If you are starting your job search in 2021, getting your cover letter right is just as important as perfecting your CV. Cover letters provide candidates the opportunity to distinguish themselves and is normally the first thing that a hiring manager will look at when considering a candidate. Although writing cover letters can seem daunting at first, we have put together our top tips for writing cover letters and how to tailor them to each job that you apply for.
Have you lost your job due to the pandemic, found yourself on furlough or simply want a change? Although the job market in Ireland at the moment is candidate heavy, with a 20.2% unemployment rate in the third quarter of 2020 (CSO Labour Force Survey), there are some steps you can take to improve your chances of your job search being a success this year.
According to research, it is estimated that around 70% of adults will experience imposter syndrome at least once in their lifetime. The term ‘imposter syndrome’ was first used in the 1970’s by psychologists Suzanna Imes and Pauline Clance. It was originally thought to only apply to high achieving women, but it is now recognised as more widely experienced by both men and women, regardless of their social status, work background or skill level.