Career Blogs

Welcome to my career blogs section. I hope you enjoy!

reduce interview nerves

Interview Nerves -11 Top Tips to Reduce Interview Nerves

Interview nerves? Urgh! Nightmare, eh? I don't think I have ever come across anyone who doesn't feel nervous during a ...
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Make sure your contact details are on your CV

Are YOU Making This Mistake on Your CV?

It never ceases to amaze me the amount of CV/ resumes I read each week that don't have any contact ...
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Jules Halliday Finalist

Adur & Worthing Business Awards 2015 Finalist!

I am really pleased to announce that I am a finalist in the Adur & Worthing Business Awards 2015 for ...
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replies from recruiters

Not Getting Replies from Recruiters? Here’s Why.

One of the top gripes I hear from candidates is that they send off CV after CV, application after application ...
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How to Create a Brilliant Personal Statement on Your CV

The personal statement on your CV is the first thing recruiters read and helps them quickly make a decision on ...
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Skiver-itis Season is Upon Us!

It's a beautiful day here in sunny Worthing and there are people walking past my office with lots of flesh ...
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DO NOT Write in the 3rd Person on your CV

Urgh! Writing in the 3rd person on your CV just doesn't cut it in today's job market, or if I ...
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Can you be contacted?

Can you be Contacted?

So, it's been a weird old day today. I received an email confirming my appointment for Gastric Band Surgery. Yikes! ...
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Weird & Inflated Job Titles

Weird & Inflated Job Titles

Sometimes it's the little things in life that can give your day a boost, and for the office team and ...
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Why has interviewing become so complicated?

Why has Interviewing Become so Complicated?

I read a post on Linkedin over the weekend by Bernard Marr entitled "The One Interview Question Most People Are ...
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10 Reasons you Should be Networking

Happy New Year everyone! I am sure you have made some great New Year's Resolutions and are feeling pretty good ...
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5 Reasons to Consider Temporary Work to Boost Your Career

One thing I hear all the time from job seekers is that they don't want to consider temporary work, particularly ...
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Job Seekers – Are You Over Complicating Your Job Search?

Job seekers; are you having a nightmare with your job search? Searching for a new job can become a job ...
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Pros & Cons of Zero Hours Contracts

Zero hours contracts are a real hot topic at the moment and I am expecting this to be a conversation ...
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Should you add a photo to your CV?

Should You Add a Photo to Your CV?

Should you add a photo to your CV? NO!!!! End of article...only kidding. Seriously, though, should you add a photo ...
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How to NOT Get a Job

How to NOT get a job is one way of looking at how to save yourself time, energy and inevitable ...
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10 Tips on How to Complete a Job Application Form

I don't think I have ever come across anyone who enjoys filling out a job application form - I'm not ...
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The Golden Rule of Presenting

When you are presenting a pitch, speech or answering job interview questions that ask for a scenario or examples, it ...
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6 Steps to Making the Most of Job Fairs

I attended the Eures job fair at Gatwick last week, where I delivered four workshops for job seekers. The event was ...
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7 Steps to Choosing a Recruitment Consultant

Choosing a Recruitment Consultant that can really help you with your next job role can be a tough decision and ...
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Check the check boxes

The No 1 Reason Your CV Will be Rejected by Recruiters

In my last blog post, I wrote about removing certain words from your CV to make it more effective and ...
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Words That Should Be Banned From Every CV or Application Form

Your CV should start with a personal statement or profile, which is supposed to be a summary of your career ...
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Deal or No Deal? – What daily deals sites don’t deliver

Oh, I love a bargain! That feeling of making a purchase and saving a whole heap of money without leaving ...
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People Buy People

For those of you who have met me, especially those who have attended any of my courses or presentations; you ...
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Should you Include Hobbies on Your CV?

I have to admit, I am not a fan of hobbies being included on a CV. When I have recruited ...
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