We reviewed one of the best CV’s that we’ve had in for ages today. Pretty much everything had been done correctly and we had to really nit-pick to find anything wrong with it! Against our 10 key criteria it scored 91% which is fantastic when you consider that our average score is 74%. The only areas that this CV had mistakes in were all in […]
We often see CVs where people have put down their reasons for leaving against each of their jobs. This is generally unnecessary and can be counter-productive. During an interview one of the main conversation points is going to be the reasons behind your career moves and if it’s all written down then you’ll have nothing to discuss! If you’ve been made redundant from your last 2/3/4 roles, […]
We always aim to produce your new CV within 48 hours of receipt of payment. If we are particularly busy then this may be longer, but we will always advise you of this prior to making payment.
Such a “comedy basic” – but make sure you have all your contact details on your CV. We see so many that are missing either a mobile number or an email address. You must have both on a CV or you are just making the recruiters job harder, and if you do that – guess what? That’s right, they contact someone else. Make sure you […]
Employers look for positive language in a CV. Sounds obvious but the number of CVs we see that use weak language is incredible. What do we mean by “Positive Language”? Perhaps the most common example is when applicants say in their profile “I consider myself to be a hard working person” or “I can consider myself to be a reliable employee”. This is weak language […]
You don’t need to put your age on a CV and recruiters and employers are not allowed to directly ask you how old you are. It would be naive to think that your age doesn’t make a difference as many recruiters are under 30 and to them anyone over the age of 50 is not a good candidate. But how do you avoid showing your age? 1. […]
One of the biggest complaints we hear of from clients who have previously had a “professional” write their CV is that the end result just doesn’t read like it’s them being described. It’s generally because a stock pro-forma will have been used when writing the profile, and also in the job descriptions, where a list of “power” words will have been used to construct an […]
We periodically like to take a look at our competition and see what they are offering and their pricing to make sure we’re competitive. Today I discovered that it’s quite amazing how many CV writers are “the UK’s number 1 professional CV Writers” or “the leading CV writers for professional CVs”. I’d love to know how they measure this! We don’t profess to be the number 1 […]