CV or Curriculum Vitae?

Posted Posted in Common CV Mistakes, CV Advice

I get asked occasionally whether it’s better to put CV or Curriculum Vitae on a CV, and I always tell people that it doesn’t really matter, just so long as you spell it correctly! Lately I’ve seen a lot of CVs that don’t have either on them. This is a simple mistake to make, and […]

Latest CV Review

Posted Posted in CV Advice, CV Services, CV Writing

I’ve reviewed a CV today that I gave a pretty low score of only 44/100, and the only reason it scored this well was that it was under 2 pages and fulfilled some of the basic section requirements of a CV. The client rang me to talk through the review and I was genuinely shocked […]

BBC News – Can digital technology help stamp out CV fraud?

Posted Posted in CV Advice

Honesty is the best policy. Unless we happen to be talking about CVs and resumes, it seems. In 2014, 63% of all the confirmed employment frauds reported to Cifas, the UK’s fraud prevention service, involved people lying about their education, former employment or qualifications. This has serious consequences for employees and employers alike. But checking […]

How long should a CV be?

Posted Posted in Common CV Mistakes, CV Advice

When I review a CV this is the first issue that I look at, as it is an immediate determination of how good the CV is going to be regardless of content or style. Too long and it won’t get read, too short and the recruiter is left wondering where the rest of the CV […]