Career advice for jobseekers

From CV writing tips to advice on how to answer questions in a job interview, read our practical career advice on turning a job interview into a job offer.

Job-hunting basics: eight steps to success

To find a job, you need to do more than scour the job boards. In fact, knowing how to look for a position can be as important as having the right qualifications.

Job search etiquette - do's and dont's

For many of us, the term 'etiquette' might bring to mind ideas about the right way to set a table or make introductions at a formal dinner party.

Writing an effective CV

At every career stage, your CV is an important tool in your job search. It remains the most common way to introduce yourself to employers or recruitment agencies. Here are some best practices to optimise your CV and help you get in the door.

Writing a stand-out cover letter

In today's electronic age it is easy to forget the basic courtesies of applying for a job. E-mailed applications should be treated no differently from snail mailed applications, and the importance of well-written cover letter should never be underestimated.

Interview tips and advice

You've submitted your CV and made it through the initial screening process. But are you ready for the interview?

Assessing a job offer

Before you rush to accept a job offer, take the time to consider it fully. Here are some guidelines to help you determine whether a job is a good fit for you.

Effective networking

Working a room can uncover hidden job opportunities at the executive level, as long as professionals avoid some common networking errors.

How to ask for a pay rise

If you're planning to ask for a pay rise this year, watch these 4 simple tips - you'll be better positioned to ask, and receive, the pay you deserve.