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Find out how to make your job software stand out

00:00:00: Introduction 00:02:35: Three vital questions to assist formulate your CV 00:03:29: The good fundamentals to writing a CV… 00:03:53: … create a PDF 00:04:34: … hold to not more than two pages 00:06:43: … checklist key achievements first 00:07:47: … use key phrases from the job description 00:08:47: … obtain a template 00:10:26: … photograph or not photograph 00:12:14: … hold your individual copy when filling out a kind 00:13:51: Personalise your CV to mirror the reader or the corporate 00:17:19: What to say in a masking letter 00:18:10: LinkedIn profile suggestions 00:21:33: Replace your LinkedIn headline 00:24:46: 5 checks earlier than you hit ship 00:25:32: Last ideas

Sarah Ellis: Hello, I am Sarah. Helen Tupper: And I am Helen. Sarah Ellis: And that is the Squiggly Careers podcast, the place each week we share concepts for motion and instruments to check out that we actually hope will provide help to to navigate your Squiggly Profession with a bit extra confidence, readability and management. Helen Tupper: We won’t ignore your voice!  Sarah’s a bit croaky, all people.  We’re recording this on the finish of a comparatively lengthy day; we had been collectively for about 8.00am prepping stuff this morning, and we have been filming and speaking all day for some totally different movies that we create for plenty of the classes that we run.  That, mixed with a little bit of a chilly, has Sarah a bit of bit croaky on this episode. Sarah Ellis: I’ve performed that factor of getting the flu jab for some very, superb causes, and I really feel like that jab has given me a tiny little bit of flu, and I do know not one of the science behind this.  So, I am blaming that.  Additionally, I am so weedy on the subject of needles.  So, after I had this flu jab, she was like, “I am simply going to do it”, and I used to be like, “I am simply going to look the opposite approach”.  So, I am so pleased with myself for having it, however all my household know that and so they had been like, “Effectively performed, Sarah, that is actually, actually good”. Helen Tupper: I do love you, however you’re weedy with any sort of illness-type factor! Sarah Ellis: However hey, you say that, however I am nonetheless right here, nonetheless recording our podcast. Helen Tupper: You’re a devoted weed. Sarah Ellis: Thanks. Helen Tupper: So, what are we speaking about immediately? Sarah Ellis: So, immediately we will discuss make your job functions stand out.  So, we all know that this won’t be related for everyone proper now, however we’re in all probability all making use of for a job sooner or later each couple of years, whether or not that is internally or externally.  And I all the time assume we additionally all the time know any person who’s making use of for a job.  So, even when this isn’t you proper now, maybe there’s something that you’re going to hear immediately that you’ll assist another person with. Helen Tupper: And truly, as a result of I believe I have not utilized for a job for some time, as a result of I am working our enterprise with you and I need not apply for a job; however there have been a few awards that I’ve put us ahead for, for various issues, which have required me to replace my CV and fill in an software kind.  So, I nonetheless assume a whole lot of what we’re speaking about would apply for these types of issues, if something’s placing them ahead for funding, or for awards, that kind of factor. Sarah Ellis: Yeah, and I’ve utilized for just a few jobs, the place they’re extra trustee or volunteer roles.  And likewise, we have now just lately marketed a job for Wonderful If, the place we acquired greater than 200 functions, so I really feel like I’ve learn a whole lot of job functions during the last couple of weeks, as a result of I’ve learn just about each single one.  And Lucy, who’s in our workforce, has learn each one in a number of element, so we did additionally ask her for her high suggestions, having spent a whole lot of time on this world in the previous couple of weeks. Helen Tupper: So, we will undergo a few various things within the dialog immediately about make your job software stand out.  We’ll discuss CVs, we’ll speak a bit of bit about masking letters, we’ll speak a bit about LinkedIn and the way that is a part of it; however no matter you’re required to provide as a part of your software, there are three questions that you must ensure that whoever is studying the issues that you’re creating and sharing is in little doubt about. These three issues are: why me; why this position; and, why this firm?  I believe, earlier than you place pen to paper, which is a really retro assertion, otherwise you sort out some particulars on a kind, earlier than you do any of that, I believe it’s price simply pondering that by way of for your self, even when it is simply 5 minutes and also you do a little bit of a thoughts map.  There will be a whole lot of insights that you simply get from the why me; why this position; why this firm, you could then formalise into all of the totally different types that folks want you to fill out. Sarah Ellis: And so, we although it was helpful to start out with a few of the good fundamentals round your CV, as a result of I believe you do not get the possibility to face out until you get a few of these issues proper.  It is nearly like these are the start line and to transcend this, you must get these basic items in place.  