4 Tips On Finding A Career Mentor

By Lauren @BubbleJobs Having a career mentor is a really useful part of your professional development – they’ve been there, done that, can offer you some impartial advice and can help you grow as a person. But one of the most difficult things to do is to find someone who you not only want to mentor you, but is also …

How To Tackle New Job Nerves

By Lauren @BubbleJobs First day nerves whenever you start a new job are completely understandable – it’s a new environment, new people, unfamiliar routines. It’s a lot of change to take in in one go. But these jitters can sometimes have a negative effect on the way you approach your first day which can mean you won’t come across in …

What To Do When You Don’t Hear Back After An Interview

By Lauren @BubbleJobs   The days and weeks after an interview are extremely nerve-wracking – you’ll either be anxiously waiting good news after a really good interview, or dreading the inevitable rejection after an absolute disaster. However, sometimes you hear nothing. Nada. Diddly squat. At this point it’s common to assume the worst and resign yourself to the fact that …

Should You Include Your Address On Your CV?

By Lauren @BubbleJobs I recently wrote a blog on the top 6 things you should never leave off your CV – and it seemed to cause quite the kerfuffle online. The first thing I mentioned was that you should always include your home address on your CV – but this divided opinion massively. While some agreed that it allows you …

How To Spot A Bad Boss In A Job Interview

By Lauren @BubbleJobs   Having a difficult and horrible boss can not only ruin your working life, but it can also have a detrimental effect on your career progression. Unfortunately, most of the time you won’t realise how bad a boss is until you start working for them – by which time it’s too late as you don’t want to …

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Top 6 Things You Should Never Leave Off Your CV

By Lauren @BubbleJobs Writing your CV seems pretty straightforward on the face of it, but it’s so easy to forget vital pieces of information that could make the difference between you getting invited for an interview or not. Employers and recruiters are incredibly busy people so it’s important that you include key details on your CV or run the risk …

Graduates: How To Prepare For Your First Job Interview

By Lauren @BubbleJobs   Your first proper job interview after university is a daunting prospect, but now is the time you’ll start applying for graduate jobs and attending interviews and assessment centres, so it’s important to be prepared. The graduate job market is extremely competitive, so it’s not just enough to rock up to an interview and try to wing …

How To Stay Focused When Working Remotely

By Lauren @BubbleJobs   In an industry like digital, it’s quite common for employees to work partly or fully from home thanks to most of the work being conducted online and easy access to cloud storage, emails etc. While this is seen as a massive positive from an employee’s point of view – no commute, more time spent at home …

Top Tips On Humanising Your Job Adverts

By Lauren @BubbleJobs   One of the biggest struggles when putting together a job advert is making it interesting and appealing enough for good candidates to want to apply. A lot of job adverts are dull, complicated and full of corporate jargon that no one understands, and these certainly don’t attract interesting candidates. When deciding whether to apply for a …