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 …

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 …

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 …

4 Ways You Can Update Your Job Skills

By Lauren @BubbleJobs During your career, you might come to a point where you feel that your skills aren’t keeping up with the fast, ever-changing pace of the industry – and this is especially true in digital. Whether it’s a new tool that you’re not familiar with, a search algorithm you’re struggling to grasp or a social platform you can’t …

5 Tips On Asking For A Job Reference

By Lauren @BubbleJobs   During your job search you’ll more than likely come across situations where you have to provide references to back up your application for a vacancy. Depending on the role, these may be former employers and colleagues, or character references, which can be anyone from former school tutors or professors to colleagues in any extra-curricular activities you …

How To Answer “How Would Your Current Boss Describe You?”

Interviews are tricky at the best of times, as a potential employer is trying to discover what your skills, traits and weaknesses are, and if you’re a good fit for the position and company. They’ll do this by asking some leading and inquisitive questions, some of which are really difficult to answer – and none are much more difficult than …