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  • 11 things you should never put on your CV

    11 things you should never put on your CV

    Waiting for a response to a job application can be a soul destroying experience. Even more so when you've applied for multiple roles but still your inbox stays resolutely empty. If that’s happened to you then you should take a closer look at the common element, your CV – especially if you know that you’re well qualified for the position.

  • 5 ways to make your job search a success

    5 ways to make your job search a success

    Wanting a new job is one thing. Landing the right one is quite another. This is especially true if you work in competitive market. Even in a buoyant jobs market, there are always plenty of well-qualified professionals who can fill a vacancy, so how do you make sure that you get the one you want?

  • How do I write a skills-based CV?

    How do I write a skills-based CV?

    Everyone’s CV credentials differ, so why stick to a traditional chronological CV, when perhaps a skills-based approach would suit you better? There are many reasons why this approach, rather than a traditional chronological CV, could be for you.

  • What key skills are recruiters looking for in a candidate?

    What key skills are recruiters looking for in a candidate?

    Recruitment is all about selling. Whether you’re a recruiter, a candidate or an employer it’s all about marketing yourself as strongly as possible in order to seal the deal. Candidates need to sell themselves to recruiters, recruiters want candidates they can sell to employers and, to secure the best candidates, employers will also need to sell themselves as the right fit.

  • How do I write a chronological CV?

    How do I write a chronological CV?

    A chronological CV, that lists your employment and educational history in date order, is an excellent way of showing your career progression and highlighting how you’ve grown in your roles, what you’ve learnt and what you’ve done.

  • How to spring clean your CV

    How to spring clean your CV

    Recruitment agents and potential employers receive scores of applications for every job they advertise, so it’s essential your CV makes you stand out. Ensuring your CV says all it needs to without going overboard on the details is a tricky balancing act, but get it right and you’ll create an excellent first impression that could really take you places.

  • Why emailing your CV is NOT the way to get a new job

    Why emailing your CV is NOT the way to get a new job

    Most job adverts request you send your application form, or CV and covering letter, to a designated contact who’ll be receiving scores of others. All you have to go on is the job description and person specification, while all they have to go on is the written word, which may not even make it to the printer

  • Why you should update your CV for 2016

    Why you should update your CV for 2016

    When was the last time you updated your CV? Weeks, months – even years - ago? If you have an out of date CV lurking in your computer files then it’s time for an update. Your CV is your opportunity to sell yourself – it is the first impression a company will have of you, and it’s vital to get it right first time.