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7 Things You Should Cross-Check Before Sending Off A CV

by Madailygistjobs 05/05/2016 0 comments

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1.The Font :
For the love of all that is holy and employable, do not use Times New Roman. In an interview with Bloomberg, Brian Hoff of Brian Hoff Design dubbed it ‘the sweatpants’ of fonts, saying that because it’s the default option on most people’s computers, ‘It’s like telegraphing that you didn’t put any thought into the typeface that you selected.’ The font you should use instead? Simple, clean Helvetica (and definitely not Comic Sans, obvs). “Helvetica is so no-fuss,” says Hoff. “It doesn’t really lean in one direction or another.
It feels professional, lighthearted, honest. Helvetica is safe.”

2.Your Spellings And Grammar :
You know this. We know you know this. But we bet there’s at least one sneaky typo in there that your own eyes will never, ever spot (and in the case of slip ups like then/than, spellcheck won’t either).

When you’ve written something, your brain knows what you mean to say, meaning that it’s much more forgiving if you’ve failed to actually properly say it on paper. Bully your mum, friends, boyfriend, strangers in the pub or anyone in the near vicinity to give it the once over, or if all else fails, read it aloud yourself. Yes, you might feel like a dingus, but actually vocalising the words will make you far more likely to realise that they’re in the wrong place.

3.The File Format : You might have the best, most amazingly creative CV in the world, but that means nothing if your prospective future employer can’t open the darn thing. Go for standard file formats like .doc or PDFs – very few people want to click through a Powerpoint or similar just to find out if you’re a good match for the job description.
Also, make a hundred, thousand percent sure it is actually the file you meant to attach – you don’t want to end up like this gal, even if she did get a reply from Jamie O himself

4. Your social media presence :
Even if you haven’t included your Twitter handle and the like on the actual resume, once your name hits their inbox, the first thing many employers will do is Google you and find your profiles anyway. Give all of your social media accounts the once over before you hit ‘send’ to make sure you come across at least semi professional. We’re not saying you need to be behind a desk and in a suit in every snap, but whilst pictures of you having fun on holiday or at a party are fine, pictures of you on the floor after downing eleven shots are, well, not.
If your Facebook tagged photos are too far gone to salvage before the deadline, at least set everything to private.

5.Your contact Details DUH :
Check your email and phone number approximately thirty thousand times. Just think – get one letter or digit wrong, and you’re not going to hear from them even if they do want to offer you an interview!

6.The Subject line Often, jobs will ask you to specify a particular reference number or title in the subject line to help them differentiate the messages from generic email, so when you’re getting ready to construct yours, check to make sure you’ve not left anything off. Companies get hundreds, if not thousands of applications for one position these days, and if you can’t even follow the simple instructions in the ad, yours will probably be the first one in their delete folder!

7.The Length :
If your CV is longer than two pages of A4, you’ve probably included some info that you don’t really need. The older you get, the less people need to know about your earlier achievements like first jobs and GCSEs – give it a trim by tailoring it to the specific position that you’re applying for, detailing the experience and qualifications that are most relevant to the job in question.
If you’re not under two pages now,consider reformatting some areas (for example, your address can take up one line, separated by commas, rather than five) to make it seem more succinct.

Source:Cosmopolitan

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6 Things You Should Never Wear To An Interview

by Madailygistjobs 21/04/2016 0 comments

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Ill- Fitting Clothes
Better to wear an outfit that is tailored to suit you, rather than anything that feels or looks too tight or too short. Wearing short skirts and dresses that will give you a hard time sitting give a wrong impression of you.

Jeans
Even if you will wear them as parts of your work attire, staying away from jeans at an interview is smart. They are casual and comfortable but not professional.

Colors
Don’t wear bright colors. Stick with the basic, a black, blue or grey suit.

Loud Makeup
Tone down on your makeup, keep it simple and natural

Obvious Bras
Always wear a Unclad bra under business attire because they rarely ever show

Hats
It either distracts the interviewer or prevents the two of you from making eye contact

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5 Basics Steps To Update CV Successfully

by Madailygistjobs 18/04/2016 0 comments

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Applying to different jobs with same CV is mostly unproductive. If you do this, don’t be surprised if you are not getting positive results. Every job position has a specific requirement. Tailoring your CV for each position you applied for could give you a better chance of landing that expected interview. Employers need qualified candidates that will be of great benefit to their business. If the information on your paper is cogent enough to meet up with their expectations, then you are in for a great deal.

To update CV successfully, the following steps can be put into consideration:
1. Review job description: Go through the job description of the position you intend to apply for. Access yourself and take note of your skills, experiences and education that is relevant which can make you an ideal candidate for the position.
2. Re-brand your career Objective or Profile: This section of your CV must be at the top. Rewrite and tailor it to the overall requirements of the position you are applying for. Use action words and chip in your education, experience and any important information in a brief.
3. Refresh SAEEXP Sections: Review your skills, Achievement, education & experiences (SAEEXP) and others extensively. Us the notes you have taken (step 1) as a guide to help you tailor the details of your qualifications to deal with each of the individual requirements laid out/expected in the job roles. Create bullet points that marry qualifications you’ve gained to date with each requirement of the role. Use laudable examples of your past experiences. If the job you want requires financial management, explain in detail about how you successfully managed finances of your previous employers.
4. Renew the Layout: Go through your CV’s layout thoroughly. Test different fonts and sizes, don’t use stylish font (I prefer New times, Ariel or Calibri). Stick to a basic layout that covers your contact details, skills, work experience, education and others in that order. It must be easy on the eye. Don’t use multiple colours and ensure that you do not leave too much white space on the page.
5. Review grammar and spelling: This must be done with absolute care. Go through the CV over and over again and check your spellings/grammar. You can as well get a second person (better of) to review it before your submission.

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Skills Training Gap Among Employees Revealed

by Madailygistjobs 19/05/2015 0 comments

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6 Ways Your Job is Losing You Future Earnings

by Madailygistjobs 21/04/2015 0 comments

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Why Long-Term Unemployment Isn’t As Bad As You Think

by Madailygistjobs 21/03/2015 0 comments

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4 Secrets To Be Strategic About Your Job Search

by Madailygistjobs 21/02/2015 0 comments

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