So, just a few issues simply to consider if you’re creating or writing your CV and sharing it. Firstly, a extremely small tip, however I believe it does make fairly a giant distinction: share your CV as a PDF should you can.  I am undecided I’ve all the time performed this, however the benefit of a PDF is that you do not lose any formatting, so nothing can get wonky or misplaced within the digital waves; your spacing cannot go a bit unusual; and also you’re then in charge of what individuals see.  Do not lose the trouble that you simply put into your CV on the final second by sharing it in a format the place it might get interpreted in a approach that you simply did not intend, or techniques might get in the best way.  You do not need to depart your CV to likelihood should you can keep away from it. The following one, which I really feel like I’ve all the time been instructed and actually caught to, and I do not know if that is simply old-school or not, however I nonetheless very a lot subscribe to the “not more than two pages” rule.  So, not more than two pages of A4 on Phrase, and be sure to have some white area.  I’ve seen fairly just a few CVs the place they’re tough to learn, and perhaps there’s an excessive amount of info in there.  CVs are learn shortly.  Most individuals will probably be like us, the place you’ve got acquired a number of functions for a job and also you’re studying heaps and many CVs, so you may’t spend half an hour on a CV. I typically assume, “I will learn the abstract, I am on the lookout for some key abilities, I am eager about individuals’s expertise”, however you may’t spend heaps and many time decoding.  So, simply make life straightforward in your reader.  It’s kind of like if you write something; consider your reader and nearly step again out of your CV and simply assume, “Does this really feel straightforward to learn; does this really feel like one thing I need to spend time with?” Helen Tupper: Effectively additionally, the reader is studying this software as a part of a course of, which suggests there’s going to be extra than simply yours to learn; but additionally, a part of their day job, which implies that they’ve in all probability acquired 101 emails to learn as effectively, along with no matter else they’re attempting to do.  So, I believe when any person simply seems to be at a extremely lengthy, wordy CV, it is a bit such as you really feel like you have to take a deep breath, and I do not assume it actually creates and impression of readability. Plenty of organisations immediately are on the lookout for individuals who can talk clearly and succinctly, as a result of we have a lot info already.  They do not essentially need somebody who cannot see by way of all of that noise, and actually be particular in regards to the factors that matter. Sarah Ellis: So, as a reminder, your CV is your finest bits, not an inventory of all the pieces you’ve got ever performed.  I believe that is actually tempting to get fallacious, and it is a lure that is straightforward to fall into, since you are proud and you have labored actually exhausting for all of these issues that you simply need to share with another person.  Additionally, you are having to edit.  It is approach simpler to not edit, to only assume, “Effectively, I am simply going to share all the pieces within the hope that one thing sticks”, however I can promise you, it will not. So, the best way that I’ve typically discovered it fairly helpful after I’ve been doing my CVs is, I all the time begin with achievements.  What’s my primary achievement that I need to share with every position?  Then, if I’ve acquired area, what may the second achievement or third achievement seem like or sound like?  Normally, for my newer roles, I might need two or three achievements.  After which going again additional in my Squiggly Profession, I scale back and I edit down even additional.  And it doesn’t suggest you could’t describe your position, however I typically have a tendency to do this nearly beneath the position that I have been doing in a single sentence. So, should you had been to summarise your position with a sentence when it comes to what are your obligations, what would that sound like; after which one or two bullet factors on what have you ever performed.  That is your second to shine and stand out.  It doesn’t suggest that you simply in fact cannot acknowledge that you simply’re a part of a workforce.  I believe generally individuals really feel a bit uncomfortable, as a result of most of what we obtain, we obtain with different individuals.  However remember, that is your CV and your likelihood to share what did you do; what is the contribution that you simply made? Helen Tupper: So, the fourth primary is all about key phrases.  Key phrases are actually the issues that a number of employers are on the lookout for.  So, should you learn a job description, you may typically spot the exhausting or the mushy abilities that they are actually prioritising, and you actually need to select about three.  What three exhausting or mushy abilities appear to matter most in what they’ve written down.  Now, the ability right here is to take these three issues and mirror them in your CV.  So, take into consideration, “How can I weave that into a few of these achievements that Sarah talked about?” For instance, for example one of many issues they need is any person who’s a extremely good vital thinker.  I would give an summary of my position and say, “This position gave me the chance to develop my skill to assume critically and establish new alternatives for the organisation”.  So, I’d discover a approach to put that key phrase that they are on the lookout for into the circulation of my expertise.  