Play the boss

Writing job applications can sometimes feel daunting, but imagine the prospect of scanning hundreds of CVs to find the perfect employee.

The trick when applying is to stand out for the right reasons – , covered in 5 tips for a great job application – but it’s just as important to know what stands out for the wrong reasons. So, get it right and you’ll stand a better chance of making it through to the next round.

Check out the sample CVs, decide who you think should be picked for the job against the clock and then check in with the boss to see if they agree.