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  1. Content Update | Dec 2017

    Careercake Platform News

    This year we’ve worked really hard to understand what it is you are looking for from our videos. Having had the pleasure of talking to you we could see there was a number of pain points many of you face when it comes to the job application process but also when it comes to settling in […]

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  2. 25 careers in one year

    Interviews

    What age should you be when you decide your career path?  How many careers is it ‘ok’ to have?  Who says you need to have it all worked out?  Some people don’t know what they want to do until they are in the 20s, 30s, 40s… even 50s. And navigating the path to the right […]

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  3. What to do if you want to change career

    Career Development, Career planning

    Q: ‘I’ve been working in customer service for a while now but I realise that I want to go into more of a marketing account manager role. I have tried a few interviews but I keep being told I don’t have the agency experience to do the job. What I am I doing wrong?’ A: […]

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  4. ‘I’ve finished my graduate programme…’

    Graduates

    Life after a structured graduate training programme. After the elation of landing yourself a graduate job after university, it can be difficult to plan ahead when your fixed training programme comes to an end. I remember finishing my graduate programme at BT, and wondering what the next official ‘career stage’ was. I had dutifully completed […]

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  5. ‘Should I tell the interviewer my current salary?’

    Interviews, Job Hunt Advice

    ‘Hi Aimee, I have an interview coming up for a job I really want. When I applied for the role there was a salary range and my current salary was bang in the middle. I want the job but I also really want to increase my salary. Should the question come up in the interview […]

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  6. Creating a Great Elevator Pitch

    Graduates

    Q. ‘I am getting ready to apply for  a graduate programme and part of the process means I have to do a video elevator pitch. Can you help?’ Aimee: ‘Ok, let’s start with what is an elevator pitch, because if you get this right the video part is super simple!  Recruiters are becoming really inventive […]

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  7. 100 job rejections in 3 months? Your maths is way, way out.

    Job Hunt Advice

    This week, Aimee advises a job hunter on where they may be going wrong in their job search plan. She looks at why job boards can work against you if you use them incorrectly and ultimately, why you shouldn’t forget to sell to your employer. ‘I’ve been searching and applying for jobs for over 3 months now. […]

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  8. Job Interview Questions Not to Ask – Part 1

    Interviews

    The interview question I don’t like and why   Q: ‘At the end of an interview, is it appropriate to ask whether the interviewer doubts my suitability for the job or not?’ A lot of careers coaches and recruitment consultants, and books and blogs that you can read will often tell you, in an interview […]

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  9. 5 steps to writing a really effective covering letter ✍️

    Cover letters

    The CV cover letter is one of those aspects of a job application that goes curiously unanalysed a lot of the time, yet may also be the most important of all. After all, we all want to make a great first impression when we are seeking an exciting new role, and your initial point of […]

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