The article, ‘3 Reasons A Strong Online Photo Prompts Career Gold’ that I came across last week on the ‘Vault Careers’ website, prompted me to revisit the question of whether including a photo within a CV or in the context of internet-based job search, is a legitimate strategy. The question is more complex than it […]

I’m onto the third paper of my Graduate Diploma qualification and we’re reading ‘What Color is Your Parachute’ by Richard (Dick) Bolles. A new version of Parachute has come out every year since 1975 which I find impressive in itself! I’ve known about the book for years but had never actually read it so better late […]

This blog comes from one of our student Volunteer Careers Assistants, Rebecca. Check out what she has to say… Summer is in the air. For many of you this means jandals, the beach, ice-cream, tramping, sleeping-in and road-trips. For others, summer is a period for topping up the bank account in preparation for the next […]

Perhaps that sounds like a pointless question because surely if you knew the answer you’d actually be securing a job, right? Well, I’ve read a few articles recently about people who can’t find a job and sound completely baffled as to why not and it’s making me question whether or not they do know the […]

Since writing an earlier blog on using Twitter in your job hunt, I keep coming across evidence that this method of connecting with employers is steadily growing.  Scanning articles on Stuff earlier this month I came across an interesting article published by Business Day about tweeting your CV.  I guess I should have known it would be only a matter of time before CV tweets become a popular method of identifying both employers and employees.

So you think it’s difficult trying to get everything you want to say in a CV down to 3, maybe 4 pages?  How about trying to do it in 140 characters?

Earlier this month The Guardian reported that media executive Alan Geere asked budding reporters to apply for a job by tweet.  In his blog he said that he was fed up wading through piles and piles of awful CVs and Cover Letters.

Check out Greg Jericho on Twitter – http://twitter.com/#!/grogsgamut.  He has more than 9,000 followers including politicians, journalists and academics, and has attracted both praise and censure for his commentary.  In August this year he quit his job as a public servant and is soon to be working as a researcher for the new Chase project in Australia – The Hamster Wheel.  He credits Twitter with getting him the job – but…it took much more than just one tweet.

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A lot of people find writing a cover letter the hardest part when applying for a job. It’s the first contact you will have with your prospective employer so a lot is riding on it to be interesting and relevant.  Don’t panic! We have an article here that will help you on your way to […]