Advice from Local Employers:

“Research extensively and really know what it is that you are applying for” – Holly, Isle of Wight Police

Advice from Local Employers:

“ Make your covering letter no more than 3 paragraphs; 1. What job you are applying for and where it was advertised. 2. Why you are right for the role (use some key words from the job advertisement). 3. When you are available and how they can contact you ie email / mobile. Keep your CV relevant, 2 pages only …

Advice from Local Employers:

“In the 21st century, ‘soft skills’ are often more important than ‘hard skills’. Organisations will start to look more for people that can interact with other humans, especially as technology advances forward. Think about your attitude towards learning, things will be constantly be changing so you need to KEEP learning new things – and the only way you keep this …

Advice from Local Employers:

“With so many people applying for positions I really look for the people that stand out. Standing out to me is not simply showing how great you are but how much you have looked into the position offered. If I see something in the opening statement linked specifically to the role you have applied for I will actually take time …

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Time to Change!

Following on from our Working Well mental health awareness event earlier this summer during which delegate were invited to compile an action plan to assist them in implementing new policies and procedures into their workplace to promote positive mental health, we too compiled an action plan and submitted it to Time to Change, a growing movement providing support to organisations …

Advice from Local Employers:

“Own the interview. Research the company and tell them you have done so, be super positive, don’t let questions phase you and most of all show what a great attitude you have. It will often be the biggest deciding factor when choosing the most suitable candidate, even more so than skills and experience”. David Bean – EveryCare

Advice from Local Employers:

“The thing that strikes me from my 20+ years’ experience with selection, is just how few candidates prepare thoroughly enough, and undersell themselves. The people who will be reading your application will spend on average no more than 20 seconds to decide whether your application will go into the ‘yes’, ‘maybe’, or ‘no’ pile. If your CV is too long …

Advice from Local Employers:

“My advice would be to do your homework on the role, the company and the market in which they operate – and then try to align yourself with all three; i) align yourself with the role by demonstrating the applicability of your skillset to the demands of the role ii) align yourself to the company by showing an appreciation of …

Advice from Local Employers:

“Be interested in what you are applying for. Doing your homework is impressive. Ask questions about the business that you are hoping to join”. Richard Jarman – Sandham Office Services Ltd