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Do’s and Don’ts For Writing a Graduate CV

Are you a Graduate writing your CV for the first time? In this blog, we share what you need to know about writing a CV and highlight some simple do's and dont's to help give you the best chance at ...

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CV Writing: The Fine Line Between Truth and Fiction, and How to Make the Most of Your Experience

CV writing can be a challenging and daunting endeavour, especially when you know that you’re competing against a large volume of similarly qualified candidates. It begs the question: how can I pres...

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How To: Tailor A CV For Senior Roles

You’re a candidate applying for a new role. What’s your first priority? Any recruitment consultant will tell you: in order to be successful, you must firstly tailor your CV to suit the role’s requi...

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How To Write a Good CV

​When it comes to applying for jobs a well written CV could often mean the difference between an interview or a rejection. You may need to tailor your CV depending on the job to show why your skill...

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Working with a Recruitment Consultant: Demystified

For many people, the process of job hunting can be arduous, time consuming, and even a little bit demotivating. With so many roles out there, it can be hard to know what company will suit you, and ...

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Differentiating LinkedIn Profile from a CV

Although your CV and LinkedIn profile are both important job-search tools, they serve slightly different purposes and are read by different audiences under different conditions. As a result, they s...

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How Software Developers can Improve their CV

As the software market gets more competitive for the best jobs, we look at ways to improve your CV to appeal to recruiters and employers. Always add any additional information onto your CV, don’t l...

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Want To Land A Job In 2021? Your CV MUST Include This!

The primary goal of your CV is to help you stand out to employers so they give you a call and invite you in for an interview. It's the first impression a hiring manager has of you, and the first st...

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5 Ways to get over your PROGRAMMER IMPOSTER SYNDROME

Imposter syndrome: When you think you’re unqualified for the work you doIf you answer YES to any of the following, you need to read this blog:Do you ever get frustrated with yourself for making sim...

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Top 10 Tech Trends to watch in 2021

At VANRATH, IT jobs are our strongest and most successful specialism. So, if you’re in the market for a new job within IT, or want to explore a new avenue within the tech world, come and have a cha...

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Free And Effective Online Courses To Improve Your Career Prospects

​Is it the end of your term in university or are you taking some holidays from work? Away from the pressures of day-to-day life it might be a good time to consider some upskilling! As much as the i...

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The Top IT Skills & Courses For Your Career

Working in IT can mean anything from resolving an employee’s wifi issues to programming an organization’s new cloud infrastructure. Because the work is so diverse, the skills you need to know to ge...

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Why are Soft Skills so important to employers?

​Your personal skill set and demonstrating how it makes you perfect for the job you are applying for is the key to a successful interview.What tends to happen in interviews however is that you will...

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Newly Qualified Accountant? 3 Reasons to Register with VANRATH

It’s been a long time since the accountancy job market has been so buoyant. Newly qualified accountants in Northern Ireland are placed at a fantastic advantage; but even with the wealth of opportun...

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Three Tips on How to Network as an IT Graduate

With new developments unfolding on a weekly (even daily!) basis, the technology industry is booming, and as a result an increasing amount of students are choosing to study IT and Computer Science.W...

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Intergenerational Management: Managing above and below your age bracket

Rewind back at least ten years; there’s a strong likelihood that your manager was older than you; however, as we enter 2018, many younger professionals are progressing through the ranks at a faster...

From Application to Placement: A Tell-All Account of Working with VANRATH

Do you have a history of job hunting alone? The prospect of working with a recruitment agency might seem daunting; after all, if you’ve never been through the process, how can you know what to expe...

How To: Manage Risk When Changing Careers

​As a fresh faced graduate, many of us approach our careers with a sense of excitement, apply with boundless enthusiasm at large. As our careers progress, and our experience and connections deepen,...

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IT Final Year Students – What’s Next?

With the end of your final year approaching and exams on the horizon, now is the time to start seriously considering what comes next for you and what you want your first role in industry to look li...