It is a actually essential approach of how one can personalise a CV to the issues that that particular person is basically trying to see. Sarah Ellis: And everybody listening may already know quantity 5, nevertheless it’s positively newer for me.  There at the moment are some actually good templates you could obtain in your CV at no cost on-line, and we’ll embrace a few hyperlinks within the podcast present notes.  Now, a few of these, after I had a fast take a look at them, as a result of I used to be like, “That is attention-grabbing, it is a newer improvement”, we’re not consultants in CV writing in any respect, so I used to be doing a little bit of investing for myself; a few of them are fairly jazzy. Helen Tupper: I really like that you simply stated “jazzy”! Sarah Ellis: I do know!  However that is likely to be proper, that may really feel like a extremely good match for you.  I believe for me, those that I actually favored that I noticed as templates had been, they helped you with that maintaining your CV clear and having that white area, and supplying you with some concepts on formatting.  I noticed various CVs after I was reviewing them which truly I’ve by no means performed earlier than, nevertheless it typically learn fairly effectively, the place individuals had been utilizing some fairly sensible left-hand aspect columns.  I do not know should you’ve seen these, Helen, the place perhaps that left-hand aspect column is a abstract of key abilities, it may very well be exhausting and mushy abilities; it may very well be skilled {qualifications}; however some very quick, at-a-glance info, quite than perhaps leaving that every one to the underside, or having one other further paragraph. Once more, I believe these templates, even should you do not use a template, after I was clicking by way of the assorted totally different ones, it gave me some concepts.  So, even when I used to be going to create it from scratch in a Phrase doc, barely extra old-school fashion, I nonetheless assume a few of these is an effective place to start out and may simply provide help to to develop your fashion a bit additional. Helen Tupper: I’ve seen them and I do like them and I’ve a controversial query for you on a CV. Sarah Ellis: Oh, go on? Helen Tupper: What’s your view on photograph or no photograph? Sarah Ellis: So, I believe no photograph, however I am not basing that on a number of information, apart from I really feel like, “Why is a photograph helpful?”  You already know we all the time discuss being helpful so much, and I do not need anybody to guage me based mostly on my photograph, or what I seem like, or what gender I’m.  And I really feel like a photograph should not be serving to somebody to decide.  And, I’ve even labored in an organization earlier than the place we experimented with taking names off CVs to attempt to ensure that we hadn’t acquired any sort of unconscious bias as a part of the method. So, I really feel like images might add in additional unconscious bias, however that is not based mostly on science, or me realizing heaps about it.  However I bear in mind seeing just a few CVs with images and really feeling a bit uncomfortable about it, as a result of I used to be simply pondering, “I am undecided fairly what’s occurring with my mind on this second”, and I would hate the concept I am making a judgement based mostly on that.  However I noticed a number of templates with images on, so persons are clearly utilizing them, and I noticed CVs with images as effectively.  What do you assume? Helen Tupper: I am with you, I would not need to consciously feed right into a bias, as a result of for me it simply makes me really feel fairly uncomfortable in regards to the course of; and I can perceive why lots of people do blind recruiting to do away with a few of the biases that come into it.  And I would not need to rule myself out, as a result of I’ve immediately put an image in and somebody was like, “Oh, we now cannot have Helen as a result of she’s put her photograph in and he or she’s biased the method”. I additionally assume, have you learnt what, if somebody actually desires to search out your photograph, it isn’t that onerous to search out you on LinkedIn, which is one thing we will discuss.  So, the selection is there if somebody desires to click on onto it, however I’d quite ensure that what they had been making a call on was the phrases that I had written and the way I would put myself throughout. The one different factor I’d say on CVs truly, is we talked about it in a part of the method the place you’ve got acquired various management, so you may create the CV, you may ship it as a PDF.  There are positively conditions the place individuals will ask you to fill in a kind, so the identical kind of contents as there will probably be in your CV, however they’re going to need you to chop and paste it right into a kind. What I’d advocate is that any time there is a form-filling, like an internet factor, simply be sure to are reducing and pasting the copy right into a doc you could refer again to, as a result of I do know lots of people would sort it out from scratch after they’re filling out these containers.  However then you definately click on ship, and more often than not you may’t bear in mind what you despatched. So, should you do have an interview, you is likely to be pondering, “What did I say; what did I not say?”  