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Chronological CVs

« Back to CVs index A chronological CV emphasises work experience and personal history. This CV communicates that you are experienced and established in one career area. Start with your most recent position and work back in time, giving the most space to recent employment.…

Covering letters

« Back to CVs index You should always send a covering letter with a CV. This letter needs to be short and to the point, explaining why you are sending the CV. If it is in response to an advertised job, you could draw the…

CV Basics

« Back to CVs index Your CV needs to be: Clear - you want the information to be understood straight away. Concise - you shouldn't give irrelevant information. Well laid out - so that the information given can be quickly found. To achieve this you…

Targeted CVs

« Back to CVs index A targeted CV focuses on a clear, specific job target listing appropriate capabilities and supporting accomplishments. Each job target requires a different CV. You must be clear and specific about your job target, the particular title or occupational field you want…

Starting your own business

If you want to work for yourself, it is never too early to find out more about starting your own business. What can you do? Spend some time and research all the information you need about: Employing people Financing and grants Health and safety IT…

Looking for Work

CVs, Application Forms and Interviews Before you start your job search, it's good to get a decent CV together, as well as getting some practice filling out application forms and trying out your interview techniques. Our CV pages tell you all you need to know…

Working before you're 16

There are several laws covering what you can do if you want to work while you're still at school. If you're under 16, you're not allowed to work: without an employment permit issued by the education department of the local council, if this is required by…

Work experience

Work experience gives you a chance to try out jobs before reaching a long term decision. You get an insight into the pace and pressures of a typical work day, and an understanding of the range of skills and qualities needed. A guide to Child…

Volunteering and personal development

Whatever you're in to, there's a fun and interesting volunteering opportunity for you. Volunteering is so much more than doing something in your spare time for free. You will: Meet new people Gain work experience Build on your strengths and develop new skills Become more…

Working in Childcare - Information for school leavers

Everyone's aware of teaching as a career for people who want to work with children, but there are lots of other opportunities for both men and women.  What about working in nurseries, pre-schools or out of school clubs? There are clear career paths in these…
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