Knowing what to put into a CV can be tricky. Even the words you use can make a huge difference. So it's important! Consider using these action words!

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘be careful of what you wish for because you just might get it’? Well, something equivalent works for CV writing: ‘be careful of what you put on your CV because you might not get a job’. While it’s true, a successful CV needs to have the ‘whole package’ to compete with the rest, get noticed and then shortlisted – this means having the right appearance, format and content, what’s most important especially in the early stages of CV writing is what goes in it.

Every manager has pain. Heck, every living person does, too! Everybody has something they’d like to fix or change, except for a few monks living high in the Himalayas or the Andes who are totally content with their lives.

Find and Keep Your Dream Job, the Definitive Careers Guide From Experts

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Getting Out Of a Dead-End Job
  • Warning Signs You Should Start the Job Search
  • Identify Your Strengths to Impress Your Interviewers
  • Crafting the Perfect Resume
  • Busting Common Resume Writing Myths
  • Avoid The Resume Black hole
  • Writing an Effective Cover Letter
  • Starting Your Job Search: Are You Ready To Commit?
  • Landing—and Acing—an Informational Interview
  • Unorthodox Tips for Job Seekers
  • What You Don’t Know About the Job Search Can and Will Hurt You
  • How to Find a Job While You're Employed
  • No job Experience? No Problem.
  • What To Do While You're Unemployed
  • How to Get Great References
  • Dress to Impress for Your job Interview
  •  Don't Let Bad Body Language Sink Your Interview
  • Stay Calm to Impress Your Interviewer
  • Acing the Most Common Questions
  • Learn How to Talk About Your Biggest Weakness
  • Avoid These Interview Miscues At All Costs
  • Ask the Right Questions To Leave Them Wanting
  • What to Look For At the lob Interview
  • How to Seal the Deal after the Interview
  • What to Do When You Don't Hear Back From HR
  •  How to Turn Down A job Offer with Class
  • Negotiate Your Pay-It’s The Best Thing You Can Do Once You Get The job
  • Tips for A Successful Job Relocation
  • What Young Workers Need To Know To Succeed
  • People Skills Are Paramount. Play Well With Others.
  • Nonverbal Cues that Convey Confidence
  • How to Manage Your Emotions
  • How Bad Habits Can Sabotage Your lob
  • The Worst Workplace Communication Mistakes     Location 3 1
  • Never Say These Phrases at Work
  • Be Indispensable and You’ll Flourish at Work
  • What to Do During Your Lunch Break
  • Do These Things at the End of Every Work Day
  • Unitasking: The Secret to Being Productive At Work
  • Negative Feedback Will Lead To Success
  • Sources Interviewed For the Articles Used In Find and Keep Your Dream Job

Table of Contents



  • Start Your Job Search
  • Creating a Job Search Plan
  • Getting into the Jobseeker’s Mindset

STEP TWO: Take Advantage of Job Websites

How to Use Job Websites


  • Make Use of Social Media
  • Using Social Media as a Research Tool
  • Using Social Media as a Self-Branding Tool
  • Using Social Media as a Networking Tool


  • Create a Great Resume
  • Presentation: Structure and Format
  • The Importance of Keywords
  • Important Resume Tips


  • Perfect Your Cover Letter
  • A Writing Guide


  • Prepare for the Interview
  • How to Make a Good First Impression
  • The Power of Story Telling
  • Job Interview Preparation
  • Coping With Nerves



Considering how competitive the job market has become, jobseekers need all the help they can get to land a job. Regardless of the number of opportunities or their suitability for a job, many jobseekers find that getting their foot in the employer’s door is very challenging.

For that reason, jobseekers need to learn how to effectively promote themselves in order to stand out from the competition. Luckily, there are many strategies to help ensure that jobseekers maximise their chances of getting a job.

This easy-to-read guide contains valuable tips and insightful information to help you plan your job search, use job websites and utilise social media as part of your job search strategy, create a powerful resume and cover letter and finally prepare for your next job interview. Each of the following six steps is explained in detail to provide you with valuable help on the most demanding, yet rewarding journey of your career.

1. Start Your Job Search

Getting ready to start a job hunt?

Here are 25 essential elements you’ll need in your Job-Seeker’s Toolkit!

  1. A career direction to focus on as you begin your job search, so that you’re not wasting your time applying for jobs you’d never be considered for. Your branding in your Human-Voiced Resume and your LinkedIn profile will make it clear to hiring managers that you’re more than qualified for the jobs you pursue.
  2. A Human-Voiced Resume that brings your power and personality across on the page.
  3. A Networking profile that complements and expands on your resume.
  4. A networking strategy - without a network of connections, you’ll be an island on LinkedIn and that’s no good! Ask your friends to connect with you first if you’re new to using LinkedIn. As you get out and network in town, your network will grow.

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