 Awesome Tips

The interview brings about a strange contradiction; it is a potentially nerve wracking scenario that requires you to be, or at the very least appear to be, confident. Nerves are natural; they are the body’s way of sharpening your reflexes and heightening your focus...

Don't Think You're Creative? Think Again

Don't Think You're Creative? Think Again

Coming back to work after a long vacation can be challenging. While you may be at work, your heart is still back on that sandy beach in the Caribbean. While it may be difficult, coming back to work after a trip doesn’t have to be torture, with a few simple steps you can make your return to work a smooth transition.

Interns: Here are 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Work Experience

Interns: Here are 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Work Experience

Becoming an intern is considered a near-necessity in certain fields to gain useful experience and eventually be considered for full-time job positions at desirable companies all over the world. Whether paid or unpaid, an internship is a great way of establishing skills for moving into specialist work such as PR/ Social Media Assistant...

How To Deal With Those Post Vacation Blues

How To Deal With Those Post Vacation Blues

Coming back to work after a long vacation can be challenging. While you may be at work, your heart is still back on that sandy beach in the Caribbean. While it may be difficult, coming back to work after a trip doesn’t have to be torture, with a few simple steps you can make your return to work a smooth transition.

10-tips-to-remember-during-job-search

10 Things You Need To Keep In Mind During Your Job Search

Feeling inadequate is something everyone encounters. Seriously. Go ask a friend if they feel completely confident in their qualifications or whether they feel 100% competent straight across the board, I promise they won’t say yes. In the age of the Internet, it’s hard not to compare your life to someone else’s.

10 Ways To Standout When Job Hunting - Infographic

10 Ways To Standout When Job Hunting - Infographic

So I'm going to start by saying if you've been job searching for a few months now, there's a good chance you're doing it wrong. You're probably sitting there saying who is this person to tell me I'm doing it all wrong. Am I right? Well bear with me here. I'm going to give you 10 top tips that are sure to help you standout.

Are You Struggling to Get Interviews? Here are Our Top 7 Tips of Improving Your Chances of Getting Hired

Are You Struggling to Get Interviews? Here are Our Top 7 Tips of Improving Your Chances of Getting Hired

Job Seeking can be one of the most frustrating exercises in your life, especially when starting out in a new industry with few networks or contacts available to you. Unfortunately, the rapid increase in the number of graduates coming out of university with excellent grades and extensive work experience makes finding the right job for you more difficult than ever… but there are a number of things you can do to improve your chances of getting hired. So, with this in mind, here are our top 7 tips on boosting your likelihood of getting employed!

How to Get Into HR

How to Get Into HR

A career in HR offers a wide variety of opportunities and one of the very few recession proof careers. Earning potential continues to be high and HR offers the opportunity to specialise in specific areas or become a generalist practitioner. A real selling point of a career in HR is that you can join at any point...

How to Get a Pay Rise

How to Get a Pay Rise

Every working person in their life at some point will consider looking for a pay rise in their current place of work; it’s only natural! You should never be afraid of asking if you feel you have earned a raise at work, but the approach you when asking should always come across as professional, considerate and measured...

3 Tips For Creative Job Seeking Tactics

3 Tips For Creative Job Seeking Tactics

In the modern working world, handing out a CV will not always be enough to capture an employer’s attention. It is therefore unsurprising that applicants have taken to using “whatever means necessary” to get a company interested in them, with varying levels of successful being had...

Feeling Like You’ve Hit a Career Road-block? Here are 5 Ways to Advance in Your Career

Feeling Like You’ve Hit a Career Road-block? Here are 5 Ways to Advance in Your Career

Many life-long workers feel disillusioned at times, the feeling that you are growing stagnant in a role growing over time. The need to progress in your career is an understandable one, but it can sometimes be difficult to know how to advance in your field...

Returning To Work After A Career Break

Returning To Work After A Career Break

I know how difficult and daunting it can be returning to work after a break. You may have absolutely no idea of where to begin or have your dream job lined up but not sure how to go about achieving this. Follow my tips and advice to help you take the first steps back into work....

