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 transferrable skills from your everyday experiences than you might 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 in helping you to prepare for any upcoming interviews.

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Interview Types

COVID-19 means many companies are now employing staff to work from home, so when the CVs arrive, what is the best way of making a short list? 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. Face-to-face – this is the traditional interview. It gives the most rounded view of the individual, their likes, skills, and attributes. It also can place them in a work setting to see how they adapt. However, due to social distancing face-to-face interviews may soon be in the minority.

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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 more than a shallow 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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