Welcome to the C&M travel job blog!
This is where you'll find all sorts of advice and tips to further your career - from the basics (CV and interview help) to the more specific (such as ways to keep your travel job search secret).
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Easy Ways To Improve Your CV - Part 1
Maybe you're fresh out of university and your struggling to get your first job, or maybe you just need a change, but haven't updated your CV in a while. Well then this is for you.
Easy Ways To Improve Your CV - Part 2
Even more tips to help you create the perfect CV and land a new job.
C&M's Definitive Guide To The Perfect CV: How Your Hobbies Could Bag You That Great Job
C&M Travel Recruitment’s Barbara Kolosinska shares her ultimate guide to creating the perfect CV.
C&M's CV Template
Should you list your education before or after your work experience? Where does your address go? Download C&M’s CV template and worry no longer!
Five Secrets To A Successful Telephone Job Interview
You’ve got a telephone interview! That means you can sit in your pants with a whisky, right? If your answer to that question was in any way ‘yes’, then you might want to pay attention to the following tips.
The Five Questions Everyone Asks About Getting A New Travel Job
Here's the answers to the questions everyone asks about finding a new job in travel – such as what works on a CV and what doesn’t, how competitive the market is, and what exactly it is that a recruiter does!
Guest Blog – CV Library: Six interview questions you need to be aware of
Interviews can be extremely nerve-wracking. To help you out, we’ve pulled together six common interview questions you need to be aware of, giving practical advice on how to answer them.
How To Build Up Your CV
As most people who've struggled and searched for a new job in recent years will know, the increased competition means that it's becoming harder to stand out and, frequently, it's the smaller things that make the difference. While you may not be able to add a new position to your CV, you can certainly boost your employability.
Job Tips: What to Leave Off Your CV
CVs need to grab the attention of employers immediately, so don't be fooled into thinking that you've got the time or space to detail non-important information. Your CV needs to be well-written and to the point - here's what to cut.
Job Interviews: How To Make The Right Impression
Just a few minutes stand between you and your new job, so it's probably a good idea to try and make the right impression. It's easy (and natural) to get nervous at this point, but don't worry; you've done your interview research, so all that's left is to concentrate on your demeanour and then everything else should fall into place.
The Secrets Of Job Interview Research
So you've prepared for your job interview, but have you done your research? By reading up on the company, practicing your answers and preparing a few questions of your own, you can make yourself feel more comfortable and confident, and give yourself a far better chance of being a successful candidate.
Top Skills To Include On Your Travel CV: CV-Library Guest Blog
The travel industry offers a fast-paced and exciting environment to work in. However, in order to make your mark and secure a job, you’ll need to put together a winning CV, which ticks all of the right boxes.
How To Prepare For A Job Interview
Job interviews can be incredibly stressful things, so it is important to take away at least some of the tension by making sure you're completely prepared. By planning certain things in advance, you'll be free to concentrate solely on your answers and, let's face it, that's what's going to secure you the job.
How To Stay Calm During A Job Interview
While nerves are a great indication that you actually want the job, it's best to keep them in check during your job interview and, fortunately, there are a few ways to do just that.
Job Tips: Four Ways To Improve Your Cover Letter
Recruiters read hundreds, if not thousands, of CVs and applications during their days, so why not do them a favour and send them a concise, original and well-written cover letter? And the best bit is it's really not hard to do. Here's how.
Five Ways To Re-Enter The Jobs Market
Whether you've had time away from work to look after children, been ill or just stayed at the same company for years and years, there comes a time when most people will need to jump back into the job market.
How To Write A Snappy CV Profile: CV-Library Guest Blog
You’re faced with writing a snappy CV profile that effectively markets your abilities from the very beginning. Here are our top tips on writing a stand-out CV profile.
How To Boost Your Job Chances
So how can you boost your chances of securing that job? Maybe try networking? Volunteering? Improving your social media profiles? Adding new skills to your CV?
Job Tips: Five Simple Ways To Boost Your LinkedIn Profile
Whether you like it or not, LinkedIn is now firmly established as a massive part of the recruitment process. Most employers check applicants' profiles and many people secure jobs simply through their connections on the site. But whether you've already got an account or not, there's a few simple ways to make your profile stand out.
Job Tips: What To Leave Off Your LinkedIn Profile
We all know that regularly updating your LinkedIn profile is a massively important part of your job hunt, but that doesn't mean that you need to detail every aspect of your career. Not sure what to leave off your page? Read on...
Five Questions To Answer Before Accepting A Job
You've been offered a new job! Fantastic news - you should accept immediately, right? Well, probably, yes, but it's worth taking a couple of minutes to ask yourself some questions before you do. After all, you could be spending the next few years of your life in this role, so there's no point rushing in.
Job Tips: How To Get A Pay Rise
The economy is improving, more travel jobs are available and lots of companies are increasing their salaries, so now’s the perfect time to ask for a pay rise, right? Possibly.
How To Make It To The Top In Travel: Passion, Determination…And A Small Amount Of Sacrifice!
C&M's Basia Kolosinska shares her tips and experiences about making it in the travel industry
Can Job Shares Really Work?
C&M's Kelly Rose tries to juggle two small kids with a demanding job.
Five Signs You Need A New Travel Job
Sometimes your current travel job just isn't the right fit, but how do you know when you need to search for a new role? These are the five big signs.
The Five Best Ways To Get A Travel Job
If your experience of the travel industry solely consists of a few family holidays, then don't worry - you've still got plenty of opportunities to secure yourself a travel job. But there are definitely a few ways that you can boost your chances.
Five Ways To Keep Your Job Search Secret
Everyone loves gossip, but some things are best kept secret - such as when you're searching for a new job. You don't want your hunt to jeopardise your current role, so here's how to keep it quiet.
Five Easy Ways To NOT Get That Job
From social media mishaps to the best ways to annoy recruiters, follow these tips and not only will you fail to get a job offer, you won't even get an interview.
Job Tips: How To Annoy A Recruiter
Here at C&M we love nothing more than chatting to candidates to find them their perfect new job, but that doesn't mean we're immune from getting annoyed with certain applicants from time to time. Essentially, we're trying our hardest to secure you a new role, so why not avoid these (surprisingly common) mistakes and help us both.
How To Ruin A Job Interview
Unless you've got some real masochistic streak, it's unlikely that you'll deliberately want to scupper your job interview. But with so many easy ways to get your application ignored, it's best to make a note of what to avoid.
How To Reject Job Candidates
For most job interviews, candidates will spend hours preparing and researching the role and could even take a day off work, so if it turns out they've not been successful then inevitably there's going to be a sense of disappointment. This is where it becomes important for companies to sensitively let the candidate down and not risk leaving them with a bad impression of the business.
HR Jobs - How Important Are Human Resources Departments To Businesses?
With many companies looking to save money and become more efficient, figures indicate that some firms view HR departments as somewhat less than essential. But should human resources jobs be considered as being so disposable?
30 Under 30: Tomorrow's Travel Leaders
Profiles of the 30 most inspiring people in the travel industry under 30 years of age.