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:
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...
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.
Searching for a job can be an arduous process, and it can become demoralising if it goes on for a long time.
Staying positive is half the battle. Instead of letting rejected job applications get you down, try to use them as an opportunity to learn from your mistakes.
To make things a little easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of common job search mistakes you should try to avoid.
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...
There are few things as soul-destroying as applying for jobs and getting knocked back.
Your career is a huge part of your life, so give yourself the best possible chance to land the best possible job. And that means knowing when to apply.
Picking the right time to send your CV out can increase your chances massively. See our guide below:
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