SKB News Magazine’s Jobs advice on how to write a cover letter

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Cover letter or letters offer jobseekers a great chance to signpost their strengths and connect with the person reading their CV. It is more than just a polite introduction or dust jacket for your CV so it is important to get it right. Here is a step-by-step guide to writing a successful cover letter. Before […]

Where do you see yourself in five(5) years? Avoiding interview cliches


“Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?” is one of the most infamous interview questions, yet it’s difficult to answer without resorting to dreaded cliches like “I just want to be doing something I enjoy”, or “I’m not really sure”. Why are employers so keen on asking this? Probably because it’s one of […]

What questions to ask at the end of your interview


Questions to ask at the end of your interview : Before you pick and choose from the following top 10, be sure to consider the culture of the organisation you are hoping to join and the nature of the person doing the selecting. Adopt the right tone and convey a positive attitude – you want […]

Resilience: how to pick yourself up when you don’t get the job


Resilience: You’ve been applying for dozens of jobs with no success and have just got your third rejection email of the week. Picking yourself back up and ploughing on with the job hunt can be tough for even the steeliest of people. Here are some tips from resilience coaches on how to restore confidence after […]

Make your CV a memorable One(1)


Make your CV memorable: paint pictures with words You know that feeling when you get into a really good book? You just don’t want it to end. Glancing at the bedside clock, you know you should really switch the light off but… just one more page. One of the main reasons we get so absorbed […]

Apple’s Steve Jobs: An Extraordinary Career

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We look back at how Apple founder Steve Jobs built a business that revolutionized the tech industry. Co-founder of Apple Computer Inc. Founded: 1976 David Paul Morris | Stringer | Getty Images “We started out to get a computer in the hands of everyday people, and we succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.”-Steve Jobs Steve Jobs ‘ vision of […]

Should I include references in my CV?


It used to be standard protocol to always include references in a CV. In fact, two references used to be the norm. However, the thinking on this has changed more recently. So why now leave off these seemingly important details? References are not required this early in the recruitment process The main reason is that […]

Why the first page of your CV is the most important


Why the first page of your CV is the most important With most recruiter’s skim reading a CV in less than 30 seconds, you need to think carefully about how you order the information. Ideally, give yourself a 2-page format to work from as this will serve as a good basis for what to put […]

Successful Entrepreneurs Need These 3 People Skills

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People skills: Being an effective communicator is not just about how articulate you are, though that’s important – it’s also about how well you connect with people and the relationships you can form. Fortunately, “being good with people” is a skill you can learn (and need to learn) if you want to be successful. One […]