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You may be the best person for the job, but unless your CV is easy reading you won’t even make it to interview. A recruiter for more than 20 years, Roger Burch has screened 1000’s of CV’s. He provides a sample layout and some basic rules to entice an employer to invite you for interview, rather than consign your CV to the bin.
Make sure your interview is not over before it starts. Geraldine Gault, is the Recruitment Advisor to a top design & marketing agency. She gives some light but candid advice on making - and maintaining - the right impression from first handshake to last.
A CV that ticks all the boxes, an impressive portfolio, glowing references… but the wheels fall off at the first question. Dee Parker, HR Manager for a big integrated marcomms agency, previews questions that may be asked at your interview – and the answers she might give.
Jobseekers often feel anxious, uncomfortable and embarrassed when it comes to discussing salaries. Here’s some useful advice from Bob Grover, a Managing Consultant for a large London recruitment practice, who works with both employer and candidate to secure successful outcomes.