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Why honesty is the best policy (but a lack of self-awareness isn’t)

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No one’s perfect, so they say. But it can seem that when we’re applying for jobs we’re all pretending that we are. In fact, however, being open and honest might be the best way to make a great impression on a potential employer. That one annoying mark on your CV, the one bad A level grade, the job left under less than ideal circumstances: all of these might actually be your opportunity to create an advantage if you handle them the right way.

Why employers ask you silly questions and how to answer them

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How many basketballs would fit in this room? How would you sell hot coco in Florida? How many windows are there in London? Employers can really get imaginative with the questions during interviews.  And if you’re not expecting the conversation to suddenly swerve into the (seemingly) surreal or bizarre, you can be left blinking in surprise while failing to provide a vaguely coherent answer. So why do employers throw such curveballs at you, and how can you use them to impress?

16 quirky things employers are looking for nowadays

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When they’re looking for a new hire, employers might receive 50, 100, 200 or even more CVs to look through. Each CV might only be reviewed for a few seconds before it gets a yes or a no, so making it stand out from the crowd is essential. The standard CV blurb certainly isn’t going to cut it; and however good your academic grades are, that’s not necessarily going to be enough either. Employers are looking for something more.

How to share what’s great about you on your CV without bragging?

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We all want to present the best version of ourselves on our CV as it can be the key to that job we’ve been dreaming about for weeks. However, it’s easy to get carried away and actually start making a list of the things that make us awesome. But this is a big mistake! Lists are boring and reflect a rather self-obsessed version of ourselves. Here are a few tips that’ll help you shine through your CV without bragging.

Roles of the Week – Friday 5th August

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Hello August! Can you believe it? Because I definitely can’t. While the sun is still a bit shy, summer in London is undeniably the best. And what would make it even better? Landing your dream job in the city! That’s why every Friday we list for  you the best roles on our platform to make sure you don’t miss out on amazing opportunities.