Five skills to give your engineering CV the edge

Making your CV stand out can be a daunting task, in what is a competitive job market. Ask the following questions of your engineering CV to really make recruiters take notice.

Jobsite and covering letters – do they still matter?

Everyone knows how important it is to craft a brilliant CV for a job application but, generally speaking, the same attention is rarely applied to covering letters. Perhaps that’s why, in 2016, some employers are becoming less interested in them, choosing instead to glean information from social media profiles.

One thing to keep in mind, however, is that recruiters advertising positions with Jobsite don’t request cover letters as default: they choose to ask for one. It’s all the more reason to make sure your letter is excellent. As James Innes, author of The CV Book explains, it could

Writing the perfect personal statement for your CV

When employers are wading through piles of CVs, a personal statement can make all the difference. We therefore asked two experts to tell us about the merits of having one that stands out, and how to craft it…

6 things that SHOULDN’T be on your CV

The working world is always changing and your CV needs to reflect that. We asked James Innes, Chairman at CVCentre.co.uk and author of The CV Book, to tell us some things you definitely DON’T want on your CV in 2016 and beyond…

A CV for career changers

In the 20 years that Jobsite has been reporting on the working world, things have changed massively. Of all the evolutions we’ve witnessed, it’s the rising trend of employees switching careers thats arguably presented the toughest recruitment challenge. So what do you put on your CV if you’ve been in the same line of work for a while and now are looking for a complete change?

Graduation guide – how to find work experience and internships

You’ve graduated, congratulations! First of all, these two previous blog posts: How picky should you be when applying and 5 steps to getting your CV looking goodare good starting points. Then, once you’ve got a plan, it’s time to delve into finding yourself some work experience. Our insights will help you on your way…

Graduation guide – 5 steps to getting your CV looking good

You’ve just graduated, congratulations! After three or four years of hard work/hard partying (delete as applicable!) you’ve managed to pull off a degree. Next step? Pulling off a job – despite your rather experience-free CV…

The freelancer’s guide to writing a winning CV

Looking to move back into a permanent full-time position but overwhelmed by the thought of writing your CV? How should you present your skills and experience, especially if you’ve done lots of smaller jobs for a number of clients, in a way that doesn’t make your CV look disconnected? Here’s how to get started and maximise your chances of getting called in for an interview…

First Graduate Job – Get noticed with this CV Template

You’ve done your study, emerged with a degree and now you’re ready to go hurtling into the world of work. Easier said than done, right? Now it’s time for you to produce a CV that showcases your qualification(s), areas of interest and any work placements you might have done – all while having a clear idea about what it is that makes you desirable to prospective employers. No mean feat!

Whilst you write your CV, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. It should:

> Be no more than two pages.

> Include correct spelling and

Employed and looking for a job? Here’s the CV Template you need

So you’re in a job and you’ve reached the point where you’ve decided it’s not the role for you or you’re ready for a new challenge. So what now? It might have been some time since you last updated your CV, and your skills may have evolved a great deal since you last had to: so what do you need to ensure you’re including? Which bits are erroneous? Don’t worry – we’re here to help…

First thing’s first, though – remember the following vital CV rules:

> It’s generally best to ensure that your CV is no more than two