Job Hunting Tips

The Bright Futures National Team have a range of job hunting tips throughout their website to help you on your way to your dream career...


Take the first steps to success by considering your CV. This is one of the most important documents that you will use throughout your life to sell yourself to potential employers from a part-time job to your ultimate career. Whether it is digital, online or on paper, its wise to make sure your CV is doing its job successfully, otherwise you will fail at the first hurdle. 

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The online application form is now a very common practice and almost the norm for applying for jobs along with the CV. They can be long and tiresome but still require 100% dedication and effort placed into each and every one of them in order to get you through to that all important interview. 


Telephone interviews are an increasingly popular cost and time-effective method of assessment among recruiters to get a grasp of your ability to communicate and express your interests, capabilities and personality. Do not take them lightly!

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Over 70% of the worlds recruiters use aptitude tests as part of their recruitment process so you need to make sure you are prepared. These are formal, timed tests, usually multiple choice and taken online or by filling in a printed answer sheet. Practice, Practice, Practice!


The purpose of an assessment centre is to assess whether you have the right skills, abilities and cultural values as the organisation you are hoping to join. This will be a cram-packed day, which should be both enjoyable and informative, yet tiring. 


If you are heading to an assessment centre or going to a face to face interview, the likelihood is that you will be asked to deliver a presentation at some point. Sometimes you will have lots of time to prepare, whilst others will be sprung on you out of the blue. Find out the key tips to delivering a successful presentation


There's the common phrase of "it's not what you know but who you know". That's not far off the mark in the very competitive job market. Many organisations find their staff through referral or recommendation, so networking could be the key to getting where you want to be, but knowing the rules to networking will get you there faster and more efficiently.

For more hints and tips to being successful in the job market, check out the national website and keep up to date with current news by viewing the Bright Futures E-Mag which is issued every month in term time. 



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