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How to explain gaps on a CV - Video Advice

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 17:25 -- nick

Be it health, bad luck or a family crisis - gaps on a CV are often not met with enthusiasm by employers.

Making it to the interview will allow you to present your case on why these gaps exist and establish a rapport with the employer by showing the validity for any missed years of employment.

Who are the right people to network with?

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 17:08 -- nick

Networking is seen as a necessity in the modern world of job seeking, but networking with anyone and everyone can be counter-productive. So how do you determine the right people to network with and what do you do with those bad contacts?
 
Networking is a smart and natural way to move forward in life. You'll make friends and acquaintances and have the chance to receive as well as give as you progress your career.
 

What is networking and how do I do it?

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 16:31 -- nick

Essentially, networking is getting to know people who can help you develop your career prospects. You don't need to be a big shot or the most outgoing person in the world to network effectively.

Take it a step at a time. Begin with people you know, at work and in your social life. Keep your ears open and listen for information that could work to your advantage.

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