Many CVs that I review are a little too passive and need to be rewritten to make them more active, but it’s a fine line to tread. If you try to make yourself come across in a more active way it’s easy to overstep the mark and portray yourself as slightly scary, and maybe even unhinged. Recently I reviewed a CV for a client which […]
Q. Should you tailor your CV for every application? A. Only if you actually want the job!
One of the things to do when applying for a job is to consider the application from the recruiters perspective. They’ll have a brief from a client which will say they’re looking for a “Sales Manager” for instance, and then they’ll list the “essential skills” followed by some “nice to haves”. You need to look at your CV as a flexible document that you can […]
I see a lot of CVs and very few score more than about 60/100 in our free reviews and there is a common thread to the mistakes – 1. It doesn’t say it’s a CV! Blindingly obvious but so many people forget to put CV or Curriculum Vitae at the top of their CV. This may seem trivial but it’s supposed to be a professional […]
Applicant Tracking Systems Applicant Tracking Systems are the first obstacle you generally face when applying for jobs and usually referred to as ATS. Essentially, they are an automated way of sifting through large volumes of applications to quickly filter out the unsuitable candidates. What is an applicant tracking system? They are systems that collect and sort CVs when you apply for a job online. You […]
Writing a good CV. If you’re genuinely certain that you’re a fit for a job that you applied for and didn’t get an interview, then there is something wrong with your CV/resume. Writing a good CV is a skill. Sometimes the relevant information to get an interview isn’t in your CV/resume, or it’s hidden in a storm of irrelevant detail. You could argue that the […]
Write Your Own CV? Can you write your own CV? Of course you can. In the same way as anyone can write a story; write a song; cook a meal…but how good will it be? So, why write your own CV? For one thing it will be cheaper, and secondly it may be quicker to get done. Price or Value? A good CV can be […]
If you’re looking for a CV writing in Peterborough, I’m based in Bourne and if you need your CV updating my fee can be as little as £29.99. You may not have a CV at all and need a basic one writing to apply for a job, or you may have a CV and you’re just not getting interviews. If you just need to update […]