How to Write a Profile on a CV

How to write a profile on a CV should be fairly straightforward, but only if you understand what the person looking at your CV is thinking. Consider who is looking at your CV when you apply for a job. It’s someone very busy who is working to a brief. Their brief is to find someone … Read more

How to make your CV more positive

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. You can end up portraying  yourself as slightly scary, … Read more

CV Profile

A CV needs to have a Profile that clearly states what you are.   Many CVs that I review don’t have a Profile and the recruiter needs to dig into your career history to understand what you are. This is making their job harder. Imagine having to go through dozens of CVs and quickly identify … Read more

Do I need a different CV for different Jobs?

I often hear this idea bandied about and the answer is No…and Yes! There are certain aspects of your CV that you can’t really change. Your education, training, memberships, age, interests and your career. They are what they are. But, you can slant your CV to appeal to a recruiter or employer for a specific … Read more

“Successfully” – is this the most overused word in a CV?

Recently I have noticed the prevalence of the word “Successfully” in CVs to describe an achievement. Why do people use it? Probably because they’ve read a list of “Power Words” to use in a CV that they believe will give it more impact, but this doesn’t really work. Why not? Well it’s just too generic … Read more