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At PurpleCV, we know how to write a CV that will maximise your chances of getting the job you want. We’ve had plenty of practice and have plenty of success stories to shout about. We’d love to share some of our knowhow with you - have a read through our various blog articles:

Brexit and Jobs: The UK job market after leaving the EU

Written by Andrew Arkley

Brexit and jobs

 

If you’re currently seeking a job in the run up to Brexit, you likely have many questions about the effect Brexit will have on your job search and prospects.

Just as there’s uncertainty surrounding the true impact of Brexit on nearly everything, the UK job market is no different, with different sources suggesting opposing views of Brexit and jobs. 

On one hand, this year the Office of National Statistics (ONS) estimated an average employment rate of 76.1% between May-July 2019, the joint-highest on record since 1970. 

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How to ask for a pay rise: A comprehensive guide

Written by Andrew Arkley

 

Money can be an awkward topic for us Brits, with many of us quite happy to brush financial matters under the carpet. 

But what if you work hard, meet all your objectives and still your salary doesn’t match your importance to your company? 

If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone - Glassdoor found that of people who quit their job in 2018, 45% of them stated salary as the issue

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Why you should apply for an apprenticeship in 2019: 11 Reasons

Written by Andrew Arkley

why you should apply for an apprenticeship

 

Considering alternatives to further study but not sure why you should apply for an apprenticeship? We’ve got eleven great reasons right here. 

An apprenticeship is a paid work placement at a company, with an emphasis on training and learning on the job. 

But far from just being a method to gain a qualification which will eventually lead to a job, apprenticeships have tonnes of other benefits that you just don’t get with a university degree. 

Without further ado, here’s 11 great benefits of doing an apprenticeship:

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How to Get an Internship Abroad

Written by Andrew Arkley

 

Ok, so you want to know how to get an internship abroad? Perhaps you're a student or recent graduate looking to gain some experience and expand your cultural horizons beyond the UK border.

Doing an internship abroad can be a daunting process - but that doesn’t mean you should rule it out!

It’s your opportunity to learn, experience a new culture and who knows? You might just fall in love with the place.

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Using LinkedIn for job searching: How social media profiles can help you find employment

Written by Andrew Arkley

 

Using LinkedIn for job searching: How social media profiles can help you find employment 

Social media sites have soared in popularity over the last decade, with platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn proving useful not only for keeping in touch with friends, but for job searching and employment opportunities too. 

While many of us login to our profiles on a daily basis to check in with friends or share life events, social media, and in particular LinkedIn, can be an incredibly powerful tool for job hunting. 

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