So, I’d all the time simply have one doc the place you may learn it multi functional place and transfer it throughout from that one doc into the shape you are filling on-line so that you have a document of it. Sarah Ellis: Additionally, that lets you each spellcheck, but additionally I’d typically get any person else to learn that for me, simply somebody with a little bit of distance who can examine that issues make sense, they will spot issues that you simply simply cannot see for your self.  Even if you learn issues thrice, it’s superb how somebody totally different can simply learn it, studying it for the primary time, and may spot you repeated a phrase that for no matter purpose in some way, your spellcheck, it isn’t acquired underlined in crimson.  So, I believe that is the opposite benefit of doing that. So to summarise together with your CV, what are you aiming for?  You are aiming for, I believe, ease; straightforward to learn, straightforward to grasp and straightforward to pick the most effective bits. Helen Tupper: So now we have performed the fundamentals, we will transcend the fundamentals, and we wish you to consider what’s going to actually impress the person who is studying your software, your CV.  The simplest approach to do that is, put your self into the sneakers of both the one that is likely to be studying it, or the corporate, so assume a bit of bit in regards to the tradition. To provide you an instance of this, we had fairly lots of people who had been making use of for the job that we’re recruiting for who described their profession as Squiggly.  So, what that they had taken there’s a phrase that’s a part of one thing we are saying day-after-day, it is a part of our mission to make Squiggly Careers higher for everyone, and so they’d mirrored that of their software, which made us really feel like they knew what we did and what was essential to us, and so they’d taken the time to personalise their software so it was mirrored within the phrases. You are able to do that almost all simply on the high of your CV, since you actually don’t desire the personalisation to get misplaced.  So, you are able to do that key-word factor that we talked about all through, however these issues which are private about why that is the correct position for you, the sense of connection that you simply might need with the corporate or the tradition, I believe that stuff can actually stand out in that high paragraph of your CV. Sarah Ellis: And should you’ve acquired a possibility to share a masking letter, it is a excellent place to actually present why this position, why you and why the corporate, to be actually express about answering these questions, and even to level individuals to how you’ve got actually tried to grasp what they’re on the lookout for and what issues to them as an organisation. So, we had just a few individuals making use of for the position, for instance, who had been on our web site, been to our free toolkit and had accomplished a few of the templates.  We have a “extra about me” values template on there, or a few of the different free instruments, and so they shared that with us and so they shared a few of their reflections.  I additionally actually beloved a few individuals who utilized for the position had been ready to be vital, however in a extremely optimistic approach.  So, they’d taken the time to consider, “What would some ‘even higher ifs’ be”, perhaps on our web site; or, even when they’d hearken to the podcast, on our podcast; or to counsel some podcast episode matters.  And it is simply these moments of when you’re studying a job software, I believe that actually made individuals stand out, as a result of I felt that they actually cared and so they had been actually dedicated. Individuals weren’t making issues up.  There was one software that I actually bear in mind the place she stated, “I’ve by no means listened to your podcast.  I’ve found it and I realise I am 300 episodes behind!”  That truly made me smile, after which she talked in regards to the analysis that she had performed.  So, I do not assume you must fake right here to be something that you simply’re not.  I did not thoughts whether or not individuals had heard of Wonderful If or Squiggly Careers after I was studying individuals’s job functions, however I did care about, “Had they taken a little bit of time to analysis who we had been, what our values are; what is likely to be essential for us once we’re serious about this position?”  I believe you could possibly actually see that further effort shine by way of in individuals’s job functions. It’s kind of like James Whatley, who’s an excellent speaker, does a number of work in expertise, and he truly contributed to our first e-book, The Squiggly Profession, along with his finest piece of profession recommendation.  And I actually keep in mind that his recommendation is, “Go the additional click on”, and principally his level is, that further click on or that further little bit of effort and intention will take you a good distance, and I believe that’s true with job functions.  In the event you simply spend that further 10, quarter-hour, that may be the distinction between an interview and never getting an interview. Helen Tupper: I believe some easy methods to attach the dots between you and an organization in a masking letter are values, that Sarah talked about, so generally you may be capable of analysis the values after which mirror that in a few of the issues that you simply may say in that masking letter; perhaps information, have they launched any new merchandise, or is there something significantly attention-grabbing that is occurring available in the market that might be a great way to attach the dots like, “I do know that it is a change that I am actually enthusiastic about”, that kind of factor; or, should you do know something about any of the individuals which are concerned within the course of, with out eager to stalk individuals, as a result of that may go a bit too far at this stage.  