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  • How to not sound arrogant

    Marketing a product is one thing but marketing yourself adds a whole layer of complexity. So, how do you avoid sounding full of yourself? It’s a common concern and I’ve seen this backfire, where, to avoid sounding arrogant, people have...

  • 5 quick fixes for your cover letter language

    So, you’re in the final stages of writing your cover letter? Nice work! Here are some checks that you can make before you send it off. 1. Uncertainty. Scan for phrases like “I feel that”, “I think”, “I began to...

  • How to write a perfect CV (Part 2)

    Following on from Part 1, here are some tips on writing your best CV for now. Considering you’ve been accepted into university, let’s play to your strengths and write it like an assignment! Purpose Why are employers asking for your...

  • Assertive applications: How to use language to your advantage

    Tiny tweaks to your wording can have huge implications on the impression you give. Here are some tips on how to create a confident appeal in your applications. It’s All About You There is a strong pattern that runs through...

  • CV tips: Writing effective bullet points (Part 1)

    Struggling to get bullet points right in your CV? One of the things we notice most is how many students sell themselves short by writing ineffective bullet points lacking in crucial detail. Often, it’s just about adding a few extra...