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28th December 2016

With the hustle and bustle of Christmas starting to die down, now is the perfect time to look back at the year gone by. Dubbed “the worst year in history” by many in the online community, plenty of us are more than happy to wave goodbye to 2016. But we can’t move forward without first looking back and learning from what we have experienced. So to help you move into 2017 and beyond, we’ve compiled a list of our top blogs from 2016.

How to be Found by Recruiters

Ever wonder how that friend of yours got scouted for a great new job? This blog outlines the steps you can take to make yourself discoverable to recruiters, allowing you to sit back and let the jobs come to you.

How to Fit 20 Years’ Experience on Your CV

When you’ve been in the business for a long time, it can be difficult to get all your experience across without writing novel. This blog will tell you what to cut, what to include, and how you can get as much information into as few words as possible.

4 Industries that are Booming in Ireland

Overall, Ireland is recovering quite well from the recent recession. But not all industries are created equal, and these four have been performing particularly well of late.

4 Basic Cover Letter Mistakes that are Holding You Back

At times, it can feel like you send in application after application, only to get nowhere. If this sounds familiar, you may want to make sure you’re not making any of these 4 mistakes that could be holding you back.

The Interview Answer You Didn’t Know You’re Messing Up

Think the interview went well? Think again. According to our own recruiters, there is one question in particular that candidates get wrong all the time, and most of them probably never realise it at all.

5 Minutes’ Work on Your CV Will Make You More Employable

Before spending hours sending out applications, taking 5 minutes to review your CV could vastly improve your chances of securing employment.

How to Leave a Good Impression at an Interview

Your application may have been the best in the bunch, but if you don’t have the people skills to back your technical skills, you won’t get very far. This blog examines the five key points you need to focus on in order to leave a good impression.

Answer these Three Questions to Get the Most from Your CV

CVs can come in all fonts & formats, so it can be difficult to know exactly how to present yours. This blog boils the whole process down to three points that will help keep you on track and get the most from your CV.

Interview Dos and Don’ts to Help You Get that Dream Job

From the ‘About Us’ page of their website to that job you had 6 years ago, there are a lot of things to remember when you’re going into an interview. This quick list of Dos & Don’ts will help you remember the most important points, and avoid any deadly mistakes.

Not Getting Replies from Recruiters? It Might be Your Fault

According to our Employment Monitor, 80% of people list no replies to applications as the most frustrating part of the job search. This tough-love blog placed as the most popular entry of the year for explaining why you might not be completely blameless for your empty inbox.

Thanks for reading! We hope you've had a great 2016, and we look forward to working with you in a 2017 filled with new opportunities!
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Simon Griffin

Marketing Executive

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I have worked as a writer since I began attending university, and have been working in marketing ever since I graduated. I aim to provide well-researched, fact based, original work that people will find useful and interesting. I have written hundreds of articles as both a freelancer and a marketing executive, and look forward to writing for Cpl. 

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