James Innes: Best-selling author

Our founder, James is the UK's best-selling careers author, with five titles to his name.

These titles have now been translated into a variety of other languages as diverse as Romanian, Korean and Vietnamese.

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The CV Book by James Innes

The CV Book

How to avoid the most common mistakes and write a winning CV.

Your CV has less than 30 seconds to win you an interview, so make it irresistible.

With hundreds of CVs submitted for every job vacancy, yours has to work hard to stand out. You need to know what the recruiter wants to see and how to say it, fast.

The CV Book brings together years of research and experience to reveal all the insider tips and winning methods that will make sure your CV never fails to impress. Discover how to:

  • Write your own CV quickly, and with confidence
  • Tailor your CV to every opportunity
  • Avoid all of the most common CV mistakes
  • Make your CV really stand out from the competition

No matter what your age, background, job or level of experience, The CV Book will help you create an outstanding CV.

The Cover Letter Book by James Innes

The Cover Letter Book

How to write a winning cover letter that really gets noticed.

In a competitive job market, first impressions are vital. To get an interview you’re going to have to stand out and a well-executed cover letter is vital to ensure that you do not fall at the first hurdle.

This book takes you through all the essential rules and high impact strategies to ensure your cover letter makes you stand out from the crowd. It takes a detailed look at the fifteen most common cover letter mistakes to ensure you do not make the errors that the competition will be, and covers every situation from email and fax to speculative letters, career-development letters and advert-response letters.

The Interview Book by James Innes

The Interview Book

How to prepare and perform at your best in any interview.

This is the definitive, bestselling guide to planning, preparing and performing in interviews to maximise your chances of landing the job you want. The guidance in this book has been tried, tested and honed to perfection. The unique content includes a chapter on avoiding the most common interview mistakes, and important information on how to handle and benefit from the post-interview period.

The Interview Question and Answer Book by James Innes

The Interview Question & Answer Book

How to be ready to answer the 155 toughest interview questions.

Take the fear out of your interview and never be stuck for the right answer to even the toughest questions with The Interview Question and Answer Book.

Ultimate New Job by James Innes

Ultimate New Job

The definitive guide to surviving and thriving as a new starter.

How long do you stay in each job? Millions of us change roles on average every three years. A nation of job-hoppers, every promotion or change presents the same issues and worries and there's no getting away from those first day nerves. Ultimate New Job will prepare you for the toughest few months of your life, when fitting in is everything and first impressions count. Covering every aspect of starting a new job or internship, it tackles the top fifteen questions that people ask when starting a new position, from handling the offer and resigning from your current post, to researching the organisation, networking and finding your place within the team. With realistic, practical advice, Ultimate New Job tackles all of your concerns head on, making your first weeks and months as smooth a transition as possible - for you and your new employer.