Helen Moore-Elly

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  • Rejection: is your CV letting you down?

    At this time of year we see plenty of students who haven't yet secured their ideal internship or graduate role.  We all know that competition is fierce, so building your resilience is really important. Take a look at these great blogs on dealing...

  • Top tips for video interviews

    In a recent Institute of Student Employers survey (2017), 49% of employer respondents said that they now use pre-recorded video interviewing during recruitment processes. Unilever, EY, John Lewis, CERN, and Goldman Sachs are all big-name users of video interviewing. Video interviews are...

  • Application tips: Are you applying to the right roles?

    I see lots of CVs and cover letters that do not demonstrate the skills and strengths necessary for the role applied for. Why is this? Most of the time, it’s just that a student is finding it hard to identify and...

  • CV Tips: Getting the most out of your degree

    By the time you finish University and are looking for a role “out there”, you’ll have spent a considerable amount of time, effort and money developing your learning and skills. So why not show how your education has contributed towards...

  • CV Tips: To profile, or not to profile?

    A "personal profile" is a short section at the top of a CV (usually following the contact details section) that is used to describe and summarise a person's unique selling points. I've recently had a number of discussions with students about whether or not they should...

  • CV Tips: Don't ignore your interests and hobbies!

    Many students are surprised when we advise them to add an “Interests” section to the end of their CV. There are three main reasons why we do this: It’s another way to show off your experience and skills.  What kind...

  • Application tips: Demonstrating Commercial Awareness

    Are you applying to roles where the employer is expecting you to demonstrate “commercial awareness”? Do you know what it means? Commercial awareness is about having an understanding of the environment that the employer is operating in. This includes: • Their customer...