Interests on a CV

Should you put interests on a CV? Interests on a CV are not an essential element of a CV, but I think that it helps flesh out a CV and makes you look more like a real person than just a name on a piece of paper. The main thing with this is to keep it short, and to the point. Keep it mainstream (even […]

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Need a New CV Quickly

Need a New CV Quickly

If you’ve just been made redundant or lost your job, then you may need a new CV quickly. We can review your CV in under 2 hours and usually produce a first draft of a new CV in 2-3 days, but if you’re really under pressure to get a new CV quickly, please let me know and I’ll express the process. The main reason it […]

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School Leaver’s CV

How do you write a CV for a school leaver? These can be a tough CV to approach as the backbone of most CVs is a person’s employment, and school leavers don’t tend to a lot of that! When referring to school leaver I’m referring to anyone that has left full-time education, whether that be after GCSEs, 6th Form, College or University. There are 3 […]

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Job Interview Follow Up

Should you follow up on job interviews? So, you applied for a job a week ago and a recruiter contacted you to set up a skype interview with the employer. The interview went well but should you send a follow up/thank you note? Absolutely – job interview follow up in essential these days. Call the original recruiter to give them feedback on the interview. In […]

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Volunteering in a CV

Should you include volunteering in a CV? The simple answer is yes. Putting volunteering in a CV shows another side to you as a job candidate. If you’re recently out of education it shows that you’ve made an effort to get some real world experience – not something that can be said for everyone! Alternatively, you may have some years of work experience and volunteering […]

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Gap in a CV

If you have a gap in your CV from travelling you should include this in your CV. Recruiters are a suspicious lot and if they see an unexplained gap in a CV they will think prison, breakdowns, illness etc – all the negative stuff. Once a recruiter or employer starts having negative thoughts, they’re very hard to fight against. The best approach is always to […]

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Get Employed Subreddit

Reddit can be a great resource for advice on job hunting. The “GetEmployed” subreddit is a good place to start. It seems to be largely used by people in the US but some of the advice works whatever job market you’re in. If you’ve not used Reddit before it’s essentially a giant online community that’s broken up into “subreddits” which are sections that cover a […]

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Job Application Follow Up

If you emailed your job application you need to make sure it was actually received. Even if it was via an online form it still has to be emailed and can end up in a junk or spam folder. A good recruiter will routinely check their junk mail folders as maybe 1 in 15-20 applications will find their way there, but you can’t risk relying […]

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