How to Utilise LinkedIn in Your Job Search

How to Utilise LinkedIn in Your Job Search

Of all the job searching tools on the internet, LinkedIn has to be one of the most successful; used by millions of work professionals and employers across the world, it is one of the best ways to seek out related job titles to fit your work profile. The often-tedious practice of completing detailed applications when applying for job roles is thankfully avoidable, thanks to LinkedIn...

4 Effective Ways to Enhance Workplace Productivity

4 Effective Ways to Enhance Workplace Productivity

Career advancement is something most office workers expect when they first get a job. They are full of hope and expectations when they first start out, all fired up to conquer the world. However, years pass and little by little, that fire dies down, and they find themselves in a job they have come to hate and still getting the same low pay....

Fancy A Job On Star Wars Episode VIII? They're Hiring Now

Fancy A Job On Star Wars Episode VIII? They're Hiring Now

How many times have you watched a film and been left feeling like you would have loved to have been part of that? Well this could be your chance. Our sources tell us that Star Wars, yes thats right, Star Wars are currently recruiting for Episode VIII. This could be your chance to make it in the film industry with one of the worlds most famous saga's...

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Stand Out CV Resume

Six Tips To Make Your CV/ Resume Stand Out

So you all know that you’re going to need a CV or Resume to kick start your job search. What you may not know is employers spend on average just six seconds reviewing it. For most of us it takes longer to get our face ready for a selfie. The job market is a competitive place, so it’s important to know how to make your resume stand out. Put yourself...

Career Experts to Follow 2016

29 Career Experts You Need To Follow in 2016

If you need a CV/ Resume then we've got you covered with our Free Online Resume Builder, and although we also provide lots of useful career advice, we don't know it all, none of us do. So where do you turn? Worry no more. We've pulled together what we believe to be the top 29 career experts you need to follow to help you advance your career in 2016...

Cope With Work Stress

How To Cope With Stress At Work

Stress at work is more common than you may think and you’re not alone. It is reported that over 440,000 people in the UK alone reported work-related stress at a level they believed was making them ill, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in 2014/ 15. That’s 40% of all work-related illness. For most of us some stress at work as totally normal...

Why Poeple Quit Jobs

6 Reasons Why People Quit Their Jobs

Unfortunately, not everyone is happy in his or her job and, as a result, people quit from time to time, that’s just a part of working life for most. However, each person’s living situation is understandably different and there are a myriad of reasons for individuals to quit their jobs. But if your company is losing it’s best staff every time, then there may be something wrong...

Teaching

Career Showcases Teaching

The education industry is consistently considered one of the safest career fields there are, as far as job security is concerned; bundle this with the long holidays, competitive pay packet in most areas and the opportunity to change young people’s lives for the better may seem like a no-brainer of an option...

CV Resume Difference

What’s the Difference Between a CV and a Resume? All is Explained!

CV: A more comprehensive document, usually longer than a resume and no shorter than 2 pages, includes your complete educational and employment history. Resume: Shorter than a CV, acts as a summary of your achievements, designed to introduce yourself to an employer in a concise way...

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New Year Bew Job 2016

How to Land Yourself a New Job in the New Year

Moving into a new job in the New Year may be at the very top of your wish list, with January arguably playing host to the busiest job-seeking month on the calendar. In fact, according to research undertaken by CV-Library.com, approximately 7.7 million people will leave their jobs worldwide in 2016, meaning that there will be no shortage of new job roles opening up and applicants looking to fill them...

Need a break from work

5 Signs You Need to Take a Break From Work

Every so often, when working consistently to reach targets, we can become burnt out and tired. This happens to working people at some point in their lives and knowing when to take a break can always do a world of good for your mental and physical well being. With that in mind, here are our 5 main signs that you’re becoming worn-out and need to take to time off relaxing...

Nurse, doctor, healthcare jobs

Career Showcases: Nursing and Healthcare

Healthcare is big business universally, offering up an almost limitless range of different professional career paths to those willing to provide high-quality care to patients across the globe. The UK NHS healthcare service cares for 1 million patients each 36 hours...

Earn extra money this christmas

7 Ways to Earn Extra Money Over the Christmas Period

On the run up to the Christmas period, additional sources of money can prove incredibly useful; especially given that Britons spend on average £350 on presents each year per person. This time of the year can also prove pretty helpful to those looking to clear out unwanted household items...

