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Novel gets catapulted (at long last) onto slush pile

I made a decision early in the year to get this novel finished. Before it finished me.

I had to put whatever time and energy I had into doing just that. 544 more words

My Novel

Job Application errors - 5 things to avoid

Here are five of the things that have always annoyed me when short-listing job applications.

1. Poor covering letter or no covering letter

This is a missed opportunity (unless you are specifically told not to include one!) as the covering letter provides a chance for you to sell yourself and say why you want the role and why you’d be prefect for it.  299 more words

Job seeking tools for new entrants to the hospitality industry

If you are job seeking in the hospitality and tourism industry, the advisers at Springboard UK’s Career Scope can help. The Career Scope website offers links to a number of job seeking and employment tools including: 87 more words


The Erasmus Experience


Soon to embark on the Erasmus Exchange programme in Germany, I wondered what exactly it is that makes a good (or bad, for that matter) university exchange. 966 more words

Workshop: CV writing skills.


The final workshop in the series was dedicated to the writing and production of higher quality and more effective CVs and covering letters. This was achieved by focusing on avoiding common mistakes, cliches and pit-falls. 283 more words


How to write an amazing cover letter


A Cover Letter gives you the chance to show recruiters why you’d be good for the job before they’ve even looked at your CV. A bad cover letter could mean that the CV, you’ve spent hours perfecting, won’t even be seen. 148 more words


Do Speculative Covering Letters work?

When writing your cover letter: be concise, do your research and avoid the hard-sell to achieve job success. If your message finds a decision-maker who has a problem or an opportunity, you could be in a meeting pretty fast. 844 more words

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