Contact Details

We see many CVs that lack comprehensive contact details. You need to make sure that your CV has the following: 1. Home number. 2. Mobile number. 3. Personal (as opposed to work) email address. Recruiters need to get in touch with you in a variety of different ways and you need to make it as easy as possible for them. It’s also worth checking that […]

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Colour in a CV

On the face of it this is a good idea as it should make your CV stand out from the crowd. BUT. What if the person printing your CV has not got a colour printer, or their colour cartridge has run out of ink? How’s your CV going to look then? Our advice is not to risk it. Use shades of grey to emphasise key […]

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National Insurance Numbers

Only include your NI number if you want to fall victim to identity theft. Presumably that is not top of you list so leave it out! It is totally unnecessary on a CV and as more and more people put their CVs onto on-line databases it poses a severe threat to your financial health.

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What font to use?

We see many CVs that use some weird and wonderful fonts. This is fine if you are applying for jobs in the media or creative spheres, but for any other type of industry, the plainer the better. Arial is fine, as is Trebuchet MS and Verdana or Calibri. You should vary the font size to emphasise certain parts of your CV and make sure you […]

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Email Addresses

If you have had your email address for a number of years then the odds are that you chose it when in your mid-teens. What seemed witty and amusing then can look downright ridiculous now. We see email addresses like “crazychick1972@hotmail.com”, “daftasabrush1981@yahoo.com”. You get the idea. If you have an email address like this on your CV it can really work against you. Get a […]

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Writing a Professional CV

Writing a CV is easy. Writing a good CV that gets interviews is not. What many people forget when they sit down to write a CV, is to put themselves in the readers shoes. The person reading your CV is looking for a reason to interview you and you need to make sure that your CV hits home with your key skills. How many times […]

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Free CV Review

All our CV writing starts with a free CV review. Simply click here and attach your CV. We will complete a 1 page written review of your CV along with our recommendations. Then it’s up to you if we progress to the next stage.

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Covering Letters

Most job applicants struggle with writing a covering letter. Not surprising really when you ask yourself when was the last time you actually wrote a letter? Should you repeat what your CV says? Should it be hand written or typed? How should I sign off? You can buy our covering letter pack for just £9.99 and you get 3 straightforward templates plus a guide on […]

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