Posted by on January 29, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Let me tell you about myself : ‘Personal Branding’ is a subject close to our hearts here at Castle Hill View as it is being promoted as ‘the next big thing’ within careers. Central to the idea of your personal brand is the need to understand and control the information that’s available about you in order

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Posted by on January 22, 2013 at 2:51 pm

So last month I attended some presentations at the Students Union run by local employers on how to impress at interviews, understanding your skills and strengths and how to behave professionally in the workplace. Being a placement student at the Careers and Employability Service I was responsible for greeting the Employers before the presentations and

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Posted by on January 18, 2013 at 3:57 pm

‘Upload your CV’ said the advert ‘and we’ll do your job searching for you. Let employers come to you!’. Sounds brilliant. We should all be taking advantage of it. Who wouldn’t want to be headhunted and offered a new job without any effort? The catch here is always that whilst it’s a free service to

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Posted by on January 16, 2013 at 2:23 pm

So: you’ve searched for a job, you did your research, you spent ages completing your application form and you’ve made it to the interview day. Well done! Now you just have to face an interview, but what’s this ? The letter says you’ll face an ‘interview panel’?! This will usually be a situation you face

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Posted by on January 10, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Whether you’re at University or if you’ve graduated, there is one thing that you’ll need to have sorted before you can think of successfully applying for employment, education or training. Your references. Yet the last thing that’s considered when writing forms and CVs? Without a doubt, ‘references’! It’s an odd heading, references. It usually appears

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Posted by on January 4, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Happy new year! Ready for a fresh start ? And welcome back to University. If this is your final year, suddenly the prospect of graduation becomes a lot more real. That hazy future date of ‘2013’ that used to seem so distant when you started is now here – and with it comes a lot

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Posted by on January 3, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Throughout the last term I have been helping students put together CVs for part-time work and so it did get me thinking about what makes an effective CV for part-time work. Let’s be honest, employers are really busy and so writing a CV that makes it as easy as possible for them to have a

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