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Improve Your CV – Basic Top Tips

If you’ve been applying for jobs and have been struggling to get interviews or even hear back from employers or recruiters, then it would certainly be worthwhile taking a look at your CV and making some changes. Here are some basic tips on how to improve your CV that should help. Check the grammar and […]

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 […]

Your CV, How to make a good first impression

Making a good first impression with your CV- 3 Key things to consider It’s well documented that recruiters make up their mind about a candidate within the first ten seconds of an interview.  Whether or not this is true, it does highlight the important role which first impressions have to play in today’s highly competitive […]

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, […]

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 […]

The CV…The ‘How to’ guide to your CV

One of the harshest realities about the world of recruitment is that when faced with a CV, a typical recruitment consultant or HR manager will make a judgement call within a matter of seconds. You may have spent hours creating what you feel is the perfect CV and then within no time at all, it […]

5 Ways to fill Gaps on your CV

If you’ve been looking for a job for a while, chances are you are starting to build a sizeable gap on your CV. You may be treating your job search as a job in itself but that really can’t be added to your CV as an explanation of what you’ve been doing since you last […]

Dealing with Gaps on your CV

In an ideal world our CVs would all be seamless and straightforward. We would leave school or college, immediately find a job and continue our careers by going from job to job with no gaps in between. The reality though is very different. All sorts of things can get in the way and we can […]

Top 5 CV Mistakes

As we all know, a CV’s primary purpose is to sell you to an employer or recruiter. A well crafted CV is therefore an absolute essential if you are to be shortlisted for interview. However many candidates fall at that first hurdle and make some basic errors on their CVs which prevent that ever happening. […]

The First Things Employers Look for on a CV

Your CV is your ticket to the promised land – the job of your dreams that you have worked all of your working life for, so you want to ensure that everything on your CV gives the best representation of your professional profile. Potential employers won’t spend longer than a few seconds reading a CV, […]

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