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  • How to create an alluring covering letter which will get noticed

    • 16 May 2014
    • Tania Forrester

    We have put together some key tips to take note of when writing your covering letter.

  • Rethink your CV – and land that dream job

    • 2 May 2022

    Polishing your CV can ensure you’ll get your foot in the door for that new role you’ve been coveting.

  • Get your foot in the door with a glowing cover letter

    • 4 Apr 2022

    A cover letter is as likely to be an email these days – but however you send that (often fiendishly difficult to write) accompaniment to your CV, make sure it shines. It has as crucial a role in getting your foot in the door as your CV itself. So why do some applicants give them so little thought or, as many hiring managers will testify, don’t even bother writing one at all?

  • How to succeed in an online job interview

    • 7 Mar 2022

    When job interviews were still held face to face, candidates had plenty to worry about.

  • What to expect when you’re back in the office

    • 22 Feb 2022

    Some workers feel nervous about going back to the office. Here are our tips to make your transition as frictionless as possible.

  • Attention grabbing cover letters for public finance professionals

    • 6 Jun 2016

    CV Writers research carried out amongst HR professionals and recruiters, opinions were split on the value of a covering letter. What’s best for your next role?

  • How to optimise Public Finance professional LinkedIn profile

    • 28 Apr 2016

    With millions of users globally, an optimised Linkedin profile is one of the best professional platforms to use if you are looking for your next Public Finance role.

  • CV writing for public finance professionals: Put yourself in the reader’s shoes

    • 9 Mar 2016

    Whatever your role within the world of public finance, if you are considering updating your CV you simply must focus on impressing your reader.

  • Don’t ignore the importance of white space in your CV

    • 21 Dec 2015
    • Neville Rose

    Many job seekers try to pack far too much text into their CV. You should certainly look to keep your CV to a 2 page format but not by reducing the font size and packing as much text as possible.

  • Accountancy and Finance workers reveal career priorities

    • 23 Jan 2015
    • REED

    Accountancy and Finance workers reveal career priorities - REED

  • Learn to write a professional looking CV

    • 22 Jan 2015

    CV Writing Toolkit for Public Finance Professionals

  • Half a minute: That’s all the time your CV will be given.

    • 12 Jan 2015

    Picture the time pressed recruiter or employer with a desk piled high with CVs.

  • Big on team performance?

    • 26 Nov 2014
    • Simon Bascombe

    As we race towards 2015, what plans do you have in place to craft a potent team?

  • Public Finance Career Advice

    Connect and Change

    • 8 Apr 2014
    • Simon Bascombe

    When switching from the private sector to the public sector, for example, there are quite a few cultural changes to embrace.

  • Public Finance Career Advice

    Mind the skills gap

    • 8 Apr 2014
    • Julie Martin

    Academies need to tackle their finances and recruit for a secure future

  • How to start your job search while you’re still employed

    • 17 Jan 2014
    • James Stacey

    Top tips to help you start your search for a new job - career advice from PF Jobs

  • Staying motivated in tough times

    • 8 Nov 2013

    When there is a lack of variety in the workplace and employees face tough times, how do you keep your staff members motivated? Motivational tips from CIPFA Penna.

  • Practical tips on social enterprise recruitment

    • 8 Nov 2013

    Simon Bascombe, suggests that recruitment in social enterprise is a balance between meeting the business needs of an organisation and finding people who will support its overriding social mission.

  • Five tactics to navigate shared services

    • 13 Sep 2013

    Gill Kelly, Associate Director of CIPFA Recruitment Services, offers practical advice for employers as they continue to grapple with the complexities of shared services.

  • How to build confident teams

    • 29 Aug 2013

    When funding is tight, and confidence in the public sector is wavering, finding the right people to instigate and drive changes to service delivery as well as shift public perceptions is crucial.