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# CV

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Voices
Column: 15 tips to help you get a job
Although there has been a drop in the unemployment figures, there are still many people searching for work. To mark National Jobseekers’ Day, Robert Mac Giolla Phadrig has some tips to help.
# morto
PIC: Why you don't give your CV to your friends
Because they might make… additions.
# Benefit claimants
UK: Jobseekers could be remotely monitored on compulsory website
The website allows unemployed users to upload a CV to be matched to suitable job openings.
# careers clinic
5 pointers to remember in an interview
Preparation, examples, telling the company what they need to know: Some basic things to remember when going for that job.
# cv gaffes
Open thread: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever put on a CV?
Smoking as a hobby? Surfing the internet as a skill? Join the club.
# Dubious
Nobel laureate, and other things you can put on your CV*
* But probably shouldn’t.
Voices
Column: I had no job but volunteering helped me feel more fulfilled
Graduate Paul Lang found himself unemployed after leaving college but said that volunteering was the first step to getting his life back on track.
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Wednesday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Recruitment
Accountants cite bad spelling, formatting and grammar as worst CV offences
A survey of accountants has found that the majority rate CVs as average with 80 per cent of recruiters in the industry dismissing a candidate’s chances immediately due to a badly prepared curriculum vitae.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever lied on your CV?
The head of Yahoo has resigned after it was found that his CV said he had a computer science degree which he didn’t actually have. Have you ever tried to get away with it?
# Recruitment
What recruiters look at during the 6 seconds they spend on your CV
The average recruiter is swamped with CVs – so they only get seconds to view each one. Here’s what they take in.
# Jobs
In pictures: 13 of the weirdest real-life job applications
From topless photos to Donald Trump role plays, here are some of the ways people tried to make their applications stand out…
# Jobs
11 things you should never put on your CV
Looking for a job in the new year? Then take our advice and make sure not to put these on it…
# Feature
Careers clinic: A job interview is no time for humility
TheJournal.ie’s resident careers guru Liam Horan advises that when it comes to interviews, be yourself – but even more so than usual…
# Kevin Cardiff
Cardiff could go back to old job - but has one day to apply
The post of Secretary-General at the Department of Finance requires “effective management” and “excellent co-ordination” with key agencies such as… the NTMA.
# Feature
Careers clinic: 10 pointers to get you noticed by a recruitment company
TheJournal.ie’s resident careers guru Liam Horan interviews a recruitment company boss to find out how YOU can get your CV to the top of the pile.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you care if an employer sees your social media pages?
A survey by a leading recruitment firm has found that a quarter of companies check potential employees’ social media presence – would you worry about what they might see on your social media profiles?
# head melt
9 of the worst questions you could be asked in a job interview
The nightmare questions which have actually been asked in interviews include queries on poisoning pigs, good jokes, favourite songs, and the roundness of manholes. How would you answer?
# Don't Lie to Me
Employers catch out majority of CV liars - survey
Thinking of telling a small untruth on your CV? A new survey has revealed that 93 per cent of employers reject candidates who lie on their job applications.