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Job hunting toolkit | Cpl

Job hunting toolkit | Cpl

At Cpl, our specialist recruitment consultants know the recruitment process and job market like the back of their hands. However, for a jobseeker, the path is far less clear and at times can be overwhelming. That is why we've put together our jobseeker essentials ​in one place starting with our CV handbook, all the way to handing in their notice of resignation in our Candidate blog series.

CV Handbook

Our free CV Handbook contains everything a jobseeker needs to update or create an outstanding CV. The Cpl handbook provides the perfect framework to ensure a candidate's knowledge and experience are communicated to the highest standard. If you've been applying for jobs with no success, it could be time to revaluate your CV.

Some of the topics covered in this CV guide include:

  • How to write about work experience – what to include and what to leave out

  • How to format a CV

  • Tips on how to tailor CVs for different positions

  • How to write a personal statement to stand out from the crowd

  • CV basics

  • References and cover letter advice

Access our CV handbook by clicking below.

CV advice | Cpl

Video Interview Handbook

Video interviews aren’t going anywhere. Virtual interviews are easy to arrange and execute, and employers don’t have to book a room in the office or allocate too much time to interview a candidate.

If you are looking for a job it's likely you'll be invited to a video interview. The rules are different than a traditional interview, a video interview is in some ways even more demanding. Generally done in real-time, video interviews can seem daunting but with the right preparation, they can open a lot more opportunities.

We've put together our top tips in one handy guide. In this handbook you'll find:

  • Live video interview tips

  • Webcam, audio, and lighting advice – including whether you really need a headset

  • What documents you should have to hand

  • Wi-Fi and software information

  • Video job interview question examples

  • Body language advice and what to wear

Nail your next video interview and download our guide below.

Video interview handbook | Cpl

Job Interview Handbook

Land your next job with Cpl's Interview Handbook.

Preparing for an interview may feel overwhelming with the pressure to impress and secure your dream job. To take the stress away from your next interview, we've gathered our top tips in one handy guide. In this handbook you'll find:

  • Interview day preparation

  • In-demand skills to highlight in any interview

  • Sample Interview questions

To access the Cpl Interview Handbook click the button below.

Interview handbook | Cpl

Candidate Blog Series Directory

We've created a series of articles that will guide jobseekers through each step of their job hunt. These articles cover the entire recruitment process with extra content on how to update your CV, video interviews, and new topics such as salary negotiating and Ireland's most in-demand jobs.

Click below to explore our candidate series.

Candidate Directory | Cpl

​Other resources

The STAR Interview Method

The STAR method is an easy way for candidates to prepare their answers to commonly asked interview questions. We've created a STAR method guideline PDF to help keep those interview nerves at bay.

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Three Essential Interview Tips

If you're looking for a quick read to cover you before a job interview, check out our three essential interview tips guide.

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At Cpl, our specialised recruitment consultants are with their candidates every step of the way. If you would like to know what opportunities take a look at our live jobs today.