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How to Write a CV

Welcome to CV 101! Let me take you through a step by step guide to constructing a CV that is a cogent and appealing representation of your career path.   Basic Information Your full name, the city and country you currently live in, your contact details (phone number, email and…
Jamie Phillips
12 July 2018
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How to craft a winning statement – by Karen Twining

At Oxford HR we read thousands of covering statements for charity, and NGO jobs every year. Most are missed opportunities, ranging from the densely unreadable to the merely forgettable and the dismal and disappointing. Excellent statements are far too rare. Here are a few tips on how to craft a…
Oxford HR
20 July 2017
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Career Advice: The Skills You Need to Get Into International Development

Overview of International Development The international development sector can be roughly divided into two areas: development and humanitarian assistance, although of course they are closely intertwined. While development is multi-faceted and difficult to define, its principal focus is poverty reduction. Poverty is a multidimensional issue: social exclusion and lack of…
Jamie Phillips
8 December 2015
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Are you Considering a Career Change?

Career development is a lifelong endeavor, an evolution of goals and values and expertise. If you have not reached the level of success in your current path that you know yourself to be capable of, then it could be time for a change.  Reinventing your professional life could be just…
Jamie Phillips
27 March 2015
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How to Conduct Skype & Phone Interviews

THE PROBLEM Candidates interviewing badly via Skype and international telephone connections. Often the candidates are apparently competent and skilled people, but they present very badly on Skype. SOME OF THE ISSUES Poor phone and Skype connections causing interruptions. Poor interview skills on the side of clients. Too many interviewers and…
Thibaut Mills
2 October 2014
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How to write a Statement

GENERAL GUIDANCE It is essential to tailor your statement to the position and employer. It really does not give a good impression if your application for the post of Director of Oxford HR is headed “Sales Director - Alpha Sales.” Keep it succinct (no more than 2 sides of A4)…
Thibaut Mills
2 October 2014