It is likely to be price seeing what they have been sharing on LinkedIn, for instance, or perhaps they write. So for instance, for Sarah and me, it is fairly open, you may typically see we have written sure articles for Harvard Enterprise Evaluate.  And so, realizing that, you may be capable of mirror that once more in a few of the issues that you simply discovered actually attention-grabbing or inspiring, and you may carry that into your masking letter too. Sarah Ellis: The following space we wished to spend a while speaking about is your LinkedIn profile.  I believe you must assume that any person recruiting for a job will take a look at your LinkedIn profile.  So, it is actually essential simply to ensure that once more, you’ve got performed the good fundamentals; is it updated; ensure that it would not contradict your CV; and once more, perhaps be sure to’ve written your abstract.  I believe that abstract may very well be the identical as your CV, otherwise you may need to add a bit of additional character onto your LinkedIn, as a result of I really feel that’s extra a profile about who you’re and what issues to you. The one secret, I name it a secret concept for motion as a result of so few individuals do it, and I so I believe when one thing is not performed fairly often, it’s a very easy approach to stand out, is that hardly anybody has suggestions on their LinkedIn profile.  Now, perhaps that is as a result of we nonetheless really feel a bit nervous about asking for suggestions once we’re at the moment in roles; however I believe you may get round that by accumulating suggestions as you go, and never making it really feel like, “I would like a suggestion, as a result of I am clearly making use of for one more job”.  So, nearly the earlier that you simply begin to do that, the higher. If you haven’t any, by no means be afraid to return to earlier colleagues that you’ve got labored with.  I do not assume individuals will probably be offended that you simply’re reconnecting.  I believe typically, persons are simply completely satisfied to assist.  And once more, hedge your bets, ask multiple particular person.  Take into consideration, “Who’re 5 colleagues I’ve labored with thus far in my profession?” and work out, “Who’re those who I believe are more than likely to assist me out, do me a little bit of a five-minute favour?” and simply ask them for a LinkedIn suggestion. You may even need to go a bit additional than that, particularly should you’ve not spoken to somebody for some time.  I believe I would even e mail any person, if I would nonetheless acquired their e mail handle, and simply say, “Helen, we have not been in contact for some time, it has been on my thoughts for ages to kind out my LinkedIn profile”, and everybody will probably be like, “Yeah, I have been which means to do this for ages”.  It’s kind of like sorting your CV, is not it?  You all assume, “We should always do that as we go”, after which we by no means do.  So, everybody will get it, after which simply say, “I would actually respect it should you might simply write a few sentences for me for my LinkedIn profile”. The profiles that I see the place individuals have requested for suggestions, I believe what’s so good about it’s, if you learn what a peer or a earlier supervisor of mentor has written about somebody, I simply assume you get an actual really feel for who somebody is, as a result of they’re all the time those that fairly effectively, and so it is all the time actually simply good.  I really feel I get to know that particular person a lot better, and I additionally get the sense that they care about their profession, as a result of they’ve made the trouble to go and get these suggestions. So, even should you do not do the suggestions, which I do assume is a little bit of a secret approach to make your job software stand out, simply ensure that all the remainder of your LinkedIn is sensible, no typos, get another person to evaluation it for you.  If I used to be serious about making use of for a job, I’d in all probability ship my LinkedIn profile to a few work finest pals, previous and current, and simply say, “Might you may have a scan of this profile?  Simply let me know if there’s something you see that does not make sense, any typos, or any recommendation for a way I might make it even higher”.  Once more, perhaps you could possibly even do a little bit of a LinkedIn profile swap, so that you is likely to be like, “I will evaluation yours should you evaluation mine”, and I believe that might be one thing that a number of individuals would discover useful. Helen Tupper: I consider it like a LinkedIn look-over.  And it is simply a part of constructing your model, in addition to making use of for roles.  I’d say as effectively, with Linked In, one of the crucial highly effective elements of LinkedIn is your headline, so the place it’s your job title.  Now caveat, I believe as quickly as you begin considerably enjoying round with that headline, it is like a crimson flag that you simply’re attempting to do one thing fairly intentional, so that you’re on the lookout for a job! However for instance, you could possibly simply be, “Helen Tupper, Undertaking Supervisor at [whatever company]”, so it actually says the job that I do.  However a number of individuals may say, “Helen Tupper, Undertaking Supervisor with a ardour for enhancing issues”; in all probability do not say “issues”!  