Skills for Work

Career Tools

At Isle of Wight Jobs, we are well known as a hub of employment and recruitment. Including the practical and professional advice we give to both employers and candidates that is essential when filling a job vacancy or developing a new career.

Our useful guides on everything from how to prepare a CV to Covering Letters and Interview Advice below, bear testimony to this. Something we also share at recruitment fayres and events.

‘The Hub’ from Isle of Wight Jobs, reflects the broader role we play in supporting the business community across the Island, as a free to join recruitment service that enhances any employers approach to recruitment - saving them time, money and providing access to exclusive events and insights from leading HR Professionals.

Examples of how at Isle of Wight Jobs we help people to find jobs and businesses secure the talent that adds value to them.

CV Advice

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Unfortunately your CV can have as little as 10-15 seconds to impress some potential employers, it is therefore very important. Learn more about how to make the best impression with your CV here.

Covering Letter

Cover Letter Advice

Your covering letter is the first thing a recruiter will see, so it's essential that you introduce yourself and your CV in the best way possible. Although there's no such thing as the perfect letter, we've provided you with some advice on the basic structure.

CV Templates

CV Templates

CVs usually follow a generic formula, which enable employers to quickly check how suitable you are for a vacancy. We have compiled some easy to use templates, which can assist you chose an effective layout for your CV.

Cover letter Template

Covering Letter Template

A good cover letter explains why you, over all the other candidates, are worth taking the time to find out more about. Check out some of our free templates to get you of to the best start.

Interview Advice & Tips

Interview Advice and Tips

The key to feeling confident in your interview is to know everything you can about the company, product or services and potential future of the company. Learn more about how to prepare for your interview here.

Job Hunting Advice

Job Hunting Advice

Searching for a job using the internet is becoming increasingly popular, and the process is a lot simpler and easier to manage than people think. Take look here to gather some tips and advice to help find work.

Employee Rights

Employee Rights

As an employee you’re entitled to a range of rights, equally you’re obligated and encouraged to behave in certain ways just like an employer. Find out all you need to know from some trusted sources in this section.

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