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How to handle multiple jobs on your CV

If your employment history is a little jumpy and disjointed or if it would appear that you are a job hopper – skipping from one role to the next, it can be a real challenge to ensure that your CV does not put off potential employers about your suitability for their vacancies. Perhaps you have […]

5 ways to ace a job interview

So you’ve been invited for interview? Well done – you’ve got over that first hurdle – the application! If you’ve reached this stage the employer is already impressed and on paper alone feel that you’re a pretty good match for their vacancy. From this point on, it’s all about keeping the momentum going and making sure […]

Top questions that a jobseeker should ask at Interview…

Towards the end of most interviews, the interviewer will generally ask the interviewee if they have any questions that they would like to ask. The tables in a sense are turned. At this point, you know the end is in sight, and it can be easy to dismiss this with a quick, “No, none, thank you”, […]

Top 5 CV Mistakes

As we all know, a CV’s primary purpose is to sell you to an employer or recruiter. A well crafted CV is therefore an absolute essential if you are to be shortlisted for interview. However many candidates fall at that first hurdle and make some basic errors on their CVs which prevent that ever happening. […]

Top 5 mistakes that can cost you an interview for a job…

Most people are aware that silly CV or application mistakes can cost them an interview for a job. However apart from the CV and the application form, candidates make common mistakes that can seriously cost you an interview for a job… I call them the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ mistakes, as, as much as they are […]

Tips for an Email Cover Letter

Tips for an Email Cover Letter It’d be safe to say that we’re all pretty much aware of how important it is to get our CV and application form just right when applying for a job. However what many of us forget is that the good old cover letter which accompanies said CV or form […]

CV Tips for Older Jobseekers

Finding a job can be a daunting prospect for anyone but if you are a more mature jobseeker, it may seem even more so. With lots of initiatives and projects aimed at the young unemployed, it can often seem that the older jobseeker is forgotten about. Not here however! At The Employable we aim to […]

3 Awesome Questions to Ask the Interviewer – A Guest post by Aimee Bateman of careercake.com

You have (hopefully) answered all the interviewers’ questions perfectly and it’s your chance to ask the questions. I have spent nearly every day, of the last 10 years, interviewing people for various clients. I promised I would eventually write a book which includes all the random/funny/crazy questions I get asked, but for now I am […]

Top CV Tips for “Older Jobseekers.”

There can be no denying that the economic situation has had an extremely detrimental impact on the ability of younger people and graduates to get jobs.  It’s difficult all round – they may have the qualifications but not the required work experience and proven abilities in a commercial working environment. But what about those who […]

Evening Classes – A Good Idea? A Guest Post….

It used to be that when a working adult, or a career-changer, wanted to further his or her education, there were only a few options. You could quit your job and go back to school full-time, or go to night school or Evening classes, which generally meant taking classes at the community college or through […]

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