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How to nail your CV

Posted in Job Seeking,
30 Nov 2021

In a sea of resumes, how do you make yours stand out? 

Job hunting can be tough and now with applicant tracking systems used by many recruiters, you only have one shot to get your CV in front of the right person.

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Professional interviews for graduates are often a new experience and naturally can be daunting!

Acing an interview is all about being prepared, coming across as professional and doing lots of practise. Knowing what information to prepare and practise is the first step to ensure you put your best foot forward and make a strong first impression

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Interviews are about standing out from the crowd, obtaining information, and impressing your potential employer.

They are also a two-way process, with the candidate equally interviewing the employer to ensure their company is the appropriate fit for them!
 

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LinkedIn is the world’s largest networking platform, with over 660 million users, offering endless potential to connect & interact with contacts, co-workers, clients, and recruiters - not to mention find job opportunities.It’s also an important professional tool to help build your brand, develop an online CV, and share/tap into industry news.

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For Cassie Zhou, completing her professional year with PE was worth so much more than 5 points. We sat down with her to learn how to get the most out of your professional year, her secrets to job interview success, and why an internship isn't just about getting real-world experience.

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Many businesses may believe that hosting and mentoring an intern is a challenging task, especially if they’re time-poor, BUT it’s easier than you think.

Apart from the myriad of benefits interns add to the business, there are only a small number of key points a host company needs to meet before they can unlock this uncapped potential.   

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The world today is geared towards technology, and we love to ‘share’ the who, what, when, where and why of our day-to-day lives leaving a digital trail.

 

So, when applying for jobs, it’s important to be mindful that employers are likely to search online to find out more about you. 

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You applied, got the interview, received an offer, and now you’re about to start your new internship. You’re nervous yet excited and you want to ensure that you’re fully prepared so that you can walk in ready to rock whatever is thrown your way. First impressions will set the standard, for your first week especially, so you want to make sure you leave a positive mark.

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For many of us, 2020 was the year of trying to get the same amount of work done with less budget to work with. Would having a keen, qualified, low-cost pair of extra hands to help out have been a godsend last year? How about every year? 

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Deciding to become a mentor is a big step. You may have concerns about managing your workload alongside your new role, not to mention how to navigate all of this in a COVID world! Things have certainly changed.

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