Owen Mckeon's Blog (7)

Job Tips: Four Ways To Improve Your Cover Letter

Recruiters read hundreds, if not thousands, of CVs and cover letters during their days, so why not do them a favour and send them a concise, original and well-written cover letter? And the best bit is it's really not hard to do. Here's how:

Keep it short

This is key. Presuming your CV already runs to two pages (as we've mentioned before, two pages should be your maximum), then a cover letter amounting to anything more than one side of A4…


Added by Owen Mckeon on April 12, 2013 at 10:02am — 4 Comments

Job Tips: What To Leave Off Your CV

CVs need to grab the attention of employers immediately, so don't be fooled into thinking that you've got the time or space to detail non-important information. Your CV needs to be well-written and to the point - here's what to cut.

Excess pages

Don't even consider starting on that third page. If you've not convinced an employer to give you an interview after several hundred words, then it's extremely unlikely that the third page…


Added by Owen Mckeon on March 28, 2013 at 8:52am — No Comments

The Five Best Ways To Get A Travel Job

If your experience of the travel industry solely consists of a few family holidays, then don't worry - you've still got plenty of opportunities to secure yourself a travel job. But there are definitely a few ways that you can boost your chances...

Work experience

As with most industries, securing some good work experience is definitely time well spent. These can vary massively (both in terms of length and quality), but if you're…


Added by Owen Mckeon on March 18, 2013 at 1:01pm — No Comments

More Easy Ways To Improve Your Travel Job CV

Should your CV last more than two pages? How honest should you be? Should you tailor it to suit online job boards? Here’s how to create the perfect travel job CV.

Keep it short

Try to keep your CV relatively short - ideally keep it under two pages. For any attractive travel job, employers are likely to see many applications, so it's unlikely that the fourth page of your CV clinches it for you.

There are many ways to free up space on your CV, such as…


Added by Owen Mckeon on March 18, 2013 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Easy Ways To Improve Your Travel Job CV

Even if you're happy in a secure travel job, it's always important to refresh your CV - no-one knows what's going to happen in the future, so why not keep your options open?

By following a few easy steps, you can make sure your CV will not only stand out to employers, but will also reflect well on you as a candidate.

Sell yourself

Sum yourself up in a few words at the top of your CV stating the type of travel job that you want and what you can offer in…


Added by Owen Mckeon on March 18, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Build Up Your CV To Land Your Dream Job

As most people who've struggled and searched for a new job in recent years will know, the increased competition means that it's becoming harder to stand out and, frequently, it's the smaller things that make the difference. While you may not be able to add a new position to your CV, you can certainly boost your employability.

Do some work experience

Yep, it's an old classic, but work experience is always a good addition to the CV. If you can, try to gain…


Added by Owen Mckeon on March 18, 2013 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Job Tips: What To Leave Off Your LinkedIn Profile

We all know that regularly updating your LinkedIn profile is a massively important part of your job hunt, but that doesn't mean that you need to detail every aspect of your career. Not sure what to leave off your page? Read on...

Personal details

In many respects, your LinkedIn profile should be treated in the same way as your CV, so don't include any personal details…


Added by Owen Mckeon on March 18, 2013 at 12:49pm — No Comments


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