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Cover Letter Doctor

What mistakes do candidates often make on their cover letters? Using previously tailored cover letters from other job applications Replicating their CV in the cover letter Not motivating their application with precise information that is relevant to the role Writing very long cover letters that are not precise and tailored…
Ottilia Dube
5 mai 2022
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How to make the most of your LinkedIn profile

With over 690 million users, your LinkedIn profile is as important as ever when it comes to applying for job opportunities. Our research team, as well as our consultants, regularly use the platform when identifying and screening candidates; here are Oxford HR’s tips on how to make the most out…
Oxford HR
27 avril 2022
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Preparing for a senior level interview

  Your dream job came up within the International Development sector; you tailored your CV, wrote a brilliant cover letter and now, you’ve been invited to interview. Any organisation will have its own recruitment procedures, but more than likely there will be several stages, especially at CEO or Board level…
Suzie Mills
28 janvier 2022
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How to make the most of your LinkedIn profile

With over 690 million users, your LinkedIn profile is as important as ever when it comes to applying for job opportunities. Our research team, as well as our consultants, regularly use the platform when identifying and screening candidates; here are Oxford HR’s tips on how to make the most out…
Ruth Davis
18 janvier 2022
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Optimising your CV

Tips from Oxford HR Consultants Oxford HR Consultants look at hundreds of CVs each year. Their importance cannot be overstated; it is often a future employer’s first impression of you and it needs to clearly illustrate your experience and relevant requirements for the role. See our consultants’ advice below on…
Ruth Davis
18 janvier 2022
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How to get into International Development

International development is one of the most competitive career paths to enter but it can also be one of the most rewarding. Here we share our thoughts on how to break into the sector, so you too can join the #searchforabetterworld. The international development sector was worth approximately £5.75bn in…
Ruth Davis
21 octobre 2020
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Skype Interview Tips

With over 40 million daily active users on Skype and 300 million daily meeting participants on Zoom, videotelephone software is swiftly becoming the preferred means of online communication, especially in regards to recruitment and job interviewing. This is more the case now given the current climate in the wake of…
Ruth Davis
14 août 2020
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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 juillet 2017