Resumes and Cover Letters

Why Every Student NEEDS A Portfolio

Why Every Student NEEDS A Portfolio

No matter what you’re studying, it’s important to have a portfolio. A portfolio gives you the opportunity to showcase your best work, build your personal brand, and develop personal awareness. You can use your portfolio as a tool during job interviews to really sell...

Want To Be Recognised By Your Industry? Here’s How

Want To Be Recognised By Your Industry? Here’s How

After being bought by Microsoft at the end of last year, LinkedIn is seeing an increase in popularity amongst businesses. “That’s all well and good,” I hear you say (implicit eye-roll included), “but how is that helpful to me?” Well, as a university student who is...

Resumes: Writing Your Employment History

Resumes: Writing Your Employment History

When it comes to resumes, the employment history section often trips people up. How far back should you go? What roles should you mention? Does formatting even matter that much? How many details should you include? With so many questions circling the topic, we thought...

Cover Letters and Love Letters

Cover Letters and Love Letters

Cover letters and love letters have more in common then you may think. I hear many people in the recruitment industry argue that the cover letter is now ‘dead’.  Having worked in the industry, I can understand why some might agree with that statement. A typical...

Building a Creative Portfolio When You Have No Experience

Building a Creative Portfolio When You Have No Experience

Depending on the creative industry you’re trying to get into, creating a portfolio when you don’t have any paid experience may seem nigh impossible. Whether you want to be a writer, designer, or pretty much any sort of creative specialist, having a portfolio is...

What is a Pain Letter and Should You Write One?

What is a Pain Letter and Should You Write One?

Ever heard of a Pain Letter? No? Well, me neither. Regardless, Liz Ryan has claimed (in an article she wrote for Forbes), that a Pain Letter is going to replace the traditional Cover Letter. So, what is a Pain Letter? According to Ryan: The document is called a Pain...

12 Resume Blunders Recruiters Hate

12 Resume Blunders Recruiters Hate

Regardless of the type of job you’re applying for, you’re going to need an up-to-date resume. But with the huge amount of advice out there, it can be hard to figure out the do’s and don’ts of resume writing. With it being so easy to make a misstep, or rely on outdated...

Internships: When You Need Experience To Get Experience

Internships: When You Need Experience To Get Experience

Getting an internship can be a competitive process. Not only do you have to compete with other students, but it may often be the first time you’re undertaking actual industry-relevant work. So how can you increase your chances of landing the perfect internship, if you...

Cover Letters: Top 5 Tips + Free Template!

Cover Letters: Top 5 Tips + Free Template!

A cover letter is a must-have in the application process, so we’ve put together a list of our top tips for writing an awesome cover letter! Tips 1. Format In terms of format, put your name and contact details, as well as the employer’s name and contact details at the...

Find Out How to Write the Perfect Resume!

Find Out How to Write the Perfect Resume!

It’s hard to find anyone who actively enjoys writing a resume. It’s often a stressful and intimidating process that most only undertake a handful of times throughout their careers. Fear not! A large part of what stumps people when it comes to crafting their resumes is...

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