June 2015

  • Personal Statements for Academic Jobs

    I've been reading a few of these of late. Here are some thoughts on suggested structure and content, answers to 'FAQs' on personal statements and thoughts on pitfalls to avoid. Before you start It's very tempting to jump in straight...

  • Ability or empathy - what will help your career more?

    I read an article today about some research done for Hay Group, a management consultancy, that had as its main theme the fact that "70% of graduate respondents say[ing] that in order to succeed in their work they simply need to be...

  • Employers spend 8.8 seconds looking at CV's

    Employers sifting through applications is likened to swiping through Tinder as research shows people spend 8.8 seconds looking at a CV. So how do you ensure your CV grabs an employers attention? Get the look right: choose the right font and...