New Year Jobs 2016

New Year New You Tired of Your Current Job Here Are 5 Ways to Find a New One in the New Year

New year’s resolutions are of course an annual tradition for people all over the world, giving a valid excuse to push for your goals and ambitions unlike at any other time on the calendar; and according to a survey taken by List25.com, one of the most common resolutions...

Graphic design

Career Showcases Graphic Design

Where other companies are dwindling year-by-year, graphic design is a flourishing sector of the creative industries, offering up a wide array of different areas and topics for aspiring designers to delve into all across the world. From corporate imagery creation to fashion designer...

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Social Media for Job Search

How to Utilise Social Media to Enhance Your Job Search

Social media, since its inception in the mid-‘00s, remains one of the best tools for job seekers out there. Many employers regularly use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (to name a few) to seek out and engage with potential job candidates, often using social media profiles to obtain...

Bilingual Speak Job Search

Why Bi-lingual/ Multi- lingual Speakers are Successful in Business

It should come as no real surprise that those individuals talented enough to speak more than one language are, on average, more successful in certain industries than those who cannot. For some, it is a professionally driven motivation that leads people to take up new languages and in world where global branding profiles...

Top 10 Paid Jobs UK

Top 10 Best Paid Jobs in the UK

Many employees are always looking for ways to move up the employment ladder and move into the higher pay brackets, as well as jobs that will be more satisfying in the long term. So if you are looking to move into a new job role, either within your current field or in a new one...

Remain Positive Organised and Stick to the Routine When Searching for a Job

Remain Positive Organised and Stick to the Routine When Searching for a Job

Due to the rise in numbers of unemployed people nationwide, job searching is now a ‘popular’ past time for many of us, especially young people, struggling to find work in a highly competitive job environment. here are a myriad of advice articles out there on the Internet...

4 Networking Questions to Avoid

4 Networking Questions to Avoid

Finding networking opportunities, either through modern or contemporary means, is crucial if you are ever going to be wholly successful in your career, more so if that career is based around effective communication with people...

Social Media Mistakes that Could Ruin your Career

Social Media Mistakes that Could Ruin your Career

Social media is one of the 21st centuries most revolutionary inventions so far, with the universally granted privilege of communicating with individuals across the world. As an entity, It has undoubtedly done a great deal of good to unite mankind, but never forget the power it...

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How to Write a Resignation Letter

How to Write a Resignation Letter

At some point in everyone’s career, writing a letter of resignation is something that they will have to do, whether it’s because of moving on to a better job or choosing to spend a year travelling abroad, and getting them ‘right’ is essential if you want to retain certain business ties...

How Starting a Blog Can and Will Help Your Job Search

How Starting a Blog Can and Will Help Your Job Search

Creating and running a blog has grown in popularity in recent years, as it can be used as an effective outlet for one’s passions and interests, with a great amount of creative freedom afforded to the creator. No matter how niche the subject matter and regardless of a subject’s potential audience, someone will have written a blog about it...

6 Tired Statements to Avoid Writing on Your Covering Letter

6 Tired Statements to Avoid Writing on Your Covering Letter

Employers regularly receive a dizzying number of covering letters and CVs each time a job position is being advertised and as a result, generic phrases tend to crop up time and time again, with applicants all trying to give the illusion of individuality through the use of clichéd phrases. These types of statements are regularly featured on covering letters...

How to Be Successful as a Freelancer with our Starter Tips

How to Be Successful as a Freelancer with our Starter Tips

Working as a freelancer has never been more popular, with many people forgoing the daily 7am traffic-congested commute, stuffy office space and bafflingly-long chain of command for increased creative, logistical freedom and the ability to be their own boss. Whilst freelance work is not for everyone, it is certainly a great way of capitalising on your skill-set and an abundance...

How to Work From Home Productively

How to Work From Home Productively

Working remotely from home is seen by many as the pinnacle of self-employment, being able to practically fall out of bed and be at the “office”. The novelty of working in your dressing gown and being able to snack constantly all day long will almost certainly appeal to many of you. However, even the most ardent fan of working remotely will admit that remaining motivated...

