Facebook

Be very careful about your use of social networking sites such as Facebook. Employers, HR and Recruiters routinely look up job applicants on Facebook, Google, Bebo, MySpace etc, so you need to be careful about what you post on-line. The following applies to all these type of site: 1) Clean up so-called “Digital Dirt” before you start applying for jobs. Remove photos, content and any links that are less than…

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Spelling Mistakes on your CV

It is not enough to just use a spell checker on your CV. We have covered this topic before but it bears repeating! It is not just mis-spelling you need to look for, but also incorrect words. Common ones we are seeing at the moment include: “Roll” when you mean “Role“ “Fir” when you mean “For“ “Manger” when you mean “Manager“ “Jib” when you mean “Job“ You really need to…

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Contact Details

We see many CVs that lack comprehensive contact details. You need to make sure that your CV has the following: 1. Home number. 2. Mobile number. 3. Personal (as opposed to work) email address. Recruiters need to get in touch with you in a variety of different ways and you need to make it as easy as possible for them. It’s also worth checking that your voicemail is set up…

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