The current job market is tougher than ever, and a well written and designed CV is the most important factor in getting an interview and on your way to getting a new job. There are many templates and free examples available that look good, but you need a combination of both style and substance for a really professional CV. We are experts at writing new […]
It’s always nice to get some good feedback! “I am 100% happy with the CV, so thanks you for your efforts on this. Cvwrite will come highly recommended.” MH, Suffolk We really ought to post this sort of thing more often.
We have always advocated not using colour in a CV as you run the risk of people having run out of ink or having a poor quality printer. But we’ve had a change of heart on this one! As printers have improved in quality, some colour can actually really improve a CV. It seems as well that people are far more diligent these days about […]
May sound a bit odd this, but you should avoid using capital letters in your CV. Why? Well there are 2 reasons. Firstly it is a bit SHOUTY to use capital letters in any kind of electronic communication, and your CV will be seen (certainly in the 1st instance) on a screen. Secondly, the default setting on Word is to ignore capitalised words when you […]
We have had a number of CVs sent in for review recently where we were able to say that they were actually pretty good CVs and not much needed doing to them. The potential clients responded by asking “why aren’t I getting interviews then?”. A good question, and once we looked at what jobs they were applying for the answer was pretty obvious. They were […]
If you are in the job market it is important that you make it as easy as possible for a recruiter or employer to contact you. So make sure that you have: 1. An answering machine on your home number – you can use the free service from your phone provider such as 1571 from BT. 2. That your mobile has the answering machine set […]
We have been asked by a number of clients about the risk of using on-line services in relation to identity theft. The main issue that seems to concern people is that they are potentially putting a lot of private information into the public domain and how this can be used against them. In relation to your CV there is not a great deal to be […]
This is a repetition of a previous post , but it is so important and so many people still get it wrong. Make sure that you put the following on your CV: 1. Home telephone number 2. Mobile number 3. Home email address We are still seeing a lot of CVs without this basic information. In fact some that get sent to us have no […]