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The Hidden Power At The Bottom Of Your CV

Guest Blog: Do you ever feel lost in a sea of excellent applicants out there in the global workplace? In today’s article, I will introduce you to the most versatile and powerful skill that you can have on your CV: A foreign language. About the Author Kerstin Hammes edits and runs Fluent, the Language Learning Blog. She speaks 5 languages, and has created an online course for French learners. Kerstin is currently w...

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How to write and conduct a skills audit in order to set yourself up for that dream job!

In our first article we referred to a process called a skills audit, many of our readers may not be familiar with one or simply may not have conducted one. In this article we aim to follow on from our previous post to present a guide on conducting a skills audit in order to land your dream job! Before we go through how, lets first deal with the basics. What is a Skills Audit? A skills audit is a written document t...

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Getting the Basics Right at an Interview: Questions and Answers

In preparing for an interview it is natural to devote a lot of energy to preparing for the hard or unusual questions that may arise. It is however critical not to do this at the expence of being poorly prepared for the predictable or basic questions which arise in most interview situations. Often, it is here that you can set yourself apart from the field. 1. Tell me about yourself? This is arguably the most common...

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Best Time to Search for a New Job

Are you ready for the second instalment of the job hunt starter we have here at Job Coconut for you?? Last week we published ‘’The Benefits of Starting a New Job’’ and now we’re here to tell you when the ‘’Best Time to Search for a New Job’’ is. Let’s begin with the ‘when to professionally’ shall we: When it comes to working it’s rather rare to stay in the one job for the rest of your life; people change jobs for ...

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Tips for a Skype Job Interview

Like we said in our last blog ‘Job Hunting Then & Now’ Skype interviews are getting more and more popular and in today’s fast pace world, the internationally minded employer is looking for a quicker more efficient way to contact potential candidates, and Skype is a great way of doing so. Interviewing for a job via Skype reduces costs dramatically for both parties, instead of flying half way around the world you si...

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Don’t burn your bridges & belittle your opportunities when moving abroad.

So you want or have found a new and better job abroad? Who wouldn’t want to live abroad it’s the dream. . . better weather, new people, exciting new culture, the possibilities are endless. But before you go, you want to leave your current one in a trail of smoke as you do? I’m sure we’ve all been there at some point and it would feel great but how many of you are willing to admit that it came back to bite you in t...

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Easy steps for writing a good CV

A good curriculum vitae CV is the key to landing an interview for your dream job. This is likely to be the first point of contact that a potential employer will have with you. For this reason it is crucial that your CV is not only great but meets a potential employer’s expectation for an employee. In this blog we will describe do’s and don’ts of a CV and a proposed layout. Let’s get started! Firstly some Do’s and ...

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Phone Interviews: Why have them and What to do

We’ve given you every possible scenario that can unfold in an interview, - How to answer interview questions - What to do before the interview - How to act during an interview. Except through phone, so without further ado, ladies and gentleman . . . The Phone Interview. So keep reading and add this to your interview arsenal and start off prepared, they won’t know what hit them. Why do employers pick phone intervie...

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Interview Etiquette: How to behave in an interview

Interview Etiquette You can see from our blog corner that we have already written about interviews, researching before the interview, how to answer questions and on CV advice. But what we haven’t talked about is interview etiquette, which is all about being professional, respectful and dignified throughout the interview. Doing so can actually have a bigger impact on the interviewer and could possibly improve your ...

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7 Things not to put on your CV – Tips

What you should put on your CV and what you definatley should not put on your CV is important; employers and recruiters will get a general idea about you from what they read on your CV. It is estimated that most recruiters will scan over your CV briefly within 10 seconds and make their decision within that time. For this reason your CV should be include only the key information. Your CV should impress the recruite...

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