Category Archives: cover letters

3 reasons recruiters don’t respond to unsolicited CVs

Many organisations, if they have sophisticated ATS, could easily set up an automated response system acknowledging receipt of unsolicited CVs. If that isn’t happening I don’t understand why.  But even that would not appease some people, who see this lack of engagement as “inhumane” treatment. Although some recruiters are lazy, most aren’t, and there are…

Continue Reading »

Down but not out! Snail Mail! The power of the past!

Old methodologies can work! Today the pace of technological change is phenomenal and the process of searching for a new job has moved away from the more traditional methods towards online, electronic strategies. We now talk about social recruiting and there are whole professions built around the concept. Tried and tested techniques such as snail…

Continue Reading »

Motherhood and the CV Gap

Wally Bock in Momentor says  about Motherhood and the CV gap “Even with men taking paternity leave, women face a career challenge that few if any men will ever face. This one of those situations where there are no easy answers, only intelligent choices. Dorothy Dalton lays them out for you in what is the…

Continue Reading »

cover letter

The Cover Letter Debate

The cover letter debate rages endlessly. But do you ever wonder about  these lists issued by career pundits? I do! We seem to like lists. You must have seen them. 10 ways to write a perfect CV. 20 job search tips. 10 things not to do in an interview. 15 things to do in an interview. 12…

Continue Reading »