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Sample Cover Letter For UN Volunteering Jobs

Finance Job at United Nations (UN)

If you have a degree or higher diploma, then you are eligible to apply for the UN Volunteers programme. Candidates willing to contribute their time and expertise at the UN always have a problem coming up with cover letters. If

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How do you answer the job interview question: ‘What can you do for us that other candidates can’t?’

The right way to answer questions about what makes you unique or special is not to badmouth the competition. Answering the question, “What can you do for us that other candidates can’t?” can put you in a pickle in an

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5 Key Things Recruiters Look For In a CV

How to Pass the 6 Second HR CV Flip Test

5 Key Things Recruiters Look For In a CV Yesterday (Monday 13th August 2018) Charles Murito – Country Manager, during the University of Nairobi Chancellor’s career fair reported that for a single opening they relieve 40,000 – 80,000 CVs. Needless

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Before You Change Your Career: Find Out The 6 Worst Mistakes Career Changers Make

6 Worst Mistakes Career Changers Make Recently I had a chat with one of our client who was looking to make a big switch in her career. She is currently a Finance officer in a blue chip company but is

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Sure Way to Increase Your Salary

A sure way to increase your salary is to show that you are of more value to the employer. To be of more value you need to acquire new skills or sharpen your existing skills. In the current job market

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2018 Recruitment Trends You Need to Keep Up With

The hiring process hasn’t been easy over the years, and it doesn’t seem to ease in the new year. Technological milestones have seen the advent of new jobs; specialisation has resulted in shrinking talent pools; and now more than ever,

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The most difficult interview questions and answers

The Informational Interview: A Key Networking Event

The most difficult interview questions and answers You reworked your resume, perfected your cover letter and landed the big interview. But walking through the door is only the beginning — especially if the interviewer throws some hard-hitting questions your way

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How To Get a High-Paying Job

How To Get a High-Paying Job Follow these simple tips to earn money—lots of it—by strategically pursuing the highest paying jobs. Want a bigger paycheck? Of course you do. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to get a job where you

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HOW TO ANSWER: What Are Your Salary Expectations?

HOW TO ANSWER: What Are Your Salary Expectations? You’ve worked hard to perfect your resume and land that all-important big interview. This means, though, that the battle is only just beginning. While it’s important to prepare yourself for skill, behavioral, and talent-related interview

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The Best Goal Achievement System for 2018

Goal setting is very important irrespective of when it’s done. All successful people set goals and have a system to help achieve their goals. Below I have shared a video (4 mins) on a goal achievement system I used. As

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3 Things “Must Do” To get a Job In 2018

How to Get the Right Kind of Feedback

3 Things “Must Do” To get a Job In 2018 Finding a new job feels like a job in itself. However, here are 3 things that you MUST do to ensure your job search is seamless. 1. Get your CV

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Your 5-Step Plan to Getting a Promotion Without Having to Ask for It

Your 5-Step Plan to Getting a Promotion Without Having to Ask for It Nobody likes having to actually ask for a promotion. Advocating for yourself is a lot harder than speaking up for others. The good news is, if your boss is

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How To Easily Increase Your Cv and Cover Letter Performance Using The Best Keywords

Cv and Cover Letter Performance Using The Best Keywords

How To Easily Increase Your Cv and Cover Letter Performance Using The Best Keywords It’s always a good idea to use keywords and action verbs in your CV and cover letters. Using the right words not only shows what you have accomplished in previous jobs. These words also help your CV,

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Interview Questions About Your Greatest Accomplishment

Interview Questions About Your Greatest Accomplishment What’s the best way to answer interview questions about your achievements and accomplishments? If you didn’t climb Everest, cure cancer or compose a symphony, this can be a tough question to answer. It’s hard if you’re

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21 Job Skills That Will Increase Your Salary

21 Job Skills That Will Increase Your Salary You know you’re a valuable member of the team, the workplace just wouldn’t be the same without you; you’re positive, organised, reliable, a problem solver … The list goes on; but what

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HOW TO HAVE A PERFORMANCE REVIEW TO REMEMBER

HOW TO HAVE A PERFORMANCE REVIEW TO REMEMBER

HOW TO HAVE A PERFORMANCE REVIEW TO REMEMBER © Andrewgenn | 123RF Stock Photo They’re a natural part of the working landscape, but performance reviews can leave you feeling like you’re stumbling around in the dark. While many managers see

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Cover Letter: Its Purpose And How To Send One

Are You Making These 4 Cover Letter Mistakes?

Why A Cover Letter Is Necessary A cover letter is like a sales pitch! This is what summarises all your skills, experience and capabilities for the job you are applying for. It gives you the opportunity to tell a story.

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The Unspoken Secrets of Job Interviewing: How Your Nonverbal Presentation and Behaviors Impact the Impression You Make

Tell us about yourself

The content of what you say in response to questions (and the content of questions you ask) is obviously exceedingly important in a job interview. What is less well known is the importance of the part of the interview that

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Say No to Get Control of Your Life

Say No to Get Control of Your Life by Bill Lampton s it hard to say no to to others? Always being agreeable might be nice on the surface, but it can have serious consequences. Here are four tips to

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Meet The Founders of Careerpoint Solutions

Careerpoint Solutions was founded by two brothers Daniel and Jonathan. The company has two Departments, Careers and ICT. Careers Department ‘The idea of Careerpoint solution came when I was looking for a job after campus’ Daniel said. ‘I found some job

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Professional CV Writing Services

Professional CV Writing Services Why do some people almost always get the job they want? Because their CV wins them an interview and 99% don’t! What about You? Have your CV written by the experts! Why Use a Professional CV Writing Service? Faced with a

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Tips for Interviewing for a Temporary Job

Tips for Interviewing for a Temporary Job By Carole Martin, Monster Contributing WriterIf you think, “it’s just an interview for a temp job — no big deal,” that’s where you’re mistaken. Some wonderful opportunities, networking connections and careers have resulted from temporary positions.

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Practice Makes Perfect How to Rehearse for Your Next Job Interview

By Caroline M.L. Potter How to Rehearse for Your Next Job Interview There are a lot of steps that usually happen before you get to the interview portion of your job search: writing a resume, networking, compiling yourreferences. Most folks are able

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