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 in 2016

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…