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Four reasons your CV is being ignored

You’ve read the job description; you feel like you could do the job with ease or that it is the perfect next challenge for you. However, after sending your CV that shows all of the qualifications that prove you are made for the job, you receive no...

Job search checklist: How to find the perfect job

Job hunting can be a difficult and overwhelming experience. Below, we’ve broken down the entire process in to some simple steps to help you stay on top of your job search. 1. Update your CVYou are constantly evolving - your CV should too. Your CV should be...

Should I use a generic CV?

Hiring managers receive an average of 75 CVs per position that they post, so their time is limited when reading through yours. If it doesn't stand out to them, then it's likely going in the rejection pile.When you are applying for jobs, the easiest process...

The key elements of a Workshop Controller CV

Twiddling your thumbs on what to write on your CV? Below we share a few key tips that are crucial if you want to catch a recruiter’s eye:   Opening statementAn opening statement on your CV sets the scene for the rest of your application. It should give the...

Writing a CV for a Parts Manager

Writing a CV is for alot of people the most tedious part of a jobhunt. You may not think that your CV is the most essential part of the process, but we beg to differ. A CV is the gateway to impressing a recruiter - get this wrong, and you don't stand a...

Day in the life of a Vehicle Technician

We caught up with Hayley, a vehicle technician from Motability Dealers, Lookers to find out how they have helped her gain essential experience and knowledge for her role...Hayley began her career in the motor trade at just 17 years of age. She started...

What it’s like to go from hands on mechanic to in-house mechanic

Stewart is an In-house mechanic at ClickMechanic. He tells us about his experience as a hands on mechanic and what it was like to make the switch.       How did you get into your role? I noticed the vacancy and decided to hang up my spanners for my health....

5 things to do if you’ve been fired

Whatever your employer’s reasons are for firing you, you’re likely in a very frustrating and confusing frame of mind at the moment. The experience of being fired from a job is high on the list of stressful life events that can happen to anyone over the...

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