Job Seekers: Here are 7 Things to Do and Avoid Doing on Social Media

Job Seekers: Here are 7 Things to Do and Avoid Doing on Social Media

Yes, we’ve have all heard about the risky business of using social networking sites flippantly, especially whilst applying for jobs online; in this day and age, it is almost certain that your employer will give your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn pages at least a fleeting browse when considering your application. Because of this, it is obviously NOT a good idea...

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7 Tasks to Carry Out at the Start of Each Work Day

7 Tasks to Carry Out at the Start of Each Work Day

Work is usually where we spend most of our waking hours and remaining productive in a job role, every day for months at a time is no small feat. Establishing and maintaining a high level of concentration throughout the day can be difficult, especially if you start off that day in the wrong way, so here we have compiled a list of 7 do’s to help you make the most...

6 Ways to Improve Your Commute to Work

6 Ways to Improve Your Commute to Work

The commute to work is perhaps the most arduous part of each working person’s day. Getting up ludicrously early, sitting on a train, bus or in a car, wishing that teleportation was a viable, real-life technology. Surely then, the best option for the travelling worker is to make commuting as stress-free, as productive, maybe even as enjoyable as possible; Here are 6 easy ways to relieve the crushing mundanity of...

Stuck in a Rut at Work? Here are 4 Ways to Set You Free

Stuck in a Rut at Work? Here are 4 Ways to Set You Free

It’s a feeling many employees recognise at some point in their lives; the same despondent commute to work, sitting at the same desk, with the same people and the same boring schedule in an endless cycle. To those of you who are feeling disillusioned and stuck in a rut at work, a new job, perhaps travelling in a new career direction, is something that has to be sought out to...

7 Things to Remember When Starting University

7 Things to Remember When Starting University

Going to university will probably serve as one of the most important events in your life to date. Many future students require some level of university advice about how to adjust to these new surroundings, with no parental supervision and usually grouped with a selection of strangers in uni halls. There are some important questions that need answering and myths that need dispelling; luckily, we at #CV are here to...

5 Things to do After Leaving University

5 Things to do After Leaving University

Find Work experience Whether you have been lucky enough/ had enough foresight to have secured work experience previously in your chosen career path or not, experience is always a good idea… paid or otherwise! It shows future employers of graduate jobs that you are passionate and dedicated to your craft; enthusiasm will always put you in good stead. Email companies you would really enjoy working for, explain your graduate position...

What to do on Your First Day at Work

What to do on Your First Day at Work

You’ve aced the interview, been hired by your dream company, you’ve shopped extensively for shirts, suitable office shoes and picked up your skirt from the dry cleaners… you could not be more ready. But, the first day at work is always a daunting experience, one which every working person will undertake on a fairly regular basis, so being prepared and demonstrating the correct etiquette is crucial; here are the top...

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8 Ways to be More Productive at Work

8 Ways to be More Productive at Work

We’ve surely all been in this situation; deadlines are closing in, your workload is piling up considerably, you’re probably feeling stressed with progress having slowed down to a crawl, with no idea how to get back to your productive peak. Don’t fret however; here are 8 ways you can be more productive and improve concentration at work! Be More Positive Increasing your productivity levels is definitely a mental practice...

After Hours, 6 Things NOT to do on a Staff Night Out

After Hours, 6 Things NOT to do on a Staff Night Out

Its hit 5’o clock on a Friday afternoon, you’re finished for the weekend, everyone decides to roll down to the pub for a few beers, great! But it is important to remember that this could be considered a ‘work outing’, not to be confused with drinks with mates where you can get away with so much more. Mixing work with leisure activities is a minefield, so here are our top...

5 Things NOT to DO After Leaving University

5 Things NOT to DO After Leaving University

Being a recent graduate is often no fun whatsoever; you are immediately struck by the incredible differences between the student and graduate worlds, leaving many unsure what to do next. However, don’t fret we are here to help; here are 5 things NOT TO DO after leaving university (beginner’s guide). Become Cynical and Lazy This is going to happen: Immediately after graduation, you will be overcome with a feeling...

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