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?

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…