Top 5 CV Mistakes – updated

I see a lot of CVs (several dozen a week) and very few score more than about 60/100 in our free reviews and there is a common thread to the mistakes – 1/ It doesn’t say it’s a CV! Blindingly obvious but so many people forget to put CV or Curriculum Vitae at the top of their CV. This may seem trivial but it’s supposed to be a professional document…

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Contact Details

Such a “comedy basic” – but make sure you have all your contact details on your CV. We see so many that are missing either a mobile number or an email address. You must have both on a CV or you are just making the recruiters job harder, and if you do that – guess what? That’s right, they contact someone else. Make sure you have the following on the…

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Covering Letters

“Should I send a covering letter with my CV?” is a question that we are frequently asked. The simple answer is yes. Even when you are applying on-line it is always advisable to use a covering letter. They are a means of highlighting your application and of bringing forward certain skills or experience that you possess with particular relevance to the role. We provide a covering letter pack that contains…

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Answering Machines & Messages

If you are in the job market it is important that you make it as easy as possible for a recruiter or employer to contact you. So make sure that you have: 1. An answering machine on your home number – you can use the free service from your phone provider such as 1571 from BT. 2. That your mobile has the answering machine set up. If possible you should…

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Identity Theft from CV Information

We have been asked by a number of clients about the risk of using on-line services in relation to identity theft. The main issue that seems to concern people is that they are potentially putting a lot of private information into the public domain and how this can be used against them. In relation to your CV there is not a great deal to be worried about, provided you keep…

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