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Charlotte Grainger is a freelance writer living and working in Sheffield, UK. She has a passion for career development and loves sharing tips and advice. Follow her on Twitter.

Professional email salutations that work (with examples)

What is an employee evaluation and how do I conduct one?

How to list hobbies and interests on a CV (with examples)

How to list publications on a CV (with examples)

How to list volunteer work on your CV (with examples)

27 Great CV Objective Examples to Get Hired

27 great CV headline examples to stand out

Positive vs. toxic work cultures - examples and how to improve work culture in 2024

12 top reasons why mentorship is important

Should I quit my job? Top 8 reasons to resign

12 key areas of development for employees (with examples)

How to create the perfect CV header (2024 guide and examples)

How to debate: 9 techniques to use in a professional setting

How to write a functional CV in 2024 (plus template and example)

Effective problem-solving techniques in business

Extrinsic vs. intrinsic motivation: why is it important?

How to perform a situational analysis (and the benefits)

What is an accountability partner? Definition and benefits

Higher-Order Thinking Explained (+ 12 Types)

10 persuasion techniques you can use to advance your career

How to practice inspirational leadership (and its benefits)

19 professional goals examples (and how to achieve them)

What is monk mode? Monk mode benefits, strategies, and planning

Annual salaries: a comprehensive guide to negotiating your pay

Tips and strategies for acing panel interviews

The art of creating a career vision board: seven simple steps

Visualising your career goals: techniques for manifesting your ideal job

Personal development for career advancement: strategies for continuous growth

Writing a winning CV: best practices for standing out among applicants

Career transition 101: strategies for successfully changing industries

The art of self-marketing: promoting your skills and achievements to an employer

How to find information about the company culture: the insider guide

Interpersonal intelligence: what is it and how can it boost your career?

Hush trips: the secretive workplace trend that could land you in big trouble

The different types of informative speech and how to use them in your career

How to introduce yourself in a professional setting

The top organisational skills recruiters look for and how to develop them

Positive feedback examples - and how sharing feedback can help you to motivate the entire team

What are social skills and why do they matter in the workplace? With examples!

The complete guide to top management: what it means and why it matters

Self-management: The secret ingredient to your career success

What is interpersonal conflict at work and how can you handle it professionally?

How you can develop strong work ethics and why it matters

What are nonverbal communication skills? Definition and examples

The complete guide to giving and receiving constructive criticism

The four communication styles and how you can change yours for the better

10 Conceptual Skills - Examples and Definitions

The 5 levels of leadership and how you can use them to supercharge your career

How to use reflective listening in the workplace (with examples)

Learn how to write a Fashion Designer CV with our simple guide

Wow recruiters with these CV tips from TopCV's professional CV writers

The psychology of retention bonuses: understanding how incentives affect employee motivation

How to write a winning Operations Manager CV

Why networking is important for your career: the main benefits and how to up your game

Different types of CVs: what's right for you?

How to repurpose your CV for a new sector in 5 steps

Does your CV pass the seven-second test? Read our guide!

15 CV myths that you should completely ignore

Strengthen your CV with these 15 essential team working skills

How to write a CV for a part-time job: expert tips and advice

Using colour on your CV: a quick guide to getting it right

15 questions recruiters ask and how to answer them

How to write a job application email that wins interviews

How to write a leadership CV - with examples of leadership skills

What should I put on my CV if I lost my job or got fired?

What is the best template for a CV and how do you know your CV looks right?

Is your confidence holding you back at work? You may have Impostor Syndrome!

How to make a video CV

How to quit your job in a professional way

8 perfect jobs if you want to work with animals

How to describe yourself to a hiring manager - without sending them to sleep!

Unusual interview questions you may get (and how to answer them)

7 lifestyle changes that will improve your productivity at work

8 reasons you're not getting an interview

The unexpected benefits of losing your job

Beat the New Year slump: how to kickstart a 2024 job search

What is the Kickstart Scheme? Everything you need to know

6 ways to improve your body language at networking sessions

6 powerful remote worker skills you need to land the job

What are soft skills and why do they matter?

What's the difference between a CV and a resume?

6 signs you're satisfied with your current job

5 things you should know about lorry driving

5 exciting things you should know about the UK job market

The 6 best tools for telecommuting

9 things you should know before getting a retail job

How to handle a hostile interviewer

6 signs the job interview went well

5 things to consider when looking for a summer job

Everything you need to know about assessment centres

How to spot signs of a toxic workplace during the interview

How to find a career mentor and why it matters

Are you earning enough? 7 signs you deserve a pay rise

Worried about losing your job? How to deal with job uncertainty

5 tips to help you write a CV for a hospitality job

How to find the best career advice on TikTok

7 signs it's time to look for a new job in 2024

6 ways to improve your time management at work

How to stay environmentally friendly when working from home

How to tell your boss you're overwhelmed at work

What is Clubhouse? Can you use it to network?

The best YouTube channels to watch when job hunting in 2024

What to include in a CV in 2024 - 9 essential sections

How to create a career-change action plan

6 of the best books for job seekers

7 helpful podcasts for job seekers

7 TED Talks that will inspire and improve your career

12 holiday gift ideas for job seekers

COVID-19: understanding your rights during the outbreak

Use these tips to excel in your next online course

How self-regulation can support you at every stage of your career

What to know if you're considering going freelance

How to Write a Compelling LinkedIn Summary (+Examples)

How to establish your professional brand on LinkedIn

How to tell your family and loved ones you've lost your job

Job interview questions you should ask during a pandemic

How to use Twitter to improve your job hunt

COVID-19 workplace safety: voicing your concerns and knowing your options

Can you take a mental health day when working from home?

How to cope with layoff survivor guilt

6 virtual freelance gigs you don't need experience for

Remote jobs: how to land a WFH role

Need to fill the gap? These UK employers are looking for temp staff

7 ways to improve your job prospects whilst self-isolating

How to work from home with your partner

Working from home: easy ways to boost your productivity

How to Write a CV When You Are Changing Careers

What is "low-quality work" and how does it affect your health?

The complete video interview checklist

The right way to ask for flexi-time at work

Lost your job? Here's how to cope

When to turn your hobby into a career

How to prepare for an interview on a budget

5 ways to keep calm and carry on during your job search

5 ways to make extra money during the Christmas period

Is it Normal to Make Mistakes at Work?

The small things that could stop you from getting promoted at work

6 tips for conducting a successful long-distance job search

The free online tools that will boost your job-search efforts

The advantages ‒ and challenges ‒ of remote work

How your workplace affects your job ‒ and your health

How to assess a company's culture during your job search

The worrying LinkedIn mistakes you could be making

Tips on securing a job interview when you're over 50

How to handle awkward questions about your job search

How to manage your workplace stress ‒ and when to call it quits

Will a creative CV design help me stand out?

Finding the job hunt tough? Science says you should talk about it

How to answer 'Tell us about yourself' interview question

How to pick the perfect LinkedIn profile picture

Perfect interview preparation: the complete checklist

The best ways to track your accomplishments at work

Why you should customise your LinkedIn profile URL (and how to do it)

6 Salary Negotiation Phrases You Should Never Use

How to know when to quit your job: 8 signs it's time to leave

15 best questions to ask a hiring manager during an interview

7 Ways on How to Make Extra Cash on the Side

CV versus LinkedIn profile writing: What exactly is the difference?

The absolute worst ways to address a cover letter

6 Signs of a Bad Interview that Mean You Didn't Land the Job

5 things to remove from your CV right away

What are extracurricular activities on a CV?

Looking for a new job? Here are the UK sectors currently hiring