Five things you need to stop doing on your cover letter

Useful article about cover letters from Reed from the point of view of 5 things not to do. Using the same cover letter for every single job Being overly personal Making it all about you Drawing attention to your weaknesses Being too keen Read the full article

Part-time administrator – Hicom

ASSISTANT REQUIRED for Histon and Impington Older Persons Coordinator. Applicants sought for this unique opportunity to help with existing services and develop opportunities for older people in the village. Part-time paid role 25hrs/mth. Call 232188 or visit Closing date for applications is Thursday 14 January.

Kindle editions available Free

We have just noticed that the Kindle edition of the books which could be helpful are available for free at the moment. So it would be a good idea to grab a copy quickly as we have no idea how long this will last. If you don’t own a kindle you can always download a […]

Local Economic Information

This website has a wealth of information about the local economy around Cambridge. It also publishes monthly updates with information about local companies which could be very useful when thinking about a speculative application or to check the company’s website for possible new jobs. As an example of what they cover, here are the […]

Geographer Vacancy

The Geographer are recruiting for a part-time assistant. Closing date is 23 October and you can pop in for more details or see their facebook page  

How to Succeed at: Writing Applications Course

Free online course which starts on 26 October 2015. Highly recommended as a way of understanding good approaches to creating a high quality CV, cover letter and dealing with application forms. Source: How to Succeed at: Writing Applications – The University of Sheffield

10 phrases employers hate to see on CVs

Recent research on UK CVs from Good Houskeeping Short article with some interesting facts. Includes: Top 10 most over-used CV phrases that are likely to put employers off Top 10 CV hates by UK employers Source: 10 phrases employers hate to see on CVs – Good Housekeeping

Care Opportunity Locally

This was posted yesterday on the village facebook group by Karen Baker, and reproduced here in case it is of interest. Be aware that there are other care companies and most have ongoing recruitment efforts. Future Care Solutions is a well established and locally owned care company, with an ongoing philosophy to provide a positive […]

Interesting job search site Trovit

  Jobs Cambridge – Trovit We have just had this site suggested to us. It is a job search site that seems to pick up listing from a surprisingly broad range of sites and has a good set of filters, including for part time jobs. While it includes quite a bit of advertising it could […]

Financial administrator in Histon

Limetree Financial are currently recruiting for an administrator role in our busy Histon office. Mortgage Administration experience preferred but not essential as full training will be provided. Full job role details are available on our website If anybody locally is interested please email shammond @ Posted on HI People Facebook group by Sian […]