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  • Rapleys grows its business

    • 17 Sep 2019
    • Prithvi Pandya

    Property and planning consultancy Rapleys has made several appointments in its business.

  • Case study: What makes you happy?

    • 29 Jan 2019

    Freddie Bell of Mattinson Partnership explains why a change can be as good as a rest when it comes to workplace happiness.

  • Falling into planning: How four planners found their profession

    • 28 Aug 2018

    Serena Ralston speaks to four planners about how they became planners.

  • Five ways to write a recruitment ad with impact

    • 18 Jun 2018

    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.

  • Work for yourself, not by yourself

    • 21 Jul 2017

    Are you an experienced chartered town planner seeking a new way to work? Would you like to combine higher earnings with more freedom?

  • 8 ways to settle in to a new job, parts 5-8

    • 7 Jul 2017

    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 takes a look

  • 8 ways to settle in to a new job, parts 1-4

    • 7 Jul 2017

    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

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    How to succeed at job interviews, Part 3

    • 22 Jun 2017

    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

  • Handshake

    How to succeed at job interviews, Part 2

    • 22 Jun 2017

    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

  • A handshake

    How to succeed at job interviews, Part 1

    • 22 Jun 2017

    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

  • Writing an effective CV: Part 4 – Hobbies and skills

    • 7 Apr 2017

    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?

  • Writing an effective CV: Part 3 – Career history

    • 7 Apr 2017

    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?

  • Writing an effective CV: Part 2 – Personal statement

    • 7 Apr 2017

    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?

  • Writing an effective CV: Part 1 – Format and presentation

    • 7 Apr 2017

    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?

  • Cover letter

    5 ways to write a great cover letter

    • 3 Apr 2017

    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 to write an effective cover letter: Suzanne Joseph, Indigo Planning

    • 6 Feb 2017

    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 Planner Career Development Guide 2017 is out now

    • 27 Jan 2017

    The second Planner Career Development Guide is out now, and we’re excited to share the insight collated in its pages with our readers.

  • Write a convincing cover letter

    • 22 Nov 2016

    At CV Writers we conducted a study of HR professionals and recruiters and found opinions split on the value placed on a cover letter.

  • How to write a great cover letter for planning professionals

    • 6 Jun 2016

    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.

  • Optimising your LinkedIn profile for planning professionals

    • 28 Apr 2016

    LinkedIn, as a professional network, is widely used by planning professionals. How can you optimise your LinkedIn profile to further your planning career?