A cover letter is another important document when applying for a job. It allows you to target the company and the job specifically and let the employer know exactly why they should hire you. It lets you tell them why you want the job and why you are right for it. Here are some tips for writing a great cover letter.
Organisation is the key to efficiency. If everything seems to be a mess you don’t feel like getting anything done, you can’t find what you need and it all builds up. Here are a few tips to being a little bit more organised.
A CV is one of the most important things when it comes to applying for a job. Companies may receive hundreds if not thousands of CVs for a role, especially if it’s well advertised. Your Cv is your first chance to make a great and lasting impression on the employer and the first step to earning a face to face interview. To make sure your CV stands a good chance of being placed in the ‘Yes’ pile, here are a few tips.
So I am in my second year at university at the moment and as part of my course I can choose to take a placement year next year. I’ve been thinking about whether or not to actually do one for at least a year now, with so many pros and cons going around in my head. So I thought I’d write some down to not only hopefully help some of you decide if a placement is the way to go, but also it might help me decide as well!
I ended up taking an unscheduled year out before going to university last year. Before that, I had assumed that I would go straight from my A Levels to my degree and be at university for 3 years. This didn’t go as planned and so it forced me out of my comfort zone of years of education. I went to university to study event management and it ended up not being the place I wanted to spend the next 3 years.
During my year out, I went to many different interviews for many different companies as I was doing temporary work here and there. I’ve also had a couple of interviews whilst trying to get a placement for next year. I have been faced with all sorts of questions, ones I have been able to prepare for and some I haven’t. Some employers have gone with the laid back approach, while others are very serious and to the point.
I experienced a lot during my first year at university. There are a lot of things wish I knew beforehand and a lot I have learned from. Here a few things I wish I really understood before going to uni and things I will be talking more about later on in my blog.