Category: Careers

How to Write a CV

Give yourself the best chance of success by writing a CV that demonstrates why you are the perfect candidate What is a CV? CV stands for curriculum vitae, which is Latin for ‘course of life’. It is a summary of your experience, skills and education. In the USA and Canada it is known as a résumé – this is the French word for summary. How long should a CV be? A standard CV in the UK should ideally be no longer than two sides of A4. Some academic CVs may be longer depending on your experience. What should I...

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Setting Financial Priorities

Acknowledging that you need to set priorities in handling your finance is the first step! Most of us muddle and gamble through our financial lives, spending to meet the day-to-day expenses that dominate our attention. Unfortunately, that approach risks leaving your most important objectives unfulfilled and the more germane needs unattended. Economic realities of our time makes it all the more important that we pay close attention to how much we make, what we end up spending it on and how much is left (savings) at the end of the day. In order to achieve your financial goals, you...

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5 Tips For Growing Your Small Business On Facebook And Instagram

Facebook’s product team—lead by Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook— is in West Africa this week to hear how creatives, developers and entrepreneurs in the region are using mobile technology to create services, content and businesses that address local needs. Francesca Sacasa, Facebook’s Head of Partner Services for Europe, Middle East and Africa, presented a masterclass in innovative ways to tell brand stories at Social Media Week Lagos, Nigeria — the region’s top annual new media and technology conference. Here are some of her insights about how small businesses can use Facebook and Instagram to grow their businesses....

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Nice Brain, Nice Suits: Do Not Leave Out Any (Pt 2)

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series. Click here to read the first part. What exactly is the demand of excellence? Firstly, excellence is a nature. It is intrinsic value and no one can really see it. However it has an external expression – in your dressing, your character, your level of consciousness and awareness, your repertoire of knowledge, your mannerisms and your communication. It would seem complex because there seem to be so many things you have to pay attention to at this point. However, it is not quite so, because the ability to...

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Nice Brain, Nice Suits; Don’t Leave Out Any (Part 1)

I sit on recruitment teams a lot. One interesting thing I find is that ever before hearing a candidate speak you already have an idea where your votes would swing, and you are waiting for them to either live up to it or be a complete disappointment. With this everyone seems to have a fair chance; the only trouble is that the initial idea you get about a candidate goes a long way in determining the little things you would overlook or amplify. Now mind you, at certain stages in an interview process, we interviewers are acutely aware that...

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