Category: applications

Applications, CVs, Cover Letters

Little and often – an approach to sustainable applications

The Christmas holidays is always a big time for graduate, placement and internship applications. There are lots of sensible reasons for this such as the avoidance of the assignment, the whiff of a New Year’s resolution, the nagging of parents, or the impending nature of lots of application closing dates. Not to mention the excuse …

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Using Instagram for job searching

Using Instagram for Job Searching

Instagram might not be something that immediately springs to mind as you embark upon your job search. ‘Isn’t that what LinkedIn is for?’ I hear you cry. Well, yes – LinkedIn is a powerful tool for your average job seeker, but many overlook their Instagram account and brands’ pages in their search for work. Whilst …

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Entering the Public Sector without the Fast Stream

Many university students looking for a career in the public service will have been upset to hear that the Civil Service Fast Stream has been paused, so won’t be accepting applications this year.   But there are other options available, one of which has just started taking applications – the Local Government’s National Graduate Development …

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Employ-Ability Webinar – book for 5th July

Discussing a disability including mental health with an employer during the recruitment process or in work, can feel particularly daunting. This webinar will help you to understand the adjustments available to you for both in person and remote assessments, how to ask for them, and your rights, as well as providing you with a forum …

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Top 10 Leadership Skills: Definitions and Examples

A woman standing up speaking to a group of people.

Written by the WikiJob Team For anyone looking to progress to a management position or show their effectiveness when faced with authority, leadership skills are a must. From guidance as to what skills good leadership requires and why it matters, to the top 10 leadership interview questions that you’re likely to encounter, we have you covered. What Are Leadership Skills? …

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