Grad Bites: Job Applications

Chris Matchan is an HR professional with over 30 years’ international experience. He gives his views on how to stand out in this tough jobs market, with tips on job applications, CVs and cover letters.

Grad Bites: Job Applications


About Chris

Chris Matchan has worked in HR all over the world, in companies ranging from multinational corporates to small start-ups. He now runs his own consultancy business: headhunting and coaching across many different industries, teaching at several universities, and dealing with outplacements – helping people who are made redundant or get fired, to find their way back into the jobs market.
As an experienced recruiter who has conducted thousands of interviews, designed and run assessment centres, Chris was the perfect person to share his expertise on job applications, giving helpful tips on standout CVs, tackling psychometric tests, excelling at presentations and more.

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See more from Chris:

Grad Bites: Interview Tips – Chris Matchan
How to nail an interview, from combatting nerves to letting your personality shine through

Grad Bites: Psychometric Tests & Personality Questionnaires
What are psychometric tests & personality questionnaires, plus tips on how to tackle them


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