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How to write a great professional Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Your CV will be the first impression a recruiter or employer has of you. In a competitive job market, you need a very good CV to succeed in securing your interview. It describes what sets you aside from other applicants and what makes your application special and relevant to that specific job vacancy. This is the first step to secure your job so spend some good time getting it right, remember your potential new employer spends considerable amount of time and resources [...]

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Free Professional CV Templates

After reading How to write a CV article, you should get a good idea of the importance of writing a great CV. Without a well laid out CV you are really wasting your time applying for jobs. In this section, there are a few downloadable CV templates in Microsoft word for you to customize for your need. Here you will find template CVs for Matric school leavers, recent graduates, junior positions, somebody looking for internship, P1 or P2, skilled technician, junior and [...]

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How to write a great cover letter for your CV

Many people are always wondering whether they should write a cover letter each time they apply for a position and the answer is definitely YES. A cover letter together with your CV is part of the tools you can use to market yourself to the prospective employer. You can’t definitely leave out anything that can work on your favor to secure your dream job. A cover letter introduces you and your CV to the recruiter, they will probably read [...]

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Top 20 Job Interview Questions and Best Answers

After spending enormous amount of time reading job adverts, writing CVs and sending job applications, now you are one step closer to your dream especially if you were applying for your dream job, you definitely do not want to mess that up at this stage so you always need to prepare for the interview. While there is no way of predicting exactly what kind of questions you will be asked, there is a couple of standard questions that tend to [...]

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Essential Skills for Entry Level Job Seekers

Just a few years ago a university diploma or degree in hand meant literally a visa for an entry-level job. You wouldn’t struggle to get your first job and some even got their jobs before even graduating. Those days are indeed gone. Nothing is more frustrating than spending years at University, graduate with high expectations just to find yourself sitting at home for months if not years looking for your first job and what is even more frustrating is [...]

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10 Golden Rules for a Job Interview

As we have read in our previous article, Top 20 Job Interview Questions and Best Answers, there are no real rules that can guarantee you a job after an interview. However, if you can ask recruitment specialists who have interviewed and placed thousands of candidates, they will tell you there are a couple of rules that if broken, will almost always move you to the bottom of the interviewer’s list of candidates. This list illustrates just a couple of [...]

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10 Steps to Find a New Job Quickly

Are you looking for a job and you don’t know where to start? Have you tried everything but in vain? Looking for a job is not an easy exercise especially for the youth with very limited working experience and skills. If you have never worked before or you have spent several months without a job, you know what we are talking about here: The frustration, humiliation and hardship of life without a job. So whether you are looking for your very [...]

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How to Sell Yourself in Any Job Interview

Your impressive CV, outstanding academic record and possibly recommendations from a friend or family may be enough to land you a job interview, but that’s all, they won’t get you that dream job you are looking for. Once you are answering those tough questions in an interview room, it’s up to you to sell yourself (your skills, experience and attitude) to the interviewer. How do you calm your nerves during that all important moment of your career? How do you [...]

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