Useful Articles

The 3 Biggest Resume Mistakes
In a typical week I spend on average 10% of my time screening resumes, interviewing or reviewing interview notes and offers for candidates we want to join the team. Talent management is a core pillar of our company strategy and one of my most important responsibilities. I have reviewed thousands of resumes over my career and built a system to categorize them into yes, no and the dreaded maybe buckets. The resumes that go into either the yes or the no piles are usually very easy to identify. But I often think about the maybes. These resumes get saved as a backup but in reality, never get a chance to be in the field of play.
The secret to a higher salary is to ask for nothing at all
Brooke Allen has worked for 30 years in the securities industry as a proprietary trader and hedge fund manager. Twenty years ago, I developed a powerful approach to negotiating that goes beyond “win-win.” It involves starting by offering the most and asking for the least. It works extremely well, but I was unable to explain why until I read Wharton professor Adam Grant’s excellent new book Give and Take.
You might also be interested in:
  • Cover Letter Techniques A good, detailed and specific covering letter can be the perfect tool to get your CV noticed amongst the masses.
  • CV Writing Techniques Since your CV creates the first impression for a potential employer, it's really important that you give yourself the best possible chance in what are usually very competitive markets.
  • Interview Techniques There are a number of popular styles of interview that include specific prepared questions and answers, but more and more interviews are what is described as competency based.
Become a member today

The BPIF is the printing industries champion. By becoming a member you join a diverse and influential community. We help you solve business problems, connect you to new customers and suppliers and make your voice heard in government.

0845 250 7050