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 […]

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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. […]

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Monthly Payments

We’re pleased to announce that you can now spread the cost of your new CV over 3 months at no extra cost! Click on “Monthly Payment” for details.

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If you can’t spell…

If you can’t spell Curriculum Vitae then don’t put it on your CV – just use “CV”. Then latest incorrect spellings we have seen are: CURRICULAM  VITA Cirriculum Vitea and Curiculum Vitae. The commonest cause of the incorrect spelling is using CAPITALS which don’t get picked up by the spell checker in Word. So, if you are writing your own CV and spelling is not your […]

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Interests on a CV

What interests (if any) should you put on a CV? Firstly, it is a good idea to put some interests on a CV as it helps to portray you as a person – not just a name on a piece of paper. What interests should I put down? It’s easier to list what you shouldn’t put! Many employers can be very quickly put off a […]

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What Font to use in a CV?

This is a commonly asked question and it makes a big difference to your CV. Basically, you should use a modern looking font that is easy to read and not too dense. Some fonts have a smaller gap between letters and these are useful if your CV has run into an extra page by just a line or two as changing font can significantly shorten […]

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Spelling Mistakes

Just had a CV in for review and it had the following as an opening Key Skill: EXELENT COMUNICATION SKILLS  Why didn’t they spot this!! It’s simple. Firstly they haven’t properly read their own CV and secondly it’s in UPPER CASE. Why does this matter? Because Word doesn’t look for spelling mistakes when words are in upper case and we’re all so reliant on spell checkers that […]

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Magazine Style CV

We’ve noticed a growing trend for CVs in what we refer to as a magazine format. Basically the CV is written like a page from a magazine with small snippets of information dotted around the page with different fonts and different colour backgrounds – much like you might see in Hello! or OK! magazine. These CVs look great but they are a major mistake. Magazine […]

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