Job seekers' advice

  • The Friday Five 22.06.18
    A round-up of five of the best, most interesting or most unusual jobs on Planner Jobs this week. It's a plethora of possibilities in local authorities in this week's Friday Five, as we visit the heart of the city, England's rural and historic heartlands and the home of the hat. 
  • Why do some job adverts get better responses than others? Follow our quick guide to writing an effective recruitment advert so that you maximise your responses.
  • Are you an experienced chartered town planner seeking a new way to work? Would you like to combine higher earnings with more freedom?
  • Getting a new job is cause for celebration, but if you want to make a good first impression, work begins immediately. How do you prepare for your first day, build bridges with new colleagues and stand yourself in good stead for the future? In the second part of a two-part feature, Matt Moody take...
  • Getting a new job is cause for celebration, but if you want to make a good first impression, work begins immediately. How do you prepare for your first day, build bridges with new colleagues and stand yourself in good stead for the future? Matt Moody takes a look
  • In a competitive job market, getting an interview is an achievement in itself. Now that you’ve got the employer’s attention, how can you ensure that you make the best impression in person? In the third of a three-part series, Matt Moody looks at how to follow up after an interview
  • In a competitive job market, getting an interview is an achievement in itself. Now that you’ve got the employer’s attention, how can you ensure that you make the best impression in person? In part two of a three-part series, Matt Moody considers interview performance
  • In a competitive job market, getting an interview is an achievement in itself. Now that you’ve got the employer’s attention, how can you ensure that you make the best impression in person? In part one of a three-part series, Matt Moody looks at interview preparation
  • As the average recruiter takes just six seconds to make an initial decision on a CV, deciding what to include can be difficult. How can you make sure yours makes the right impact?
  • As the average recruiter takes just six seconds to make an initial decision on a CV, deciding what to include can be difficult. How can you make sure yours makes the right impact?
  • As the average recruiter takes just six seconds to make an initial decision on a CV, deciding what to include can be difficult. How can you make sure yours makes the right impact?
  • As the average recruiter takes just six seconds to make an initial decision on a CV, deciding what to include can be difficult. How can you make sure yours makes the right impact?
  • A cover letter is an integral part of any job application, and arguably the hardest bit to get right. How do you write a letter that gives you an edge? Martha Harris asked recruitment specialist Kirsty Hall of KDH Associates.
  • How do you write the perfect cover letter for a job in planning? Suzanne Joseph, HR Consultant at Indigo Planning, shares her top tips.
  • The second Planner Career Development Guide is out now, and we’re excited to share the insight collated in its pages with our readers.
  • At CV Writers we conducted a study of HR professionals and recruiters and found opinions split on the value placed on a cover letter.
  • Is a cover letter necessary for jobs in planning? CV Writers explores the percentage of recruiters that would read a CV if a cover letter was included - or not.
  • LinkedIn, as a professional network, is widely used by planning professionals. How can you optimise your LinkedIn profile to further your planning career?
  • Professional planning is a highly competitive arena. But by developing your soft skills, and with a game plan up your sleeve, you can go far.
  • As a professional planner you understand the importance of process, and that often more time is spent on planning than actually doing. The same goes for CV writing