Returning to work

If you are seeking to return to work after a career break, read our top tips on how to update your CV and prepare for an interview.

  • Return to work

    Returning to work after a period of illness

    Watch this personal account of returning to work after a serious illness.

  • Before accepting a job

    Eleven things to consider before accepting a job offer

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust

    You have been looking for a new role and have been successful in securing a job offer. Before you accept, here are a few things to consider.

  • Explaining gaps in employment

    Explaining gaps in your employment

    Linda Raynier shares her two key strategies on how to handle explaining gaps of unemployment on your resume.

  • Gap in employment

    How to explain a gap in your employment

    Insightful video from Deniz Sasal describes why it is so important to explain a gap in your employment and how to do that.

  • write the perfect cover letter

    How to write the perfect cover letter

    Writing a good cover letter is a crucial step in the job search process. This short video will give you the necessary steps to create an effective cover letter that helps you land interviews.

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    Guidance for writing a covering letter

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust partnered with Qube Learning

    A covering letter is an important document to tell an employer why you’re the right candidate for the job. Find out how to structure the letter and what it should include.

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    Structure and format your CV in the best way possible

    The format and structure of your CV will determine how you are perceived by potential recruiters. StandOut CV shows how to best construct your CV so it looks professional and is easy to read.

  • Get the most out of your CV

    Get the most out of your CV

    Exclusive content from the Retail Trust partnered with Qube Learning

    Do you have a CV and is it relevant? Here are some do’s and don’ts from Qube Learning to ensure your CV helps you find your next role.

  • Write a great cv

    How to write a great CV

    A CV is the single most important document when searching for a job. It has to grab the attention of the employer and also show you have necessary skills and competences for the job in question. 

  • After a job interview

    What to do after a job interview

    Hays Worldwide shares tips on what you should, and shouldn’t do after a job interview.

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Here are some of the subjects we cover:

  • Managing stress
  • Giving up smoking
  • Core skills to help you at work
  • CV and interview support
  • Redundancy
  • Loss and bereavement