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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 […]

Should you include a personal statement on your CV?

Should you include a personal statement on your CV? If you are looking for an out-and-out declaration of allegiance for one side from us, I am afraid you are going to be disappointed. This is not because we are especially comfortable atop the proverbial fence, but rather that the sheer assortment of job roles in […]

Graduate CVs, How to avoid being overqualified

I suppose its quite a nice problem to have ‘being overqualified’. Upon graduating mid the worst economic recession in decades, I had only one thing on my mind, one statement that burned in my brain and refused to quieten down until its demands be met “Get a Job, You must get a job”. It really […]

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 […]

5 of the Most Creative CVs Ever

We all know that the jobs market is pretty challenging and competitive at the moment and that there are hundreds, in fact sometimes thousands of people all vying for the same jobs. Ensuring that your CV gets noticed by the employer or recruiter is an absolute must. In fact we’ve covered all sorts of ways […]

5 Ways that your CV may appear Unprofessional

You might have spent hours, days even, crafting what you think is the perfect CV – the CV that is going to get you that elusive or dream job. However within seconds, a recruiter or HR Manager may have looked at it and immediately put it in the rejected pile. Harsh but unfortunately true. With so […]

How to Handle Gaps on your CV

Let’s face it – when it comes to our careers and employment experiences, very few of us will have textbook journeys. In an ideal world we’d leave school, college or uni and then just seamlessly move onwards and upwards in our preferred career. The reality however can be very different – we don’t always move […]

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. […]

CV Tips for Older Jobseekers

Finding a job can be a daunting prospect for anyone but if you are a more mature jobseeker, it may seem even more so. With lots of initiatives and projects aimed at the young unemployed, it can often seem that the older jobseeker is forgotten about. Not here however! At The Employable we aim to […]

5 Ways to give your CV a makeover

There can be no denying that a CV and a good CV at that, is one of the most important tools at your disposal when you’re looking for a job. It’s vital therefore to make sure that it’s fulfilling its purpose – that it is portraying you in the best light possible to any prospective […]

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