CV Writing Blog
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:
A great CV is your ticket to a job interview. But first you need to get your CV seen - and the way to do that is with a killer cover letter.
Stepping into the job market as a recent graduate can be daunting. You’ll be vying for recruiters’ attention in a sea of graduate job seekers, so you need to make sure your cover letter stands out.
Fortunately, we’ve put together a list of five of the most common graduate cover letter mistakes, and how you can avoid them to put yourself ahead of the game.
Looking for a job can be stressful. But some parts of the job search are more deserving of that stress than others.
When you’re stuck in the middle of a long job search, it can be easy to blow little things out of proportion and lose sight of the bigger picture.
Here are three parts of the job search you should stop worrying about.
You know the job interview drill.
You spend the week before researching the company and practising answers to common questions.
You spend the night before getting your outfit ready, planning your journey and getting in a good long sleep.
You wake up on the day feeling ready to knock ‘em dead.
But what happens when you don’t have that long to prepare? What if you get a call from a hiring manager asking you to come in for an interview the same day?
Never fear - our step-by-step guide will show you how to prepare for a last-minute interview.
LinkedIn can be an invaluable tool for making professional connections and searching for jobs.
Research by Jobvite showed that 87% of employers use LinkedIn in the recruitment process - so having a solid LinkedIn profile should give you a distinct advantage in your job search.
However, there are some mistakes we see cropping up time and time again. If you want your profile to make a positive impact on recruiters, make sure you avoid these nine common LinkedIn mistakes...
Job interviews are tough. You need to do your research, make a great first impression and be on top form throughout.
Unfortunately, not everyone manages to pull it off. Whether it’s down to nerves, a lack of preparation or plain old ineptitude, sometimes things go horribly, horribly wrong.
We’ve gathered horror stories from around the web and come up with a list of our top ten interview nightmares.
Get ready to cringe...
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