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Registering your CV with Hospitality Placements – Help us to help you!

DO: 1. Choose a professional font, and stay with that font throughout. Cambria and Calibri are good fonts to use – the ideal font size being 11 2. Include a Cover Letter indicating your salary requirements, location preference, ability to relocate, availability/notice period and any other information which will assist us in finding the best fit for you 3. Create a front page with your personal details - contact numbers, email address, residential area, driver’s licence, ID number, nationality, as well as a head and shoulders photo (see our previous post on taking a good CV selfie!) This is primarily for our database and enables us to make the best match possible 4. Present things in a logical order. Use sufficient spacing, clear section headings (e.g. work experience, education) 5. List your employment history in reverse chronological order, beginning with your current/most recent employment and working backwards 6. Include all relevant dates of both employment as well as educational achievements/qualifications 7. Keep to short, bulleted…

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Thought for the day….21/2/17

How to end an email if you want a response, according to an analysis of 350,000

I've always thought of obsessing over your email openings and closings as a bit like obsessing over your outfit - not worth it. As long as you don't do something outrageous - say, sign an email to your CEO with "xoxo" or show up to a job interview wearing a clown costume - you'll be fine with whatever you choose. I was wrong. According to a new analysis from Boomerang, an email productivity app, different email sign-offs yield different response rates. And woe to the unappreciative emailers among us: The analysis found that the best way to end an email is with gratitude. Specifically, results showed that the most effective email sign-off is "thanks in advance". For the study, Boomerang looked at closings in over 350,000 email threads from mailing list archives in which, they wrote in a blog post, many emails involved "people asking for help or advice, hoping for a reply". Then they picked out the eight email sign-offs that appeared over 1000 times each and figured out the response…

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10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate from Your Daily Routine

You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing. “Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” - Warren Buffett Breaking bad habits requires self-control—and lots of it. Research indicates that it’s worth the effort, as self-control has huge implications for success. University of Pennsylvania psychologists Angela Duckworth and Martin Seligman conducted a study where they measured college students’ IQ scores and levels of self-control upon entering university. Four years later, they looked at the students’ grade point averages (GPA) and found that self-control was twice as important as IQ in earning a high GPA. The self-control required to develop good habits (and stop bad ones) also serves as the foundation for a strong work ethic and high productivity. Self-control is like…

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