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How to land that dream job you’re underqualified for

We've all know that we should chase our dreams and it helps to have some tricks up our sleeves to pull the odds closer to our favour. When applying for that dream job there will often be requirements in the job specification that you don't feel confidently covered by your resume. Here are some tips to land that dream job regardless of whether you have the correct qualifications or not. Start ...
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Why it’s quality over quantity for job applications

Quality over quantity
In today's high tech age of job sites and accounts, sending off your application can be done at the click of a button. Ubiquitous positions are posted by the hundreds and candidates from all over the world apply for  hundreds of jobs. Like this, it's all too easy to fall into the trap of applying wholesale with a generic CV. However, contrary to the actions of most job applicants bulk applicat...
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6 cliché terms to leave off your job application

Tianjin
There's a fine line between a selectively chosen word or phrase in your job application and just another awkward cliche. Here are 6 terms to steer clear of when applying for your next position. I'm a team player This little gem is as common placed on CV's as the candidates name and address. This isn't to argue that it's wrong to present yourself as a team player. The majority of jobs will re...
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How to choose the right job for you

In todays age of countless wonderful job vacancies ranging all across the world it's almost impossible to know which one is best for you. The internet has helped connect us with a world of opportunities but with all this choice it's almost impossible know which option to take. Here's our tips to cutting through the hype and adverts and getting to the position that's best for you. Ignore the s...
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5 tricks to beat Procrastination

Hammock procrastination
Whether at work or looking for a new position procrastination is a serious time waster. You may have a year old to-do list yet unfinished or a job application you know you should apply for but just cant seem to get round to it. Here are 5 tips to take back control of your productive day. 1. Write a to-do list Writing your tasks helps you visualise specific jobs and therefore helps convince y...
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5 things to cut from your resume to improve your application success rate

Resumes are a leveller among us all. No matter what job in what country, the chances are that you should have a well written summary of yourself to have on hand for recruiters and employers in order to land yourself the job you want. According to research by The Ladders recruiters may spend as little as 6 seconds looking over your resume thus there is no margin for poor execution. At only 2 pages ...
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