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 […]

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Use of the “Third Person”

This is when you talk about yourself in the “Third Person”, i.e. writing something in your profile like: “Nick is a strong manager, admired by all his colleagues” Trust me, it makes you sound unhinged. Much better would be: “A strong manager, able to lead teams in achieving goals”

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Colour in a CV

On the face of it this is a good idea as it should make your CV stand out from the crowd. BUT. What if the person printing your CV has not got a colour printer, or their colour cartridge has run out of ink? How’s your CV going to look then? Our advice is not to risk it. Use shades of grey to emphasise key […]

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