Candidate Support

Identifying Your Transferable Skills

Even if you’ve had gaps in your education or employment due to a long-term health condition, you may have more transferable skills from your everyday experiences than you think. Here are a few examples that might help you to think more creatively about what you can offer potential employers…

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Tips for Writing A CV

Capturing the breadth of your skills and experience on a couple of A4 pages can be a challenging task. Writing a CV that does yourself justice is often trickier than people expect, so we hope these tips go some way in helping you to create yours.

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Best Practice

Job Interview Survival Guide

Job interviews can be a nerve-wracking experience for any person, but living with a chronic illness can bring a whole new realm of challenges. From brain-foggy slip ups to the impact of nerves and adrenaline on physical symptoms, it’s unsurprising that many people with long-term conditions worry about making a good first impression. However, we’re here to remind you that a valuable candidate such as yourself has so much to offer any business or employer. Never forget that. And in the meantime, we hope the tips below go some way towards helping you prepare for any upcoming interviews.

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Interview Types

COVID-19 means many companies are now employing staff to work from home. Face-to-face interviews are not only more time consuming; they are also riskier in terms of health and safety and social distancing. Below is a list of the different types of interviews and the benefits of each.

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Interview Tips

You have seen a job you are perfect for; you have applied and now you receive a phone call saying that you are shortlisted for an interview. With so many people currently out of work because of COVID-19, roles are more competitive. By having a detailed understanding of the organisation offering the role, you are then prepared to answer any questions regarding why you think you would be an asset. It also shows you as a person with good initiative and attention to detail.

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