However, “With a ardour for enchancment”, or no matter it could be; or, “A ardour for individuals” or, “Goal-driven chief on a mission to make work higher for everybody”, or one thing like that.  So once more, this has acquired to really feel pure; you don’t need it to really feel compelled or false. However I do assume it is one of many first issues that folks will see, that very first headline, and you may mess around with it so it feels such as you and it does stand out.  However I do assume it is dependent upon how open you’re about this specific course of, as a result of should you’re going from very low engagement to LinkedIn to a brand new profile image and a brand new headline and a brand-new profile, individuals may assume, “Attention-grabbing, Helen, trying to transfer on from Wonderful If then, clearly?”  So, simply concentrate on the impression that that creates too. Sarah Ellis: You can even, in your settings in LinkedIn, as a result of I’ve positively modified this, I do not need to make an announcement nearly each time I am making a tweak to my LinkedIn profile, as a result of I will typically add a sentence into my abstract, or I would assume I would forgotten so as to add on that skilled certificates I’ve performed, or one thing.  So, you may flip off the settings in your profile, in order that it shares that with everybody that you simply’re linked with, and I believe most individuals do have that turned off now. However you may simply need to go in and simply examine that, as a result of then it simply means you could mess around together with your profile, nobody immediately will get a flashing gentle that goes, “Sarah’s on the lookout for a job”, and I believe it simply provides you that area to get it to the purpose that you simply really feel proud of it. Helen Tupper: And, in order for you any extra suggestions and methods on use LinkedIn, some time in the past now, over two years, we did an episode with Rachel Glynn from LinkedIn, about simply issues about your profile and a few of your settings and the stuff that Sarah has talked about there; it is likely to be price a pay attention.  LinkedIn’s solely a part of the reply if you’re making use of, however it’s fairly an essential half now, you positively need to make it as impactful as attainable, so there will be some further suggestions there. Sarah Ellis: Whereas I believe totally different industries use LinkedIn another way, and I am certain it is extra essential for some than others, personally I’ve discovered after I’m reviewing job functions, or simply speaking to individuals and having curious profession conversations, it isn’t the very first thing that I’d take a look at.  I’d take a look at somebody’s software, I would take a look at the solutions to questions, I would take a look at their CV; but when I am beginning to really feel impressed, if I am beginning to really feel intrigued and , that is after I then go to LinkedIn. So, I believe until you’re a recruiter, the place I suppose generally recruiters go straight to LinkedIn, for me it is nearly after I’m beginning to make some distinction between, “Effectively, I’ve acquired 5 good individuals right here, however I’ve solely acquired three individuals I can interview”, how do I begin to spot who actually stands out?  Then I would begin to take a look at LinkedIn and that might then inform my determination. Helen Tupper: So, simply 5 issues to recollect.  Earlier than you hit ship, listed here are 5 issues that you simply actually need to work your approach by way of, and we’ll put a little bit of a abstract on this on social, on LinkedIn and Instagram, so you’ve got acquired all the main points. First one, typos, just remember to have not acquired something that is going to allow you to down.  Second, jargon; simply remember that the corporate that you simply’re in now in all probability has some phrases and phrases which are significant for you, however meaningless to most different individuals, so do away with the jargon.  Key phrases, that time we talked about, weave these in, as a result of it positively is a few of the stuff that folks wish to see.  Personalise it wherever attainable, don’t simply ship out generic CVs, it is actually, actually apparent.  And simply take into consideration consistency, so if persons are your CV and your masking letter and LinkedIn, you need dates and the sort of really feel that you simply’re creating to be constant throughout these totally different locations. Sarah Ellis: So, that is all the pieces for this week.  We hope in case you are making use of for a job for the time being, it has felt helpful.  Tell us what else you’d add to the checklist, or how else we can assist, we all the time love to listen to from you.  We’re Helen Tupper: I would even be actually , if anybody goes by way of an software course of and one thing totally different is going on, perhaps they have you to do one thing barely random, or fill in a kind you’ve got by no means seen earlier than, please tell us, as a result of we attempt to keep conscious as attainable with what is going on on in many alternative areas of labor, in order that we can assist individuals with their careers.  But when there’s something that you’ve got gone by way of, a selected level or course of, tell us in order that we are able to ensure that individuals have gotten assist and so they really feel as ready as attainable. Sarah Ellis: So, thanks a lot for listening, we’re again with you once more quickly.  Bye for now. Helen Tupper: Bye everybody.


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