How to Write a CV That Works

Writing an effective CV is the vital first step towards your dream job. Here we walk you through creating the perfect CV.

Character reference – What is it, and how do you get one?

You’re probably very familiar with work references, but you may not know what a character reference is, or the value of having one.

Identify Your Achievements for CV & Interview

Displaying your achievements on your CV is now a necessity set yourself apart and put your CV to the top of the pile, and bag yourself a job.

Job References: Your Questions Answered

Have you been offered a new job, subject to reference? Congratulations! If you’re unsure of what the employment reference process entails, read on to find out the dos and don’ts.

Essential guide to writing a graduate cover letter

As a new graduate, putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard nowadays) to write a cover letter may seem daunting if you’ve never done it before. Read our tips on what employers will be looking for.

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.

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 2017 and beyond…

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…

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?