Age on your CV

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It’s an offence for employers or recruiters to discriminate on the basis of age, but it would be naive to think that it doesn’t happen. Why does it happen, and what can you do about it in your CV? The reason age discrimination happens, relative to a CV getting you an interview, is that the majority of “gatekeepers” in recruitment are young, usually 20-30 years old and anyone that’s over…

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UK Employment Analysis

BBC Economics Correspondent, Dharshini David, reports on the latest UK employment analysis according to the Office for National Statistics.  More than half of the 329,000 jobs created from January to October this year went to people who are no longer economically inactive – i.e. they, rather than demographics, are the main reason for the expansion in the workforce. There are: 52,000 fewer long-term sick than for a year ago 45,000…

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Naming Your CV

When you write a CV you should always call the file by your name. Don’t use “newcv.doc”, “mycv.doc” or similar, because so many people use that format that you’re just making the recruiter’s job harder to find your saved details. I also see a lot of CVs that have file names related to the date it was written or updated, which is also a mistake as it can confuse the…

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Privacy Policy

We take your privacy extremely seriously, and detailed below is our privacy policy. This is written in a concise form that is intended to be easy to read and understand, without the use of jargon. When you submit your CV to CV Write it will not be shared with any individual or organisation for any purpose whatsoever. Your original CV will be held for a period of 12 months unless…

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Should I put LinkedIn on my CV?

More and more people are registering with LinkedIn and that’s because it is a great networking tool, but should you put it on your CV? No, is the simple answer. This goes back to the most basic (and often forgotten) piece of advice on CVs, which is that you must always remember that a CV is to get you an interview. The 3 reasons not to put LinkedIn on your…

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Ever been told you’re over-qualified for a job?

This is something that we regularly come across with job applicants being told, or believing, that they are overqualified to be considered for a particular job role. It’s a simple fact of life that some employers will overlook your CV when sifting through applicants if they feel you are overqualified and, as the candidate, you have to put yourself in their shoes and ask yourself the question “What are they…

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Tell the reader what it is!

A maddening, and to be honest baffling, mistake I’m seeing at the moment is not putting “CV” at the top of your CV. You have to tell the reader what they’re reading . It doesn’t really matter if you put Curriculum Vitae (get the spelling right though!) or the abbreviated “CV” but you must put something there to signpost what the document is that they’re about to read. As with…

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