Thanks Sian! A huge thanks again for all your help. I was more employable and focused thanks to your expertise and time. J  - Recent graduate, securing 1st career post

Tweeted daily tips for job seekers

29th August 2013

If you drop into Twitter, then look out for my new series of Twitter Tea-time Tips for job seekers. You'll find me as @Nailthatjob and on weekday afternoons, around, grab a cup of tea and have a look.  I'll be covering different themes and my aim is to offer you a helpful idea, tip or handy hint from the recruiter's point of view. I hope to make you think, give you new ideas for your job search and develop your self presentation. Tell me what you think of the hints either on, or Facebook, or through Twitter. Here's a little selection of recent tweet tips:

Know what you are good at and what you're interested in doing. Kick start your CV by listing your proudest achievements in any field.

Recruiters are just as interested in what you did outside your studies as your academic results. 

Who are you and what do you have to offer my vacancy? Every recruiter wants to know this. Peek at for some help.

Communication = 2 way process- you need to send out the right message to your target jobs + listen, look hard at what they're telling you

Make sure that all your voice mail messages and any human who might catch messages on your behalf sounds competent

Once you've given your mobile number to a recruiter, keep that phone with you, on and charged. Be ready mentally for a call at any time.

Check your email at least daily as most recruiters want to contact you this way.

Over the next few weeks, I'm focusing on my younger job seekers with less work experience to offer employers. If you'd like some inspiration on how to present yourself, organise your job search or impress at interviews, then look out for my tea time tweets from @Nailthatjob around 4 p.m. weekday afternoons.

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