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How to think more positively about job hunting

Job hunting can be hard work – I’ve never met anyone who told me it was fun – and when you’re job hunting its easy to succumb to negative feelings and become disheartened.  The major reason for this is that, … Continue reading

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10 Resumes that got worldwide attention

Here’s a great collection of standout resumes from Yahoo. It illustrates that the resume or CV is changing. Sure, you can play it safe and trot out a regular text resume or CV, but is playing it safe really playing … Continue reading

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How long do recruiters spend looking at your resume? Try SIX seconds!

Most job seekers think recruiters spend 4 to 5 minutes reviewing a resume. The truth: recruiters spend about 6 seconds before they make the initial “fit/no fit” decision – http://blog.theladders.com/ux/you-only-get-6-seconds-of-fame-make-it-count/

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10½ Tips to get the jobs that aren’t advertised

MANY jobs are not advertised. They get snapped up by existing employees through internal promotion, or they get offered via personal recommendations and networking. I’ll always recommend networking your way to your new job, but if you can’t do that … Continue reading

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I’m a hiring manager – Want to know what turns me on?

As well as being one of the creators of Shine, I also happen to have a proper day-job (that I secured with my own Shine-style graphical resume – you can read more about that here). Over the last 18 months … Continue reading

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Skills versus Attitude

I’ve recruited many, many, people over the course of my 25 years in business, and I would say that my expertise in picking the ‘right’ people has improved greatly with age. Elsewhere, I write about the doubt that candidates feel … Continue reading

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Why your CV or resume WON’T get you the job – and why that’s OK and important

Many people assume their CV or resume is there to get them a job. Wrong. Let me explain why that’s wrong, why it’s OK, and why that’s important. You’ve put it off for days, or even weeks, but finally you … Continue reading

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