Applying for a job

Applying for a job in a new country can be exciting and slightly stressful. But it doesn’t have to be testing. Impress potential new employers in Scotland with a flawless CV and cover letter, impeccable interview and appropriate business etiquette.


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Applying for the job

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The interview

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Follow up

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