Beating the recruitment machines

Very interesting article from the BBC about online CVs and how to optimise your CV: Many of the biggest companies in the world are using software to recruit their workforce, so how can you beat the odds in the most competitive job market in history? If you take the time to fill in a job application, you might think someone would at least have the courtesy to actually look at…

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CV Services

We’re not just a CV Writing Service! There’s more to writing a CV these days than just putting your education and career history onto 2 sides of A4 with a Personal Statement at the beginning. Gone are the days when the only time you applied for a job was when an advert appeared in the jobs section of the Telegraph or the Grauniad (that’s a deliberate error!) asking you to…

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Is a Resume a CV?

The simple answer is yes. Resume is essentially an American term for a CV or Curriculum Vitae but there are subtle differences between examples of resume writing and CV writing.  UK based CVs tend to have a basic format at their core that covers Education followed by Employment History and then any personal of additional information. Within the Employment History you usually talk about the job you did, your responsibilities…

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Mobile Number on your CV

Firstly, make sure you put your mobile number on your CV. Recruiters work 9-5 (or 8-6!) and need to be able to contact you during those hours, or, at the very least, leave you a message so you need to give them the number. Secondly, don’t write it as one long sequence of numbers as this makes it hard to read and more likely that they will dial the wrong number. If…

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Does your CV Sell You?

Sounds obvious doesn’t it? But, it’s probably the commonest mistake we see when we review CVs. Ultimately a CV is about you, but you’re not writing it for yourself but rather to achieve your career objective. Whoever reads your CV will, in all probability, have never heard of you or met you and just wants to know that you meet their objectives and requirements. You really need to make sure that when a recruiter or employer…

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Writing a Sales CV

A useful article on writing a sales CV: Before you can start your career you first need to convince a potential employer that you are worth talking to, and that’s where your Sales CV comes in. Your Sales CV is designed to open the door to a job interview so you need to ensure that it is relevant to the job you are applying for. Selling and being successful at…

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