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Improving your CV – Basic Tips

Been applying for jobs but not getting any interviews? Chances are it’s because your CV is not really doing its job! After all, the purpose of a CV is to sell you to an employer and ensure that they are so impressed that they want to meet you in person. If that’s not happening, it’s […]

5 Tips for Sending a Speculative CV

When in search of a job, people will try almost anything in order to get themselves noticed by a potential employer. This can lead people to somewhat extreme (and often ill advised) measures which, well intended as they are, can have a detrimental effect on their prospects for employment – just check out some of […]

One in three British CVs contain a spelling error

Check this – almost one third of CVs (32%) in the UK contain at least one spelling mistake, according to recent research from jobs search engine, Adzuna.co.uk. Oops. Analysing over 3,000 CVs across the UK, the research which took place this month, highlighted the most common spelling mistakes in the study included the words “responsibility”, […]

How to sell yourself on your CV

How to sell yourself on your CV With the jobs market still in a pretty challenging state, it’s essential that if you are applying for a job, that you do all you can to optimize your chances of success. After all, you won’t be alone in applying for any given job – competition is still […]

5 Important Things You Need to Include on Your Medical CV

While many employers in the medical career industry already prefer looking up online portfolios to check if applicants are qualified for the job, creating an excellent medical CV is still important for both current and aspiring medical professionals. Your CV is a useful reference for employers when reviewing your qualifications for a promotion or a […]

The best Hobbies and Interests for your CV

The best Hobbies and Interests for your CV? “I didn’t know it mattered!” Many employers, recruiters included, may argue that its’ the skills, education and experience of an applicant that are used to ‘shortlist’ candidates for a job, when they receive CVs for a job that they have advertised. And this is all true. However, […]

Your CV – a To-do list to start 2016

And so our career action plans for 2016 continue. Last week our list of career things to do in 2016 continued with heaps of fab tips and links to previous articles on the process of Searching and Applying for Jobs. This was actually the second part of this series of recap posts, the first being […]

Talk me through your CV

Once the initial social niceties and introductions are over, many job interviews start with a pretty general opening question. One of the most common such question is that old chestnut – “ So then…talk me through your CV…” It should be a relatively easy question to answer – after all, you will have hopefully spent […]

CV Tips for the Overqualified

CV Tips for the Overqualified Having worked in recruitment, I know only too well that one of the biggest changes in recent times has been the sheer number of people applying for every job which gets advertised. Where a standard retail sales assistant position may once have only attracted applicants who had worked in that […]

Common mistakes found on CVs

Like ‘em or loathe ‘em, the reality is that unless the job market and recruitment sector revolutionises somewhat, the old fashioned CV Is here to stay. And after all, there is lots of information out there on how to create a standout CV, how it can make a good impression and how you can make […]

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