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Business Skills – How to Build the Perfect CV

Here is a handout for students preparing job applications and attending interviews. It features valuable tips and advice (and what to avoid!) to build the perfect resume.

It is very important to learn something about the company and position you are applying for and ensure this is reflected in your resume and cover letter. Candidates who send a standard cv and cover letter without bothering to learn the name of the recipient or how their skills and experience match the … Read more

Business English Email Writing

10 Tips for Better Business Emails

Learning how to write emails in a business environment can be confusing. Below are ten tips that can help you write better business emails in English.

1. Write a short title (Subject line):
By reading the title of your email it should be obvious what the email is about. Avoid important and urgent. Examples:

• Summary of Friday’s Staff Meeting
• 4th Quarter Financial Report
• Follow-up the Jan 29th Conference Call
• Questions about New Position

2. Emails should Read more

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Presentation Skills – The importance of visuals

There are three learning categories: Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic. So, it is important to remember that your presentations should include something for all types of learners.

Visual learners retain information such as photos, graphics and simple (but colourful) charts. When used correctly, visual images can make a far stronger impact on some people than words alone.

Auditory learners benefit the most from powerful words and stories. These could be personal stories, analogies and metaphors, tangible examples such as facts and … Read more

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Job Applications #1 Social Media and Pre-Employment Screening

Most companies use recruitment agencies to search for and select suitable staff. This process normally involves the following steps:

  • Executive search – identify a target list of companies and individuals
  • Networking
  • Candidate Tracking – contact those candidates who are seeking a new appointment and meet the criteria set
  • Assessment – meetings with candidates for a  face-to-face interview. This may include the use of psychometric assessments like Work Behavior Inventory and the general intelligence tool Applied Reasoning Test

Both agencies and … Read more