“POTENTIALLY ONE OF THE WORST CV’S I HAVE SEEN!”

I was sorting some paperwork out at home the other day and came across my CV. I took some time to read through it and was mortified at the quality of it! It was woeful and potentially one of the worst CV’s I have seen, with two and a half years of working in recruitment I can tell you exactly why; terribly laid out, poor choice of font, far too much information on subjects a potential employer would have absolutely no interest in, the list goes…

Finding the balance

With the new academic year just around the corner have you considered studying whilst working?   Jason from the Reading office has written about his experience when it comes to juggling his time between his career and studying. He was approached by the University of Winchester (where he had just completed his degree for business and management with a BA (Hons)) to continue his studies to achieve a Masters (M.Sc) in Marketing and Innovation.  This offer was presented shortly after joining Orion and Jason was left with the decision whether he would be able to find…

The benefits of volunteering

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Aside from the obvious feel-good factor from giving your time to a worthy cause, volunteering has a number of key benefits for your career which make it well worth considering. Not only is it a great way to gain practical experience (something which can be extremely frustrating when lacking from your CV), volunteering can also help you stand out from the crowd and learn practical skills which will make you more desirable for prospective employers. Here are just a few of the key benefits of…

Maximising your LinkedIn Status

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Why do some status updates get significantly better engagement than others? That’s one of the main questions LinkedIn were asking on their Talent Blog last week in a bid to discover what you can do to maximise the engagement of your own Company or Career Page status updates. Because, while we know that following certain best practices will get you, on average, more engagement, for example: Including a video in your update can increase engagement by 74% Including a link in your update can increase engagement by 84%…

The top10 toughest interview questions

Can you calculate how many tennis balls are used during the course of Wimbledon? Can you estimate the total number of cars in the UK? If so, you may have just helped yourself get a new job. These are just two of the UK’s Top 10 Tough Interview Questions for 2015, among tens of thousands of interview questions shared by UK job candidates on Glassdoor, the jobs and career community, over the past year. This list features some of the most challenging, unexpected and odd…

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